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Serie | 2 SMS40C32GB white
ActiveWater Dishwasher 60cm

  • SMS40C32GB
  • SMS40C32GB
  • SMS40C32GB

The ActiveWater dishwasher with height-adjustable top basket: Gives you extra space for large and bulky items.

  • Height-adjustable top basket: More flexibility to accomodate larger items.
  • VarioSpeed: cleans in up to half the time with optimum cleaning and drying results.
  • Internal water protection: for optimum security against flooding.
  • Glass protection technology: extra gentle handling for your delicate glasses.
  • EcoSilence Drive: powerful, durable, quiet and efficient.
  1. Overview
  2. Reviews
  3. Technical specs
  4. Additional documents


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  • LoadSensor
    LoadSensor The load weight is detected by a rotary speed sensor which recognizes the water level. For bigger loads, more water is needed to soak the dishes and the water level decreases. In that case more water is added. For smaller loads, less water is needed for rinsing. The load sensor provides for optimal water usage even for half loads or partial loads, saving water and electricity.


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  • Vario basket The Vario basket can be easily placed in the lower basket and provides additional storage space for cutlery. It is included as a standard in all ActiveWater models without VarioDrawer.
    Vario basket


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  • Glass protection technology Because soft water causes glass corrosion, Bosch dishwashers with glass protection technology constantly regulate the degree of hardness. This is how we ensure that valuable glasses and delicate china are always washed with special care.
    Glass protection technology


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  • EcoSilence DriveTM
    EcoSilence DriveTM To increase our cleaning efficiency we have developed the economical EcoSilence DriveTM. It is exceptionally quiet, efficient and guarantees low electricity consumption. The EcoSilence DriveTM works without brushes is ultra silent and top results are automatically guaranteed.
    EcoSilence DriveTM
  • ActiveWater technology
    ActiveWater technology This innovative rinsing technology maximises efficiency and ensures environmentally friendly rinsing for excellent cleaning results. The water and energy is saved through targeted water distribution, optimised filter technology, faster heating and higher pump performance for increased water circulation.
    ActiveWater technology
  • VarioSpeed option
    VarioSpeed option You can reduce the wash time by half with the VarioSpeed option. All this with best cleaning and drying results – as usual.
    VarioSpeed option

