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Updated: 6 May 2022

Bosch washing machines rated

Bosch washing machines are popular, so find out how they score in our reviews and how long they tend to last before developing faults.
Aaron West
Bosch washing machines

Bosch is part of the BSH Group of companies, which also includes washing machine brands Neff and Siemens.

In this guide, you'll find the key information you need to know about Bosch washing machines before buying one. Discover how Bosch models score in our reviews and how reliable the brand is. We'll also tell you how likely Bosch owners are to recommend the brand.

All the information here has been independently researched – we buy the Bosch washing machines we test and carry out our own surveys to find out what owners really think of their machines.

If you're set on a Bosch, head to our Bosch washing machine reviews to find the best for you.

Not sure what type of washing machine you need? See our guide to the best washing machines.

Bosch washing machines rated

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  • Number of Best Buys
  • Number of Eco Buys
  • Average test score
  • Proportion faulty in the first seven years
  • Proportion repaired or replaced due to a fault
  • Customer score
  • Pros and cons
  • Which? verdict: should I buy one?

The average test score is based on results for all models we've tested that are still currently available. The customer score and proportion faulty are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2021 of 2,904 Bosch owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend. Testing information last updated in December 2021.

How much do Bosch washing machines cost?

Bosch has a very wide range of washing machines, with some basic models costing as little as £300 while the top models costing over £900.

This gives you plenty of choice to find the right one for you, with the more expensive machines typically have more advanced features.

Choosing the right Bosch washing machine for you

Bosch washing machines have a range of load capacities, including 7kg, 8kg, 9kg and 10kg. Most Bosch washing machines are white, but you can buy some models in silver or graphite and a few in black.

Each Bosch washing machine falls into one of these ranges:

  • The value-added Serie 2 range
  • The lower-mid-level Serie 4 range
  • The upper-mid-level Serie 6 range
  • The premium Serie 8 range

The pricier the washing machine, the more features you will get, with the most expensive having both wifi-connectivity and automatic detergent dosing.

For smart models, you can use the Bosch Home Connect to control and monitor the washing machine remotely. You can also enter the type of laundry you are washing and how dirty it is to get to the right program.

Bosch washing machine faults

We've analysed the most common faults reported by Bosch washing machine owners in our latest washing machine reliability survey. If your Bosch washing machine develops fault, it's most likely going to be one of these:

  • Drum and bearings problem
  • Broken door (locks, handle, hinge or seal)
  • Electrical fault
  • Blocked filters
  • Leaking

To fix these, read our guide on common washing machine problems

Bosch washing machines jargon

To help you make sense of it all, we've put together this washing machine jargon buster and we've included the unique Bosch jargon too.

If you’re still searching for the right washing machine to install in your home, check out the washing machine reviews on our site to find the best model for you.