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 23,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ 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 $165 for the HMT75M421B which has an interior capacity of 17L, a microwave power of 800W and is a freestanding microwave and go up to $1,855 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 $775.
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.
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.
All microwave Brands
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. At an average purchase price of $775, Bosch microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands.
The average review score for a Bosch microwave is 84%.
Bosch have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Bosch microwave being 84%.
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 $231
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price $775
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 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 86% of user reviews for Bosch microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 82% and 84% respectively across all Microwave brands.
Purchasers of Bosch microwaves frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.
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.
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.
We checked over 23,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch microwaves. over 70 of these reviews mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
87% 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:
This is a very well built
It's built really well
More We bought this microwave to replace a built in one that had stopped working
I just hope it's reliable
I bought another to replace one that had broken
the build quality is not so good
Mediocre Build Quality
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.
At only $203.68 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Bosch HMT84M451B makes a great budget choice.
Features We Love:
Delayed start timer
A fully featured and classic freestanding microwave, with a reasonable price and low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that it has excellent features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.
Value for Money
$360 Over 10 Years
Multiple reviews mentioned that Bosch HMT84M451B has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 91 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the HMT84M451B in the US is $203.68 and in total we found 3 prices for it.