Washing machines are a long-term investment, so it pays to do your research before buying one. It can also pay to spend a little extra for a big name brand that delivers long-term reliability and performance. One of the biggest names in the world of front loader washing machines is Bosch. When it comes to washing machines, Bosch deals exclusively.
Bosch WAP28378GB Serie 6 EcoSilence Washing Machine White Review
The Bosch WAP28378GB Serie 6 EcoSilence is the machine for the day. This machine has an 8Kg (4.2 Cu.Ft.) capacity which is ideal for most medium sized households and a dizzying 1400rpm Spin speed with A+++ energy rated with technological advancements. It measures 848mm (33.34In) in height by 598mm (23.6 In) width and 550mm (21.65 In) depth for space conservation.
This Bosch VarioPerfect washing machine boasts intelligent ActiveWater technology that uses the right amount of water for every load and never wastes a drop, according to producer.
The new design of the sidewalls is not only eye catching, but the system also provides more stability and reduces vibration. The enhanced insulation goes a long way in regulating the noise levels, making Bosch very quiet even during the spin cycle.
The display screen is located at the centre with programme flowchart below it. Wash programmes are selected by a large ergonomic dial located to the right of the machine with degrees of wash programmes listed alongside it. The start/delay button is located to the end.
With this machine you can select different spin speeds using the touch buttons to the left. Once the cycle comes to an end, there is a buzzer that goes off. That way, no matter what you are doing, you know it is time to get your laundry.
Program and Features
This machine has a variety of programmes 15 to be exact. Through its perfect program range, VarioPerfect ensures top wash results for all types of fabrics and every load. With VarioPerfect, you can set most programs to be quicker or more efficient with the SpeedPerfect and EcoPerfect functions. This reduces time by up to 65% or energy by up to 50%. However, we are not sure if the reduced laundering time still gets you the same pristine results.
The ActiveWater Technology consists of three components: the sensor-controlled, continuous automatic load adjustment, the optimised water induction, and the drum system. To avoid water wastage, the sensor adjusts the exact water consumption to the wash, according to the fabric type and quantity.
The laundry is soaked faster and more evenly through the optimised water inflow which is usually mild and gentle and thanks to the VarioSoft or Vario drum and its droplet-shaped structure and paddles, the water gets distributed more evenly and faster.
ActiveWater washing machines make a significant contribution to efficient water management in your home especially now that water is becoming a more valuable resource.
The Ecosilence drive feature lowers the noise emissions from the unit, to provide you with those moments of peace. Have you ever forgotten to put an item in the machine? Bosch has you sorted.
With the brilliant reload feature, you can pause the wash, let the door unlock, throw in whatever you forgot then carry on with the cycle. It is a handy feature that goes to show how much thought went into the machine.
Quick 15‘ allows you to wash 2 kg of lightly soiled laundry in a record time of 15 minutes – including main wash, rinse and spin. If you have that favourite t-shirt you wanted to wear but found it was dirty, this feature allows you to get it ready in just 15 minutes.
With the 24h Start Delay, you can enjoy even more flexibility and you can pre-set the required time for the washing machine program to start. In this way, you can be sure that your washing will be finished precisely when you want.
ActiveWater is Bosch’s way of intelligently matching water use to how dirty the load is, and the SoftSurge drum is Bosch’s way of allowing you to wash gently or more vigorously, based on the type of clothes you’re washing. It provides flexibility when washing.
The sensors in the machine assess and calculate how much water is needed for each load so that everything is always washed accurately without water being wasted.
With a delay timer you can postpone the starting of a drying cycle for up to 24 hours, so if you’re on a tight schedule, or you would like to start the cycle at a particular time, this feature allows you to do that.
Efficiency, conclusion and Price
Most of the washing machines from Bosch are excellent and efficient in both water and electricity.
Depending on the line, there are different economy-minded features and settings. They have several machines that have an energy rating of A+ or better and there are even a few that have a score of A+++.
Higher efficiency ratings can help the consumer save money as well as being good for the environment.
Some reviews suggest that program times of this machine are ridiculously long. The Drum contents of this machine remain damp even after 1400 rpm spin.
This machine does not have a spin only feature as items often need further spinning after a full wash to reduce time spent in tumble dryer. Therefore, “eco-friendliness” is completely negated as tumble dryer uses more electricity and doing laundry is consequently more expensive.
The price of this machine is on the higher side compared to other models with the same features but lower when compared to models of the same brand. The unique features and programs this machine has gives it a plus above others (energy efficient, eco silence, active water technology, varioPerfect) hence more value for money for the buyer.
The rating this machine has from online stores is 4.3 out of 5 with the only major problem being the price.
If you’re looking for an all-around good washing machine, then you needn’t look further than the Bosch WAP28378GB Serie 6 EcoSilence. Its overall cleaning ability is top notch giving you a great clean to your synthetics and cottons.