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Milestones for success

Important products and technologies from BSH.

BSH and its predecessor brands have always been characterized by technical innovations. The first electric vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and modern automatic washing machines were technological milestones on the company’s road to success.

Every time something new happened in the field of home appliances, the BSH brands were right there at the cutting edge. And through it all, the focus has always been on one clear objective – making the lives of people, especially housewives, easier. Modern appliances provided time and energy for other things than housework. BSH home appliances became a driving force for not only technical but also social development, and have remained so to this day. An overview.

2016

2016

Bosch OptiMUM food processor

The culmination of many years of experience

Functionality, user-friendliness and design – Bosch pours all of its 60 years of experience in food processors into the design of the OptiMUM. With an integrated scale, timer and advanced sensor technology, it takes on more tasks than any Bosch food processor has ever managed before – and thanks to its automatic programs, it does all of this independently.

Bosch OptiMUM ©Pressebild der Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

Detail Cleaning system

2015

Cleaning system for the Gaggenau 400 series

Ovens are cleaning themselves

As an exclusive world first, Gaggenau presents a fully automatic cleaning system for all 400 series steam ovens with a direct connection to the water supply. The steam chamber is cleaned hygienically with a cleaning cartridge and water.

Combi-steam oven 400 series ©BSH Haugeräte GmbH (Gaggenau)

2014

2014

Home Connect

The networked home

It all starts in 2014 with ovens and dishwashers. Then in 2015, BSH also introduced washing machines, dryers and fridge-freezers equipped with the Home Connect function.

2014 Home Connect ©BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

2013

2013

Bosch Athlet hand-held vacuum cleaner

Cordless power pack

The cordless hand-held vacuum cleaner can reach any place where there is dust – no matter where the sockets are. Thanks to its lithium-ion technology, the Athlet has just as much suction power as a conventional Bosch vacuum cleaner.

New standards in user-friendliness

2011

Full-surface induction hob with TFT Touch Display

New standards in user-friendliness

New freedom in the kitchen – a single large cooking surface with full-surface induction allows for pots and pans to be placed anywhere. In addition, the TFT touch display shows the shape, size and position of the cookware.

Full-surface induction cooker ©BSH Haugeräte GmbH (Gaggenau)

2010

2010

i-DOS dosing system

Properly dosed washing

The automatic i-DOS dosing system allows for to-the-milliliter accurate dosing of detergent and thus reduces water consumption. The new technology is available, for example, in the Siemens iQ 800 premium washing machine. From 2011 onwards, it also comes with Home Connect and easy operation by app – from anywhere.

2011 iQ 800 ©Pressebild der SEG Hausgeräte GmbH

2009

2009

7-liter dishwasher

A water-saving miracle

The low water consumption of the new 7-liter dishwashers allows for unrivaled efficiency and water conservation. Now that’s sustainable!

2009

2009

SensorBagless technology

Bagless “dust catchers”

SensorBagless technology ensures an optimal performance level of floor cleaning even when using bagless vacuum cleaners.

2013 Relaxx bagless vacuum cleaner ©Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

2008

2008

Dishwashers with a zeolite drying system

A world first in energy efficiency

Dishwashers with a zeolite drying system are the most economical yet. This world first makes use of the natural mineral zeolite’s ability for storing moisture and ensures low energy consumption.

2008

2008

The Siemens EQ.7 premium fully automatic coffee machine

Full-flavor in no time at all

The intelligent heating system in the new premium automatic coffee machine from Siemens guarantees a delightful espresso due to a constantly ideal brewing temperature.

2008

2008

The Tassimo series

Compact multiple beverage machine

The introduction of the Tassimo series revolutionizes coffee brewing with the multiple beverage machines and its so-called T DISCs. The Bosch Tassimo is manufactured in cooperation with the partner Kraft Foods. It not only has the shortest heat-up times, but is also the best energy-saving and most compact appliance on the market.

Tassimo (2015) ©Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

2006

2006

VarioSpeed dishwashers

Dishwashers “on” speed

Dishwashers are now available with VarioSpeed technology. Full performance at double the speed saves time.

2004

2004

Bosch AquaVario

The smart dishwasher

With AquaVario technology, sensors detect the right water pressure and new cleaning agents. These innovative characteristics make BSH the market leader in dishwashers. New operating concepts such as TouchControl and InfoLight are also introduced.

2002

2002

SLIDE&HIDE

More legroom in the kitchen

With a fully retractable oven door, SLIDE&HIDE from NEFF creates space for convenient access to the inside of the oven.

Slide&Hide ©Pressebild NEFF

2002

2002

New designs for controls

Quicker switching

Innovative concepts such as TouchControl and slider technology simplify handling and facilitate intuitive operation. In 2003, Neff develops the TwistPad, a detachable magnetic one-button control for stoves that is elegant, safe and easy to clean.

1999

1999

The Gaggenau ED 220 steam oven

Globalization on a plate

A steam oven connected to the water supply creates a new trend – gentle steam cooking. Asian cuisine, in particular, owes its success in the western world to this method.

