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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 18 May 2021
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should you buy a Bosch Microwave?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and electric kettles. 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 23,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $168 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $1,855 for the BER634GS1 which has an interior capacity of 21L, a microwave power of 900W and is a built-in microwave. The average price of a new Bosch microwave is $862.

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. 1 best microwave brand.

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

#1
Germany
95%
95%
395 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
95%
95%
803 reviews
#3
Japan
94%
94%
218 reviews
#4
Swan
88%
88%
1,581 reviews
#5
Tower
87%
87%
375 reviews
#6
Igenix
84%
84%
274 reviews
#7
Japan
83%
83%
994 reviews
#8
Germany
78%
78%
21 reviews
#9
Avanti
78%
78%
1 review
#10
Miele
Germany
77%
77%
21 reviews
#11
South Korea
75%
75%
3,561 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
29 reviews
#13
Italy
74%
74%
31 reviews
#14
LG
South Korea
71%
71%
43 reviews
#15
Emerson Radio
68%
68%
0 reviews
#16
United Kingdom
68%
68%
7,271 reviews
#17
South Korea
67%
67%
346 reviews
#18
United States
67%
67%
94 reviews
#19
66%
66%
337 reviews
#20
Danby
65%
65%
0 reviews
#21
Haden
64%
64%
4 reviews
#22
Medion
62%
62%
15 reviews
#23
RCA
61%
61%
0 reviews
#24
Fersay
58%
58%
0 reviews
#25
Haier
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Gastroback
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. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Bosch microwave being 83%.

The average review score for a Bosch microwave is 83%.

Bosch have a number of great features including Easy to Clean which sets them apart from the competition. 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 more efficient than most other microwave brands.

However Bosch microwaves tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$862
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,799
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.

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
249
4 stars
84
3 stars
20
2 stars
19
1 star
21
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its microwaves than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Bosch microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 85% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Purchasers of Bosch microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

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

Average Review Score Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Sharp Swan Bosch
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
5 reviews
72%
3 reviews
57%
1 review
78%
1 review
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
product-test.ru logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
8 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
3 reviews
79%
3 reviews
76%
3 reviews
70%
1 review

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 received by 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 Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Sharp Swan Bosch
Which? logo
1
1
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
2
2
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Microwaves?

We checked over 23,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch microwaves. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% 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

reliable microwave then this is it
ao.com
well built
amazon.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
it had to go with my built in oven
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

I maintain the catch is not robust enough
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
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 Easy to Clean.

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($1,587).

What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

Bosch HMT84M451B

$207.17
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Bosch HMT84M451B
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Bosch HMT84M451B
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$359
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $207.17 and with a Kagoo Score of 78 the Bosch HMT84M451B makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Grill
Convection cooking
Steam cooking
Crisp maker
Delayed start timer

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

93
Reviews
53 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$360 Over 10 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Bosch HMT84M451B has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 53 reviews.

Good Review Bosch HMT84M451 Serie 2 Freistehende Mikrowelle / 900 W / 25 L / Drehteller 31,5 cm / T
Good Review Bosch HMT84M451 Serie 2 Freistehende Mikrowelle / 900 W / 25 L / Drehteller 31,5 cm / T

The cheapest price that we could find for the HMT84M451B in the US is $207.17 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 Easy to Clean
What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

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