In 2015, Bosch received a 3-star rating for overall customer satisfaction in our Canstar Blue survey of front loader washing machines. Here’s a brief rundown on Bosch washing machines.
The man behind the brand
In 1886, Robert Bosch opened his first ‘Workshop for precision and electric engineering’ on the first floor of a tucked away building in Stuttgart. He hired one mechanic and one errand boy. The rented premises had a forge, an office, and two small workshops.
Bosch began with the first low-voltage magneto ignition system for everyday use in motorbikes in 1897, but this really took off in 1902 when he added a spark plug. In 1932, Bosch acquired the hot water systems manufacturer Junkers & Co and moved into the home appliance industry.
Bosch was a man who believed in the spirit of entrepreneurial independence and social service. His catchphrase was, “I would rather lose money than trust.” meaning that he would rather lose his profits than lose the trust of his customer.
In 1942, Robert Bosch passed away from a middle ear infection gone wrong, but the company continued his legacy. You can read more history on their website, but today, Bosch is famous for automotive engineering, aviation technology, solar energy and GPS technology.
Bosch front loader washing machine innovations
1958: Bosch makes its first washing machine.
1960: Bosch introduces its first full-service washing machine.
1967: The all-in-one washer/dryer combo makes its debut.
- New XxtraSanitary® technology uses thermostat-controlled heating to raise the water to 170-190°C to kill 99.9% of common bacteria in clothes.
- i-DOS detergent dose dispensing technology.
- EcoSilence® Drive uses powerful, permanent magnets instead of carbon brushes, making the front loader washing machine quieter than ever before.
- AirCondensation Technology in the washer/dryer combo unit uses air rather than just heat and tumbling, for a more energy-efficient drying cycle.
- LoadSensor technology means you don’t need to wait for a full load in order to be energy efficient. The washer senses how much laundry is in the machine and only uses as much detergent, water and energy as it needs for that specific amount.
- Other specialised modes:
o Allergy Rinse
o Baby Wash
- Read more here.
Other front loader washing machine brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased a washing machine at some point in the last 3 years – in this case, 1,248 Australians.
The brands included in this year’s survey were:
- Fisher & Paykel
You can view our front loader washing machine survey results here.