Updated 9 Aug 2017

Bosch

WAW32640AU

Snapshot: The Bosch WAW32640AU front loader has an 8.5kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

WAW32640AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2598

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Test results

Overall score
80
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK water efficiency.
  • Very good spin efficiency.
  • Hand-washable woollens cycle.

But

  • Poor gentleness.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2598
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Germany

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 59
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
100
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
90
Noise (dBA)
58
Wash cycle time (min)
155
Water use (L/wash)
77
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
28
Test cycle
Cottons (SpeedPerfect de-selected), Cold, 1600rpm, 2:10 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cottons 60°C, Eco Perfect, 1600rpm
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
250
Energy label - stars
★★★★
Water label consumption (L)
73
Water label - stars
★★★★

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
×
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
Out-of-balance correction
Yes
Add items
Yes
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes
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