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Miele Which Best Buy Dishwasher May 2017

Bosch Serie 2 Active Water SPS40E32GB 9 Place Slimline Freestanding Dishwasher - White SPS40E32GB

Quickfind: 1134915 SKU: SPS40E32GB

Product Information

What stands out

  • Which? Best Buy Dishwasher May 2017
  • Slimline design, taking up less space in your kitchen
  • Height adjustable top basket makes it easier to fit bulkier dishes below
  • Active Water technology saves water and energy whilst ensuring better performance
  • Wash everything, glass protection technology takes extra care of delicate china and glass
  • Wash dishes in just 29 minutes with the Quick Wash programme
  • Costs just £30 per year to run

The details

This slimline Bosch dishwasher is perfect if you’re looking to save a little space in the kitchen. Its compact design holds nine place settings, so there’s plenty of space for the family dishes and its neat size doesn’t stop it from delivering an outstanding performance, in fact it was awarded the Which? best buy dishwasher of May 2017.

It may be small but its washing power is mighty. There’s four programmes to choose from, something to suit every load. Intensive comes in great for stubborn burnt on food, whilst Eco is great for a standard wash and Quick Wash will give you clean dishes in just 29 minutes! That’s not all, you can also add VarioSpeed to programmes to adjust the time and get the dishes done even faster. And with a timer delay setting you can choose when the dishwasher starts its washing cycle.

This smart dishwasher can even tell how much you’ve loaded, so if it’s a light load it will automatically adjust the cycle to save water. There’s also features which ensure your detergent is used right, so nothing goes to waste. It can detect stains and regulates water usage depending on the type and level of dirt, to determine whether the rinsing process needs to continue. There’s special ActiveWater technology too, which ensures efficient cleaning whilst saving energy and water. It does this by targeted water distribution, optimised filter technology, faster heating and higher pump performance for increased water circulation, ensuring everything is washed thoroughly.

Essential info

  • Dimensions: H84.5 x W45 x D60 cm
  • Electrical cord length: 175 cm
  • Outlet hose length: 190 cm
  • Inlet hose length: 140 cm
  • Capacity: 9 Place settings
  • Programmes: 4
  • Energy rating: A+


  • Intensive - 70°C – 135 mins
  • Eco - 50°C – 195 mins
  • Quick Wash - 45°C – 29 mins
  • Pre-rinse - 0°C – 15 mins
  • Special options: VarioSpeed

More info

  • 3/6/9 hour timer delay, wash when you want
  • VarioSpeed programme cleans in up to half the time
  • EcoSilence Drive TM, powerful cleaning but quieter
  • Aqua sensor detects stains and regulates the water usage depending on the dishes
  • Heat exchanger, pre-heats water in the tank to avoid temperature shock for delicate dishes
  • Glass protection technology regulates the hardness of water to protect glassware from corrosion
  • Load sensor – detects weight and saves water when fewer dishes are loaded
  • DuoPower spray arm in the upper basket ensures optimal cleaning
  • Height adjustable top basket makes it easier to load bulkier dishes
  • Varios basket system and 2 foldable plate racks in the bottom basket
  • Front control panel and LED salt and rinse aid indicator
  • Self-cleaning filter system with 3 piece corrugated filter
  • Dosage assist detergent dispenser ensures just the right amount is used
  • Automatic detergent detection, knows what type of detergent you're using
  • Leak protection system
  • Freestanding built-under installation
  • Rated A for washing and drying
  • Costs approx £30 per year to run on the assumption it is ran 5 times a week
  • Water consumption: 11.5 L
  • Energy consumption: 0.78 kWh
  • Noise level: 48 dB
  • Connection rating: 2400 W
  • Current: 13 A


Which? Product Review

Which? Overview

The Bosch SPS40E32GB is a slimline dishwasher that's just 45cm wide, so it won't take up too much floor space in your kitchen. It only has four programs to choose from, but with eco, intensive, quick and pre-wash options it has most bases covered. Read our full review to find out how well this freestanding dishwasher cleans and dries, and whether it's the right model for you.

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