It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone – and what a year it’s been! If you’re anything like me, the holiday season is a busy one. And while I love the hustle and bustle of festive celebrations, I make sure to carve out time to slow down and reflect on the year. Curled up on my sofa with a hot cup of cocoa in hand, I jotted down some of my favorite Bosch moments of 2017. Here’s a look at our highlights from the year, as well as a look ahead at what 2018 has in store for the Bosch team.
The best memories are often a direct result of the people around us – and the same rings true for Bosch. We joined forces with a partner that appreciates quality and loves cooking as much as we do, Chef Curtis Stone. A shared passion for inspiring Americans to step into the kitchen was the secret ingredient for this important partnership. And one thing is for sure, the Vegan and Gluten-free Toasted Walnut Cake will definitely top our tables again in the new year. Thank you for all the great memories, Chef Curtis!
It’s important to find projects each year that drive passion and feed the soul. For Bosch, that means making appliances that are invented for life. In 2017, we introduced new products across the dishwasher, refrigeration, and cooking categories, as well as the brand’s first full suite of connected appliances. We looked to consumers to learn how our appliances could simplify their lives further and found that one common area of frustration in the kitchen was loading the dishwasher. We’ve likely all had moments where there just isn’t room for the last bowl, spatula or ramekin. This led us to develop the MyWay Rack, a groundbreaking innovation that simplifies kitchen cleanup like never before. It took one of our favorite phrases “form and function” to a whole new level by providing the industry’s largest third rack loading capacity.
We’ve talked a lot about the innovative team of designers that create Bosch products, but an equally important part of our company is being able to educate customers, retailers, designers and architects about our suite of product offerings. This year we celebrated a huge milestone with the opening of the Chicago Experience & Design Center, providing a touchpoint to connect with the Midwest about all things related to Bosch. We can’t wait to see more of the Windy City in 2018!
It’s true that time flies when you’re having fun – and I’ve had a blast getting to see all these amazing projects come to life. Choosing a personal favorite moment for me is tough, but one that does stand out is working with our designers and our product team to introduce the new Bosch Dishwasher Line featuring the MyWay Rack. Working with a brilliant team to create a real solution for consumers was so fulfilling.
In my free time, I absolutely love getting creative in the kitchen and my 2018 resolution is to spend more time baking up new creations and expanding my recipes for inventive vegetarian meals.
Up next, let’s take a look at more favorite moments from 2017 and kitchen resolutions from my fellow A Modern Haven trendspotters.
Anja Prescher, Bosch Director of Brand Marketing
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to channel our passion for creating quality appliances into other interests that we care about – which made the partnership between Bosch and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital so special to me. My 2017 highlight was teaming up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Dream Home Giveaway Program to support their fight to end childhood cancer .
Family is so important – and my 2018 kitchen resolution is to set aside more time to cook with the ones I love. Even when life gets busy – which it does often – my goal is to set aside time to cook dinner with my husband at least twice every week.
Graham Sadtler, Director of Industrial Design
I’ve had much to celebrate this year – but my favorite moment is one that my wife and l will cherish for a lifetime, the birth of our first child, a daughter. It has been such an adventure and we’re continuing to learn more each day. Coincidentally with my daughter also came the purchase of a Bosch dishwasher with the MyWay Rack – and I can honestly say that it has been the perfect solution for washing bottle lids, baby spoons and countless tiny utensils that are new to our lives.
My kitchen resolution for 2018 is to begin making meals that the whole family can enjoy as our daughter is now able to eat solid foods. Additionally, my wife and I want to start vermicomposting so that all of our food waste can go into the compost bin rather than in the trash.
Janne Mahan, National Product Specialist
Oh, what a wonderful year it’s been! I’ve found so much joy in getting to share moments from my kitchen to yours. Whether it’s tips for cooking across generations – or a favorite holiday recipe, it has been a true labor of love.
Looking ahead to 2018, my kitchen resolution is to finalize my own cookbook with stories of sharing the table over the years with friends, family and of course delicious meals!
To say the very least, 2017 was a year of new innovations and exciting programs for Bosch, and we can’t thank you, our A Modern Haven readers, enough for enjoying the ride with us. So, what’s in store for Bosch in 2018? You’ll have to keep following along for exciting news to come in the new year. Cheers!