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Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I Review

Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I is one of the high-end dishwashers in India. This Bosch Serie 4 free-standing dishwasher SMS46KI01I comes with 13 Place Setting, Energy Efficiency A++ rating and many useful features. This is our Bosch dishwasher SMS46KI01I Review.

About Bosch

Bosch has one of the most selling dishwashers in the world as they have the most models in a wide variety of designs and prices. Dishwashers by Bosch are well-known for their spacious racks system and high-quality material, durability and great and quiet cleaning performance.

Essential info & Features Of Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I

  • 13 Place Settings
  • Energy Efficiency Rating A++
  • Noise level: 46 dB
  • Child safety – childproof door lock
  • VarioFlex-baskets and VarioDrawer
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 84.5 x 60 x 60 cm
  • 6 Wash programmes and 3 Options

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Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I Review


This Dishwasher comes with 13 Place Setting and ideal for medium-sized families with up to 6 members. You can load almost all type of Indian utensils and crockery in the dishwasher whether its dinner plate, tall glasses, soup bowl, teacup with saucer, knife, spoons.

The best thing about this dishwasher is the cutlery drawer. You can use this rack for silverware. Yes , SMS46KI01I Dishwasher has a cutlery drawer rather than a basket, and the draw is better than the basket. The VarioDrawer is an extra level at the top of the dishwasher. It is the ideal place for cutlery and smaller kitchen utensils like ladles or whisks. It added 30 per cent more loading capacity and can hold lots of silverware.

With 2 foldable plate racks in the top basket, you can adjust the height of the upper rack to make space for taller vessels on the lower rack.

Capacity Rating 9/10

Cleaning Performance

Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I offers flexibility with 6 wash programmes include Intensiv 70 °C, Auto 45-65 °C, Eco 50 °C and 3 wash options include VarioSpeedPlus, HygienePlus, Extra Dry.

  • The Intensive 70 °C program does a wonderful job for deeply soiled dishes in our test.
  • The Auto 45-65 °C cycle is meant for cleaning dishes of different forms amounts of dirt and performance is decent.
  • Glas 40 °C cycles perform decently.
  • Eco 50 programme is suitable only to clean normally soiled dishes and it saves energy and water.

Cleaning Performance 9/10

Noise Level

Bosch is known as the quietest dishwasher brand in the world. Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I comes with 46 decimal rating so it’s a quiet dishwasher in the Indian market. You can hardly hear it when it is running.

Noise Level Rating 8/10


This Bosch dishwasher comes with Extra Dry option. In our test, Bosch SMS46KI01I Dishwasher dries decent but it isn’t the best at drying plastic.

Drying Rating 7/10

Energy Efficiency

This Dishwasher comes with second-highest Energy Efficiency rating of A++ with an estimated annual energy consumption of about 262 kWh per year and about 2660 litres per year Water Consumption. (Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles). This means Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I uses less water and energy while cleaning your dishes.

Energy Efficiency Rating 9/10


This dishwasher uses the same kind of filter that they use in all Bosch dishwashers and it does a great job of you but it needs manual cleaning.

Pro and Con of Bosch SMS46KI01I Dishwasher


  • Energy Efficiency Rating A++
  • Noise level: 46 dB
  • Cutlery drawer


  • Bit expensive than its competitors
  • Drying is just OK

Final Verdict

This Bosch Dishwasher is great in cleaning, more space for dishes, and much quieter than other Bosch models.

We think this dishwasher is worth the money because of its good cleaning performance and long-lasting reliability.

If you’re looking for a high-end dishwasher that cleans dishes well, energy-efficient and perform the operation quietly then you can consider the Bosch Dishwasher SMS46KI01I.

Other Alternatives

Bosch SMS46KI01I Vs Neptune SX1 Dishwasher

ParameterSMS46KI01IIFB Neptune SX1
Noise Level46 dB45 dB
Wash Programs68
Energy EfficiencyA++A++
ColorStainless steelGraphite Grey
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IFB Neptune SX1 dishwasher offers more capacity, better drying, and less noisy than Bosch SMS46KI01I. Bosch Dishwasher better at cleaning dishes and material quality.

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