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
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)
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
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.
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)
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Dishwashers “on” speed
Dishwashers are now available with VarioSpeed technology. Full performance at double the speed saves time.
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.
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
New designs for controls
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable thinking: BSH converts its European production to CFC-free refrigerators and from 1994 also bans any use of CFCs in European BSH refrigerators.
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
The smoothly operating, ball-bearing CLOU from Neff, a tilt-proof, multi-level telescopic oven shelf rail, is launched in 1987.
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)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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