If you use a lot of ice, pick another refrigerator.
24 March 2014
Summary: Overall, I'm happy with this refrigerator. Great size, lots of storage options. The one gripe I have is with the ice maker. First of all, it's really small. That's probably a good thing though since it takes the ice maker close to 3 days to fill it! I guess since the Germans drink everything at room temperature, they didn't really care if they put in a miniscule ice maker that can create 2 buckets of ice in a week.
Summary: After 4 months with the fridge, its been a love hate relationship. Love the looks, hate the ice maker. in the 4 months, i've taken it apart 2 times to fix it. luckily its something that hasn't required a service visit and hasn't costed me anything except my time and a few stranded moments without ice. i know, first world problems. here is the kicker which explains my title.
Summary: We have owned this for 2.5 yrs and have been happy with the exception of the ice maker. I think if it is opened too much the ice maker freezes up. This is a constant annoyance and quite disappointing for the price paid. Also both doors have to be open to get into the right crisper drawer. We had cosmetic damage to the left door and a new one took 2 months to get because it shipped from Korea. Previously owned a Maytag and it was junk. Plagued by inconsistent temperature.
Summary: We live in Europe and the US. While we have had Bosch appliances at times, we've moved on. Americans should understand Bosch appliances are the GE or Whirlpool of Europe. They are not good, not bad but little more than mass market appliances built to a price point. The premium price charged in the USA is supporting the marketing that goes into posturing the brand as some sort of upscale product.
Summary: Maybe ours is just a lemon, but 6 service calls in 6 months. The icemaker has never made more than 8 cubes over a 24 hour period even after replacing the icemaker and changing out a fan. The crushed ice mode has never worked. The larger shelves don't remain level with more than a few items on it. The stainless finish is very fingerprint prone.
Summary: I purchased the Bosch refrigerator when the previous fridge died. It had the fewest on-line complaints and was actually made in the U.S. rather than Mexico. While it's really too soon to actually rate this refrigerator because I only just got it a week ago, here are some things that i've found: 1. The stainless steel isn't actually stainless so fridge magnets will stick. 2. The stainless look is on the doors only, sides are dark brown. 3.
Summary: Have had this fridge for over 2 years now and still works well. Had two ice cube jams with the tray in 2 years. One irksome thing is that all three of our right side door shelves have cracked and failed. Thankfully they can be purchased for [$price] each. The guy at the parts store I use to buy the shelves said they try and keep them in stock because so many people are replacing them. Too bad Bosch can't issue a recall like auto manufacturers do.