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29 June 2021

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.
Matt Stevens
Bosch washing machines

Bosch is part of the BSH Group of companies, which also includes washing machine brands Neff and Siemens. In our latest survey of washing machine owners, 37% of respondents owned a Bosch. 

But you won't find a bargain-basement Bosch washing machine, so before you splash out, find out whether it's a brand you can rely on. 

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 and how loyal they are to it.

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'd rather read reviews of individual models, head to our Bosch washing machine reviews.

Bosch washing machines overview

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  • Number of Best Buys
  • Average test score
  • Brand reliability score
  • 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 estimated average lifespan are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2020 of 2,214 Bosch owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend. Table last updated in December 2020.

How much do Bosch washing machines cost?

Most Bosch washing machines will set you back between £300 and £600, so there should be a model available in your price range. But don't expect to find budget-priced Bosch machines as it's not that kind of brand. The Bosch Classixx range is the most affordable. Machines from the Advantixx, Logixx and Maxx ranges can cost a bit more. We know from talking to Which? members that most would pay around £391 for a Bosch washing machine. 

If you want to see how Bosch compares with other major washing machine manufacturers, have a look at our guide to the best washing machine brands. You'll be able to compare how reliable and popular different brands are, as well as view our expert verdicts on each brand covered.

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 their Bosch washing machine is not working properly, the problems that owners report include:

  • Machine not spinning
  • Filter blocked or broken
  • Machine won't drain

Read more about common washing machine problems and how to fix them. 

Choosing the best Bosch washing machine

Bosch washing machines have a range of load capacities, including 6kg, 7kg, 8kg, 9kg and 10kg. Most Bosch washing machines are white, but you can buy some models in silver or stainless steel and a few in black.

Each Bosch washing machine falls into one of these ranges:

  • The value-added Serie 4/Bosch Classixx range
  • The mid-level Serie 6/Bosch Exxcel range
  • The premium Serie 8/Bosch Logixx range
  • The ‘non-core’ Bosch Maxx range.

Interesting wash programs to look for on Bosch washing machines include those for allergy sufferers and a hygiene wash.

ActiveWater is Bosch's way of intelligently matching water use to how dirty the load is and the Bosch SoftSurge drum allows you to wash gently or more vigorously, based on the type of clothes you're washing. 

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 250+ washing machine reviews on our site to find the best model for you.