Both Bosch and Whirlpool are leading manufacturers of major house hold appliances. Bosch is mainly known for their dishwashers although they make a limited number of other appliances . Whirlpool on the other hand, offers a more extensive line of appliances.
Bosch is also affiliated with Thermador and Gaggenau appliance lines, while Whirlpool owns Maytag, Kitchen aid , Jenn-Air, and Amana. Bosch is a European owned company with a dishwasher manufacturing plant here in the United states. Whirlpool is an American company with plants located in the US and Mexico.
Bosch dishwashers are some of the most quiet dishwashers on the market, they're one of the very few that have a full base, and a stainless steel interior, which aids in cutting down on noise. They also use thick insulation to keep the noise level pleasantly low. Besides being very quiet, they also boast a long list of features including a third rack, energy saving condensation dry, and aqua stop, which prevents water from entering onto your floor. One of the most popular Bosch dishwashers is the SHP878WD5N, which retails for $855.00. Although super quiet ( 44db ) they struggle to dry the dishes with out a heating element. Bosch dishwashers come in three finishes. Stainless steel, black and white .
Whirlpool dishwashers offer both stainless steel and plastic interiors, and have exclusive features such as an in-door silverware basket and a heating element to dry the dishes if optioned for. Whirlpool boasts that their dishwashers have had the fewest repairs in the market for 20 years straight. One of their most popular dishwashers is the WDT970SAHZ ( 47db ) which retails for $699.00 and is available in four finishes. Black, black stainless, white and finger print resistant stainless steel.
Dishwashers have changed dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. They now use less water causing the run time to be extremely long. They all have soil sensors to monitor the water and adjust cycle time. Most all the newer Bosch and Whirlpool dishwashers have electronic touch controls, and a sanitize rinse option.