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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 16 February 2020
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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 $140 for the HMT72M450 which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $1,266 for the CMG633BB1 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 $408.

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. 3 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 3rd best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,994 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
52 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
87%
87%
1,980 reviews
#6
Avanti
85%
85%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,214 reviews
#8
South Korea
82%
82%
197 reviews
#9
United States
80%
80%
80 reviews
#10
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#11
Tower
75%
75%
31 reviews
#12
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
76 reviews
#13
Italy
66%
66%
5 reviews
#14
United States
66%
66%
383 reviews
#15
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#16
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#17
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#18
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#19
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#20
RCA
61%
61%
0 reviews
#21
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Fersay
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
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. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Bosch microwave being 84%.

The average review score for a Bosch microwave is 84%.

However Bosch microwaves tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. 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
$189
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$408
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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
172
4 stars
67
3 stars
11
2 stars
14
1 star
11
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Bosch microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Microwave brands.

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 Panasonic Beko Russell Hobbs Samsung Swan Bosch
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
65%
3 reviews
78%
1 review
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
83%
6 reviews
68%
4 reviews
89%
4 reviews
69%
2 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 Panasonic Beko Russell Hobbs Samsung Swan Bosch
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. over 30 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% 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

great build quality
ao.com
I just hope it's reliable
Amazon
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

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 ($1,220).

Bosch Soft Close/Open Door

Bosch microwaves that feature Soft Close/Open Door include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,220).

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,220) and the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($969).

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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

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