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Should You Buy a Bosch Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 09 November 2020
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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 $158 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $1,278 for the BFL634GW1 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 $611.

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. 4 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 4th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
2,554 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
869 reviews
#3
Japan
91%
91%
246 reviews
#4
Germany
88%
88%
189 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
708 reviews
#6
Swan
81%
81%
412 reviews
#7
Japan
80%
80%
139 reviews
#8
Igenix
80%
80%
164 reviews
#9
South Korea
78%
78%
26 reviews
#10
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#11
United States
73%
73%
55 reviews
#12
LG
South Korea
73%
73%
2 reviews
#13
Miele
Germany
70%
70%
6 reviews
#14
Tower
68%
68%
82 reviews
#15
Italy
65%
65%
2 reviews
#16
Germany
63%
63%
14 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Medion
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Emerson Radio
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#23
53%
53%
18 reviews
#24
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%.

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 more efficient than most other microwave brands.

However Bosch microwaves tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

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
$611
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
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 87% 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 Russell Hobbs Beko Panasonic Hotpoint Swan Bosch
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
71%
4 reviews
69%
4 reviews
77%
1 review
78%
1 review
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
80%
6 reviews
83%
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 Russell Hobbs Beko 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

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

Can't say about durability
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Use wasn't robust
ao.com
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