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Should You Buy a Bosch Dishwasher?

Updated 08 August 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's washing machines, electric kettles and coffee makers. 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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 5,000 dishwashers to impartially compare each dishwasher brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning dishwashers. Their dishwashers start at $340 for the SMV40C00GB which has a noise level of 52dB and 12 place setting place setting and go up to $1,350 for the SMV88TX36E which has a noise level of 42dB and 13 place setting place setting. The average price of a new Bosch dishwasher is $727.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning dishwashers.

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
Germany
95%
95%
72 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
4,348 reviews
#3
AEG
Germany
84%
84%
211 reviews
#4
United States
80%
80%
87 reviews
#5
Germany
78%
78%
365 reviews
#6
Turkey
77%
77%
3,408 reviews
#7
Grundig
Germany
76%
76%
237 reviews
#8
South Korea
73%
73%
196 reviews
#9
Italy
70%
70%
149 reviews
#10
Germany
66%
66%
836 reviews
#11
Sunpentown
66%
66%
123 reviews
#12
Italy
64%
64%
396 reviews
#13
Italy
64%
64%
2,088 reviews
#14
Italy
64%
64%
191 reviews
#15
United States
63%
63%
449 reviews
#16
Blomberg
62%
62%
3 reviews
#17
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
62%
62%
40 reviews
#18
Asko
58%
58%
0 reviews
#19
Bomann
54%
54%
0 reviews
#20
De Dietrich
France
54%
54%
0 reviews
#21
Sweden
53%
53%
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

There's a wide selection of Bosch dishwashers available compared to other dishwasher brands, with over 30 Bosch dishwashers currently on the market in the United States. At an average purchase price of $727, Bosch dishwashers also tend to be more expensive than most other dishwasher brands.

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

Bosch have better reviews than the typical dishwasher brand, with the average rating of a Bosch dishwasher being 90%. Bosch have a number of great features including Adjustable Baskets, SoftSpikes and Time Saver Function which sets them apart from the competition.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch dishwasher is $43 (based on a person typically doing 3 washes per week), which makes them more efficient than most other dishwasher brands.

No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$522
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,199
Price Distribution of All Dishwashers
No. Of Dishwashers
Average Price
$727
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,899
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
12
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,033
4 stars
990
3 stars
156
2 stars
63
1 star
92

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, reasonably priced and had a big capacity. Their dishwashers have also won 10 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Blomberg Indesit
Which? logo
100%
14 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
89%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
79%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Average
95%
15 reviews
94%
7 reviews
93%
4 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Dishwashers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 14 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 given to 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 Blomberg Indesit
Which? logo
14
3
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
Total
14
5
3
2

How Reliable Are Bosch Dishwashers?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch dishwashers. 170+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch dishwasher owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% 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 very sturdy when I cleaned it the metal on the outside it was well built
Bestbuy.com
Dishwasher is sturdy
ao.com
A good looking machine which is sturdy
johnlewis.com

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
Bought to replace a cheaper model that broke after 5 years
johnlewis.com
are certainly not as reliable
Bestbuy.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 Adjustable Baskets, SoftSpikes and Time Saver Function.

Bosch Adjustable Baskets

Bosch dishwashers that feature Adjustable Baskets include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($431), the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46IX00E ($731) and the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,031).

Bosch SoftSpikes

Bosch dishwashers that feature SoftSpikes include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($431), the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46IX00E ($731) and the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,031).

Bosch Time Saver Function

Bosch dishwashers that feature Time Saver Function include the Bosch Serie 2 SPV25CX00G ($431), the Bosch Serie 4 SMV46IX00E ($731) and the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,031).

Bosch Vario Basket System

Bosch dishwashers that feature Vario Basket System include the Bosch Serie 6 SMV68MD02E ($1,031).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bosch Dishwasher?
Is Bosch the Best Dishwasher Brand?
What Do the Bosch Dishwasher Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Dishwashers Received?
How Reliable Are Bosch Dishwashers?
Features to Look Out For On Bosch Dishwashers
Bosch Adjustable Baskets
Bosch SoftSpikes
Bosch Time Saver Function
Bosch Vario Basket System

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