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Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB Freestanding Washing Machine - White

Top energy rating. With an 8kg drum and space enough for 40 T-shirts, this Bosch washing machine is fantastic for a large family. It won’t cost an arm and a leg to run, as the A+++ energy rating means you’ll use very little energy per wash. The 1400 spin speed makes a huge improvement to your drying times and with a 15 minute Quick Wash, this is ideal for saving lots of time on your laundry days.

Watch Video Review | Read Specification Dimensions (cm): (H)84.8 x (W)59.8 x (D)55.0
 
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4.6 out of 5 customer rating

289 of 304 (95%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend

Build Quality

  4.7 out of 5

Ease of Use

  4.5 out of 5

Features

  4.6 out of 5

Quietness

  4.3 out of 5

Washing Ability

  4.7 out of 5

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"Buy it, you won't be disappointed!"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

Cons: none

"We had our AEG washer for about 23 years so were very careful about buying a replacement. We read good things about this machine in the Which report, & we are very pleased with our purchase. Our other was very basic, which meant less could go wrong. This one has lots of programmes on it which I know I will make full use of. It holds a lot more than our old one & with the drum being that much bigger it is really easy to load & unload."

164 of 164 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: DottyDaisy

Location: East Midlands

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"Bosch WAQ28461GB"

Pros: looks good

Cons: Complicated

"Bought this to replace our old Bosch which didn't miss a beat in 7 years daily use.

New model came recommended as a WHICH best buy and mostly it is.

Powder draw is flimsy compared to the old model

The drum door is lower than the old one so you can't place a standard sized basket in front of it and open the door without it fouling.

Biggest problem we find is the electronics are a bit too protective of out of balance loads and cancel the spin on the general program a lot, thus when the program has finished the washing is still sopping wet and then has to be spun on the 'rinse & spin' cycle as well."

133 of 133 people found this review helpful.

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Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: Nonickname

Location: Crewe

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Large Family

"Good Machine"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, not too deep

"We needed a machine that was not too deep to fit under our worktop and wanted one that would be quiet, reliable and wash well. This machine fits the bill nicely and was an excellent buy.

It's a complete change from the 15 year old Zanussi it replaced and is quieter, faster and generally better. Recommended."

82 of 82 people found this review helpful.

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Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: JohnDoe

Location: Howden

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 44

Family size: Small Family

"Bosch top quality again"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

"This replaced a Bosch machine that we had had for 13 years without problems. It is an excellent machine as expected and marries up nicely with the Bosch tumble dryer that we purchased at the same ime."

46 of 46 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

4 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: Hiram1D

Location: Bedford

Gender: Male

Age: Over 65

Family size: Couple

"Better if made in Germany"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Quiet, looks good

Cons: outlet pump, 1400 rpm spin performance

"We bought this to replace a faulty but similar Siemens 1400 RPM spin wash machine. The Bosch is an attractive machine with plenty of program choice and large capacity. It is among the best with an A+++ energy rating. Washing performance is very good with each appropriate program used. Other reviewers have mentioned the 15min program where wash performance is actually very good on such a short cycle. Other features such as adding extra water or reducing the wash time are welcome benefits. So too is the digital display. I particularly like when the machine finishes it is just that, you can open the door immediately. On other machines one usually has to wait 2 or 3 minutes, not a long time but infuriating if you're in a rush. Well done Bosch! But the technically similar Siemens is a better machine in some aspects. At 1400RPM spin, towels are not as dry as the Siemens because our (Bosch) condensor dryer no longer has the capacity to contain the amount of water removed to dry the same number of towels. The A+++ rating comes at a cost; time, the Bosch takes nearly 3 hours for a 40 (1400rpm) degree cotton wash compared to about 90min with its sister Siemens. When you reduce the time (speed perfect) it reduces to about 1 hour but although the wash performance remains excellent, it compromises on spin performance. This won't be an issue if you can get your washing outside to dry, but it will cost more to dry using a dryer. The Bosch is quiet except when pumping out water when it emits a slightly over bearing pulsating noise. Overall it is an excellent machine in everyway except spin performance, but I doubt it will be more expensive in the long run than its more expensive sister Siemens."

