Updated 17 Apr 2018

Bosch

HVA541NSO

Snapshot: The Bosch HVA541NS0 single oven has catalytic liners on back and side walls. But how did it perform in our test kitchen?

HVA541NSO
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3699

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Test results

Overall score
75
Oven performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Toast
?/10
Scones
?/10
Roast chicken
?/10

Good points

  • Very good oven performance.
  • OK to use.
  • Has OK-to-use controls.
  • Visibility through the oven door is excellent.
  • Has catalytic liners on back and side walls.
  • Has a child lock.
  • Grill element has a shield.
  • Shelves, baking trays and pans have a smooth coating making them easy to clean.
  • Door can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Oven shelves have stoppers.

But

  • No smokeless grill tray.
  • Grill element can’t be lowered for cleaning.
  • The grill tray can be pulled out when not using the telescopic runners (even though it has stoppers).
  • Large trays and shelves can be heavy to remove from the oven with a load.
  • Large shelves and trays can be difficult to clean in a sink.
  • 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
$3699
Type
Single oven
Width
Wide (900mm)

More test results (/10)

Meringues
9.5
Pizza
9.0

Specifications

External HxWxD (mm)
478 x 896 x 568
Internal usable dimensions (HxWxD, mm)
290 x 620 x 400
Annual running costs
$44
Usable volume (L)
70
Shelves
3
Shelf positions
4

Functions

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

Features

Clock
Yes
Timer
Yes
Baking tray
3
Smokeless grill tray
No
Telescopic runners
Yes
Child lock
Yes
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
No
Catalytic liners
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-
Price surveyed
March 2018