Expect to find quality construction, high energy and water efficiency as well as many Bosch branded features. In fact, Bosch has recently been recognized as the most water efficient laundry machine brand in the U.S. Bosch has been named the 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Appliances by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Bosch has been slow to adopt Steam technology and is still trying to garner brand awareness. That said Bosch washing machines are still worth keeping an eye out for.
Bosch washing machines have been around for a long time even though not so well known in the U.S. While overall efficiency is Bosch's claim to fame, other features and quality characteristics attribute to this brand's strengths.
Despite being a major global player, especially in Europe, few Americans recognized the Bosch washing machine brand name until the 1990's. Bosch washers & appliances are now available in over 100 countries including the US and can be found at most major Home Improvement retailers. Think of Bosch as the GE of Europe. German engineering is found throughout this brand and has allowed Bosch washing machines to consistently rank in top washer ratings with leading consumer magazines. Bosch washing machines range in price from around $600 to $1,600 and focus on producing front loading washing machines. Bosch machines generally tend to be more expensive given their features when compared to other washer brands.
#1) High Efficiency: Probably Bosch washing machines strongest attribute. When it comes to this area, be ready for some of Bosch's many buzz words including: Bosch EcoSmart technology which features linked sensors to regulate water levels and wash cycles depending on load. Most Bosch washers exceed Federal Energy standards by up to 103%. Most machines also exceed Energy Star Guidelines. This all boils down to saving you money during annual usage and if you're into it, being "Green".