History of Bosch
BSH (Bosch and Siemens Household Appliances) began in 1967 in Germany, with the partnership of Bosch and Siemens AG. Robert Bosch originally began working with automotive components, and the company had started manufacturing various electronics such as TVs and drills shortly before his passing in 1942. They began exploring various ventures into industrial and building products (including Appliances). Most appliances are produced under the name BSH, and they are currently Europe’s largest home appliance manufacturer. They have had a subsidiary in the US since 1906 (called Bosch Magneto Co.), though we haven’t seen some of the other brands they have produced for. Such as:
The Bosch appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Under Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing. Bosch has incorporated a third rack on top in their newer designs, allowing for cutlery and utensils to be more securely washed.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Convection Oven – Circulates and distributes heated air around the food to allow it to cook more evenly. Can be either gas or electric.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
Bosch has had recalls for one of their dishwasher models, and their Tassimo single serving coffee makers. The main issue with the recalled dishwasher was the fact that it was overheating and posing a fire hazard. It’s important to look out for anything out of the ordinary with your appliance, to prevent any major damages. Such as:
- Washer not draining
- Washer not spinning
- Washer leaking
- Clothes not drying completely
- Appliance making loud/unusual noises
- Digital display not working
- Digital display foggy
- Ice/water not working in refrigerator
- Freezer not cooling
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Our experienced technicians have spent years in the field, and have accumulated knowledge of every model of Bosch appliance. Be it a refrigerator, washer, or stove, they have the expertise to diagnose the problem quickly and get the parts that they need to repair it. Our technicians are friendly, professional, and always arrive to their appointments on time. No more waiting around for a lazy repair man! Call our customer service line, and a representative will be happy to work around your schedule to find the most convenient time for you. Don’t settle for anything less than perfect, call 180 Appliance Repair Services today!