Paying for a brand name
I bought a full line of Bosch Appliances for my kitchen recently when I moved into a new home. I have to say, I had higher expectations of bosch - especially for the price. The oven itself looks fantastic, so in terms of the design, it brings a high tech look to the kitchen that I love. I'm not very used to cooking with electric, so I've burnt my share of dinners so far, and the electric cooktop is really hard to keep clean (so far easy off seems to be my cleaner of choice). I love the extra storage drawer, and the convection oven is great. The biggest complaint I have is that there's no vent, so it's set off our smoke alarms quite a few times because we've had smoke build up inside the oven while it cooks. Overall, my opinion is that you should shop around because the product is overpriced for what you get...
West Nyack, NY