Bosch WAB24161GB Washing Machine Review

Bosch WAB24161GB
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  • Bosch WAB24161GB
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  • Last modified: April 26, 2018
  • Build Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 86%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 90%
  • Quietness
    Editor: 86%
  • Performance
    Editor: 88%
  • Value for Money
    Editor: 89%

Review Summary:

It’s far from the best washing machine from this brand, but the Bosch WAB24161GB does perform well for the task of washing clothes. If you can get past a few of the points where this machine does not perform well, the quality of the washing results and the reliable build help to make this washing machine a pretty good value for the price. The 6kg capacity means that it is really only a good choice for homes with just a few people, but it comes highly recommended from past buyers on ao, with 100% of them saying that they would recommend it to a friend.

With the Bosch WAB24161GB, you have a 6kg washing machine that provides good cleaning results. Compared to many of the more expensive Bosch washing machines, this one could be better, but this model comes at a low price and it still delivers the build quality that you expect from this brand. In addition to that, this model gets good marks for efficiency, using an estimated 153 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

If your top concern is the cleaning performance, then the WAB24161GB from Bosch should be a satisfying purchase. It uses Bosch’s ActiveWater technology to manage the amount of water used per load, and it has the 3D AquaSpa system to ensure that all of the laundry gets thoroughly saturated during the wash cycle.

This model is on the lower end of Bosch’s range, so it does not come with all of the options that you would get if you were to move up the range. This washer comes with fifteen programmes for washing laundry, but many of these are just different options for washing cottons. In total, it is five different options for washing cottons, and you have two temperature settings for washing synthetics. Beyond the options for washing cottons and synthetics, you have special programmes for wool, anti-allergy, delicates and mixed load. You also have a spin & drain programme and a rinse only.

Since this is one of the budget models from Bosch, the WAB24161GB does not come with a wide range of features to manage the different programmes. It has the SpeedPerfect feature for cutting the programme times by up to 40% and you can also add a pre-wash to some of the cycles. It also has a delay start timer, and you can adjust the spin speed on some of the programmes.

While this washing machine does do well for cleaning performance, there are a few ways that it could be better. The spin speed maxes out at 1200 rpm, and it is a bit of an underperformer when it comes to removing moisture from the laundry. It can also get kind of noisy during the spin cycle, so that might be an irritation for some users. As a further point, many of the programmes take a long time to run and you do not have a quick wash option.

As a plus, this model is very easy to operate. Most users will not even need to refer to the instructions to figure this one out. It has all of the different programmes arranged around a dial for easy selection and you have buttons for things like adding a pre-wash, selecting the SpeedPerfect option and for changing the spin speed. It also has a simple display with a countdown timer, and that is a nice convenience feature.


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• 6kg capacity
• Anti-allergy programme
• Time saver
• Automatic half-load
• Variable spin speed control
• Delay start timer
• Display with countdown timer
• 2-year warranty from manufacturer
• A+++ energy rating


• Spin performance could be better
• Can get a little noisy at times
• Long cycle times

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