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Review of Bosch ovens

Bosch is a name synonymous with technology and innovation the world over. As well as providing expertise in the fields of security technology, power tools, automotive manufacturing and more, Bosch is also one of the leading brands of household appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers and ovens. This is our review of Bosch ovens, so you can decide if the mighty German brand is right for your kitchen or not.

What ovens does Bosch offer?

Bosch sells a variety of built-in oven and compact ovens, available in a range of sizes and styles. According to the brand, the latest Serie 8 collection is an all rounder and offers several models to suit different capacity, convenience and safety concerns. Bosch’s Serie 6 ovens might also be especially worth considering if you’re sick and tired of fussing over a dirty, hard-to-clean appliance.

When it comes to durability and long lasting power, Bosch claims it uses the ‘most stable’ materials. Although if something pops up, its ovens usually come with a two year warranty.

Bosch Built-in Single Ovens

Bosch’s ovens typically cost between $1,099 and $5,399, depending on the style, capacity and model series. Here’s a list of the built-in single ovens currently available.

Bosch Serie 8 Ovens

Bosch serie 8 oven

The Serie 8 Bosch ovens are designed so that “even the grandkids can bake like grandma”. According to the brand, these ovens can track the progress of your dishes and automatically adjust the settings to guarantee supposedly perfect results. Common key features include:

  • PerfectBake and PerfectRoast meat sensors: gives perfect baking and roasting results
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning: a 3-stage self-cleaning effort to make things easier
  • EcoClean Direct: a special coating that automatically absorbs grime
  • Touchscreen controls: control ring full text and colour images
  • 4D hot air: evenly distributes hot air for perfect results
  • Autopilot: typically includes 10 pre-set automatic programs for certain meals
  • SoftOpen, SoftClose and SoftMove doors: ensures the doors open gently and quietly
  • ColorGlass: a white glass front in place of stainless steel
  • Bosch Assist: automatic settings which provide the optimal type of heat, temperature and time for each dish

We’ve prepared a table below outlining the key features that each of the Serie 8 in-built ovens come with. Bosch ovens are all quite similar, and they have fairly generic numbered names as you’ll soon see, so try not to get lost. These ovens have been sorted by price.

Oven Model Price Key Features
Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG675BB2A $2,499 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

AutoPilot 10

SoftMove door

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

TFT display control

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG6753B1A $2,749 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

AutoPilot 10

SoftMove door

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

TFT display control

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG6753S1A $2,749 (RRP)* SoftMove door

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

TFT display control

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven with Added Steam Function HRG675BS1B $2,999 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

SoftMove door

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

TFT display control

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven with Added Steam Function

HRG6767S2A

$3,779 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Bosch Assist

TFT touchscreen

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven with Added Steam Function HRG6769B2A $4,249 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Bosch Assist

TFT touchscreen

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven with Steam Function

HSG656XB6A

$5,399 (RRP)* EcoClean Direct

4D HotAir

TFT touchscreen

Bosch Assist

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG633BB1B $1,799 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

EcoClean Direct

SoftMove door

TFT display control

Bosch Serie 8 Built-in Oven HBG633BS1A $1,799 (RRP)* 4D HotAir

EcoClean Direct

SoftMove door

TFT display control

*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

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Bosch Serie 8 ovens are all fairly similar. They are all the same size and have the same range of heating:

  • Measurements: 595 mm x 595 mm x 548 mm
  • Temperature range: 30 °C – 300 °C

However, there is quite a significant difference in price between the most and least expensive options. This is most likely due to the more expensive options having the AutoPilot and Bosch Assist options, which enable significantly more convenient cooking at the press of a button. Overall, the serie 8 ovens are built with a sleek modern design and are prioritised towards convenience.

Bosch Serie 6 OvensBosch double built-in oven

For home chefs who prefer to multi-task, Bosch offers double ovens including the Bosch Serie 6 Built-in Double Oven MBG5787S0A. This type of unit lets you cook different meals at one time, with temperatures in the bottom and top notices being completely separate. It’s worth keeping in mind that these types of ovens contain two compartments the large main oven on the bottom and a smaller secondary option on top.Other common features to expect from the range include:

  • EcoClean
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning
  • 3D HotAir plus: provides optimal distribution of heat on up to 3 levels simultaneously
  • HotAir Eco: an energy-efficient heating mode for baking on one level

