Oct 06 2009

Thermador Creates a High Performance Dishwasher Especially for the Demanding Home Chef

Delicate fine crystal and heavily soiled pans can be cleaned in a single load

(New York, NY – October 6, 2009) – Now more than ever, Americans want to create at home the recipes they see on TV cooking shows and enjoy in restaurants. This trend often forces aspiring home chefs and home entertainers to wash the heavily soiled kitchenware used to cook in a separate dishwasher load from delicate tableware used to enjoy the cuisine. Since that option isn't efficient or environmentally responsible, Thermador engineered the ultimate series of high performance dishwashers that deliver superior washing and drying results.

"Home chefs need to protect their investments in premium cookware and tableware, so our new dishwashers provide effortless clean-up with precision results." said Zach Elkin, Director, Luxury Division (Builders, Contractors, and Designers Group), Thermador.

The new line is available now in three series: Quartz™, Emerald™ and the top-of-the-line Sapphire™, with a MSRP ranging from $1,049 to $2,199.

About Thermador High Performance Dishwashers


A gentle Hand Wash Cycle is ideal for slightly soiled but delicate, temperature-sensitive items such as fine glassware and cutlery.

The Extra Dry option increases the temperature during the final rinse and activates a longer drying cycle. Extra Dry delivers enhanced and superior drying results compared to other competitive models, and even dries plastic food containers that often remain wet at the end of a traditional dishwasher's dry cycle.

The Power Wash option enhances the wash cycle for the ultimate in heavy duty washing performance.


The Crystal Protect System™ utilizes a built-in water softener to neutralize water hardness, making it safe to wash crystal with sparkling results.

An aluminum-built Fine Silverware Carafe draws away oxidation and prevents tarnishing of fine silverware.


The Sapphire Glow™ Lighting System illuminates the dishwasher's interior as the door is opened. A beautiful blue light shines on just-washed dishware, making the sparkling-clean items shine even brighter.

The new line of High Performance dishwashers can be customized to match any kitchen design and are available with a robust Professional handle or contemporary Masterpiece handle. The handles are complemented with a chiseled and seamless stainless steel door or panel-ready door perfect for fully flush installation.


A contoured third rack Chef Tool Drawer™ delivers added capacity to accommodate culinary tools, small dishes and cutlery items.

The highly flexible Sapphire™ Racking System can easily be adjusted to maximize space for dishes and pots. In fact, Thermador offers the largest wine glass capacity on the market with dishwashers that accommodate 18 wine glasses.

Removing the middle rack accommodates baking sheets and platters up to 22" high, which otherwise would have been washed by hand. The Extra-Tall-Item™ Sprinkler delivers powerful spray-streams to ensure that these large items are cleaned – while keeping the Chef Tool Drawer available for use.

The top rack features the 3-Step Rackmatic® System and can be easily height-adjusted to accommodate larger items.

With the ability to clean 15 five-piece place settings all at once, hosts can focus on entertaining guests, rather than cleanup.

About Thermador Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. For more than 75 years, Thermador has been empowering America's cooking enthusiasts with revolutionary products – from the world's first wall ovens to gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner and a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50%. Today, Thermador continues to fuse state-of-the-art cooking functionality with classic American style to create the ultimate in powerful luxury kitchen appliances. For more information, please visit or call 800.656.9226 to request a catalog. Thermador®, An American Icon™, and Star® Burner, Quartz™, Emerald™, Sapphire™, Crystal Protect System™, Sapphire Glow™ Lighting System, Chef Tool Drawer™, Sapphire™ Racking System, Extra-Tall-Item™ and Rackmatic® are trademarks of BSH Home Appliances Corporation; all rights reserved.