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Bosch WTG86402UC

Bosch WTG86402UC
95
Reviews
18 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£1,400 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Purchasers report that this tumbler has outstanding features, it's very easy to use but really noisy. It's a classic and fully featured 7.7kg capacity condenser tumbler, with ok running costs and a phenomenally quiet 63dB noise level.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Bosch WTG86402UC number 1 across all tumble dryers.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
80
Features
86
Popularity
75
Value for Money
74
Age
68
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 81?

reviews indicate that it has very good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this tumbler to others.
This tumble dryer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer laundry dryers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Bosch tumble dryer has running costs of £1,400 over 10 years, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 800+ tumble dryers that we have calculated running costs for.
The WTG86402UC has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Shorter than average cycle time
Has a reversible doors
Has a moisture sensor

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each tumble dryer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the tumble dryer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec tumble dryers come to market, the older tumble dryers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (18 reviews)

61%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
11 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Bosch WTG86402UC?

Noise Level
1
5
Features
5
0
Price
5
0
Ease of Use
5
0
Drying Quality
0
1
Robustness
2
0
Size and Weight
1
0
The Majority of People Thought it Was Priced Reasonably
  • John scored Value for Money 80 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 10 Mar 2018
  • Jaswinder scored Value for Money 60 out of 100
    Jaswinder - Currys.co.uk 21 Apr 2018
  • Steve scored Value for Money 80 out of 100
    Steve - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • Nicki scored Value for Money 80 out of 100
    Nicki - Currys.co.uk 21 Sep 2017
  • Two People Thought the Bosch WTG86402 Was Robust
    View All Reviews About Robustness
    One Person Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size
    View All Reviews About Size and Weight
    Six People Thought the Bosch WTG86402 Was Easy to Use

    Six people thought that the Bosch WTG86402 was really easy to use.

  • Big drum light inside the drum is handy. Shorter drying time than my old dryer. Can plumb in to take water away - this was the big selling point for me ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Sep 2017
  • Jill scored Ease of use 60 out of 100
    Jill - Currys.co.uk 11 Sep 2017
  • John scored Ease of use 70 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 10 Mar 2018
  • Jaswinder scored Ease of use 70 out of 100
    Jaswinder - Currys.co.uk 21 Apr 2018
  • Five People Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    Five people thought that the Bosch WTG86402 had superb features.

  • John scored Features 90 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 10 Mar 2018
  • Jaswinder scored Features 70 out of 100
    Jaswinder - Currys.co.uk 21 Apr 2018
  • Jill scored Features 90 out of 100
    Jill - Currys.co.uk 11 Sep 2017
  • Steve scored Features 100 out of 100
    Steve - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • One Customer Thought This Tumble Dryer Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance
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    7 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Five people thought that the Bosch WTG86402 was very noisy.

  • Steve scored Noise level 80 out of 100
    Steve - Currys.co.uk 2 Feb 2018
  • John scored Noise level 100 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 10 Mar 2018
  • Jaswinder scored Noise level 70 out of 100
    Jaswinder - Currys.co.uk 21 Apr 2018
  • Nicki scored Noise level 100 out of 100
    Nicki - Currys.co.uk 21 Sep 2017
  • Some People Thought it Has Good Drying Quality

    Two people thought that the Bosch WTG86402 dried clothes well.

  • ... Efficient. Delay option. And self adjusting countdown timer. Only dries for as long as it needs to. Slightly complicated to use even after reading the ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Sep 2017
  • Drys clothes pretty well. Fairly quiet. Could be quieter. App control would be nice.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Apr 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Quieter than average noise level
    Shorter than average cycle time
    Has a reversible doors
    Has a moisture sensor
    Has a child lock
    Smaller than average drum capacity
    Has an adjustable drying level

    What the Reviews Say

    Six people thought the Bosch WTG86402 was easy to use
    Five people thought it had nice technical features
    Some people thought it has good drying quality
    7 out of 10 customers thought it did not have an acceptable noise level
    Smaller Than Average Drum Capacity

    The drum capacity of the WTG86402 of only 7.7kg is smaller than 70% of all tumble dryers when sorted by this feature. The average drum capacity of all tumble dryers is 7.9kg, with the smallest being 3kg and the biggest being 20kg.

