Updated 17 Apr 2018

Bosch

HBG655HS1A

Snapshot: The Bosch HBG655HS1A single oven has self-cleaning liners. But how did it perform in our test kitchen?

HBG655HS1A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1999

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Test results

Overall score
81
Oven performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Toast
?/10
Scones
?/10
Roast chicken
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent baking and grilling performance.
  • OK to use.
  • Visibility through the oven door is very good.
  • Controls are OK to use (but difficult to decipher initially).
  • Door and glass can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Grill element can be lowered for easy cleaning.
  • Has a child lock.
  • Has 2 sets of telescopic runners.
  • Has recessed shelf for higher baking trays.
  • EcoClean Direct coating (performs similarly to catalytic liners) on ceiling and walls provide excellent coverage.
  • Has adjustable preset temperatures.
  • Has pre-programmed automatic cooking functions.
  • Extra functions include slow cooking, preheating ovenware and sabbath mode.

But

  • No smokeless grill tray.
  • Grill tray can accidently be pulled out (even though grill tray has stoppers).
  • Grill tray and shelves move out loosely.
  • No separate grill rack.
  • No shield in front of grill element.
  • Shelf stoppers don’t prevent the shelves from accidentally being pulled out.
  • Gap between door and glass can trap condensation and spills.
  • Telescopic runners can be fiddly to remove and clean.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Oven performance (60%): Based on toast, scones, meringues, roast chicken and pizza.
Ease of use (40%): Evaluated controls and displays, ease of using the grill and oven shelves, replacing light bulbs, and cleaning.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1999
Type
Single oven
Width
Standard (600mm)

More test results (/10)

Meringues
9.5
Pizza
10

Specifications

External HxWxD (mm)
595 x 594 x 548
Internal usable dimensions (HxWxD, mm)
320 x 490 x 420
Annual running costs
$30
Usable volume (L)
66
Shelves
2
Shelf positions
5

Functions

Classic bake
Yes
Fan grill
Yes
Pizza mode or bottom element with fan
Yes
Fan assisted
No
Fan forced
Yes
Bottom element only
Yes
Grill only
Yes
Half grill
Yes
Defrost
Yes
Warm mode
Yes

Features

Clock
Yes
Timer
Yes
Baking tray
2
Smokeless grill tray
No
Telescopic runners
Yes
Child lock
Yes (controls)
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
No
Catalytic liners
No (EcoClean Direct coating on ceiling and walls)

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-
Price surveyed
March 2018