Full size energy/water efficient dishwasher from Bosch. Owned this about a month now. Obviously I cant comment on the reliability of this particular model but my last Bosch dishwasher (SGS0902) lasted almost exactly 10 years. So here are my thoughts on the machine, no specs you can get those from other places. Firstly its VERY quiet (one of the reasons we chose it), we have virtually no internal doors and those we do have are never shut, but this runs so quietly you wouldn't know its running once you have left the kitchen, we always run it over night (on economy 7 tariff) it never wakes anyone even when they are sleeping downstairs in the room next door. I don't think this machine washes or dries quite as well as our previous Bosch. Not a lot in it though. We don't use any intensive wash or drying settings which no doubt would improve things, however that would also increase water and electricity consumption. This washer has a cutlery tray at the top of the machine instead of a basket. The tray is easier to load and takes much more cutlery than a basket can. It also give significant extra space in the lower draw. However the draw does reduce the height available to the top basket, this means that our small plates no longer fit in the top draw and the cutlery tray often catches on cereal bowls in the top draw. Nothing major but a tad annoying on occasion. A bonus that I didn't know of until reading the manual is that you can plumb this to the HOT water supply. This is great if you have an alternative to heating your hot water by electricity. Solar heating would be lovely, or maybe like us you have solid fuel heating that heats more hot water than you can easily use in the winter (though none in the summer). This could be a great money saver for some, though obviously not for others.
Flexibility is one of the Bosch SMS69L02GB's key features. Its Vario Drawer gives you a third level, for cutlery, utensils or other smaller items, while the 3-step ?rackmatic', height-adjustable top basket gives you even more options. The SMS69L02GB also has a Hygiene zone, which give you a hotter temperature for a hygienic wash; and an Intensive zone, which lets you place heavily soiled items in the lower basket, yet also put fragile items in the top. Either way, Basch's large item spray head will get to work ? even cleaning baking sheets.