Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bosch WFVC5400UC Front Load Washer Review

Price Range: $800 - $1000
As a company, Bosch lays claim to the most highly water and energy efficient front load washers available today, while still remaining competetive from a price standpoint. While doing this, the aren't sacrificing features from their front load machines. The Bosch WFCV5400UC front load washer is one offering from Bosch in the mid-range capacity.
* Bosch proprietary AquaStop technology which uses a network of sensors to monitor the washer for efficiency and performance
* 4.4 cubic foot capacity will allow very large loads to be washed
* Exceeds the Federal government's energy standards by 102%
* Surpasses the Energy Star 2001 guidelines
* EcoAction option can reduce the energy usage by up to 20%
* Bosch ActiveWater technology provides 400 gallons worth of cleaning power from only 13 gallons of water used
* 15 wash cycles to choose from to allow users to program the washer for nearly any load type
* ActiveClean technology from Bosch to provide the best possible cleaning performance
* High speed spin cycle to remove the most water from clothes to reduce drying times needed
* Special stain removal option designed to target a wide variety of stains with a single cycle option
* XxtraSanitary setting will heat water, using an internal heater, up to 170 degrees for extra cleaning power
* Cycle designed specifically for large bulky single items like comforters
* Cycle designed for jeans to clean while reducing fading and wrinkles
* Quick small cycle can be used to clean small loads in only 20 minutes
* Quick large cycle can be used to clean large loads in just 45 minutes
* Allergy rinse setting uses extra rinsing to ensure that all traces of detergent are removed from clothes
* BabyCare cycle uses extra water and high temperature water to ensure clothes are extra clean, like cloth diapers
* Anti-Vibration system to reduce noise and vibrations
* National Science Foundation certified for killing 99.9% of common household bacteria
* Industry leading 2 year warranty

While there aren't the same number of reviews out there for the Bosch WFVC5400UC as there are for some other front load washers like the LG WM2010CW the reviews that are out there for this front load washer are very positive. It has received an average review of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and every reviewer would recommend this product to another shopper. This is the first front load washer reviewed here to receive a rating this high that is not made by the LG corporation. Across the board the Bosch WFCV5400UC received high marks for all aspects. This front load washer looks like a real strong performer.

With a rating like 4.9 out of 5 stars, there really isn't much negatively said about the Bosch WFVC5400UC front load washer. With most models reviewed here, even the ones that got overall very high reviews there are typically some reviews floating around out there that rate the washer quite low. That isn't the case with this washer. The only thing that some reviewers has to mention slightly negatively about this washer is that they felt that it could have had a slightly better value for the price.

With its very high consumer ratings, and extensive list of features, the Bosch WFVC5400UC seems to be a very good choice for anyone looking to buy a new front load washer. It appears as though this washer is a slightly better alternative to the similarly priced and sized LG WM2301HW, despite the LG offering being a seemingly more common choice for consumers. This particular Bosch model has slightly more features, and one should not forget the industry leading 2 year warrany, with 1 year being the standard. If a fully featured front load washer with a 4.0+ cubic foot capacity is what you are in the market for the Bosch WFVC5400UC front load washer should be a strong consideration.

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