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Bosch Maxx WAK28160GB Energy Review

What is the ekoScore?

It's a national score out of 100 comparing the efficiency of this product against 8 kg models.

With a score of 52 this product's energy efficiency rating is fair.

Bosch Maxx WAK28160GB

Lifetime Energy Costs of 8 kg Washing Machines Over 11 Years
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(11 years)
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Cost of Ownership

Last known price: £399
Lifetime energy cost: £540 (135% of price)
Total cost of ownership over 11 years: £939

A note on average usage

In order to calculate energy costs for washing machines we assume an average use of approximately 5.5 times a week. Remember that these costs are only indicative and will vary according to your actual usage. More

Energy costs for washing machines are based on a full load using the standard 60°C cotton program. We use 60°C as the reference because this is the only consistent information provided by manufacturers. Many people wash at 40°C and the difference varies a lot, between 5% and 40% less, but on average the cost should be around 20% lower.

Colour White
Load Capacity (kg) 8
Type Freestanding
Yearly Operational Power Consumption
(A) Power consumption 0.96 kWh (per cycle)
(B) Usage 284 cycles per year
(C) Electricity cost per kWh 15.2p
(D) Yearly power consumption 273 kWh
(E) Cost per cycle 14.59p
Yearly cost calculation (A * B * C) / 100 = £41.44
Energy Cost Over 11 Years
Average annual increase in electricity cost over the last 9 years: 3.35%
Energy cost in year 1 (@ 15.20p): £41.44
Energy cost in year 2 (@ 15.71p): £42.83
Energy cost in year 3 (@ 16.24p): £44.28
Energy cost in year 4 (@ 16.78p): £45.75
Energy cost in year 5 (@ 17.34p): £47.28
Energy cost in year 6 (@ 17.92p): £48.86
Energy cost in year 7 (@ 18.52p): £50.49
Energy cost in year 8 (@ 19.14p): £52.18
Energy cost in year 9 (@ 19.78p): £53.93
Energy cost in year 10 (@ 20.44p): £55.73
Energy cost in year 11 (@ 21.12p): £57.58
Total energy cost over 11 years: £540.35