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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Updated 10 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Bosch Microwave?

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

If you are thinking about buying a Bosch microwave then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of microwave brands is compiled by analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 microwaves.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $138 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $2,174 for the CNG6764S6 which has an interior capacity of 45L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is a built-in microwave. The average price of a new Bosch microwave is $540.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves.

Is Bosch the Best Microwave Brand?

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

Bosch is ranked the No. 2 best microwave brand.

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

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,970 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#4
Japan
89%
89%
247 reviews
#5
Avanti
88%
88%
1 review
#6
South Korea
88%
88%
1,748 reviews
#7
Swan
84%
84%
1,212 reviews
#8
Japan
78%
78%
765 reviews
#9
United States
76%
76%
80 reviews
#10
South Korea
76%
76%
197 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
71%
71%
22 reviews
#13
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#14
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
76 reviews
#15
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
3 reviews
#16
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
5 reviews
#17
United States
66%
66%
348 reviews
#18
Beko
Turkey
65%
65%
261 reviews
#19
RCA
64%
64%
0 reviews
#20
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#21
Germany
64%
64%
19 reviews
#22
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#23
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#24
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Haier
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All microwave Brands
Bosch Microwaves

There's a wide selection of Bosch microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with 10 Bosch microwaves currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $540, Bosch microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands.

The average review score for a Bosch microwave is 85%.

Bosch have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Bosch microwave being 85%.

Whilst Bosch have a number of interesting features including Residual Heat Indicator, Soft Close/Open Door and Easy to Clean, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch microwave is $41 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$194
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$540
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,249
Price Distribution of Bosch Microwaves

What Do the Bosch Microwave Reviews Say?

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

5 stars
172
4 stars
67
3 stars
11
2 stars
14
1 star
11
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands.

Over 87% of user reviews for Bosch microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% across all microwave brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Bosch microwaves. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Breville
Which? logo
1
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2

How Reliable Are Bosch Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch microwaves. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% of reviewers think Bosch microwaves are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

It's built really well
ao.com
it had to go with my built in oven
Amazon
which is extremely durable
johnlewis.com
well built
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Can't say about durability
amazon.co.uk
Use wasn't robust
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Microwaves

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch microwaves that set them apart from the competition. These include Residual Heat Indicator, Soft Close/Open Door and Easy to Clean.

Bosch Residual Heat Indicator

Bosch microwaves that feature Residual Heat Indicator include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,233).

Bosch Soft Close/Open Door

Bosch microwaves that feature Soft Close/Open Door include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,233).

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,233) and the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($999).

What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

Bosch HMT84M451B

$190.83
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Bosch HMT84M451B
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Bosch HMT84M451B
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $190.83 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Bosch HMT84M451B makes a great budget choice.

A classic and very economical to run freestanding microwave, with a very good spec and a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this microwave has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

93
Reviews
53 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Running Costs
$340 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Bosch HMT84M451B has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 53 reviews.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?
Is Bosch the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Bosch Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Bosch Microwaves?
Features to Look Out For On Bosch Microwaves
Bosch Residual Heat Indicator
Bosch Soft Close/Open Door
Bosch Easy to Clean
What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

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