• Bosch US

Built-in Microwave
500 Series - Stainless Steel

  • HMB5050
  • HMB5050
  • HMB5050

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    Rated 1 out of 5 by from exact problems as others are reportingThis was the appliance in the brand new house I purchased. Within 6 months we had to start slamming the door in order for it to work. We had the microwave repaired and 11 months later, the same problem has started again. Very frustrating for such a "high end" appliance.
    Date published: 2017-05-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from getting worsewas put into our new house with dishwasher and espresso machine. 18 months and we had to slam the door to get it to work... at 24 months its on its last leg... brutal.
    Date published: 2017-02-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't last longIn use less than 2 years and stopped working.
    Date published: 2017-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from NOT a built-in microwave.We got this (as well as a Bosch dishwasher, gas cooktop and electric oven) when we completely remodeled our house in 2007. First, and foremost, this is NOT a built in microwave. It is a countertop unit with a metal bracket glued to the top & side (as seen in pic), which is hidden by the vent covers when it is installed. It was our main kitchen microwave (it was installed above our regular oven) for 7 years, with no technical issues whatsoever. We had a house fire in 2014, at which time the undamaged unit was removed and that's when it was discovered that, as mentioned above, it's actually a countertop model. It was put in storage for about a year. Our house was completely rebuilt and we ended up keeping this unit as a second microwave in our guest room. So, this microwave is now nearly a decade old and still works perfectly, even after surviving a house fire.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Bosch MicrowaveI bought this microwave in November 2013 and within 2 years the main board went bad and with lot of hassle dealing with Bosch, got it repaired. More than six technician visits and repair cost too. Now again it's not working, looks like the same issue. Very disappointed with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor quality - constant problemsWe have had nothing but problems with this microwave (and the matching Bosch oven and the Bosch warmer). The microwave door wouldn't latch properly. 50% of the time, it won't start cooking. Has to be opened and shut again, often multiple times to get it to cook. Finally there was a flash, a bang and microwave has stopped working completely. It's only a couple of years old. Poor quality. Constant time-wasting source of annoyance. I wish we had listened to our contractor and bought a different brand.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need to slam door on HMB5050 Bosch MicrowaveAlmost all our new appliances purchased for our custom built home in February 2013 were Bosch units, including the HBM5050 built-in Bosch stainless steel microwave. Just when the first year of use approached the microwave door began to have problems closing properly. It required a very hard slamming in order to close so the unit would operate. As time passed the problem became more pronounced. Now, in order to close the door so its locked and the unit will operate it necessary to lift up the door at the bottom corner, with one hand (when the door is up against the frame of the unit), and then place the palm of the other hand up against the door window and then perform a very, very hard, forceful pushing action and then..just maybe... the door will close and sometimes lock. Many times it wont lock, however, even though its "closed". That it isn't locked is known because the unit will not operate when the desired time is selected and the start button is depressed. The light will be one indicating that the door, although "closed" is not securely closed. Another quick pushing action with the palm of the hand against the door window is required...only then will the unit FINALLY perform its intended function! **MY WIFE AND I ARE THE ONLY MEMBERS OF THE HOME; our older sons are on their own and have been prior to the time we moved into our new home in February 2013. So, the unit does not get much use, either.
    Date published: 2016-09-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Three years of slamming door repeatedlyI wish when I had purchased this four years ago all these reviews had been written. It sounds like my two issues are known issues: for years we slammed the door to get it to turn on, and recently it started shutting off after just a few seconds of power. Hopefully they have fixed these issues in newer models? Does anyone from Bosch respond to product reviews?
    Date published: 2016-09-11
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    • Key Features
      • Quick Defrost - Defrosts Foods such as Meat, Poultry and Seafood Simply by Entering the Weight
      • Convenient Automatic Sensor Programs Simplify Cooking for Great Results Every Time
      • 2.1 Cu.Ft. Large Cavity
      • 16 1/2" Recessed Glass Turntable
      • Design
        • Built-in Microwave Design-matched for Use in Combination with Bosch Wall Oven
        • Contemporary Stainless Steel Design
        • Amber Colored Display
        • Flush-to-Cabinet Design
        • ClearTouch® Glass Control
        • Available with 27" or 30" Trim Kit for Built-in Installation
        • Available in Black, White and Stainless Steel
        • Performance
          • Beverages - Reheats One or Two Cups of Room Temperature Beverages Without Setting Power and Time
          • Quick Defrost - Defrosts Foods such as Meat, Poultry and Seafood Simply by Entering the Weight
          • Innovative Microwave Inverter Technology - More Even Cooking From Center to Crust
          • 1200 Watts Microwave Power
          • Popcorn Program - Get Fully "Popped" Popcorn Simply by Entering the Bag Size
          • 10 Microwave Power Levels
          • Convenience
            • Keep Warm Program
            • Quick Min Conveniently Adds Cooking Time with One Touch
            • Convenient Automatic Sensor Programs Simplify Cooking for Great Results Every Time
            • Smart Sensor Reheat Program Automatically Sets Cooking Power and Time Based on Serving Size
            • Timer with Cook Time and Delay Start Function
            • Capacity
              • 2.1 Cu.Ft. Large Cavity
              • 16 1/2" Recessed Glass Turntable
                General Properties
                Cavity material Lacquered
                Max. Microwave power (W) 1,200 W
                Number of Power Levels 10
                Number of lights 1
                Door opening Button
                Type of auto-cooking Sensor
                Oven Control Electronic
                Clock / Timer Yes
                Turntable diameter (in) 16 1/2''
                Approval certificates CSA, UL
                Installation Requirements
                Watts (W) 1460 W
                Current (A) 20 A
                Volts (V) 120 V
                Frequency (Hz) 60 Hz
                Plug type 120V-3 prong
                Dimensions & Weight
                Overall appliance dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 14'' x 23 7/8'' x 19 7/16''
                Required cutout size (HxWxD) (in) 19 7/8'' x 25 7/16'' x 21''
                Product packaging dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 18.89 x 18.11 x 26.37
                Power Cord Length 41 5/16''
                Net weight (lbs) 34 lbs
                Gross weight (lbs) 40 lbs

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