Table of Contents
- Why Choose Bosch?
Bosch B36CL80SNS 20.5-Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
- Description and Specifications
- How Does the Bosch B36CL80SNS Compare With Its Competitors?
- What Are Consumers Saying About the Bosch B36CL80SNS?
- Is the Bosch B36CL80SNS for You?
The B36CL80SNS Bosch is a high-end refrigerator with advanced features to keep your food fresh longer. It’s smart-home-enabled and equipped with technology that extends the freshness of your food and minimizes odors. Want to skip the details? See the summary of the Bosch B36CL80SNS refrigerator here.
Bosch is known for reliable appliances that have stylish designs and innovative features. The brand won the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. This award recognizes Bosch for high levels of excellence and taking steps to protect the environment. All Bosch refrigerators are EPA-certified. They are about 9% more energy efficient than models that meet the minimum federal standards.
Description and Specifications
The Bosch model B36CL80SNS is a freestanding refrigerator that’s designed to stand flush with your countertop for a built-in appearance. VitaFreshPro, FreshProtect and other notable specs help keep both your food and the refrigerator fresh.
The internal back wall of this refrigerator is made of stainless steel just as the exterior. You can clean the exterior with a damp cloth as it doesn’t require stainless-steel cleaner. The shelves are made of glass and can be removed for easy cleaning. Make sure to read the B36CL80SNS PDF to know how to clean it because you’re actually not supposed to use stainless-steel cleaner on this model.
This refrigerator also has hidden hinges and tucked-away feet that help establish the seamless built-in look. Bosch B36CL80SNS reviews love how stylish the refrigerator looks both inside the unit and outside.
Freezer and Refrigerator Capacity
This model provides 6 cubic feet of freezer storage space and 15 cubic feet of refrigerator space. The freezer has three shelves so that you can organize your frozen foods for faster access. You can turn on the freshness mode to ensure your food lasts as long as possible.
Dimensions and Weight
The stainless-steel refrigerator is 35 5/8″ wide and 27 13/16″ deep. It requires a cutout size of 72″ by 36″ by 25″. The model also weighs 340 lbs. It’s lighter than many competing models.
Installation and Maintenance
You need a water valve within 6 feet of your intended hookup, a 110V-grounded, three-prong electrical outlet and a water connection kit. Remember to measure the delivery path as well to ensure the B36CL80SNS Bosch will fit inside your home. Some delivery options will offer installation of your new refrigerator for you.
If you plan on installing the refrigerator on your own, check that the B36CL80SNS parts are in good condition. Your refrigerator will come with instructions on how to set it up. You can check the installation process in the user’s manual before placing your order to know whether it’s something you want to tackle on your own. There are quite a few steps involved in setting up the refrigerator, so you may want to leave it to an installer.
Maintaining the B36CL80SNS Bosch is easy. Turn off the appliance by pressing the power button. Then, use a soft, lukewarm cloth with a small amount of pH-neutral washing-up liquid to clean the interior. Wipe the door seal with clean water, and thoroughly dry it with a dry cloth. Don’t use abrasive sponges or cleaning agents for cleaning this model. You also can’t put the shelves or bins in the dishwasher.
Annual Energy Consumption and Temperature Control
The estimated annual energy consumption of a Bosch B36CL80SNS is 568 kWh, which is around $69. How much it costs in dollars depends on the energy rates where you live.
VitaFreshPro automatically adjusts the temperature and humidity in your refrigerator based on what type of product you’re storing. This helps food stay fresh longer. MultiAirFlow and an AirFreshFilter work together to maintain a consistent temperature.
There’s an adjustable temperature control in the freezer if you want to choose the temperature. It also features a temperature alarm that alerts you when something is wrong to help you save your food by moving it to another freezer or into a cooler.
We also like that this refrigerator has a door alarm. The door alarm will beep if you accidentally leave the door ajar to prevent your food from spoiling.
When you’re going on vacation, you can reduce the fridge’s energy use by putting it into vacation mode. Turning vacation mode on and off is easy to do; just press the vacation button to toggle it. When you return from vacation and take it off vacation mode, dispense water for five minutes to clear out the old water.