©Pressebild Gaggenau

1993

1993

Constructa viva washing machine

Fuzzy controls the laundry

The BSH subsidiary Constructa sets new standards for washing machines. Equipped with the fuzzy control system, sensors detect the fill quantity of the machine and can thereby adapt the washing time and spin cycle to the laundry. This technology makes it possible to reduce water and electricity consumption by approximately 50 percent.

1993

1993

CFC-free refrigerators

Clean cooling

Sustainable thinking: BSH converts its European production to CFC-free refrigerators and from 1994 also bans any use of CFCs in European BSH refrigerators.

1987

1987

45cm dishwasher

Less is more

The first dishwasher with a width of only 45cm, such as the GV430 series, is the star of the 1987 Domotechnica trade fair. Sales of 45cm dishwashers soon shoot sky high.

1987 45cm dishwasher ©Siemens Corporate Archives

1987

1987

CLOU

The Clou

The smoothly operating, ball-bearing CLOU from Neff, a tilt-proof, multi-level telescopic oven shelf rail, is launched in 1987.

1986

1986

The Gaggenau EB 300 oven

Full width for roasting

The first 90 cm-wide oven on the European market has a large effective volume of 87 liters and provides space for up to four roasts. The EB 300 becomes an icon.

In 2016, the year of its 333rd anniversary, Gaggenau launches the EB 333 as homage to the EB 300. This updated version appears in a more modernized form and functionality, while remaining true to its origins. A distinctive feature is the stainless steel door that reaches across the entire width of the oven.

EB 333 ©BSH Hausgeräte GmbH (Gaggenau)

1985

1985

AquaStop

Goodbye to overflowing

AquaStop technology offers 100% protection against water damage caused by washing machines. The patent application is lodged in 1982, with the technology introduced in 1985, for example in the Constructa CONTURA and the Bosch SMS 9022. AquaStop is a pioneering success. In its first year, sales figures exceed production capacity. AquaStop has been a standard in washing machines since 1986 – even among its competitors.

AquaStop ©Siemens Corporate Archives

1981

1981

Siemens vacuum cleaners

The vacuum cleaner becomes a design icon

The Siemens VS 5 standard vacuum cleaner has a production output of more than four million. This is followed in 1984 by the Siemens Black Energy, which soon attains cult status with its sophisticated design.

Vacuum cleaner production line in Bad Neustadt, circa 1985 ©Siemens Corporate Archives

1972

1972

Fully automatic washing machines and dryers

Washing machines learn to dry

The successful SIWAMAT series continues to grow throughout the 1970s. In 1970, the SIWAMAT 450 automatic washing machine with its numerous programs and functions is added to the premium class. This is followed by the appearance of the first automatic washer-dryer in 1972. The front loaders SIWAMAT V472 with 800 rpm and the SIWAMAT 484 with 1000 rpm appear in 1979. At the beginning of the 1980s, the first fully electronic washing machine, the SIWAMAT 870 electronic, selects the most economical program itself and displays the progress of the washing process.

1970 SIWAMAT 450 ©Siemens Corporate Archives

1970

1970

The Siemens Meisterkoch (Master Chef) series

A stove for master chefs

In 1970, Siemens introduces the Meisterkoch series, which blows the market away with an outstanding range of operations and flexible function. In 1981, the Meisterkoch universal stove is launched. This is a built-in cooker that owes its success to a combination of top and bottom heating, convection, grill, microwave and self-cleaning by pyrolysis. An oven carriage facilitates access to baked goods.

1972 Meisterkoch HL 7470 mit Pyrolyse ©Siemens Corporate Archives

1970

1970

Neff Circo Therm

A lot of hot air

This multifunction oven with its CircoTherm hot air system and glass front provides insight in the kitchen. CircoTherm still stands for high-quality Neff ovens to this day.

1952

1952

The Bosch food processor Neuzeit I (“Modern Times I”)

All-rounder in the kitchen

In 1952, Bosch launches its first electrically operated universal food processor, the Neuzeit I.

1952 Bosch universal food processor, Neuzeit I ©Robert Bosch GmbH Corporate Archives

1956

1951

Constructa washing machine

Keeping an eye on the laundry

In 1951, Constructa introduces the first fully automatic washing machine to the market. Designed by Peter Pfenningsberg, its most prominent feature is its porthole. By 1955, its successor model, the Constructa Deluxe 100, already has an 80 percent market share – and this in competition with 30 other suppliers.

Circa 1956 – Constructa manufacturing hall with washing machines ©BSH Hausgeräte GmbH Corporate Archives

1933

1933

Bosch refrigerator

The first refrigerator: a round affair

In 1933, Bosch introduces the first electric refrigerator. It has a round shape and a capacity of 60 liters, and sells for 365 Reichsmark.

1933 refrigerator in a display window ©Robert Bosch GmbH Corporate Archives

1906

1906

Siemens dedusting pump

Tackling the dust

Shortly after the turn of the century, in 1906, Siemens launches its first vacuum cleaner on the market when it introduces the so-called dedusting pump.

Dedusting pump ©Siemens Corporate Archives

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