APPLIANCE magazine traveled to New York, NY, U.S. on Thursday to witness the unveiling of two new major product lines from Bosch Home Appliances. The products were introduced at premiere events at Bosch distributor HADCO's new showroom in Brooklyn's DUMBO design district.
APPLIANCE was amongst the retailers, media, and other guests that had their first glimpse of Bosch's Nexxt(TM) Washer and Dryer and Free-Standing Convection Range.
"Both new lines meet the demand in the U.S. market for innovative products that possess the superior performance, quality, and ease-of-use that Bosch dishwashers and other high-end appliances are known for," said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, which manufactures and markets Bosch Home Appliances. "The new Free-Standing Convection Range offers consumers the cooking performance and built-in look that until now have been unavailable in this product category, while the Nexxt Laundry system represents a breakthrough in cleaning results and gentle fabric care."
The Bosch 30-in Free-Standing Convection Range is said to deliver superior cooking versatility, value, and ease-of-use through Bosch exclusives such as Genuine European Convection(TM), 15,000 BTU PowerSim(TM) Burner, and its Touch & Turn(TM) oven control, the company said.
The new line, which rolls out nationwide in late 2003 through early 2004, marks the appliance maker’s first entry into the free-standing range category. The ranges were designed and built in the company's facility in New Bern, N.C., U.S. and are available in gas, electric, and dual-fuel models.
The appliance maker says its Nexxt Washer and Dryer (pictured) offer a combination of innovations in temperature selection, water movement, and fabric protection. The new lines were built on the technology of Bosch's Axxis laundry line, which was introduced in 2000.
The new washer uses the Sensotronic Plus(TM) wash system to digitally monitor and maintain water temperatures for 15 different washing programs, while the Auto Load Adjust sensor continually adjusts water level, wash time, and energy consumed according to load size. The Nexxt Dryer employs the Duotronic(TM) system, a combination of moisture and temperature sensors that automatically determine when the clothes are dry to prevent damage from over-drying.
The new washer and dryer pair have earned the highest achievable ENERGY STAR ratings and at only 60 dB, Bosch claims the new washer is one of the quietest on the market.
The laundry products are German engineered and made in the Bosch factory in New Bern. The line will debut at appliance retailers in January 2004.
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