Bosch SMS40C02GB Freestanding Dishwasher, White

Special offer

    Want delivery within 2 working days? Here's how to get your FREE Express Delivery.

    1. Choose a £19.95 Express Delivery slot at the Delivery options page in Checkout

    2. Add promotion code BOSCHEXPRESS at the Payment page

    Please note, we are unable to offer installation services in conjunction with this offer. Offer ends 1 June 2015.

    Express Delivery cut off times are as follows (please note public holidays will add an additional day to the lead time quoted):

    Order by 8pm on for delivery 2 - 9pm on
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Product information

The Bosch SMS40C02GB dishwasher provides an elegant and economical solution to washing your dishes with an impressive A+ rating for energy efficiency.

Room and flexibility
Room and flexibility are the least you can expect with the SMS40C02GB, thanks to its 12 place setting capacity and 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.

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.



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 4.2 out of 5 by 165 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Express delivery not available as advertised I ordered this dishwasher because of the advertised express delivery option only to find out that express delivery is not available in my area. Do I live in the outer islands of Scotland? - no I live in a reasonable sized town, 30 minutes from Wolverhampton and Stafford and only 10 minutes from Telford. Now I have to wait 10 days for delivery. Not impressed. A negative view about John Lewis service filed away for future consideration. I am now looking to probably cancel and purchase elsewhere. 19 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value This is one of the cheaper range of Bosch dishwashers , however it is proving to be well worth the money. The intererior racks etc are well positioned for stacking most crockery and pans. The standard programme cleanes and dries very well, even hard baked on food. My only gripe is that the door requires a bit of pulling and pushing to open and close, I am hoping that this loosens up with use. 28 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by replacement for similar model Our old dishwasher lasted 10 years until we had problems with it. New one is virtually the same to look at and in spec. It is a bit noisier than the old one and doesn't seem quite as well made but works fine and we quite happy with it. 31 March 2015
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
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