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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Updated 21 July 2019 by Matthew
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Bosch is well known for it's 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 $133 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $2,195 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 $505.

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. 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%
3,982 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
87%
87%
1,228 reviews
#7
South Korea
85%
85%
1,728 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
77%
77%
22 reviews
#12
Beko
Turkey
75%
75%
261 reviews
#13
United States
72%
72%
349 reviews
#14
Akai
Japan
72%
72%
22 reviews
#15
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#16
Germany
70%
70%
16 reviews
#17
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#20
Igenix
65%
65%
152 reviews
#21
Kenwood
United Kingdom
65%
65%
2,134 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
64%
64%
10 reviews
#24
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
4 reviews
#26
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Orbegozo
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
Montpellier
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Caso
54%
54%
1 review

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 20 Bosch microwaves currently on the market in the United States. 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 and Soft Close/Open Door, 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
$137
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$505
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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 87% 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 Russell Hobbs Samsung Bauknecht
Which? logo
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
1

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

Looks robust
ao.com
it had to go with my built in oven
Amazon
which is extremely durable
johnlewis.com
well built
amazon.co.uk

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 and Soft Close/Open Door.

Bosch Residual Heat Indicator

Bosch microwaves that feature Residual Heat Indicator include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,233).

Bosch Soft Close/Open Door

Bosch microwaves that feature Soft Close/Open Door include the Bosch CMG633BB1 ($1,233).

What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

Bosch HMT84M451B

$173.64
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Bosch HMT84M451B
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Bosch HMT84M451B
900W
25L
CAPACITY
5
POWER LEVELS
$343
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $173.64 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Bosch HMT84M451B makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Has a grill

Multiple reviews mentioned that this microwave it. It's a fully featured and classic freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and very low running costs.

93
Reviews
53 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Running Costs
$340 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Bosch HMT84M451B has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 53 reviews.

The cheapest price that we found for the HMT84M451B in the United States is $173.64 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
Bosch Residual Heat Indicator
Bosch Soft Close/Open Door
What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Microwave?

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