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Should You Buy a Bosch Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 23 October 2020
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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.

If you are wondering how Bosch washing machines compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,400 washing machines by objectively and impartially analysing over 42,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at £270 for the WAJ28008GB which has a noise level of 52dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 7kg and go up to £1,773 for the WAT28401UC which has a noise level of 52dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 7.5kg. The average price of a new Bosch washing machine is £542.

Bosch are recognised for their wide selection of premium and 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. 4 best washing machine brand.

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

#1
United States
95%
95%
1,855 reviews
#2
United States
92%
92%
6,401 reviews
#3
Turkey
91%
91%
4,535 reviews
#4
Germany
90%
90%
2,804 reviews
#5
South Korea
90%
90%
5,677 reviews
#6
Italy
89%
89%
2,215 reviews
#7
AEG
Germany
88%
88%
550 reviews
#8
Germany
86%
86%
123 reviews
#9
Germany
85%
85%
658 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
85%
85%
1,376 reviews
#11
Italy
85%
85%
3,449 reviews
#12
82%
82%
2 reviews
#13
Italy
82%
82%
44 reviews
#14
United States
81%
81%
116 reviews
#15
Italy
81%
81%
411 reviews
#16
China
80%
80%
202 reviews
#17
United Kingdom
80%
80%
1,227 reviews
#18
China
79%
79%
313 reviews
#19
Neff
Germany
77%
77%
71 reviews
#20
United Kingdom
76%
76%
1,154 reviews
#21
Grundig
Germany
76%
76%
98 reviews
#22
Poland
75%
75%
90 reviews
#23
Japan
73%
73%
111 reviews
#24
Fisher & Paykel
New Zealand
73%
73%
14 reviews
#25
Stoves
United Kingdom
70%
70%
20 reviews
#26
70%
70%
5 reviews
#27
Belling
United Kingdom
70%
70%
70 reviews
#28
Panasonic
Japan
69%
69%
5 reviews
#29
John Lewis
69%
69%
228 reviews
#30
New World
United Kingdom
67%
67%
0 reviews
#31
Ebac
64%
64%
0 reviews
#32
CDA
United Kingdom
63%
63%
0 reviews
#33
Sweden
63%
63%
3 reviews
#34
Galanz
62%
62%
0 reviews
#35
Essentials
United Kingdom
62%
62%
364 reviews
#36
Zenith
62%
62%
0 reviews
#37
Electra
62%
62%
77 reviews
#38
Slovenia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#39
Baumatic
60%
60%
0 reviews
#40
SanGiorgio
60%
60%
0 reviews
#41
Maytag
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#42
Magic Chef
58%
58%
83 reviews
#43
Swan
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
De Dietrich
France
56%
56%
0 reviews
#45
Comfee
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Edesa
55%
55%
0 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%. Bosch also have a number of great features including Anti-Crease Technology, ecoSilence Drive and Sports Shoes Cycle which sets them apart from the competition.

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

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 more efficient than most other washing machine brands.

There's a smaller selection of Bosch washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with only 58 Bosch washing machines currently on the market in the UK. Bosch washing machines also tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
£403
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,299
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
£542
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £2,299
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
2,211
4 stars
476
3 stars
47
2 stars
26
1 star
29
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 88% and 93% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Bosch washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was reliable, 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 Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
100%
8 reviews
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
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
73%
12 reviews
93%
11 reviews
83%
4 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 Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
8
6
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
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
2
8
1
1

How Reliable Are Bosch Washing Machines?

We checked over 42,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Bosch washing machines. over 1,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 97% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Bosch washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

97% 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
It is well built
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

At Christmas with a house full of guests your worst nightmare is a broken washing machine
ao.com
The dispenser is a bit plasticky
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Build Quality
currys.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Bosch Washing Machines

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Bosch washing machines that set them apart from the competition. These include Anti-Crease Technology, ecoSilence Drive and Sports Shoes Cycle.

Bosch Anti-Crease Technology

Bosch washing machines that feature Anti-Crease Technology include the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB (£306), the Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB (£479) and the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ28008GB (£299).

Bosch EcoSilence Drive

Bosch washing machines that have an ecoSilence Drive include the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB (£306), the Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB (£479) and the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ28008GB (£299).

Bosch Sports Shoes Cycle

Bosch washing machines that feature Sports Shoes Cycle include the Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB (£479), the Bosch Serie 6 WAT28371GB (£399) and the Bosch WAN28281GB (£349).

Bosch ActiveWater

Bosch washing machines that have an ActiveWater include the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB (£306), the Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB (£479) and the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ28008GB (£299).

What is the Best Mid-Range Bosch Washing Machine?

Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB

£479.00
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Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB
8kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
49dB
NOISE LEVEL
225 Min
CYCLE TIME
137kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
£805
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

A great mid range choice, priced at £479 is the Bosch Serie 6 WAU28S80GB, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
WaveDrum
ActiveWater
EcoSilence Drive
Near silent noise level (49dB)
Child lock

A recently released and high-quality 8kg capacity washing machine, very good for small families. It has a child lock, a load balancing system and a foam control system and features self-cleaning.

90
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
93
Age
8 Months Old
89
Running Costs
£800 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Bosch washing machine range, the average reviews for all Bosch washing machines are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Serie 6 WAU28S80GB in the UK is £479.00 and in total we found 26 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Bosch Washing Machine?

Bosch Serie 6 WIW28301GB

£719.00
Currys
Bosch Serie 6 WIW28301GB
Buy Now
Bosch Serie 6 WIW28301GB
8kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
48dB
NOISE LEVEL
156 Min
CYCLE TIME
432kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
A+++

If you're looking for a high end Bosch washing machine then the Bosch Serie 6 WIW28301GB takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £719.

Features We Love:
WaveDrum
ActiveWater
EcoSilence Drive
Quieter than average noise level (48dB)
Faster than average cycle time (156 min)

A newly released and powerful 8kg capacity washing machine. It has a child lock, a load balancing system and a foam control system and features self-cleaning.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
69
Value for Money
Good
93
Age
8 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Bosch washing machine range, the average reviews for all Bosch washing machines are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Serie 6 WIW28301GB in the UK is £719.00 and in total we found 19 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Bosch Washing Machine?

Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB

£306.00
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Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB
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Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB
7kg
CAPACITY
1,200 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
74dB
NOISE LEVEL
180 Min
CYCLE TIME
157kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
£817
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

At only £306 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Bosch Serie 2 WAJ24006GB makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
ActiveWater
EcoSilence Drive
Quieter than average noise level (52dB)
Faster than average cycle time (180 min)
Child lock

The highest scoring small washing machine around, with very low running costs and a very good spec. It has a child lock, a load balancing system and a foam control system and features self-cleaning.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Age
8 Months Old
88
Running Costs
£820 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire Bosch washing machine range, the average reviews for all Bosch washing machines are excellent.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Serie 2 WAJ24006GB in the UK is £306.00 and in total we found 29 prices for it.

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