Bosch WAS28461GB

Summary

User Score

Pros

  • Incredible A*** energy efficiency rating
  • Excellent cycles for delicate items
  • Good build quality
  • Long cycle times can be adjusted to become shorter

Cons

  • Expensive
  • 8kg capacity can only be used with the cotton cycle
  • Complicated

Review Price £529.00

Key Features: A*** energy efficiency rating; 8kg drum capacity; 1400 RPM spin speed

Manufacturer: Bosch

Bosch WAS28461GB

If your main consideration when buying a washing machine is its energy efficiency, then look no further than the Bosch WAS28461GB, a machine that boasts an A*** energy efficiency rating that is really quite incredible.

On top of this, it also has a spin efficiency rating of B — the higher the spin efficiency the dryer the clothes are when they come out of the machine, so they don’t need as long in the tumble dryer. All this energy efficiency is great for the environment, but it also means big savings on electricity bills. There’s even an eco setting to make your washing even more environmentally friendly.

Fortunately, energy efficiency doesn’t mean bad cleaning; the Bosch WAS28461GB is a powerful washing machine that can manage up to 1400 revolutions per minute, which is a good speed for a machine with an 8kg drum capacity. This large drum lets you clean bigger loads of washing ensuring you don’t have to keep loading and unloading the machine and even offering the option of using the Bosch branded device to clean items such as duvets.

There are several different wash programmes to choose from, including a silk setting that handles delicates well. You can also select a different temperature and spin speed every time you wash, so you can always get the right settings for your clothes. If, as many others have, you find the standard cycles to be a bit too long you can speed them up by using the Speed Perfect setting. There’s also a quick wash setting which is extremely speedy and the LED display shows you how long the cycle has left.

All these settings do mean that the Bosch WAS28461GB can be a bit difficult to use, so you might need to consult the manual quite a lot at first. It’s also, at double the price of some other models, undeniably a very expensive machine however you will save money on your energy bills over time, and if you’re eco-conscious you’ll be hard pressed to find a more energy efficient machine.