When selecting a new washing machine, Bosch is one of the best brands to look at. Not only do they provide a lot of power in compact spaces, but they're energy-efficient: Bosch recently won the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for their innovations in energy conservation. Here are three of the best Bosch washing machines of 2021 as a place to start your search.
The Bosch WAT28400UC is a powerful, compact washing machine from the 300 Series that brings a variety of high-end features to consumers on a budget. It comes with an EcoSilence™ Drive motor that uses powerful magnets instead of carbon brushes, reducing noise and vibration while increasing energy efficiency (not to mention the life span of your washing machine). The single-piece, wave-shaped VarioDrum holds up to 2.2 cu. ft. of laundry and extends the life of your clothes by agitating them gently, while still maintaining the power we've come to expect from Bosch washing machines. Of the 15 wash cycles you can choose from, there's a Jeans cycle (perfect for heavy-duty items) and an allergen cycle, which runs hot enough to remove allergy triggers such as dust mites. You can even choose the SpeedPerfect™ setting for up to 40% faster washing time. No matter which cycle you choose, ActiveWater Technology constantly adjusts the water and energy usage for each individual load, saving you energy, water, and money.
The WAW285H1UC comes from Bosch's 500 Series, and it uses cutting-edge technology to get your clothes as clean as possible. It has a 2.2 cu. ft. capacity, accommodating even bulky bedsheets, while it uses AquaShield® hose technology to protect your home from leakage. This washer comes with Bosch's Home Connect™ technology, allowing you to connect it to your Wi-Fi and control it from your smartphone. It also has Bosch's signature EcoSilence™ Drive Motor, meaning it washes at a maximum 52 dBA and spins at a maximum 72 dBA. That's quieter than traffic outside. The digital LED controls are placed in the front, making this washing machine both stackable and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and you can use them to select between 14 wash cycles. There's even a Whitest Whites cycle along with a 30 Minute cycle. Its internal water heater also makes this a shoo-in for ENERGY STAR® compliance, meaning that this washer provides you the best cleaning power without running up your utility bills.
From the 800 Series, the Bosch WAW285H2UC is a high-end washing machine with 2.2 cu. ft. of capacity, and it's one of the best Bosch washing machines you can buy. Its circular anti-vibration sidewalls and EcoSilence™ Drive motor mean it clocks in at a maximum 71 dBA during the spin cycle. Its EcoPerfect Cycle reduces energy consumption even further without sacrificing any of its 1,400 RPM spin speed. Not only does this washer connect to your Wi-Fi using Bosch Home Connect™ technology, it can connect to your Nest smart home infrastructure to receive notifications of errors and even shut down the washer remotely to save energy. There are 14 wash cycles to choose from, including a Super Quick 15 Minute cycle, and you can choose between them using the premium user interface. There are customized stain settings for organic oils, blood, grass, and red wine as well. The control dial is even illuminated, making this a truly top-notch washing machine.
Why are Bosch washing machines good?
In general, the energy savings and features afforded to you by Bosch washing machines make them well worth the investment. The Home Connect™ function allows you to connect them to your smarthome, and the EcoSilence™ Drive motors allow for super-quiet, super-efficient operation at the same power level you've come to expect from Bosch appliances.
What is the life expectancy of a Bosch washing machine?
Washing machines can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. Bosch washing machines often last longer than that due to their high-end manufacturing and heavy-duty parts.