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Should You Buy a Bosch Fridge Freezer?

Matthew
Updated 11 May 2020
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should you buy a Bosch Fridge Freezer?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, washing machines, electric kettles and coffee makers. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Balay, Neff and Siemens Fridge Freezers.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch fridge freezers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 34,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 13,000 fridge freezers to impartially compare each fridge freezer brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular fridge freezers. Their fridge freezers start at $573 for the KGV33VW31 which has a height of 1,760mm, a fridge net capacity of 192L and a freezer net capacity of 94L and go up to $1,453 for the KGF56PI40 which has a height of 1,930mm, a fridge net capacity of 375L and a freezer net capacity of 105L. The average price of a new Bosch fridge freezer is $699.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular fridge freezers.

Is Bosch the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?

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

Bosch is ranked the No. 5 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 5th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
57 reviews
#2
Germany
90%
90%
168 reviews
#3
AEG
Germany
90%
90%
123 reviews
#4
South Korea
89%
89%
2,104 reviews
#5
Germany
86%
86%
1,283 reviews
#6
Germany
85%
85%
293 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
82%
82%
369 reviews
#8
Italy
79%
79%
297 reviews
#9
United States
76%
76%
58 reviews
#10
Igenix
73%
73%
12 reviews
#11
China
71%
71%
162 reviews
#12
New Zealand
70%
70%
88 reviews
#13
Westinghouse
68%
68%
0 reviews
#14
Switzerland
64%
64%
189 reviews
#15
United States
63%
63%
518 reviews
#16
Grundig
Germany
62%
62%
507 reviews
#17
GE
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
Gaggenau
54%
54%
0 reviews
#19
KitchenAid
53%
53%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All fridge freezer Brands
Bosch Fridge Freezers

At an average purchase price of $699, Bosch fridge freezers tend to be cheaper than most other fridge freezer brands. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical fridge freezer brand, with the average rating of a Bosch fridge freezer being 92%.

The average review score for a Bosch fridge freezer is 92%.

Bosch have a number of great features including vario zone which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch fridge freezer is $79 (based on a person typically using a fridge freezer for 24 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other fridge freezer brands.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch fridge freezers available compared to other fridge freezer brands, with only 5 Bosch fridge freezers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$898
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$699
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,599
Price Distribution of Bosch Fridge Freezers

What Do the Bosch Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?

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

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
984
4 stars
237
3 stars
22
2 stars
14
1 star
19
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its fridge freezers than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 96% of user reviews for Bosch fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 91% respectively across all Fridge Freezer brands.

Purchasers of Bosch fridge freezers frequently mentioned that the product had an environmentally responsible design, has useful technical features and was nicely designed. Their fridge freezers have also won a total of 3 awards.

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

Average Review Score Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
63%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
88%
15 reviews
85%
7 reviews
89%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Fridge Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Bosch fridge freezers. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bosch to other popular fridge freezer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has won 3 awards for its fridge freezers.

Compare all award winning fridge freezers

Number of Awards Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig
Which? logo
9
1
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
12
2
3
3
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch fridge freezers. over 60 of these reviews mention reliability of which 97% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

97% of reviewers think Bosch fridge freezers are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Bosch seems a reliable make
ao.com
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Reliable so far
johnlewis.com
Well built
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Only very small niggle is that the hooks on the door to attach the shelves don't look that robust so I don't know how much you could put in them
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Fridge Freezers

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

Bosch Vario Zone

Bosch fridge freezers that feature vario zone include the Bosch Serie 4 KGV33VL31 ($0).

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