In 2015, Bosch received a 4-star rating for overall customer satisfaction in our Canstar Blue survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Bosch dishwashers. And you can check the survey results here.
The man behind the brand
In 1886, Robert Bosch opened his first ‘Workshop for precision and electric engineering’ on the first floor of a tucked away building in Stuttgart. He hired one mechanic and one errand boy. The rented premises had a forge, an office, and two small workshops.
Bosch began with the first low-voltage magneto ignition system for everyday use in motorbikes in 1897, but this really took off in 1902 when he added a spark plug. In 1932, Bosch acquired the hot water systems manufacturer Junkers & Co and moved into the home appliance industry.
Bosch was a man who believed in the spirit of entrepreneurial independence and social service. His catchphrase was, “I would rather lose money than trust.” meaning that he would rather lose his profits than lose the trust of his customer.
In 1942, Robert Bosch passed away from a middle ear infection gone wrong, but the company continued his legacy. You can read more history on their website, but today, Bosch is famous for automotive engineering, aviation technology, solar energy and GPS technology.
When Bosch started producing dishwashers
Bosch made its first dishwasher in 1964. They introduced a product with a difference – a quieter dishwasher than their competitors – and the customers loved it. In 2015, their branch in North Carolina was the world’s largest dishwasher manufacturing facility.
Some Bosch dishwasher innovations
1977: The invention of the hand blender means that bits of food left on plates and cutlery are now smaller and harder to remove. Bosch invents a dishwasher designed specifically to handle these stubborn particles.
1985: The microwave arrives in the 1980s and people realise their microwaveable dishes are not dishwasher friendly! Bosch steps in to save the day with a new ‘microwave dish’ wash mode.
1998: Bosch achieves the new AAA energy label as a reward for their hard work to be energy efficient.
2014: Bosch releases the ActiveWater system, which is the world’s most energy-efficient dishwasher and is among the world’s most water-efficient dishwashers.
2015: Bosch is voted the most popular dishwasher sold at Yale Appliance and Lighting because of how quiet it is to run. This is because of three levels of sound insulation and the EcoSilence Drive, the brushless two-pump motors that provide top performance in silence.
Other dishwasher brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a dishwasher in the last three years – in this case, 710 Australians.
The other dishwasher brands in this year’s survey are:
- Fisher & Paykel
You can view the dishwasher survey results here.