Expert Review: All you need to know about Bosch WAB16161IN Front Load Washing Machine

Bosch Front Load Washing Machine


After a gamut of reviews on Samsung, LG and Panasonic washing machines, today we decided to pick a washing machine from a different brand, namely Bosch. Now, we all know that Bosch is a famous brand when it comes to providing us with some crackling electronic goods which makes our lives a step simpler. Therefore, today we will review a washing machine from the house of Bosch, namely Bosch WAB16161IN Front Load Washing Machine. By the name you have already understood that it is a front load washing machine with a holding capacity of 6kg. The machine has quite a few features and is priced Rs.29990/- (MRP). One things for sure, the machine costs much lesser than the ones we have reviewed earlier. However, is this machine worth the price? We shall check it out in the review below.


Product Description

  • Washing capacity text: 6 Kg Washing Capacity
  • Washing method text: Tumble Wash for Superior Wash Quality,
  • Number of wash programs text: 7 wash programs for different Washing requirement
  • Maximum spin speed text: 800 RPM for partial drying




After a brief product description, we will start our review session by talking about the design of Bosch WAB16161IN washing machine. Now, the machine does not look anything different from the washing machines that we have reviewed earlier from other brands. We, especially feel the machine looks quite similar to one of the Samsung’s washing machine owing to that fact that it has a completely white body. Yes, to start with Bosch WAB16161IN is a snow white machine with a white front door as well. Altogether, it gives an elegant look to the machine. There is a dial and a digital display above the machine door from where you choose the desired wash programme along with further setting from the digital display. It will also show the status of the chosen wash programme.


Now, the wash drum of the machine has a holding capacity of 6kg and is made of stainless steel, to avid the growth of harmful bacteria along with rusting and corrosion. The digital display can be operated with simple touch and the dial is also quite easy to rotate. With that, we complete our description about the design of the machine. However, a little bit difference in the look of the machine from other brands would have added a lot more elegance to the interior of your home.



Active Water


Just like the name, the Active Water feature is super clever that adjusts the level of water by understanding the load of fabrics that have been thrown into the machine. In fact, it is so genius that works at reducing the usage of water which in turn saves a lot of electricity. Furthermore, this technologically updated washing machine uses hot water to completely eliminate the detergent deposit and bacteria which generally forms inside the wash drum. Hence, this system increases the life of the machine and gives you an amazing washing experience.

Allergy Plus + ECARF


Did you know, Bosch WAB16161IN is the first ever washing machine with ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation) certified programme? Well, yes that is the truth. The programme will reassure to deliver a hygienic programme which washes away the excess detergent the clothes with just one push of a button. Hence, say goodbye to allergies.

Pre-Activated Speed Perfect


Now, you this feature is common in almost all washing machines, just that they are recognized by different names from different brands. With this features, you can speed up the wash cycle and reduce the time by 65%. However, if you fear about the wash results, then FYI the feature does not compromise on the performance. Therefore, experience more time for things that you love to do.

Time Delay 24hrs


The Time Delay 24hrs feature lets you delay your wash cycle between 1 to 24 hours. this way you don’t have to wait for it to finish. Simply set the time and delay the wash cycle to give you fresh laundry as per your requirement.

Super 15’/30′ Programme


There are times when we happen to be in a hurry for work, however, we are also left with some amount of laundry work. Worry not, with Bosch’s Super 15’/30′ Programme, you will get the benefit to wash, rinse and spin up to 2kgs of your lightly soiled laundry within 15-30 minutes. It is that quick and simple!


Warranty & Support

Warranty: 1 year warranty on the product and 10 year warranty on the mortar.

However, in case any defects in the manufacturing or functioning of the product are found during its Lifecycle, you can get in touch with Bosch Customer support. You can also register a service request with HomeYantra online and an authorized technician from brand will visit and resolve the issue.


Price & Availability

Bosch Fully Automatic Washing Machine is priced Rs.29990/- (MRP) and you can buy it from In case you require further information related to offers and EMI, go ahead and click here.


Our Thoughts

The Good: First of all, we love the features of this machine. It has all the important features which we have reviewed in previous washing machine from other brands; however it is quite light on your pocket. Though the features were quite same, however the features performed effectively that is sure to give you a superior wash performance. Lastly, Front Load Washing Machine is also quite pocket friendly (as mentioned earlier) if we compare it to the features it has to offer us.

The Bad: This is exactly not bad; however we are not quite happy about the design of the machine. The design of the machine is quite common, almost a dupe for the Samsung washing machine. Therefore, something new would have been more appreciated and would have taken up the game of elegance a notch up.

The Bottom-Line: Well, Bosch Front Load Washing Machine WAB16161IN is one such electronic household product which deserves a place in your house. It performs quite well to give you the best laundry experience at the given price of Rs.29990/-, thereby taking care of your fabrics. In addition, it has 7 different wash programme options to suit your needs as per the requirement. Therefore, we feel you can give this product a try. Of course, the design part can a turn off for you; however if you are not particular about it then you can give it a shot.

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