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Should You Buy a Bosch Dishwasher?

Matthew
Updated 18 August 2021
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should you buy a Bosch Dishwasher?

Bosch is one of the most popular dishwasher brands as well as being well known for its vacuum cleaners, washing machines and electric kettles. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Balay, Neff and Siemens Dishwashers.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch dishwashers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 22,000 user and expert reviews and 80+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 5,000 dishwashers to impartially compare each dishwasher brand.

The average price of a new Bosch dishwasher is $521.

Is Bosch the Best Dishwasher Brand?

So are Bosch dishwashers any good? We give every dishwasher a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all dishwashers we are able to impartially rank all the dishwasher brands.

Bosch is ranked the No. 2 best dishwasher brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 2nd best dishwasher brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
362 reviews
#2
Germany
71%
71%
5,187 reviews
#3
Germany
70%
70%
431 reviews
#4
United States
68%
68%
116 reviews
#5
Asko
57%
57%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Bosch dishwashers compare to the other dishwasher brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All dishwasher Brands
Bosch Dishwashers

At an average purchase price of $521, Bosch dishwashers tend to be more expensive than most other dishwasher brands. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical dishwasher brand, with the average rating of a Bosch dishwasher being 90%.

The average review score for a Bosch dishwasher is 90%.

Bosch have a number of great features including SoftSpikes which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch dishwasher is $75 (based on a person typically doing 3 washes per week), which makes them more efficient than most other dishwasher brands.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch dishwashers available compared to other dishwasher brands, with only 1 Bosch dishwasher currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$440
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,099
Price Distribution of All Dishwashers
No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$521
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,799
Price Distribution of Bosch Dishwashers

What Do the Bosch Dishwasher Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Bosch dishwasher to work out the average distribution of reviews for Bosch and then compared this to the other dishwasher brands.

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
21
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,666
4 stars
1,113
3 stars
193
2 stars
74
1 star
113

Over 100% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Bosch dishwashers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 92% respectively across all Dishwasher brands.

Purchasers of Bosch dishwashers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had nice technical features and was solidly made. Their dishwashers have also won 20 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Bosch dishwashers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other dishwasher brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Bosch Miele Neff Indesit AEG
Which? logo
100%
18 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
72%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
89%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
pricerunner.dk logo
80%
1 review
pricerunner.se logo
50%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
62%
1 review
smartson.se logo
Average
88%
22 reviews
94%
7 reviews
93%
4 reviews
86%
4 reviews
55%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Dishwashers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 20 industry awards for Bosch dishwashers. This means that Bosch has more awards for its dishwashers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bosch to other popular dishwasher brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has more awards for its dishwashers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning dishwashers

Number of Awards Bosch Miele Neff Indesit AEG
Which? logo
18
2
3
Trusted Reviews logo
1
3
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
smartson.se logo
1
Total
20
5
3
3
2

How Reliable Are Bosch Dishwashers?

We checked over 22,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch dishwashers. over 620 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch dishwasher owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% of reviewers think Bosch dishwashers are reliable.

So, most people think that Bosch dishwashers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Bosch dishwashers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

As the Bosch Classixx SMV50C00GB is built in
Trusted Reviews
It is extremely well built
ao.com
A reliable
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

If tall glasses are not place exactly as suggested in the handbook they will almost certainly get broken as the cutlery tray bashes them when you open
ao.com
I had a Hotpoint dishwasher for many years - I was sad it broke down
Argos.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Dishwashers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch dishwashers that set them apart from the competition. These include SoftSpikes.

Bosch SoftSpikes

Bosch dishwashers that feature SoftSpikes include the Bosch Serie 4 SKS62E32EU ($0).

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