Until the 1950s, dishwashers for private households were not a big seller in Europe. But as prosperity grew, so did the desire for a machine that could make washing dishes less of a chore.

Around 1960, Bosch entered uncharted territory when it started developing a dishwasher in Stuttgart. In 1964, Bosch unveiled its first dishwasher at the Cologne Spring Fair. Demand for the new appliance was so high that production was relocated to a specially built dishwasher plant in Dillingen.

The latest developments were incorporated into the appliances. As they became more economical, dishwashers also became a lot quieter, making it possible to enjoy breakfast while the machine did the dishes.

With the help of state-of-the-art software, today’s dishwashers can determine the best times and then start automatically. Now, if only the dishes would put themselves away …

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