Like before, we’ve prepared another table (sorted by price) outlining the various features and dimensions of each of these five ovens.*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

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Compared to the Serie 8 range, Serie 6 ovens generally seem to offer less power and don’t provide the same rapid heating functions found in later models. Serie 6 models also have limited automatic cooking options, potentially making the newer Serie 8 collection a more convenient alternative. But that’s not to say Bosch’s older ovens aren’t worth purchasing, especially with flexible shelf positions and self-cleaning capabilities being popular among many customers.Bosch Serie 4 OvensBosch serie 4 ovenFor more affordable options, you can always look to older models from the Serie 6 range as well as Bosch’s Serie 4 and Serie 2 collections. While these ovens are still pretty pricey, you can still expect to see a few of the basic features usually contained in the brand’s high-end list of appliances. Some include:

  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning 
  • AutoPilot 10
  • 3D HotAir
  • Pop-out controls

*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

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Bosch Serie 2 OvensCheap bosch oven serie 2

The Serie 2 range offers the cheapest list of Bosch ovens, costing between $999 and $1,099. Although there’s only one domestic model available, the Bosch HBF133BS0A. You can save around $3,000 and still get a few of the features that have been claimed to separate this high-end range from more budget-friendly alternatives. Here’s what you can expect:

  • EcoClean Direct
  • 3D HotAir
  • Red LED display
  • Pop-out controls
  • Triple glazed door

*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

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Oven Model Price Key Features
Bosch Serie 6 Built-in Oven HBT578FS2A $2,199 (RRP)* Meat probe

AutoPilot 30

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

1-level telescopic rail

Slim Universal Pans (half trays)

Bosch Serie 6 Built-in Double Oven MBG5787S0A $3,799 (RRP)* Meat probe

3D HotAir

AutoPilot 30

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Pop-out controls

Bosch Serie 6 90cm Built-in Oven VBC578FS0 $4,299 (RRP)* Pop-out controls

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Bosch Serie 6 90cm Built-in Oven VBD578FS0 $4,999 (RRP)* Pop-out controls

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Oven Model Price Key Features
Bosch Serie 4 Built-in Oven HBA534ES0A $1,299 (RRP)* 3D HotAir

EcoClean Direct

1-level telescopic rail

Pop-out controls

Red LED display control

Bosch Serie 4 Built-in Oven HBA574BS0A $1,699 (RRP)* 3D HotAir

AutoPilot 10

Pyrolytic self-cleaning

Pop-out controls

Red LED display control

Bosch Serie 4 Built-in Double Oven MBA534BS0A $2,349 (RRP)* 3D HotAir

Pop-out controls

Red LED display control

Bosch Serie 4 90cm Built-in Oven VBC5540S0 $2,999 (RRP)* Pop-out controls

Red LED display control

*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

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Are Bosch Ovens Good Value?

Bosch has a decent range of ovens to pick from, most of which are in the single ovens category. The majority of Bosch’s ovens are at the premium end of the price range, with most models setting you back upwards of $2,000, and in some cases $3,000. This is most common with their Serie 8 models, which come with a host of innovative features such as the 4D Hotair and Autopilot functions.

These functions are designed to make your life easier. It’s likely that these ovens are more suitable for people with families who need to feed several people but can’t find the time to constantly monitor their food while it cooks. If price is no object, then by all means consider one of the Bosch Serie 8 ovens. They might be pricier, but all the additional features they come with speak for themselves.

The Serie 6 ovens are a different story. They cost about $1,000 to $2,000, yet don’t come with all of the nifty features and functions their more expensive counterparts have. Ovens like the HBA13B253A still come highly recommended from customers despite their modest price, so if you’re on a budget but still want an oven that gives you quality food, a Bosch Serie 6 single oven could be your best option.

It’s highly possible that you might find the double ovens not worth the money, given that they cost $2,500+ but don’t come with all the cool features of the Serie 8 ovens. The extra room is a plus, but you’d need to think about whether you’ll be using that extra oven regularly before paying all that money for an oven that can do the same as a single oven that costs less. All but the most serious cookers will struggle to see value in the Bosch double ovens.

Overall however, Bosch justifies its position as a high-end provider of ovens and other home appliances, with its high-prices reflecting the high quality they possess.

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*Prices taken from Bosch, correct as of June 2020.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

What do customers think about Bosch Ovens?

In 2019, Australian customers gave Bosch 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for ovens.

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