Bosch WAS20160UCAxxis 2.2 Cu. Ft. White Stackable Front Load Washer - Energy Star
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Here is another good washer from Bosch

Washing machines come in all styles and forms nowadays, and there's a staggering range available on the market. From cheap budget models to extremely expensive top of the line models, there's something out there for everyone. But the majority of us just want a decent quality mid-range machine. Something that's good quality and can wash our clothes, without breaking the bank to do it. A mid-range washer should cost somewhere in the region of £300 to £400. They might not be as feature laden as their top of the line brethren, but they should be decent quality and will do everything that you need from a washer. A good brand for mid-range electronics is Bosch, who have a good reputation for making reliable and quality products. But which Bosch is best? We took two of their best-selling machines, the WAE24368GB and the WAE28368 and ran a comparison to see what their differences are and which one is best. If you're in the market for a new mid-range appliance, then read on to find out which one of these we recommend.


Most homes already have a designated spot for a washing machine with a plumbing connection, and since you want your washer to fit into that space size can be an important consideration. However, both these machines are firmly in the middle of the standard range of sizes, measuring in at 85 cm tall, 60 cm wide and 60 cm deep, so they should be suitable for most washer areas.


Washer capacity is measured in kilos and is the amount of washing that you can safely do in one load. Larger capacity means that you can wash more laundry, resulting in running the machine less often and saving on running costs. Both these machines have a pretty large seven kilo capacity.

Special Features...

As we'd expect there are a few nice features here. Both machines have the mid-range standard features of delayed starting, extra rinse cycles and easy iron setting. The WAE24368GB has an eco-setting for saving water and a super speedy fifteen minute setting for really quick washes. The WAE28368 has an economy setting that cuts down on both water and electricity use to save money.


As with most electrical appliances you can't just think about the initial cost of your washing machine, you have to consider the running costs too. Both these machines get an excellent A++ energy rating, meaning that they're very economical. The average annual running cost for the WAE24368GB is around £16, and for the WAE28368 it's about £15.


The WAE24368GB will set you back around £325, the WAE28368 goes for about £360.

Which One is Better?

They're both pretty great machines, and either one would make a good choice. But in the end we went with the WAE24368GB. It's a little cheaper, and the running costs are only marginally higher. But we loved it's speedy washing cycle, as well as the eco saving water feature.