I will soon be buying a new clothes washer and am leaning towards the
Bosch 3200 UC, mainly because of its low water and electricity usage, as
well as Bosch's good name. I have heard several appliance repair people say
that they recommend Bosch because they are longer-lasting than North
American models, but they seem to cost quite a bit more.
The Bosch models I've seen always seem to be smaller. I have a Duet which
is also very efficient with water and energy but has a ton more capacity
than the biggest Bosch.
I have a Bosch dishwasher and can vouch for the quality of their
appliances. They do tend to be a bit pricey though.
I would buy either a Whirlpool or Kenmore version of the Elite Duet front
loader or a Maytag front loader. Owned both and both have their good points
and bad points but both hold a lot of clothes unlike the Bosch. I found the
Maytag reliable even though Consumer Reports says it is not. Also doesn't
have balence problems like Whirlpool/Kenmore on weak floors.
Thanks for the replies. I too was concerned about the relatively small size
of the Bosch's I had seen, but then this one showed up in one of the
It lists as having the same size as the Whirlpool Duet/Kenmore and Maytag,
and most if not all of the same features. I too read the consumer reports
(latest as well as past) but while it was quite informative, there was no
review of any of the Bosch's. I don't know how new a model this is, having
just started looking into the Bosch models a few weeks ago.
The Sears Canada (haven't looked at the US site, but it might as well) has a
great breakdown of each model they carry listing many facts that even the
manufacturers sites are missing.
The Bosch looks small but you can fit a lot of stuff in there. My only
complaint about the Bosch is that the dryer (for the older style -- not
the one you referenced) is too small. If you pack the clothes in the
washer, the clothes will be too packed in the dryer.
They're great machines. Exceedingly well built, long warranty, and they
heat the water (plus, power wash gets rid of 99% of stains).
-Some- consumer opinions....
DO make sure there is a servicer in your area....just in case
service/parts are ever needed.
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