Bosch HES5053U Electric Freestanding Range Review$1,199.00
Besides being beautiful, the Bosch HES5053U is an excellent performer. Exhibiting Bosch's sleek, ruthlessly efficient Euro look, this single electric convection oven impressed us by maintaining very consistent temperatures on all temperature settings, as well as the ability to boil water quickly on its big twelve inch element, the 0-60mph test for range tops.
However, the oven's other high-powered burner wasn't particularly impressive, with its "powerboil" setting losing the race to the boil to its the non-"powerboil" brother. While the Bosch HES5053U is a solid performer, it may lack some of the features expected from an oven in this price range ($1199 MSRP, $1079 on sale). This oven is manufactured by Frigidaire, who makes their own less expensive version for around $400 less. So if your kitchen doesn't need to look completely German-engineered, there are other options for most likely similar performance. When you buy this oven, you buy the name and the look.