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you away from the sinkBought cheap and cheerful in the past then realised it wasn't the way ahead. Have now bought the following Bosch items a kettle, dishwasher, hob, double built in oven and a dishwasher all working extremely well and am really pleased with my purchases
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dishwasherReview submitted as part of a selected review panel I received my dishwasher on the date and time given and even at first sight was quite impressed. It was quite spacious with a height adjustable top basket. It has spikes at the top to hold glasses in place and a fair size cutlery holder - although the position of the holder is in an awkward place being at the front in the middle with the plates going behind so having to lean over to get them in and out. When using it was so easy to use and so quiet. It has four options normal, eco, quick and pre rinse and all settings left my dishes clean and sparkling with no residue left. The quick wash is a bonus with normal dishes as only on for about 30-45 minutes and with a family can be really useful to get dishes washed and out again. There is also vario speed so you can reduce the wash time if needed. The added bonus is that it switches itself off after use. Having never used a bosch dishwasher before I love this one and would definitely recommend this appliance
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A first rate product at an affordable price.Submitted as part of a selected review panel. I was lucky enough to be selected to review the ActiveWater Dishwasher Serie 2 (SMS40C32GB). When purchasing my old dishwasher I went for a more expensive model as I thought you would get a bit more for your money and it would last longer and be better quality. This dishwasher proves there was no need to spend the extra and you can buy a regular Bosch dishwasher and get fantastic results. This was easy to plumb in, my husband did it in no time. I also have to admit that I didn't look at the instructions when using this machine and found that I didn't need to as everything was self explanatory. There are clear indications where the salt, rinse aid and the dishwasher tablet go and the program dial is self explanatory. Although this machine is a lower range model it still has a delayed timer start which is useful if you want to set it to finish when you get home. I have to confess I haven't used this yet, but only because of another handy feature this machine has, in that it switches itself off when the program has finished. With my old dishwasher we would wait up late into the night in order to physically switch it off when it had finished. My initial concern with this dishwasher was that it wouldn't be sufficient for a family of four as this was a 12 place setting dishwasher. To be honest its fine, I hadn't noticed the difference between this one and my old 14 place setting dishwasher, so this will be perfect for a family of four and more. I load it daily with breakfast, lunch and dinner pots and they all fit in easily and get washed and dried. Also not forgetting that this machine is extremely quiet and you hardly notice it is on, even when you are stood next to it. My cutlery/dishes/pans etc come out sparkling clean (see pic) to the extent that my husband commented on them as he had never seen my "tea" mug so white. My glasses come up crystal clear (previously they were cloudy in appearance) and my hard baked on macaroni cheese dish came up perfect (without soaking which has never happened before) . Would I recommend this dishwasher? Being a mum of two small children I wouldn't be without a dishwasher myself. Consequently I would advise that you don't have to get a top of the range dishwasher at a premium price, you can get this reasonably priced dishwasher that delivers amazing results. All in all, this is a first rate Bosch product.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good machineSubmitted as part of a selected review panel, The dishwasher fitted perfectly in my small kitchen. It doesn't look bulky and it's not noisy at all. The programs are simple and not confusing at all. My dishes and glasses came out clean and sparkling as I had made a curry that day (which is quite oily). Next try will be my pots and pans.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By a member of Bosch reviewer panelReview submitted as part of a selected review panel. Was lucky enough to be picked to review this dishwasher by Bosch....this replaced an 8 year old Bosch model which we never had any problems with. ( This has been passed on to one of our daughters!) We didn't think we would notice much difference with the new model,but we certainly did. It is much quieter than our previous you can only hear it when you are stood next to it! It also cleans and dries far better than our previous is especially noticeable on glasses, our old model cleaned them well but this one actually makes them sparkle. Two slight niggles with this model 1) Don't like way control knob on front sticks out ...if this could have been able to be pushed in flush would have been neater. 2) Cutlery holder could do with wider slots to take bigger items of cutlery such as butter knives. On the whole then so far so excellent product that copes with everything thrown at it so far. Have only been using this for 3 weeks and will post another review in a few months to give a longer term view.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantasticSubmitted as part of a selected review panel I received my lovely Bosch Serie2 - White SMS40C3GB freestanding dishwasher just before Christmas. It was delivered on time and duly fitted. There was a bit of difficulty fitting it as the water connector hose was much too short and not flexible enough. There was a rubber strip provided to attach to the bottom of the machine which stops things rolling underneath which is a great idea. I have never owned anything made by Bosch but it looks very slick, uncomplicated and good quality. I love the fact that I can put glasses in the top rack, which is quite deep, and they stay in place on the spikes provided. The interior design is practical and so far has been able to accommodate anything I've put in. It seems to have a large interior capacity with plenty of clearance from the spray arms. It cleans without leaving any salt or soap residue and the machine indicates when you need to top up. It is very quiet and the controls are easy to use but it has enough programmes to satisfy most demands including Eco and a time delay. Once finished the machine switches itself off and the dishes come out sparkling clean and bone dry. It certainly out performs my old dishwasher and seems to be very good value for money.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washes so cleanI just love it, this dishwasher is so good. I am really pleased with it, cleans plates,pots and pan with ease. Everything sparkling especially glassware.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very please with my new Dishwasher.
Date published: 2015-12-02
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Technical specs

  • Performance
    • Energy Efficiency Class: A+
    • Capacity: 12 place settings
    • Energy consumption in Eco 50 programme: 290 kWh per year, based on 280 standard cleaning cycles
    • Water consumption in ​Eco 50 programme: 3300 litres per year, based on 280 standard cleaning cycles
    • Programme time in Eco 50 programme: 210 minutes
    • A rated performance for washing and A for drying
    • Noise level dB (A) re 1pW: 50 dB
    • Programmes/functions
      • 4 programmes: Normal 65 °C, Eco
        50 °C, Quick wash 45 °C, Pre-Rinse
      • 1 Special option: VarioSpeed
      • Flexible design elements
        • Vario basket system
        • Height adjustable top basket when empty
        • Silver baskets
        • 2 foldable plate racks in bottom basket
        • 2 foldable cup shelves in top basket
        • Cutlery basket in lower rack
        • Innovations and technology
          • EcoSilence BLDC drive
          • Curved spray arms - Optimum water distribution
          • Residual heat drying system
          • ActiveWater hydraulic water system
          • DosageAssist detergent dispenser
          • Automatic detergent detection
          • Load Sensor
          • AquaMix - Glass protection system
          • Leak protection system
          • Design features
            • Stainless steel/Polinox interior
            • Control buttons on front of fascia
            • Colour of indicators: Red LED indicators
            • LED salt refill indicator, LED rinse aid refill indicator
            • Alternating spray arms
            • Self cleaning filter system with 3 piece corrugated filter
            • 3/6/9 hour time delay with water inlet indicator
            • Dimensions (HxWxD): 84.5 x 60 x 60cm
            • Efficiency information relates to the ​Eco 50 programme. This programme is suitable for cleaning normally soiled tableware and is the most efficient programme in terms of combined energy and water consumption.
              Technical specs

              Manuals and Downloads

              Online Survey