The B36CL80SNS is already energy-efficient, but if you want to further reduce its energy consumption, you can put it into eco mode. Eco mode sets your freezer to 6 degrees, your cool-fresh compartment to 32 degrees and your refrigerator compartment to 43 degrees.
Ice maker and Defrost Type
The ice maker is located in the freezer and produces pyramid-shaped ice. Bosch B36CL80SNS reviews have been happy with the quality of the ice maker. Customers say that it makes a lot of ice, and the ice doesn’t clump together.
When you use the ice maker for the first time, you need to discard the ice because it won’t be clean. The first batch of ice will be ready four hours after the freezer has reached its set temperature. You can turn the ice maker function off if you don’t regularly need ice.
This Bosch model is frost-free, so ice doesn’t build up inside the freezer. You don’t need to manually defrost it because the appliance automatically works to keep frost away.
Certifications and Warranty
In addition to having EPA certification, the Bosch 800 Series B36CL80SNS is UL listed and CSA listed. UL and CSA listings help confirm that the appliance has been tested and is safe. The refrigerator comes with a one-year limited manufacturer warranty. Bosch will attempt to repair your refrigerator if the problem it’s experiencing is a result of a defect. In situations where their repair attempts don’t work, they’ll provide a replacement.
MultiAirFlow circulates air throughout the refrigerator to help keep it fresh and maintain a consistent temperature. It reaches inside the door bins and to the back corners of the fridge. The AirFresh Filter assists in removing odors.
The Home Connect app gives you the ability to monitor and adjust your refrigerator anywhere you are. You can run diagnostics through the app to ensure your refrigerator is operating correctly. Adjusting the temperature and lighting is also possible through the app.
The Bosch B36CL80SNS water filter ensures you have clean water to drink when you collect a glass from the fridge. It removes chlorine and other particles from water to improve its taste. Note that the water filter doesn’t remove bacteria or microbes. You also need to change the filter every six months to avoid bad tastes from getting into the water. Changing the filter on time is also important to prevent damage to the appliance. Used water filters are safe to throw out in the trash.
Unlike most models that have the water dispenser on the external door, this Bosch fridge positioned it inside with a non-obtrusive, sleek design. One B36CL80SNS water filter is included with the refrigerator.
A downside of the water dispenser is if you don’t pour water from it regularly, then it will have a stale taste. You need to let it run for about five minutes to remove the staleness. If you regularly collect water from the dispenser, however, you won’t have this problem.
To use the water dispenser, you’ll need to connect it to a drinking water supply and insert the required filter. After setting up the water dispenser, you need to draw water for five minutes to clear it out and remove air bubbles. Water will stop dispensing for five seconds after 30 seconds of consecutive use. You can dispense water five times in a row before it will have a cooldown of two minutes. These features are in place to protect the appliance and the water supply.
New groceries that you put into the fridge are chilled and frozen fast. The B36CL80SNS features SuperCool and SuperFreeze to quickly bring new additions to the interior temperature. You can turn on these features with the press of a button when you need to use them.
|Internal Capacity||14.5-Cu. Ft.|
|Freezer Capacity||6-Cu. Ft.|
|Total Capacity||20.5-Cu. Ft.|
|Dimensions||72″ x 35.62″ x 31.12″|
|Annual Energy Consumption||568 kWh|
|Noise Level||40 dBA|
|Certifications||Energy Star® Qualified|
This model is at the high end of the price spectrum for a French door refrigerator. Its MSRP is $3,399. However, you do get a lot of valuable features with the B36CL80SNS, such as VitaFreshPro, MultiAirFlow, AirFresh filter, filtered internal water and a full-width chiller drawer. It’s also not the most expensive model out there.
Other notable B36CL80SNS specs include dual compressors, dual evaporators and an adjustable FlexBar. Dual compressors and dual evaporators improve efficiency of temperature and humidity control. They also minimize odor transfer between the refrigerator and freezer. The adjustable FlexBar lets you customize the organization of the shelves.
How Does the Bosch B36CL80SNS Compare With Its Competitors?
The Bosch refrigerator B36CL80SNS is more energy efficient than competing models. Most French door refrigerators in this price range, including the Bosch, have ice makers and water filtration. However, some have the ice maker in the external door rather than inside the freezer. The Bosch B36CL80SNS is only able to produce cubed ice, whereas some competing models like the GE Profile, KitchenAid and the Whirlpool WRQA59CNKZ can create crushed ice.
