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The History of Bosch home appliances

For generations, Bosch home appliances have been making everyday life a bit easier. They do some of the work for you. They make sure that the housework is finished faster. They give us more time and improve our quality of life. Let's go back together to the beginnings of our story.

By your side today and in the future. Our home appliances.

We can't cancel out everyday life for you. But we can make it much easier for you – As Europe's number one home appliance brand, we always offer absolute peak performance. With our home appliances, we represent uncompromising quality, technical perfection and absolute reliability. Yesterday, today and in the future.

Actively cool: hygienically clean clothes at energy-saving temperatures.

The ActiveOxygen feature washes laundry hygienically clean – even at low, energy saving temperatures. This remarkable technology removes up to 99.99% of bacteria and germs typically found in clothing. With all the outstanding efficiency you'd expect fom Bosch.

High-precision work – in the dosing of detergents.

We are constantly improving our products. Because detergents are measured out by hand wrongly in 9 out of 10 cases, we produce washing machines that are intended to make detergent dosing easier. The new i-DOS technology automatically adds liquid detergent to suit the type and quantity of laundry – with absolute precision. This is good for your laundry and for the environment.

From now on, the best coffee is served at home. By Bosch.

Now you no longer have to go out to a coffee shop to enjoy a really good espresso. With our fully automatic built-in coffee machine, you can eaasily enjoy a perfect coffee, espresso or cappuccino in the comfort of your own home.

We do without anything that's unnecessary. Greenhouse gases, for example.

In the 1990s, the world becomes increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment. Bosch is already setting standards here and converts its production in Germany, Greece and Spain completely to CFC- and FC-free refrigerators.

We extend the sell-by dates for fruit and vegetables.

From now on, fruit and vegetables stay fresh and crisp for longer in our fridges. Because in 1989, another Bosch innovation appears on the market: 0°chilling technology.

One home appliance, lots of possibilities.

In the 1980s, everything has to meet tougher demands. Including home appliances. Bosch now combines a wide range of functions in one appliance. The first built-in cooker with integrated microwave and multipurpose oven with selfcleaning technology was made by us.

From zero to ready in just a few minutes.

In the 70s, things need to be much faster. From 1973 on, we support working wives with our first microwave oven. And the rest of the family too, of course.

Washing machine and tumble dryer become one.

To be able to wash and dry all the flared trousers, mini skirts and polyester shirts of the 70s without a break, we develop the first combined washer dryer with a non-stop programme.

Small home appliances with a massive effect.

Dryer hoods, electric toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners and lots more Bosch appliances make life easier in the 70s. Even the boiled egg for breakfast can now be prepared easily and perfectly, because the first Bosch egg boiler appears on the market in 1970.

From now on, washing dishes by hand is history.

In the 60s, roles are changing and it's no longer unusual for women to go out to work. We help to make their housework easier. The first dishwasher from Bosch Home Appliances ends the era of laboriously washing up by hand. It saves time, labour and water. And always produces sparkling results.

Washing, spinning, rinsing – completely automatically.

The first Bosch washing machine goes into series production in 1958. As a result, the subject of laundry becomes more and more a side issue.

The first Bosch kitchen machine.

More and more electrical appliances are moving into modern households. Now we bring our first kitchen machines onto the market. The "Neuzeit I" can stir, knead, chop, shred, purée, grind and grate. The machine relieves women of many tasks in the kitchen and makes cooking and baking much easier.

Beautiful even then, a design classic today.

Bosch launches a refrigerator that wins out not only because of its sensible use of fridge space and large freezer space as standard. The design of the slimline model also contributes to its enormous popularity. The design classic can still be found in many households today. Now, of course, it's equipped with the latest technology.

The start of our success story. The first electric refrigerator from Bosch.

In 1933, we present our first home appliance in Germany. The small electric refrigerator from Bosch had a capacity of 60 litres and was at that time still round.

The future of home appliances starts here.

By now, the Bosch corporation has more than 10,000 employees and operates throughout the world – in the area of motor vehicle and industrial technology. Under the impact of the Great Depression of the late 1920s, new areas of business are to be opened up. These include electric home appliances, which had previously only been found in large households and commercial operations.

Robert Bosch's first workshop lays the foundations for Bosch Home Appliances.

With the establishment of his workshop for precision engineering and electrical engineering, Robert Bosch lays the foundations in Stuttgart for our success story. For him, the thought of not producing the very best at all times was intolerable. Robert Bosch always acted on the principle that honest workmanship is more important than temporary gain. This is why, for over 130 years, our products have stood for uncompromising quality, technical perfection and absolute reliability.


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