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2023 Bosch Induction Ranges: Key Differences

August 2nd, 2023 | 4 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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2023 Bosch Induction Ranges: Key Differences

Bosch is renowned for its reliability, and now they offer four induction ranges.

However, two of these induction ranges aren't manufactured by Bosch and could pose a problem.

In this article, we will explore the differences between all four models, highlighting their pros and cons.

In the end, we will reveal the ranges you should consider and the ones you should wait and see before deciding (we are being polite).

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Bosch Induction Ranges: Key Differences

Difference 1: Slide-in vs. Freestanding Front Control

The first notable difference between the four models is that two are slide-in ranges: the HIIP057 and the HII8057U, while the other two are freestanding front control ranges.

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1. Bosch Benchmark Slide-In Induction Range
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2. Bosch Benchmark Slide-In Induction Range Installed

Slide-in ranges sit directly over your countertop, eliminating the seam between the range and the cabinet, which prevents food and liquids from getting trapped.

However, they may not entirely replace your existing freestanding range, as you might need some minor countertop modifications depending on your current setup.

On the other hand, the HIS8055U and HII8056C are front controls designed to replace your current 30-inch freestanding or front control range.

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1. Bosch 800 Series Freestanding Front Control-Induction Range HIS8055U
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2. Bosch 800 Series Freestanding Front Control Induction Range HIS8655U

If you're unsure about your current setup, check if the cooktop overhangs your countertop.

Read More: What’s the Difference Between Freestanding and Slide-In Ranges?

Difference 2: Width

The HIS8655U induction range is 36 inches wide, while the other three models have the standard 30 inches wide.

This size difference will be discussed in more detail later in the article, particularly regarding oven capacity.

Difference 3: Bosch Benchmark and 800 Series Induction Ranges

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Bosch Benchmark and 800 Series Induction Ranges

 

The differences between the Bosch Benchmark and 800 Series slide-in ranges are not significant.

Both are slide-in ranges with convection ovens and share a similar oven size of 4.6 cubic feet.

Bosch's oven capacities are slightly smaller than other brands' average of approximately 5.3 cubic feet.

Additionally, they both feature warming drawers, allowing you to cook and serve at different times for up to three hours without worrying about serving microwaved food.

Both models have high burner outputs on their induction cooktops, with one burner reaching 3700 watts, two burners at 3600 watts, and another at 2200 watts. This exceeds the industry average.

The Bosch Benchmark has a bridge burner that connects the front and back burners for a griddle or odd-shaped dish.

However, this feature comes at an additional cost of $300 compared to the 800 Series.

Difference 4: Oven Sizes

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1. Bosch Induction Range HIS8655U Oven Size
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2. Bosch Induction Range HIS8055U Oven Size
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3. Bosch Induction Range HIIP057U Oven Size

 

The 30-inch freestanding HIS8055U differs from the rest.

While the burners resemble those of the non-bridge 800 Series in output, the oven is smaller at 3.9 cubic feet and lacks a warming drawer.

Despite these differences, it is priced at $4,399, $300 more than the other models.

The 36-inch version has even less capacity at 3.6 cubic feet.

It's rather odd in this particular scenario as the larger range surprisingly has a smaller oven capacity and depth.

The Biggest Difference: Reliability

The Bosch induction slide-in ranges stand out as the most reliable induction ranges on the market, with a service rate of just 5.4% within the first year, compared to 10.5% for all other brands combined.

For this article, we looked at the number of appliances sold and serviced from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.

Induction Range Reliability for 2023

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 40 sold induction ranges and a sample of over 500 pieces.

  Service Rate
Bosch 5.4%
Café Appliances 9.3%
LG 9.9%
Fisher & Paykel 10.0%
GE Profile 12.6%
Beko 25.5%
Grand Total 10.5%

However, this reliability claim applies to Bosch slide-in ranges manufactured in North Carolina.

The freestanding units, which SMEG makes in Italy, might not share the same level of durability and after-sales support.

Italian companies like Bertazzoni, Ilve, and Smeg are renowned for their style but do not prioritize durability or support.

Research and pay close attention to recent reviews, especially for service and potential issues.

One positive aspect is that Bosch now handles service logistics, at least in Boston.

Key Takeaways

 

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You have two similar slide-in ranges with a simple burner difference and two freestanding units with smaller capacity and no warming drawers manufactured by a different company and at a higher price.

The slide-in models are better suited for new construction due to their larger oven capacity and better features.

However, the freestanding models could be worth considering if you prefer to replace your existing stove without modifying your cabinets.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

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