This refrigerator performs well for keeping food fresh longer. It’s equipped with many high-performance features that all work together to maintain the ideal environment for your food. Although some competing models have features to improve the smell and/or keep food fresh, the Bosch is equipped with more technology for these purposes.
ISome competing models use fingerprint-resistant steel to help prevent fingerprints from being left on the exterior. However, this Bosch is easy to clean with a swipe of a damp cloth. Some stainless-steel models require stainless-steel cleaner. The GE Profile 27.9 cu. ft. Smart 4-Door French Door Refrigerator and the Whirlpool WRQA59CNKZ are made of fingerprint-resistant stainless steel.
What Are Consumers Saying About the Bosch B36CL80SNS?
- Dual compressors and evaporators
- Ice maker and water dispenser
- Energy Star, CSA, UL-energy efficient
- Bosch Farm Fresh and MultiAirFlow systems
- Home Connect
- Organized freezer drawers
- Full-width chiller drawer
- Ice maker has short lifespan
- Warranty only lasts one year
Is the Bosch B36CL80SNS for You?
This French door refrigerator is great for keeping your food fresh longer and reducing odors. It has a beautiful design with crisp LED interior lighting that you’ll enjoy looking at. You can also adjust the shelves to organize your food in the way that works best for you. The freezer section features three-tiered shelving to make it easier to access what you’re looking for. We recommend this refrigerator if organization, fresh smells and low energy use are important to you. A drawback to keep in mind is the ice maker isn’t in a convenient location and can’t create crushed ice.
Bosch B36CL80SNS 21-Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
Bosch B36CL80SNS 21-Cu. Ft. French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
You can expect a Bosch refrigerator to last around 14–19 years if you maintain it well. Follow the maintenance instructions in the owner’s manual to get the longest lifespan out of the refrigerator.
Yes, the interior features crisp LED lighting that’s designed to illuminate from corner to corner. The freezer also has bright LED lighting to illuminate all three tiers. B36CL80SNS reviews say that both the refrigerator and freezer sections are well-lit.
On this model, you can adjust the brightness level to your liking. It has a lightness setting range from zero to five with zero being no lighting and five being maximum lighting.
At 40 dBA, this model is quiet. Customers have also said in their B36CL80SNS reviews that it runs quietly. When you use SuperCool or SuperFreeze, it will operate a little louder for about six hours.
The storage features are useful and well-designed. You can adjust the shelves in the refrigerator to suit your needs. There are a few hanging shelves as part of this Adjustable FlexBar feature that you can add to the back wall of the fridge. These hanging shelves could store a wine bottle, eggs or condiment jars.
The bins on this fridge can fit several gallon jugs, allowing you more storage space on the shelves. You could fit a total of six gallon containers in the door bins on the B36CL80SNS. Each gallon bin can fit two gallons. The refrigerator section has three additional bins where you can store other items like condiments, drinks and jars.
A full-width chiller drawer is included in the design so that you can easily store platters. You could also use the drawer for snacks.
The FarmFresh system used in this refrigerator is known to preserve food up to three times longer than other models. It consists of four technologies that work together to maintain ideal conditions for your food. MultiAirFlow, AirFresh Filter, VitaFreshPro and FreshProtect are the technologies that make up Bosch’s FarmFresh system.
You can select from preprogrammed settings to prolong the freshness of your food. There are settings for meats, cheeses and produce so that you can set the ideal temperature and humidity for them. Many other refrigerators neglect the humidity side of keeping your food fresh.
FreshProtect absorbs ethylene, the naturally occurring gas from produce that speeds up the ripening process. By reducing ethylene in the refrigerator, FreshProtect helps your food last longer.
Each shelf is 13.5″ deep.
The measurements we gave are with handles included. Without the handles included, the appliance has a depth of 28.625″. The height we gave was up to the door hinge. Without the door hinge included, the height of this refrigerator is 71.50″.
Yes, this model is designed to prevent an overflow of ice cubes.
The power cord is 91″.
No, the temperature for the produce drawers on this model can’t be set to two different temperatures.