Bosch dishwasher - real-life opinions
Lately, I have read some reviews and complaints on other sites that some owners have mould growing on their dishes, in the dishwasher and on the dishes themselves after they come out of the dishwasher and placed in the cupboard or wherever they are stored. Black mould. Has anyone experienced this?
A common factor seems to be that these owners also happen to be low frequency users, going up to 3-5 days between washes. This is a bit representative of our usage as we almost always go at least 24 hrs, often up to 2-3 days between washes. No, we do not pre-rinse as it is not necessary and defeats the purpose of saving water. We do not leave any solid bits on the dishes either. Does anyone here with a Bosch go more than 24 hrs between washes? Any issue with mould if so?
Another factor is that Bosch dishwashers seem to be designed so that they remain closed. The tub is lit and the light reportedly stays on as long as the dishwasher is open. We do not really required a tub light. A closed dishwasher creates a nice and humid environment - We tend to leave our dishwashers open so this is not an issue for us. We've had experience with various Whirlpool family and GE DWs, some Korean ones too but not Bosch in our housesitting experiences. We've never encountered the mould or light issue.
Another usage factor is that we never use the heated drying function, preferring to let dishes air dry. We understand Bosch uses a condensation to dry instead of the coil.
I don't know where the reviewers/complainers are located as they may be in warm, humid locales and we're not.