Updated 17 Sep 2015

Bosch

HGV74W355A

Snapshot: The Bosch HGV74W355A is a freestanding electric oven with gas cooktop. How did it perform in our test kitchen?

HGV74W355A
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2599

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Test results

Overall score
80
Oven performance
?/10
Cooktop performance
?/10
Oven ease of use
?/10
Cooktop ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Oven performance is very good.
  • Cooktop performance is very good.
  • Oven and cooktop are easy to use.
  • Very good burner layout.
  • Grill tray rolls out smoothly and has stoppers.
  • Oven shelves roll out smoothly on telescopic runners.
  • Grill element has a shield.
  • Door and inside glass panel can be removed for cleaning.
  • Excellent visibility through oven door.
  • Catalytic liners provide excellent coverage.
  • Has storage drawer.
  • Comes with wok trivet.
  • Has flame-failure protection.
  • Child lock on oven controls.

But

  • Cooktop controls can be reached by children.

Recall

May 2017 update: In October 2016, Bosch recalled its HGV74W355A dual-fuel oven because gas could leak and cause an explosion. It has now expanded the recall to include batch numbers 8608 - 8900, as well as 8901 - 9110. See our recall notice for more information.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Oven performance (25%)
  • Cooktop performance (25%)
  • Oven ease of use (25%)
  • Cooktop ease of use (25%)

Key data

Cooking test results (/10)

Pizza
8.5
Roast chicken
8.5
Scones
8.8
Meringues
8.0
Toast
7.5
White sauce
9.0
Rice
7.0
Melting chocolate
10.0
Stir-frying
8.0

Model

Avg price
$2599
Cooktop type
Gas

Specifications

Internal useable volume (L)
61
External HxWxD (cm)
900 x 600 x 600
Internal HxWxD (cm)
300 x 480 x 422
Width (cm)
60
Oven running costs ($/yr)
$34
Oven shelves/trays
2/2
Catalytic liner
Pyrolytic self-cleaning
×
Telescopic runners
yes (2)
Storage compartment
Cooktop surface
Stainless steel
Dual elements
n/a
Cooktop residual heat indicator
n/a

Functions

Conventional bake
Fan-forced baking
Fan-assisted baking
×
Bottom element + fan

Features

Grill
Half grill
Fan grill
Rapid heat
Warm
×
Defrost

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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