Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The EnergyStar

Look at this Bosch washer:

Bosch Washer

Now guess how much it costs to operate?

Bosch Washer

You are probably thinking...Yeah, but it is way smaller than my present top loader. Wrong thought. The new Bosch 24 inch front loaders are 3.2 cubic foot in capacity. Your top loader is 2.4-2.5 without the agitator, uses about $100-150 more in electricity, 30 gallons more water and requires more detergent as well. The Bosch spins at 1200 RPM as opposed to 400, so the clothes require less drying time.

One last note: The Bosch is gentler on your clothes, because it does not have an agitator.


  1. Anonymous1:42 PM


    Which Bosch model is this? Are the energy savings on this unit worth it relative to the the Maytag units that are offered on special?

  2. It is the WAS2016. The Bosch is a larger at 3.4 cubic to 2.0 and a more energy efficient unit.

    Maytag is $400-500 less expensive, so it really depends on budget and useage