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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Updated 03 October 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 moderately 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 $2,155 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 $475.

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. 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%
3,974 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
92%
92%
72 reviews
#4
Avanti
87%
87%
1 review
#5
Japan
87%
87%
247 reviews
#6
Swan
86%
86%
1,239 reviews
#7
South Korea
86%
86%
1,731 reviews
#8
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#9
South Korea
78%
78%
197 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
28 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
74%
74%
22 reviews
#13
Beko
Turkey
71%
71%
261 reviews
#14
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#15
Germany
70%
70%
19 reviews
#16
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
76 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
4 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
66%
66%
2 reviews
#19
United States
65%
65%
348 reviews
#20
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Danby
61%
61%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Schneider
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Montpellier
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
Haier
China
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 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
$185
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$475
$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.

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 86% 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 Bauknecht
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

An easy to use well built microwave
ao.com
I just hope it's reliable
Amazon
which is extremely durable
johnlewis.com

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.

Bosch Easy to Clean

Bosch microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Bosch Serie 8 CFA634GS1 ($990).

What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

Bosch HMT84M451B

$181.40
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Bosch HMT84M451B
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $181.40 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Bosch HMT84M451B makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Grill

A classic and fully featured freestanding microwave, with low running costs and a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it 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
79
Running Costs
$340 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the HMT84M451B in the US is $181.40 and in total we found 4 prices 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
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What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

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