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
10.0
Overall steaming
n/a
Boiled eggs
n/a
Fish, rice and vegetables
n/a
Steamed pudding
n/a

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
Tank capacity (L)
n/a

Functions

Classic bake
Fan grill
Pizza mode or bottom element with fan
Fan assisted
×
Fan forced
Bottom element only
Grill only
Half grill
Defrost
Warm mode
Bread baking
n/a
Steam reheat
n/a
Steam only
n/a
Succession cooking
n/a

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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