The Bosch 800 series is one of the newest refrigerators on the market. It has some great new features and a few problems you should know about before you buy. In this video you’ll learn about all the best features, its reliability, and then a brief comparison against GE, Samsung and the new Beko on the market.
In the end you know whether the Bosch is right for you. Let’s get started. First, the refrigerator is offered in two styles the B36CT80SNS and B36CT81SNS the 81 has pro handles and is a nice compliment to a pro range if you’re remodeling your whole kitchen. Otherwise, it’s the same refrigerator with a $300 added cost with pro handles.
Bosch’s best features are their two compressor’s, Sub-Zero made to compressor refrigerator popular years ago, basically to compressors keep air in separate chambers to eliminate crossover taste, odor and temperature from the warmer refrigerator to the colder freezer. So your ice cream and frozen food will taste better. They’ll also be less frost and defrosting because the temperatures will remain more constant.
Bosch is the only freestanding refrigerator with two compressors Samsung, LG and Beko. all have to evaporators. Compressors are a bit better with temperature. Also, does the little things well, it’s only 40 decibels, making it the quietest refrigerator on the market. Like many of their dishwashers you won’t hear it in your kitchen. Bosch lined the back wall of the refrigerator with stainless steel. Stainless steel absorbs cold better than plastic.
So placing your foods against steel will make them colder faster. Ethylene gas from spoiling foods is filtered in Bosch crispers. These gases cause food to spoil faster and can cross contaminate other foods, so your produce and veggies will last longer in a Bosch. Lastly, like GE, Samsung and LG, Bosch is Wi-Fi enable can be controlled from an app on your phone.
You can see and adjust temperature. There are two problems with Bosch versus pricey at twenty eight, ninety nine, making it the highest price French door on the market, the reliability slightly better than average at 20 percent service in the first year versus 25 percent for the industry. Refrigerators have the highest rate due to icemakers at 25 percent first year. You’ll probably need service within a couple of years, so know who will be fixing your refrigerator before you buy. Not when you actually need service.
So how does Bosch compete?
GE Profile is less expensive than Bosch by $100 – $300. It has Wi-Fi like Bosch, but two evaporators instead of two compressors. It’s not as quiet, it doesn’t address ethylene or have a stainless steel back. However, GE is bigger at 23.1 23.1 cubic feet versus 21 for the Bosch. Bosch is only slightly more reliable at 20 percent of their refrigerators needing service versus profiles 21.3.
Samsung has endless configurations similar to Bosch, and on promotion can be much cheaper by $500 – $1,000 like GE it has to evaporators and none of the more sophisticated Bosch features. Samsung is also less reliable at 25.14 percent service Beko is the newest refrigerator and has arguably more tech than Bosch. It addresses ethylene gas even better than Bosch and has active blue light technology to promote photosynthesis and keeping fruit and vegetables fresher for a longer period.
It even has IonGuard technology to send negatively charged ions to neutralize the positive ions of odors, keeping your refrigerator smelling fresher. Bosch will be quieter, has the stainless back as well as Wi-Fi functionality. It’s also larger at 21 to 19.5 cubic feet for the Beko.
Should you consider the Bosch? In terms of features?
Yes, Bosch has more than any other brand and is significantly quieter. It’s a newer product, so reliability should prove even more. So it is worthy of consideration along with the Samsung, GE and Beko, depending on the final prices and promotions as well as product availability.