Bosch is one of the best-known washing machine manufacturers around, renowned for offering reliable and effective products at very reasonable prices. Many of its machines have scored very well in tests by the consumer experts at Which? and some are award-winning. Bosch is a BSH company, along with other big-name brands in the home appliance market such as Siemens and Neff.
The Bosch company specialises in both freestanding and integrated appliances. Choose from the Logixx range of premium products, with an average price of around £600; the Exxcel mid-range collection with a £400 average; the Maxx ‘non-core’ range at around £400; or a Classixx machine, perfect for those who want a really affordable model at around £300.
Range of Options
Bosch washing machines offer a range of load capacities, including a super-small 5.5kg drum, a 6kg, a 7kg, a large 8kg or an extra-large 9kg. Most of the washing machines come in a white colour, but there are some which are available in either black or silver.
The company specialises in incorporating green technology in their machines to save water and energy whilst also delivering excellent results, saving people time and protecting the environment. Bosch machines feature many innovative solutions, including a SpeedPerfect washing option, a SoftSurge-designed drum and an ActiveWater feature.
1. Best Bosch washing machines with a 8kg drum load
Bosch Exxcel WAQ283S0GB Washing Machine with 8kg Load, 1400rpm Spin Speed (White)
This freestanding washing machine is a mid-range, high-performance one that is capable of handling loads of up to 8kg. The WAQ283SOGB is a standard-sized washing machine, so it should fit in most kitchens.
The WAQ283SOGB’s large drum and high spin speed mean that it makes it easy to get through large amounts of laundry. The wash cycle is very quiet, and the spin cycle, while louder than washing, is not particularly noisy for a 1400 spin speed appliance. The machine automatically detects the size of your load and will reduce the wash time depending on how full the drum is. Smaller loads can be completed very quickly. Full loads on the Aqua Plus setting, however, can take longer to complete.
This high-performance appliance is rated AAA for energy efficiency and has several options to reduce water and energy usage
Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Washing Machine with 8kg Load, 1400rpm Spin Speed (White)
The Bosch Freestanding 8Kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine is a large but energy efficient washing machine that carries the model number WAQ28461GB. This machine has an A+++ energy efficiency rating, and is capable of handling very large loads, making it ideal for families.
The machine is fairly quiet, putting out just 54 decibels when it is in use, which is impressive for a machine with a 1400rpm spin speed. It features an electronic control dial that includes options for dark washes, a sportswear programme, quick wash, mixed loads, delicates, a ‘hand wash’ wool programme, programmes for allergy sufferers, and more.
Bosch WAQ2836SGB Washing Machine with 8kg Load, 1400rpm Spin Speed (Stainless Steel)
Thanks to the superior German engineering that powers the Bosh WAQ2836SGB 8kg 1400 Spin Freestanding Washing Machine you can now save money and do your bit towards going green. This machine boasts Bosch’s intelligent Active Water technology which has been designed to ensure that every wash only uses the minimum amount of water, and there’s no potential for wastage.
Combined with an anti-vibration design that minimises unrequired movement, the WAQ2836SGB has been awarded an energy rating of A+++. The washing machine is not only energy efficient, it also extremely quiet, despite its spin speed of 1400rpm.
Bosch WAQ283S1GB Washing Machine with 8kg Load, 1400rpm Spin Speed (White)
The Bosch WAQ283S1GB free-standing washing machine in white boasts an 8kg drum which is suitable for even the busiest families.
Featuring German build quality, Bosch is proud to have created an eco-friendly washing machine that has earned itself an A+++ energy-efficiency rating. The WAQ283S1GB uses 30% less energy than any other normal A-rated appliance, reducing your electricity costs and saving you money whilst letting you do your bit for the environment.
2. Best Bosch washing machines with a smaller 7kg drum load
Bosch Classixx WAE24369GB Washing Machine with 7kg Load, 1200rpm Spin Speed (White)
The Bosch Classixx WAE24369GB Washing Machine is a classic machine with a modern twist, featuring a number of exciting additions that make washing your clothes a breeze, including 15 clothes care programmes, a rinsing option using the Aqua Plus feature and a crease free ironing option.
This VarioPerfect model of washing machine offers outstanding cleaning power for any type of clothing or fabric, with a range of possible load sizes and cleaning levels depending on the amount of soiling that needs to be removed. This washing machine is environmentally friendly with an Eco Perfect option which means excellent energy savings can be enjoyed, while the SpeedPerfect option gives an even faster wash time for those days when time is of the essence.
Bosch Maxx 7 WAE24461GB Washing Machine with 7kg Load, 1200rpm Spin Speed (White)
The WAE24461GB offers a wide range of programme options and special cycles to meet a multitude of needs. This speeds up the process of doing your laundry and means you can be sure that each load you put on will be well protected and thoroughly cleaned.
The WAE24461GB offers a capacity of 7kg, making it perfect for even larger family homes. It is among the most energy efficient machines on the market today, another factor which makes it the perfect family choice. This machine allows you to do as much washing as you need without breaking the bank or causing unnecessary damage to the environment. Its average annual energy consumption should be around 165 kWh if you do 220 standard washes in a year.
3. Best Bosch washing machines with a 6kg drum load
Bosch Maxx 6 WAE24061GB Washing Machine with 6kg Load, 1200rpm Spin Speed (White)
The WAE24061GB is a standard-sized washing machine with a height of 84.7cm, a width of 60cm and a depth of 59cm, meaning that it will fit comfortably in most standard fitted kitchens.
The generous 6kg capacity means that this machine is perfect for a small family or a couple. It can handle up to 30 shirts per load with ease, and it is rated A+ for energy efficiency, meaning that you don’t have to worry about wasted energy. There are many built-in features for reducing water and energy waste, as well as for saving you time when you are doing your washing.
Bosch Classixx WAE28167GB Washing Machine with 6kg Load, 1400rpm Spin Speed (White)
The Bosch Classixx WAE28167GB washing machine is a hugely efficient and economical option offering a wide range of programmes and features to make doing the laundry easier than ever.
The Bosch WAE28167GB Classixx has a 6kg capacity, making it the perfect size for the average family, couple, or single-person home. It is has an excellent A+++ energy efficiency rating and a B spin grade. It perfectly combines performance with cost-effectiveness to ensure that you do not have to spend more than you need to in order to have completely clean clothes.