- Bosch launches Home Connect 2016
- New appliances: connectivity-capable ovens, refrigerators, washing machines and tumble dryers in addition to fully automatic coffee machines
- Control appliances remotely using a smartphone or a tablet: turn appliances securely on and off – even while on the move
- “Coffee World”: international coffee specialities at the push of a button
Milton Keynes. For the first time, Bosch will be launching its exciting range of Home Connect Wi-Fi enabled appliances to UK customers. The brands portfolio for the digitally connected home includes ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers as well as smart coffee machines. The exciting move will put consumers in full control of their kitchen, allowing them to control appliances from wherever they are on their smartphone or tablet, saving them valuable time and allowing them to achieve perfect results on the go.
Home Connect also has many more benefits for the consumer. They can access tips and tricks that will help them get the best out of their appliances, for perfect results every time, as well as digital instructions, notifications and a direct connection to the online shop where the product details are stored.
Securely operate appliance functions – from anywhere
Did I remember to switch the oven off? Or rather, did I forget to start cooking? Anyone who has looked forward to a delicious cooked roast in vain and had to console guests with cold food will know how valuable this function is: the Home Connect app shows the status of an appliance at a glance. It can be conveniently switched on or off, or the temperature and programme can be altered, regardless of whether you’re sitting in a traffic jam or if your meeting has overrun. There is even a notification function: push e-mails provide information when the programme is finished. This is also practical for when you’re at home.
“The Home Connect app shows the status of an appliance at a glance. It can be conveniently switched on or off, or the temperature and programme can be altered, regardless of whether you’re sitting in a traffic jam or if your meeting has overrun.
Practical technology solving everyday problems
Have you ever arrived home from the shops only to remember you were supposed to grab some milk for that all important cuppa? The Bosch camera refrigerator will revolutionise the way you shop and mean you never run out of those important everyday essentials again. Every time the door closes, a snapshot of the inside of your refrigerator is stored so you can quickly and easily see what you need while you’re in the supermarket. With the Home Connect app, you can also control the temperature of your fridge remotely, quickly putting it into holiday mode to save energy if you are going away. You’ll also get tips and tricks to help get the best out of your refrigerator, and even a notification if the door hasn’t been closed properly, for the ultimate peace of mind.
New assistant will get your glasses sparkling
With Bosch’s new Home Connect dishwasher consumers can always come home to sparkling glasses and dishes. The appliance can be switched on while you’re at work or at play, or even programmed to start at a time that suits you. Another new great feature is the Easy Start Assistant, which will help you achieve perfect results every time. The assistant chooses the right programme for your load; whether it is pots, plates or glasses, so you can be sure you won’t have to spend extra time scrubbing at those stubborn stains on pots and pans. The Home Connect app can also send you a notification to your smartphone or tablet when you are running low on rinse aid, so you’ll never be caught out again.
A variety of international coffee at the push of a button
Additional benefits in the daily routine can also mean more enjoyment – especially when talking about most adults’ favourite drink. Anyone who finds it hard to get going without their morning coffee now has a selection of international specialities to choose from. The digital “Coffee World” allows you to choose from and perfectly prepare a variety of coffee specialities from an “Australian Flat White” to a “Café Cortado”. Preferences and settings can be saved and named so you can have your favourite brew ready at the touch of a button. This means that great coffee is no longer a matter of trial and error, but that it can be precisely repeated day in, day out. Another new feature is the Coffee Playlist, which allows your guests to enter their choice of drink on a smartphone which is then sent to the machine.
An additional service is available in the form of special reminders to regularly descale and clean the coffee machine. The digital instruction manual for this – and for the operation of the whole appliance – can also be found in the app.
Save energy and water with Home Connect
It can be a minefield trying to work out how much energy and water your washing machine and dryer are using. But the new Home Connect washing machine and dryer from Bosch make it easy. Not only will you receive tips on how to save energy and money, but you can also see exactly how much water and energy each programme will use. Of course, you can also control your machine remotely with the app, starting washing programmes from wherever you are and also receiving a notification when they are finished. It also features an Easy Start Assistant, which will choose the correct programme based on the colours, materials and level of soiling of your clothes.