Bosch SMS40C02GB Freestanding Dishwasher, White

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The Bosch SMS40C02GB dishwasher provides an elegant and economical solution to washing your dishes.

More room and greater flexibility are the least you can expect with the SMS40C02GB, thanks to its innovative Vario basket system offering more capacity and greater flexibility. There are 4 foldable racks throughout the machine, and the top basket is height-adjustable when empty.

Along with a choice of 3 temperatures, programmes and special options in this machine include:

  • Pre-rinse
  • Normal 65°C
  • Economy 50°C
  • Quick wash 45°C; and
  • Half load.

Featuring an ActiveWater hydraulics system, this A+ energy rated Bosch unit ensures that every single drop of water is used to maximum effect. The DosageAssist function dispenses detergent evenly over all your dishes, while multiple water protection prevents flooding and guarantees extra peace of mind.

  • Vario basket system accommodates a variety of loading options
  • ActiveWater ensures water efficiency
  • Residual heat drying system provides hygienic and cost-effective drying
  • Multiple water protection guards against floods
  • DosageAssist dispenses detergent perfectly
  • Load sensor detects amount of load to use water and energy accordingly
  • Aquamix glass protection and water softening system cares for your dishes
2 day delivery available
Express Delivery available
Adjustable racking Information Lets you move the racking around to fit large or awkward items
Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Delay Start
Yes - up to 24 hours
Delicate Wash Information A gentle clean, designed to protect delicate items, such as glasses
Digital display
H84.5 x W60 x D60cm
Dishwasher Size
Drying performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption Per Standard Cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
290 kWh
Estimated Annual Water Consumption
Model name / number
Noise Level Information How noisy, in decibels, the machine is. The lower the dB, the quieter the appliance
Number of Programs
4 programmes and 1 special option (Half Load)
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Overflow protection Information An anti-flood device prevents the machine from being damaged by flooding from the inlet pipe
Place Settings Information The number of items- plates, glasses and cutlery a dishwasher can hold, per table setting.
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption Per Standard Cycle


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Dishwasher Disposal

The charge for this service includes removal and disposal of your old dishwasher for reuse or recycling.

Dishwasher Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electrical point within 1 metre of the installation location (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • The removal and disposal of all packaging

Please note: we are unable to install a freestanding dishwasher where your current appliance is an integrated dishwasher.

Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 162 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dont expect it to last! Bought this dishwasher and all was going well until it came up with an error regarding the heating element last night. The machine is only 4 months out of the two year warranty but neither John Lewis nor Bosch want to know. These are two brands I would have expected so much more from especially as this appears to be a well known fault with this dishwasher. Extremely disappointed I have been a loyal customer of both brands through the years and I guess this is how customer loyalty is repaid. 23 March 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointing product I bought this dishwasher on behalf of my daughter having had the same one myself for years. Mine has been reliable and efficient but this new machine is anything but. It does not wash well and often dishes have to be washed again by hand. The inside is not easy to load and appears to have less room. The washing tablet is seldom dissolved and is caught in the baskets. Also, it takes so long to get through the programme - hours in some cases! All in all dishwasher is a disaster and I feel awful that I recommended this machine. Would gladly swap for another make! Please help! 07 March 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by I expect we will get used to it Our old Bosch dishwasher broke down, and we have always been happy with Bosch products,so we replaced it with this model, which we were told was the nearest to our old one. We cannot get anything like as much into it. Our mugs are now too large for the spaces, even our glasses are too wide. The bottom basket is no better, and no longer takes the things we used to wash. We are having to run it every day now, not every other. As well as this, the programmes take much longer - over an hour longer - so we are using the quick wash instead of the eco one. This does not get the cooking pots clean, so we are washing these by hand. At least we are getting the pots to dry now - at first we could not - and have only achieved it by adding rinse aid as well as using all-in-one tablets. Why do manufacturers change things for the worse? 10 February 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Door Dishwasher is fine when it works! The door does not always stay closed and it clicks open very slighly which makes the machine turn off- any fix 31 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Inferior for a Bosch I bought this 10 months ago, we chose Bosch as our previous one lasted 10 years, never had issues with it 'til the end. This one is so much more inferior, the door is not as strong as the old one and the bottom basket occasionally comes off the rails which is annoying when it is full. It doesn't wash the dishes very well, one in four uses we find having to redo them, we always used economy with the old one but because of the wash being so poor we use the 65o, normal, even then the wash is poor. It's not that our dishes are overly dirty when put in and like I said we never had problems with the previous one where we prepared out dishes in exactly the same way before placing in the dishwasher. Our dishwasher is used at least every day if not twice daily so as you can see food doesn't have much time to harden too much. Once this dishwasher has 'died' we will never buy Bosche again as their standards are obviously slipping! 14 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent value Although not the cheapest of the Bosch, I am glad that I took the advice from other reviews and spent more money on this model. The item is sturdy and well made. Top drawer can be used alone for a half wash, and it has ample space for cups and glasses plus knife rack and drop down shelves for smaller items. bottom drawer is sturdy with moveable racks. great wash for all lengths of cycle and a hard water setting which is good for thames valley area! 16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works well! My second Bosch dishwasher as I was really happy with my previous one. This one is equally good - washes well - unlike some other dishwashers I have used in the past. Might have gone for the next model up but like to have the separate removeable rack for the cutlery which that didn't have. Hope this one lasts as long as my previous one (approx.11 years)! 26 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does all it claims A very good machine. We had a Zanussi which was 25 years old so only time will tell but so far the Bosch has done extremely well. Very quiet and everything -especially glass - is coming out very well. Quick wash is good too. 18 July 2014
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