This Bosch WAQ28461GB washing machine is currently reduced by 19% at Appliances Direct, saving you a healthy £113.
Now £479.97, Bosch has given it the high energy rating of A+++, so we put it to the test in our labs to see how energy efficient the really is.
Read our independent reviews of the best built-in and freestanding Bosch washing machines.
Bosch washing machines
Several Bosch washing machines have scored very well in Which? tests, particularly on energy and water use and running costs. Our detailed research reveals which washing machine brands are the best – find out how Bosch compares to other washing machine brands.
Washing machine energy ratings
Over a lifetime, the running costs of a washing machine add up. Use our washing machine energy costs tool to discover how much a washing machine will cost you to run and which are cheapest.
All washing machines are given an official EU efficiency rating, from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient), to help you find the cheapest to run. But Which? tests often reveal these ratings are inaccurate. EU tests are based on a 60ºC cotton cycle, but most people wash at 40ºC for almost all washes. So we wash on 40ºC normal cotton and synthetic programs to reflect this.
How we test washing machines
We put our washing machines through more than 300 tests, looking at washing, rinsing, energy use, convenience and noise. We even enlist the help of Tomahawk the husky – we test washing machines that have a ‘refresh’ cycle by measuring how well it removes dog odour from Tomahawk’s bedding.
Take a look at our video on what makes a Best Buy washing machine.
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