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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 10 February 2021
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should you buy a Bosch Microwave?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, washing machines, electric kettles and tumble dryers. 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 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ 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 $164 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $1,858 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 $981.

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%
4,626 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
92%
92%
943 reviews
#3
Germany
90%
90%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
218 reviews
#5
Swan
85%
85%
1,267 reviews
#6
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#7
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#8
Miele
Germany
74%
74%
10 reviews
#9
Medion
72%
72%
15 reviews
#10
South Korea
72%
72%
195 reviews
#11
Igenix
72%
72%
186 reviews
#12
South Korea
72%
72%
2,613 reviews
#13
Tower
71%
71%
82 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
19 reviews
#15
United States
65%
65%
80 reviews
#16
64%
64%
171 reviews
#17
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#19
Emerson Radio
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
RCA
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Italy
60%
60%
7 reviews
#22
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#23
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Brentwood
54%
54%
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 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 Automatic Safety Shut Off 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
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$981
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
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 91% and 85% 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 Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Hotpoint Swan Bosch
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
77%
1 review
78%
1 review
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
product-test.ru logo
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
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 Hotpoint Swan 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 17,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch microwaves. over 40 of these reviews 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

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
An easy to use well built microwave
ao.com
I just hope it's reliable
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Can't say about durability
amazon.co.uk
Poor 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 Automatic Safety Shut Off and Easy to Clean.

Bosch Automatic Safety Shut Off

Bosch microwaves that feature Automatic Safety Shut Off include the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($1,575).

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($1,575) and the Bosch Serie 6 CMA585GS0 ($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 Automatic Safety Shut Off
Bosch Easy to Clean

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