BOSCH & MIELE GO HEAD TO HEAD AT IFA 2018

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // BOSCH - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

As Bosch looks to take mar­ket share away from arch ri­val Miele in the Aus­tralian ap­pli­ance mar­ket both Com­pa­nies went head to head to­day at IFA with Miele be­ing first out of the gate with ma­jor an­nounce­ments.

Miele un­veiled the all new G 7000 dish­washer, which they claimed was the in­dus­try’s first au­to­matic de­ter­gent dis­pens­ing sys­tem. Chan­nelNews un­der­stands that the dish­washer will not be launched in Aus­tralia this year.

Mean­while Bosch in­tro­duced an en­tire suite of new smart ap­pli­ances that’d look right at place on the Death Star but again don’t bank on an Aus­tralian launch any time soon.

As for the Miele G 7000 this dish­washer em­ploys a de­ter­gent-dis­pens­ing sys­tem called Pow­erDisk that uses sen­sor-mon­i­tor­ing to me­ter out an amount of pow­der gran­u­late de­ter­gent com­men­su­rate with what is loaded in­side the washer.

One Pow­erDisk is good for 20 cy­cles, said the com­pany. The G 7000 is also Wi-Fi-con­nected and can be pro­grammed to start au­to­mat­i­cally at cer­tain times. Via a smart­phone app, the dish­washer also no­ti­fies the owner as to when to re­plen­ish the Pow­erDisk. The dish­washer’s tech­nol­ogy was de­tailed by Miele Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Dr. Markus Miele.

Then came the M Chef gourmet food de­liv­ery ser­vice, which makes avail­able to own­ers of the Miele Dia­log oven – in­tro­duced to great fan­fare at IFA 2017 and hav­ing just started de­liv­er­ing to con­sumers in the Euro­pean mar­ket a few weeks ago – with the in­gre­di­ents to pre­pare up to six plated dishes si­mul­ta­ne­ously with an av­er­age cook­ing time of 20 min­utes.

The Dia­log oven uses elec­tro­mag­netic cook­ing tech­nol­ogy whereby twin elec­tro­mag­netic wave an­ten­nas re­ceive in­ter­mit­tent read­ings every 10 sec­onds on how much of trans­mit­ted cook­ing

en­ergy has been ab­sorbed by the food, and a sen­sor ad­justs tem­per­a­tures ac­cord­ingly, some­times cut­ting cook­ing time by up to 70 per­cent.

The new Bosch of­fer­ing con­sisted of a new range of lux­ury ap­pli­ances in “Car­bon Black” fin­ishes fea­tur­ing re­flec­tive glass faces, the look was se­ri­ously out there.

Th­ese in­clude a re­frig­er­a­tor, a wall oven, a coun­ter­top range, an au­to­matic cof­feemaker, a mi­crowave, a dish­washer and even a fancy drawer ded­i­cated to sous vide cook­ing.

Bosch’s new smart coun­ter­top range prac­ti­cally does the cook­ing for you. Mean­while, the smart range hood over­head will turn on au­to­mat­i­cally as soon as it senses some­one cook­ing nearby.

They also re­vealed a smart range hood with a fea­ture called Per­fec­tAir that essen­tially gives the thing a sense of smell. If it de­tects any par­tic­u­larly odor­ous mol­e­cules lin­ger­ing in the air af­ter you fry fish, for in­stance, it’ll au­to­mat­i­cally kick on the fan to help clear the air.

Mean­while, their new oven uses the same Per­fec­tBake and Per­fec­tRoast set­tings we’ve seen pre­vi­ously to smarten up your cook­ing rou­tine us­ing a built-in ther­mal probe.

Bosch was one of the first big names to start putting cam­eras into re­frig­er­a­tors, with mod­els dat­ing all the way back to 2014, pre-dat­ing the high-pro­file Fam­ily Hub fridge from Sam­sung. Now, those fridges are all set to get a bit smarter.

Specif­i­cally, Bosch’s cam­era fridges will now be able to iden­tify up to 60 dif­fer­ent kinds of fruits and veg­eta­bles on sight. From there, the fridge will add them to your dig­i­tal in­ven­tory and even of­fer item-spe­cific ad­vice on the best spots to store ev­ery­thing to pro­long the fresh­ness.

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