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Bosch DHL555BAU review

Priced at $849.

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Recommended View more details.

We recommend ducted wall canopy rangehoods with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 80% and a noise score of at least 55%. Undermount and retractable models are generally less effective at removing steam; they need a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 70% and a noise score of at least 46%.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

The CHOICE Expert Rating in ducted mode is made up of performance (60%), noise (30%) and ease of use (10%).

Mode tested View more details.

We test in both ducted and recirculating modes. These are our ducted results. If you're after the results of this model in recirculating mode, you can access our recirculating results from the main rangehoods page.

Performance score View more details.

How well the rangehoods extract steam in both low and high fan settings, and how much escapes from the front and sides. Water is boiled using two then four saucepans, and the more steam that escapes, the lower the steam removal score.


Ease of use score View more details.

How easily the mesh filter, exterior surface and controls can be cleaned, plus the intensity of the overhead light.


Noise score View more details.

Noise is measured at each fan setting using a noise level meter 500mm from the front edge of the hood. We don't recommend wall canopies with a noise score below 55% and undermount/retractable with a noise score below 46%.

Noise, low/high (dBA) View more details.

Noise in ducted mode is measured at each fan setting using a noise level meter 500mm from the front edge of the hood. If a rangehood's noise score is poor or very poor then it won't be recommended, even if its overall performance is good.

Availability View more details.

’Tested model' refers to rangehoods that are currently available in shops and online. 'Discontinued model' refers to rangehoods that are no longer available in shops, but may be available second-hand.

Tested model
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price at the time of purchase. Retail prices may vary, so shop around.

$849
Running cost per 100 hours with lights off View more details.

Based on operating the unit without the lights on for 50 hours on low and 50 hours on high at 30c/kW.

Running cost per 100 hours with lights on View more details.

Based on operating the unit with the lights on for 50 hours on low and 50 hours on high at 30c/kW. Running costs with the lights off are usually very similar, see the full table for all costs.

Running cost difference – lights on vs lights off
Size (cm) View more details.

Measured width of the rangehood. They should be larger than your cooktop area for maximum performance.

53
Dimensions (cm, HxWxD) View more details.

Dimensions are measured for the exposed part of the rangehood (what you would see when installed), not the part of the rangehood that's inside the cabinetry.

1 x 53 x 38
Control location
Underneath
Number of light globes
2
Type of light View more details.

Most rangehoods we test these days use LEDs.

20 W halogen
Filter type
Metal anti-grease
Ducting pipe diameter recommended (mm)
150
Minimum installation mounting height above stove (mm) View more details.

As per the manufacturer's specification.

650
Maximum installation mounting height (mm)
700
Items supplied
Rangehood, flue reducer and assorted screws. Instructions.
Material
Galvanised
Warranty (yrs)
2
Country of origin
Germany
Website
bosch-home.com.au
One-way exhaust valve supplied View more details.

A one-way exhaust valve (or flap) inside a ducted rangehood can help keep hot air inside during winter or cold air inside during summer, instead of escaping through the duct to the outside. Some rangehoods have these built in, and some have them as optional extras.

Not tested
Shop Ethical rating View more details.

Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

D
Filter dishwashable View more details.

Whether the grease filter can be washed in a dishwasher.

Yes
Number of fans
2
Speed settings View more details.

Number of fan speeds. Includes whether it has a 'boost' mode for extra suction.

4

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