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Should You Buy a Bosch Tumble Dryer?

Matthew
Updated 29 April 2020
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should you buy a Bosch Tumble Dryer?

Bosch is well known for its dishwashers, washing machines, electric kettles and coffee makers. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Balay, Neff and Siemens Tumble Dryers.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch tumble dryers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 20,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 tumble dryers to impartially compare each tumble dryer brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular tumble dryers. Their tumble dryers start at $961 for the WTW875W0 which has a noise level of 62dB, a drum capacity of 8kg and is a heat pump tumble dryer and go up to $1,749 for the WTG86402 which has a noise level of 63dB, a drum capacity of 7.7kg and is a condenser tumble dryer. The average price of a new Bosch tumble dryer is $1,402.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular tumble dryers.

Is Bosch the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?

So are Bosch tumble dryers any good? We give every tumble dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all tumble dryers we are able to impartially rank all the tumble dryer brands.

Bosch is ranked the No. 3 best tumble dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 3rd best tumble dryer brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
504 reviews
#2
South Korea
90%
90%
739 reviews
#3
Germany
85%
85%
1,506 reviews
#4
Italy
65%
65%
1,271 reviews
#5
United States
63%
63%
813 reviews
#6
United States
63%
63%
16 reviews
#7
Asko
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Bosch tumble dryers compare to the other tumble dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All tumble dryer Brands
Bosch Tumble Dryers

At an average purchase price of $1,402, Bosch tumble dryers tend to be more expensive than most other tumble dryer brands. Bosch also have better reviews than the typical tumble dryer brand, with the average rating of a Bosch tumble dryer being 87%.

The average review score for a Bosch tumble dryer is 87%.

Bosch have a number of great features including Anti-Vibration Technology which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch tumble dryer is $76 (based on a person typically doing 5 tumble dries per week), which makes them more efficient than most other tumble dryer brands.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch tumble dryers available compared to other tumble dryer brands, with only 3 Bosch tumble dryers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$834
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $2,999
Price Distribution of All Tumble Dryers
No. Of Tumble Dryers
Average Price
$1,402
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,099
Price Distribution of Bosch Tumble Dryers

What Do the Bosch Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Bosch tumble dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Bosch and then compared this to the other tumble dryer brands.

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,005
4 stars
318
3 stars
65
2 stars
34
1 star
82

Over 100% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Bosch tumble dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 89% respectively across all Tumble Dryer brands.

Purchasers of Bosch tumble dryers frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Bosch tumble dryers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other tumble dryer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score AEG Samsung Blomberg Whirlpool Hotpoint Bosch
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
78%
1 review
90%
1 review
dinside.no/data logo
86%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
100%
1 review
Average
81%
4 reviews
95%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
100%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Tumble Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Bosch tumble dryer. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bosch to other popular tumble dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has won 1 award for its tumble dryers.
Number of Awards AEG Samsung Blomberg Whirlpool Hotpoint Bosch
Which? logo
1
3
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Total
1
1
3
1
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Tumble Dryers?

We checked over 20,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch tumble dryers. over 320 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch tumble dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% of reviewers think Bosch tumble dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that Bosch tumble dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Bosch tumble dryers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Well built Bosch Compact
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Door handle broke off regularly
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Broken down twice
ao.com

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Tumble Dryers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch tumble dryers that set them apart from the competition. These include Anti-Vibration Technology.

Bosch Anti-Vibration Technology

Bosch tumble dryers that feature Anti-Vibration Technology include the Bosch 800 Series WTG86402UC ($1,749).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Bosch Tumble Dryer?
Is Bosch the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?
What Do the Bosch Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Tumble Dryers Received?
How Reliable Are Bosch Tumble Dryers?
Features to Look Out For On Bosch Tumble Dryers
Bosch Anti-Vibration Technology

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