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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 23 June 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 9 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $151 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $1,261 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 $715.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately 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
Magic Chef
95%
95%
396 reviews
#2
United Kingdom
94%
94%
4,100 reviews
#3
Germany
86%
86%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
83%
83%
246 reviews
#5
South Korea
80%
80%
197 reviews
#6
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#7
Japan
79%
79%
486 reviews
#8
South Korea
77%
77%
2,122 reviews
#9
Swan
72%
72%
1,177 reviews
#10
United States
72%
72%
80 reviews
#11
Italy
71%
71%
22 reviews
#12
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#13
Tower
70%
70%
58 reviews
#14
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#15
Medion
63%
63%
2 reviews
#16
Germany
62%
62%
48 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#18
Danby
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
Miele
Germany
61%
61%
19 reviews
#20
RCA
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
53%
53%
0 reviews
#25
Gastroback
52%
52%
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 8 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 Easy to Clean and Residual Heat Indicator, 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
$220
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,249
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$715
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
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 86% 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 Russell Hobbs Beko Samsung Panasonic Bauknecht Bosch
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
71%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Chip.de logo
93%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
70%
5 reviews
83%
5 reviews
89%
3 reviews
82%
3 reviews
93%
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 Russell Hobbs Beko Samsung Panasonic Bauknecht Bosch
Which? logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
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

well built
amazon.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Looks robust
ao.com
it had to go with my built in oven
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

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

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 and Residual Heat Indicator.

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch Serie 8 CMG633BB1 ($0).

Bosch Residual Heat Indicator

Bosch microwaves that feature Residual Heat Indicator include the Bosch Serie 8 CMG633BB1 ($0).

Bosch Soft Close/Open Door

Bosch microwaves that feature Soft Close/Open Door include the Bosch Serie 8 CMG633BB1 ($0).

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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
Bosch Residual Heat Indicator
Bosch Soft Close/Open Door

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