Bosch 300 Series SHX863WD5N Review

Bosch 300 Series SHX863WD5N dishwasher comes with 16 place setting capacity and 5 wash cycles. In this 300 series dishwasher, you get features like InfoLight®, 3rd rack, and 44 dBA sound level. This is our Bosch 300 series dishwasher SHX863WD5N review.

Bosch SHX863WD5N Features and Essential Information

  • Capacity: 16 Place Setting
  • Noise: 44 dBA
  • Tub material: Stainless Steel
  • Third rack: Yes
  • 5 Wash Cycles and 5 Options
  • Extra Dry
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)(in): 33 7/8” x 23 9/16” x 23 3/4”
  • Rackmatic®
  • InfoLight®

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Bosch 300 series SHX863WD5N Review

Design and Quality

Bosch 300 series SHX863WD5N dishwasher comes with a Bar Handle design and is a stainless steel color model. The control panel is responsive and located on the top. A Bar handle offers the traditional look to the dishwasher.

This branded dishwasher is a well-designed and quality dishwasher.

Design and Quality Rating: 09/10


The Bosch 300 series SHX863WD5N model is spacious, can hold up to 16 place settings with 3 racks, which is ideal for families with up to 5-6 members. 

The 3rd rack offers the perfect space for silverware and large utensils while its V shape leaves room below for taller items.

The RackMatic® feature offers full adjustability on the top rack so you can place your dishes depending on how tall they are.

Capacity Rating: 09/10

Cleaning Performance

The Bosch SHX863WD5N model does a great job of cleaning. This dishwasher comes with 5 Wash Cycles (1 Hour, Auto, Normal, Pots & Pans, Rinse) and 5 Options (Extra dry, half load, Extra Scrub, Sanitation, Delay).

  • The Normal cycle did a wonderful job of cleaning in our test, cleans almost all hard stains from dishes.
  • The 1 Hour cycle only work with normally soiled dishes.

Cleaning Performance Rating: 8/10


This dishwasher dries well but it isn’t the best at drying plastic.

This dishwasher comes with an Extra Dry option, It raises the temperature and extends the drying time.

Drying Rating 7/10

Noise Level

Bosch is the quietest dishwasher brand in the U.S. The Bosch SHX863WD5N comes with a 44 dB(A) rating so it’s the quietest dishwasher at this price on the market.

Noise Rating: 9/10

Pros and Cons of Bosch SHX863WD5N Dishwasher


  • Great cleaning performance
  • 44 dB(A) Noise
  • Well designed and good quality
  • Spacious


  • Drying is not up to the mark.
  • Bit expensive than its competitors.

Final Verdict: Bosch 300 series SHX863WD5N Review

Bosch SHX863WD5N is spacious, cleans well, and much quieter than its competitors. if you have a big family you can consider the Bosch SHX863WD5N dishwasher for your kitchen.

Bosch SHX863WD5N dishwasher is expensive than its competitors but value for money.

Compare Bosch SHXM63W55N Vs Bosch SHX863WD5N

Noise44 dB(A)44 dB(A)
Wash Cycles55
TubStainless SteelStainless Steel
3rd RackYesYes

Compare Bosch SHX863WD5N Vs LG LDF5545ST

Noise44 dB(A)48 dB(A)
Wash Cycles59
TubStainless SteelStainless Steel
3rd RackYesNo
Bosch SHX863WD5N Vs LG LDF5545ST

Both dishwashers clean well, LG LDF5545ST is better at drying and offers flexibility with 8 wash cycles, and Bosch SHX863WD5N is more spacious and less noisy.

If your budget allows go for Bosch SHX863WD5N and if you’re looking for a dishwasher under $700, we highly recommend LG LDF5545ST Dishwasher.

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