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Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Visit to the Bosch Showroom

Two days before we moved in June I visited the Bosch showroom to learn about our new dishwasher. Needless to say, it was a crazy week, but I welcomed a break from the packing and moving busy-ness that had taken over my life! It was a fun day, filled with beautiful kitchens, delicious food and fun friends.

bosch showroom irvine | thisweekfordinner.comPhoto credit: Laurie Turk, Tip Junkie

I had the chance to visit the Thermador showroom in Scottsdale previously but had never been to the Irvine showroom, which features Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau. (Side note: Walking through the Gaggenau kitchens was unreal. I had no idea just how fancy kitchen appliances could be. Wowzah.)

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The Bosch kitchens were beautiful, featuring appliance after appliance that I would happily put in my own home. (If I could have fit them in my camera bag, I might have tried to sneak a few away!)

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bosch showroom irvine | thisweekfordinner.comPhoto credit: Laurie Turk, Tip Junkie

Bosch is known for dishwashers and they had a room with a whole wall of them! We learned all about why Bosch dishwashers are so quiet as well as all the ins and outs of the dishwasher. Lest you think dishwasher talk would get boring, there was a laser light show! They even played a little Pink Floyd. (Okay, that last part might not be true.)

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I loved my dishwasher from the moment I received it, but it was fascinating to discover how it was made and learn all the ins and outs of my machine. The top rack can move up and down. The third rack can be made a little deeper if needed. The silverware compartment can break into two and be placed in various positions in the dishwasher. You can remove the top rack if you want to wash something extra big. Most impressive – the dishwasher stops and senses the cleanliness of the dishes 6 times during a wash and adjusts the cycle accordingly. This dishwasher is most definitely smarter than me.

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bosch showroom irvine | thisweekfordinner.comPhoto credit: Laurie Turk, Tip Junkie

We had the chance to help cook lunch in the Bosch kitchens. The chefs are extremely talented because they took the food we prepared and still made it beautiful!

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And, wouldn’t you know it, they made us load our dirty dishes after lunch! Okay, so, we didn’t actually have to load our own dishes, but a really cute woman in a really nice outfit did load some of our dirty dishes to teach us how to load properly.

bosch showroom irvine | thisweekfordinner.comPhoto credit: Laurie Turk, Tip Junkie

Best loading tip of the day? Load silverware with the knives down (for safety), but all the other silverware should be facing up for best cleaning! (You know, with the spoon or fork part pointing up.)

Also, if you have a good dishwasher like my Bosch, you don’t need to rinse the dishes. Just scrape the food off and toss it in the dishwasher. And, believe it or not, the dishwasher actually works more efficiently (remember the sensors?). If you rinse your dishes, Bosch folks call that “pre-washing.” It was really hard for me to stop pre-washing when I first got the dishwasher, but now I love it. I use so much less water and it’s faster!

We ended the day with this:

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You’ll have to wait until next week to find out more about this photo! (It involves me feeling a bit embarrassed, which should entertain everyone else! Click here to see what I’m talking about.)

Disclaimer: Bosch provided me with the dishwasher in exchange for reviewing the product. While they are wonderful and generous, all opinions are my own and, as always, I will share my honest opinions.


  1. Wow – I’m really impressed with that third drawer. Who knew!

  2. Does it mean I am getting old, when seeing the ins and outs of the Bosch showroom sounds like a dream? Ever since I can remember, both my sister in laws have had Bosch mixers and they got me hooked. They have such quality things. Our new dishwasher (different brand) is only three years old and we already are on the hunt for a new one. I need to look at the Bosches.

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    Wow! That does sound like an amazing dishwasher! I’m putting it on my wish list when we are finally in our forever home! Loved the washing tips!

  4. I know I am getting old too that I am now envious of dishwashers, mine currently is 28 and covered in tattoos but he does a pretty good job 😉

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    Wow what an awesome day! I don’t even HAVE a dishwasher! Correction, I do… ME! LOL

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    This is awesome Jane! My kids are finally consistently doing the dishes (did I say FINALLY!) and they could use a “pre-washing” lesson. Though I’m guilty of it myself. I’d love to visit the Bosch showroom. I love seeing how things work.

  7. I haven’t had a dishwasher in like 5 years haha (not by choice haha), but wow do those look great!

  8. Hello awesomeness! This looks like a fabulous place to visit. I have always loved their products 🙂

  9. oh how I love that 3rd rack!!! what a great place to visit too!!

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    Love that dishwasher. The very top rack would be so nice to have, and I can’t wait to see what’s up with that last photo!

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    WOWzer!! Two words: Yes, please!

  12. WOW! What a super fun day! I’m looking at getting a new dishwasher very soon! 🙂

  13. I’m putting that dishwasher on my LIST, what a great showroom!

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