Updated 27 Sep 2016

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

Specifications

External HxWxD (mm)
478 x 896 x 568
Internal useable dimensions (HxWxD, mm)
290 x 620 x 400
Annual running costs
$44
Useable volume (L)
70
Shelves
3
Shelf positions
4
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
3
Smokeless grill tray
No
Telescopic runners
Yes
Child lock
Yes
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
No
Catalytic liners
Yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-