Bosch to Present Expanded Small Appliance Lineup
Mar 17, 2004
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Bosch announced that it will unveil the latest additions to its line of small appliances at the International Housewares Show, to be held March 20-22 in Chicago, IL, U.S.

Bosch will introduce two compact toasters, a sandwich maker, two hand blenders, a gourmet food chopper, a citrus juicer, a practical water kettle, and a new high-performance steam iron to its product lineup.

The new additions join the company's product portfolio, which includes hand mixers, a gourmet food slicer, steam irons, and the Premium line of quiet vacuum cleaners. The company's other small appliance offerings include its Kitchen Machines, food processors, and blenders and its F.A. Porsche Designer Series products, which include a blender, juicer, water kettle, and coffee maker.

"As we continue to expand our offering of small appliances, our dedication to developing products inspired by the needs and lifestyle of today's consumers remains constant," said Franz J. Bosshard, president and CEO. "This year, with our new additions to the product lineup, we are offering even more ways than ever for consumers to make their everyday lives easier and more efficient."

The two toaster models feature 950 W of power, an automatic bread centering system, a flat heating element for evenly toasted bread, and an illuminated monitor for consistent toasting performance. For increased safety, the toasters also include an auto-shut off function and extended lift feature when bread is stuck. The top model also features a defrost setting and a reheat function.

The 750-W sandwich maker uses non-stick baking plates for easy cleaning. In addition, Bosch says the outer housing remains cool to the touch during operation. The cord can be hidden within the appliance, and it stands upright for easy storage.

Bosch's new citrus juicer features a universal press cone that is said to work with any citrus fruit. The cone rotates in two different alternating directions for maximum juice extraction, the appliance maker says. The juicer also includes an automatic on/off switch and a pulp selector. All parts except for the motor are dishwasher safe.

The new 350-W chopper has 3.5 cups of capacity, a simple on-off pulse switch, and a stainless steel universal blade. All parts, excluding the blade, are said to be dishwasher and microwave safe.

Bosch's new hand blenders are said to feature 250 W of power, a lightweight design, and ergonomic non-slip grip handle. The non-splash base minimizes messy splashes and is also heat resistant, Bosch says. The blender foot also detaches for cleaning and is dishwasher safe. The top model includes a transparent mixing cup, chopping cup attachment, and specially shaped blades for even more blending versatility. The mixing and chopping cups come with lids for leftover food storage.

According to the appliance maker, its 1,500-W stainless steel kettle does more than just boil water. The cordless 6-cup carafe's smooth steel heating base reportedly allows for improved water quality, lowering susceptibility to lime-scale and increasing the life of this convenient kitchen tool. It also has safety features, including an automatic lid opening function to avoid coming into contact with steam and an automatic stop feature when the lid is opened or when water reaches a boiling point. A 360-degree illuminated ring indicates the appliance is in use, and a clear inspection window allows observation of the boiling process.

The company's new steam iron has 1,200-watts of power and a continuous steam system that adapts steam level to different fabrics. With 17 steam vents for consistent and thorough steam distribution, Bosch says its new model features a stainless steel soleplate for smooth gliding over all fabrics and an automatic self-clean function.

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