44 of 44 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

3 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

4 / 5

Build Quality:

4 / 5

Reviewed by: Jake2

Location: Co. Antrim

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

"Very pleased with my choice"

Pros: Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

"excellent machine very quiet and does the job very well"

39 of 39 people found this review helpful.

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Customer Rating:

Quietness:

5 / 5

Features:

5 / 5

Ease of Use:

5 / 5

Washing Ability:

5 / 5

Build Quality:

5 / 5

Reviewed by: JohnDoe

Location: cornwall

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 54

Family size: Small Family

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95.1% of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"We had our AEG washer for about 23 years so were very careful about buying a replacement. We read good things about this machine in the Which report, & we are very pleased with our purchase. Our other..."
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Bosch Exxcel WAQ28461GB specification

Product Detail   Feature Videos
Dimensions (H)84.8 x (W)59.8 x (D)55.0  
Brand Bosch  
Colour White  
Category Washing Machines  
SKU WAQ28461GB_WH  
How Well Does It Perform   Feature Videos
Annual Energy Cost Based On 15.44p/Unit 27.64 pounds  
Noise Level (Spin) 76 dB  
Noise Level (Wash) 54 dB  
Wash Load 8 Kg
Energy Rating A+++ Rated
Annual Energy Consumption 179 Kwh  
Annual Water Consumption 8700 Litres  
Wash Performance A Rated  
Spin Performance B Rated
Spin Speed 1400 RPM
Water Remaining After Spin 53 %  
Product Overview   Feature Videos
Childproof Lock Yes  
Control Type Buttons/Dial  
Delay Timer Length 24 Hours  
Display Type LED
Number of Wash Programmes 15  
Super / Extra Rinse Yes
Delay Timer Yes
Fuzzy Logic No  
Half Load Function Automatic
Large Porthole Yes  
Rinse Hold No  
Time Saver Function Yes
Time to End of Programme Yes  
Variable Spin Yes  
Variable Temperature Yes
Wide Opening Door Yes  
Audible End of Programme Yes
Control Panel Lock Yes
Number of Programmes 16  
Standard Programmes   Feature Videos
Cotton Programme Yes  
Dark Wash Yes  
Easy Iron Programme Yes
Economy Wash Yes  
Intensive Cycle Yes  
Mixed Load Yes  
Quick Wash Time 15 Minutes  
Silk Wash Yes
Spin And Drain Yes  
Sports Programme Yes
Synthetics Yes  
Hand Wash Yes
Pre Wash Yes  
Quick Wash Yes
Wool Programme Yes
Delicate Wash Yes
Warranty   Feature Videos
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year(s)
Features We Love   Feature Videos
3D Aqua Spa Yes  
ActiveWater™ Yes  
Allergy Plus Yes  
AntiVibration Design Yes
Aquaplus Yes  
EcoPerfect Yes  
Safeguard Yes  
SpeedPerfect Yes  
VarioPerfect™ Yes
WaveDrum™ Yes  
Installation   Feature Videos
Requires Own Furniture Door No  
Water Supply Cold Only Fill
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Bosch WAQ28461GB

While the 8kg drum is large enough to hold the equivalent of 40 T-shirts per wash, it’s not just the size that makes this Bosch an impressive model. You’ll easily shorten your drying times as the spin speed revs up to a speedy 1400rpm. It’ll squeeze out all that excess water quick, so your clothes spend less time on the line.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised with your electric bills, as this model is very sparing with energy use. It’s earned itself an A+++ (that’s right – three of them) which is 30% more efficient than an A rated model – brilliant at doing you bit for the environment.

If you’re always rushing around, sometimes the last thing you need to worry about is laundry. With Bosch’s 15 minute SuperQuick wash you’ll fit in a load here and there no problem, so you’ll have time for more important things…like putting your feet up.

The WAQ28461GB is excellent at suiting your needs on any given day. Whether you’d prefer to opt for efficiency or speed, the varioPerfect system customises everything from water and energy use to cycle length in order to give you excellent results every time. All you need to do is push a button.

It’s also fantastic for open living spaces, as this model is surprisingly discreet. The external panels are designed to reduce vibration and eliminate as much noise as possible too. Great to know you’re not going to be disturbed by your laundry.

 

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