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Should You Buy a Bosch Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 16 February 2021
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should you buy a Bosch Washing Machine?

Bosch is one of the most popular washing machine brands as well as being well known for its dishwashers, electric kettles and tumble dryers. The company behind Bosch also manufacturers Balay, Neff and Siemens Washing Machines.

We've collated all the key information on Bosch washing machines in this handy guide. We've analysed over 41,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 5,400 washing machines to impartially compare each washing machine brand.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at $790 for the WAT28400UC which has a noise level of 54dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 7kg and go up to $929 for the WAW285H2 which has a noise level of 48dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 9kg. The average price of a new Bosch washing machine is $703.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular washing machines.

Is Bosch the Best Washing Machine Brand?

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

Bosch is ranked the No. 2 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Bosch is the 2nd best washing machine brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,376 reviews
#2
Germany
80%
80%
2,763 reviews
#3
South Korea
80%
80%
5,644 reviews
#4
Magic Chef
77%
77%
83 reviews
#5
United States
73%
73%
116 reviews
#6
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
555 reviews
#7
United States
66%
66%
1,856 reviews
#8
China
65%
65%
202 reviews

Let's look at how Bosch washing machines compare to the other washing machine brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washing machine Brands
Bosch Washing Machines

Bosch have better reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a Bosch washing machine being 93%.

The average review score for a Bosch washing machine is 93%.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with only 3 Bosch washing machines currently on the market in the US. Bosch washing machines also tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Bosch washing machine is $86 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washing machine brands.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$607
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,499
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$703
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
Price Distribution of Bosch Washing Machines

What Do the Bosch Washing Machine Reviews Say?

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

Bosch logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
7
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Bosch logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,589
4 stars
348
3 stars
38
2 stars
20
1 star
25
Bosch has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 96% of user reviews for Bosch washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 94% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Bosch washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was solidly made, easy to use and has useful technical features. Their washing machines have also won a total of 8 awards.

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

Average Review Score Samsung LG Bosch Hotpoint Miele
Which? logo
100%
8 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
68%
1 review
84%
1 review
dday.it logo
82%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
78%
30 reviews
77%
12 reviews
93%
11 reviews
67%
5 reviews
87%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Bosch Washing Machines Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Bosch washing machines. The table below compares the number of awards received by Bosch to other popular washing machine brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Bosch has won 8 awards for its washing machines.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Hotpoint Miele
Which? logo
8
1
6
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
23
3
8
1
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Washing Machines?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch washing machines. over 1,200 of these reviews mention reliability of which 98% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

98% of reviewers think Bosch washing machines are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Washing machine as a whole is well built
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

The dispenser is a bit plasticky
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
johnlewis.com
We went for this machine when our faithful hotpoint broke down after 9 years of service
ao.com
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