If you are an avid reader of A Modern Haven, you have probably noticed that tagline and core principle at Bosch is “Invented for Life.” This guiding mantra speaks to our deeply-rooted belief that all Bosch products and features are created to help make your life better. From the SideOpening Wall Oven, which allows you better access to the oven, to the healthier cooking options offered by the Steam Convection Oven, your life in the kitchen, is at the heart and soul of every Bosch innovation.
In my role as the Bosch Brand Manager, I love going out into the field and meeting with designers and builders from across the country. It’s during these conversations that the Bosch team learns more about how our key trade partners, and consumers, are experiencing our products. And somehow, the conversation always lands back on our award-winning Bosch dishwashers.
As a brand that is “Invented for Life,” we continue to challenge ourselves to evolve our dishwashers to meet the ever-changing needs of homeowners. This commitment to innovation has led Bosch to be the quietest dishwasher brands in the US*. But, our pursuit of perfection does not stop with the functionality and mechanics of our dishwashers. We are equally meticulous about providing a well-designed dishwasher that can fit seamlessly into any kitchen, regardless of aesthetic.
They say that “variety is the spice of life,” and our talented industrial design team understands that each person’s vision of their perfect kitchen is vastly different. From a design perspective, it was important that we not take a one-size fits all approach, in favor of offering five stunning dishwasher designs.
What makes each of these handles so unique? What options should you consider for your kitchen?
Pocket Handle A pocket handle, and my favorite design option, is great for the type of person who desires a timeless design. This particular design provides a handle that is practically invisible. The pocket handle retracts backward into the appliance, meaning that it does not protrude past your cabinetry, creating a clean flush look.
Bar Handle Bar handle dishwashers have been a classic kitchen style for years. And at Bosch, we leverage crisp, angular lines to put our modern spin on this timeless look. It works well with almost every kitchen aesthetic—from transitional to modern.
Recessed Handle Our dishwashers with a recessed handle are perfect for those who want to see the control panel on the front of their dishwasher. The true benefit of this design option is that it allows you to easily select your favorite cycle with the press of a button from the outside of the unit.
Scoop Handle So, here’s the scoop – the scoop handle is a unique design choice that adds just a hint of flair to your kitchen. Select this option if you are looking for something a bit different than the classic, bar handle option.
Custom Panel For those looking for a seamless integration between their appliances and cabinetry, custom paneling is the way to go! With this model, your dishwasher perfectly blends into your cabinets, creating an inviting, modern look. With custom panel, guests are often surprised to know that a homeowner has a dishwasher in the kitchen, since it blends so well into the cabinetry.
With five different design options, we understand that shopping for a new dishwasher can be complex. Just as our products are designed to make your life easier, we aim to make the process of selecting your dishwasher as simple as possible. Our custom Dishwasher Finder was created to help you find the dishwasher that best suits your kitchen’s needs. Do you dream of the sleek look of a stainless steel finish, or perhaps a custom panel to match your new cabinetry? Is loading capacity important to you? How about noise level? We invite you to explore our Dishwasher Finder as you being your shopping process. For more information about the complete suite of Bosch dishwashers, please visit: http://www.bosch-home.com/us/products/dishwashers.html.
*Based on an average of sound ratings of 24″ Full Size Stainless Steel Tub dishwashers contained in major brands websites. Major brands defined as TraQline Top 5 Market Share December 2015.