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Bosch Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Top Models (Dual Compressors & More!)

Posted by Alex Frank on Jan 4, 2021 9:00 AM
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Over the years, German engineering has become synonymous with the production of high-quality products. That’s why Bosch is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive parts in the world and a leader in making high-performance household appliances.

In 1933, Bosch came out with their first electric refrigerator. They've been making innovations in the appliance industry ever since! Bosch notably created what they called "Vita Fresh" technology in 1989, which substantially increased the length of time produce stayed fresh and crisp. They set standards in environmental manufacturing in the 1990s and, more recently, have created a line of connected appliances that can be controlled and monitored from your computer or smartphone.

In this post, we will review a few of Bosch’s current refrigerators and explore the differences and similarities between them. 

While many appliance companies offer several refrigerator style options like side-by-side, top freezer, and French door, Bosch offers a narrower range to the US market. Their two main styles are French door and compact bottom freezer models, although they now offer one side-by-side model as well. If you're curious about Bosch's new four-door French door refrigerator, check out our overview of four-door refrigerators for more information!


Table of Contents

  1. The B36CL80SNS 4-Door French Door Refrigerator
  2. The B36CT80SNS Counter Depth French Door
  3. The B20CS30SNS Counter Depth Side by Side
  4. The B11CB81SSS European Style Bottom Freezer







1. The Bosch B36CL80SNS 4-Door French Door Refrigerator - 20.5 cu. ft. - $3,299

This four-door refrigerator model from Bosch, the Bosch B36CL80SNS, retails at $3,299. It was released late in 2019 with a ton of cool features. For example, dual compressors are typically only found on premium built-in refrigerators, but this Bosch model features dual compressors as well as dual evaporators

The VitaFreshPro drawer sandwiched between the freezer and fresh food sections can be set at custom temperatures and humidity levels depending on what you need to store inside. The refrigerator section includes humidity-controlled crispers and a FlexBar for under-utilized space at the rear of the fridge. You can choose custom attachments for the FlexBar depending on your needs, including two types of shelves and an egg tray. 


See some of these cool new features in action!



It has an icemaker and an internal water dispenser. The VitaFreshPro system targets both temperature and humidity to help your food last longer. The sleek handles and brand badge on the outside plus the metal-framed shelves inside add to the premium look and feel of this model. If you're looking for a high-end option with a new refrigerator design choice, Bosch might have the model for you!

It's also available in black stainless steel, and Bosch has created similar models with pocket handles for a sleek integrated look - see model B36CL80ENS.



  • Dual compressor refrigerator

  • Humidity and temperature-controlled drawer

  • Shallow depth at just 27.8"

  • Automatic icemaker and internal water dispenser

  • Energy Star rated

  • VitaFreshPro 



  • Width: 35.6"

  • Depth: 28.75"

  • Height: 72"


Click here to read over 25 real customer reviews of this product!


Bosch B36CL80SNS - $3,299

Bosch B36CL80SNS Four Door French Door Refrigerator



2. The Bosch B36CT80SNS Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator - 20.8 cu. ft. - $3,099

The next Bosch Refrigerator we’ll look at is model B36CT80SNS, a 20.8 cubic foot counter depth French door refrigerator, also coming in a stainless steel finish and in Bosch's black stainless steel. It lacks an ice or water dispenser for a smooth integrated look, although it has an icemaker in the freezer.

Inside the fridge, you have many of the same features as the four-door model, including adjustable shelving, gallon door bins, LED lighting, humidity-controlled crisper drawers, and a large covered dairy compartment. There's also the FlexBar, which uses space on the rear wall of the fresh food section for small bins and other organizers to boost capacity. An additional feature on this model is a full-width chiller drawer to provide extra-cold storage, ideal for meat and fish. This refrigerator also boasts Bosch's FarmFresh System that uses four innovative freshness technologies to help keep food stay fresher up to 3x longer. Another “cool” feature of this fridge is the dual compressors and dual evaporators, which keep temperatures even and minimize odor transfer between the refrigerator and freezer cavities. 

Not all counter-depth refrigerators are created equal. This model sits flush with the countertop thanks to a perfect case depth. The hidden hinges and tucked-away feet add to the built-in look. 


Key Features:

  • Counter-depth styling plus hidden hinges and feet for nearly-flush installation

  • All-level LED lighting

  • Dual compressors and dual evaporators

  • SuperCool and SuperFreeze®

  • Automatic ice maker

  • Full-width chiller drawer

  • FlexBar option boosts capacity



  • Width: 35.625"

  • Height: 72"

  • Depth: 31.125"


Click here to read over 12 real customer reviews of this product!


Bosch B36CT80SNS - $3,099

Bosch B36CT80SNS Refrigerator


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3. The Bosch B20CS30SNS Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator - 20.2 cu. ft. - $2,199

Are you looking for a truly stylish side by side? As French doors have dominated the market, side by sides have fallen out of favor... but the Bosch B20CS30SNS offers a sleek counter depth design with a frameless exterior ice and water dispenser. MultiAirFlow cooling ensures even temperature levels throughout the refrigerator. It's Energy Star rated and has bright LED lighting. The interior has a premium look as well with modern-looking clear storage bins and glass shelving.

One issue that pops up in customer reviews is the icemaker not performing correctly, so as of this writing, we don't feel comfortable recommending this product unless you don't plan to utilize the icemaker.


Key Features:

  • Counter-depth styling for nearly-flush installation

  • All-level LED lighting

  • Multi AirFlow cooling system for even temperatures

  • SuperCool and SuperFreeze®

  • Automatic ice maker

  • In-door ice and water dispenser



  • Width: 36"

  • Height: 69.7"

  • Depth: 27.5"


Click here to read over 60 real customer reviews of this product!


Bosch B20CS30SNS - $2,199

Bosch B20CS30SNS Side by Side Refrigerator



4. The Bosch B11CB81SSS Slim Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 11 cu. ft. - $2,799

In the last of our Bosch refrigerator reviews, we’ll take a look at a model that serves a different demographic than the other refrigerators we looked at. The Bosch B11CB81SSS is only 24" wide and is 11 cubic feet in total capacity - although it's almost 80 inches tall compared to the typical 70" for most refrigerators. This bottom freezer refrigerator comes in a standard stainless steel finish and is priced at $2,799. This style of refrigerator is ideal for compact kitchen layouts in metropolitan areas where space is limited. The hidden hinge and reversible door design allow for next to wall placement and near flush installation.

Although it is a small refrigerator, Bosch packed a lot of great features into it. These include an icemaker in the freezer, all-level LED lighting, a dual evaporator, and electronic controls for temperature management. It also contains a wine rack and "HydroFresh" drawer to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh longer. Many mainstream brands offering refrigerators don't have compact options, so this is definitely a niche for Bosch.


Key Features:

  • All-level LED lighting

  • Full-width glass shelves with metal trim

  • Ice maker

  • Dual evaporator

  • Electronic controls for precise temperature management

  • Energy Star rated


Dimensions & Capacity:

  • Width: 23.5"

  • Height: 78.875"

  • Depth: 25.75


Click here to read real customer reviews of this product!


Bosch B11CB81SSS - $2,799

Bosch Compact Refrigerator B11CB81SSS


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Though they may not have a refrigerator to suit every consumer's needs, Bosch excels in the quality of the options they provide. With legendary German engineering behind their products and a commitment to providing consumers with the features they want, Bosch is certainly a brand worth considering when looking at new refrigerators. 

We hope these Bosch refrigerator reviews proved helpful in uncovering the best refrigerator for your specific needs! Please leave us a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!


Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Refrigerators, Bosch

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