    What does "drum capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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    The noise level of the WTG86402 of only 63dB is quieter than 91% of all laundry dryers when sorted by this feature. Tumble dryers have noise levels of between 40dB and 75dB, and the average noise level is 65dB.

    What does "noise level" mean? Less Edit
    Shorter Than Average Cycle Time
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    The cycle time of the Bosch WTG86402 of only 15 min is very short compared to most other tumble dryers. It is shorter than 99% of all tumble dryers when ordered by this feature. The cycle times of tumble dryers range from 15 min to 310 min, and the average cycle time is 160 min.

    What does "cycle time" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Adjustable Drying Level

    The WTG86402 has an adjustable drying level. 99% of tumble dryers also have an adjustable drying level.

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    Has a Reversible Doors

    The WTG86402 has a reversible doors, which is unusual. 79% of laundry dryers do not have a reversible doors.

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    Has a Moisture Sensor

    The WTG86402 has a moisture sensor, unlike 61% of laundry dryers which do not have a moisture sensor.

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    Has a Child Lock

    The WTG86402 has a child lock, unlike 57% of tumble dryers which do not have a child lock.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a child lock? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Bosch WTG86402UC has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 1 out of 378 tumble dryers.
    75
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Bosch WTG86402UC (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought it was priced reasonably
    74
    Age

    Bosch WTG86402UC Release Date

    June 2015

    Newer Tumble Dryers Worth Considering

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    When Are Most New Bosch Laundry Dryers Released?

    Most new Bosch tumble dryers tend to be released between March and April.

    If you want the latest Bosch tumble dryer technology you may want to think about waiting until March 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Bosch tumble dryers tend to drop off when the next models are released. In 2018 most new Bosch tumble dryers were released in April, with 17 new Bosch tumble dryers released that month. March was the biggest month in 2017 for new Bosch laundry dryers, with 10 new Bosch laundry dryers released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new Bosch tumbler releases was July, with 20 new Bosch laundry dryers released that month.

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    How Fast Do Bosch Tumble Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

    Bosch tumble dryers tend to depreciate faster than most tumble dryers.

    Most tumble dryers drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Bosch tumble dryers drop in price by 8%. That means that on a typical Bosch tumble dryer costing $1,122 you could save on average $85 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Bosch WTG86402UC Running Costs

    The WTG86402 is one of the least economic to run laundry dryers that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the WTG86402 will cost £1,400 over 10 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $1,173
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    $1,173
    Total running cost over 10 years
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    6.5T
    Running this tumble dryer over 10 years will generate 6.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    168
    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 168 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Bosch WTG86402UC Specification

    Key Features
    Drum Capacity
    Drying System
    Noise Level
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Drying Programs
    Cotton Drying Program
    Delicate/silk Drying Program
    Quick Drying Program
    Timed Drying Program
    Wool Drying Program
    Performance
    Adjustable Drying Level
    Cycle Time
    Moisture Sensor
    Drying Program
    Drying Programs
    Design
    Built-in Display
    Drum Volume
    Loading Type
    Reversible Doors
    Certification
    Cable Length
    Drum Material
    Display Type
    Control Type
    Door Hinge
    Colour
    Case Design
    Cord Length
    Ergonomics
    Child Lock
    Drum Interior Light
    Delayed Start Timer
    Buzzer
    Remaining Time Indication
    Drying
    Drying Capacity
    Power
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Heat Source
    Current Rating
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Connected Load
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    wtg86402gb wtg86402gb, warranty wtg86402gb, bosch wtg86402gbwh, bosch wtg86402uc, bosch b205813b

    Barcodes

     00825225916857,  04242002834986,  04242002997421

    Bosch WTG86402UC - Other Tumble Dryers Worth Considering

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    Quieter noise level

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    93.7L bigger drum volume
    31% quieter noise level

    (217 reviews)
    $ 1,615.10
    Newer by three years
    One more award
    More customers recommend it
    $316 More Expensive

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    20 months newer
    24% bigger drum capacity
    $496 More Expensive

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