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Bosch 800 Series French Door Refrigerator Home Connect

Bosch 800 Series French Door Refrigerator with Home Connect

Having already looked at the Bosch B21CL81SNS french door refrigerator, we jumped at the opportunity to try out the newest model with Bosch Home Connect. This joins the connected Benchmark/800 Series induction cooktops and 500 Series wall hoods as well as the Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher with Home Connect. The new top of the line […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Bosch Dishwasher Home Connect

Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher with Home Connect Review

Having already received several demos of the Bosch Home Connect technology, we finally got a chance to demo it in a home. The Bosch 800 Series dishwasher with Home Connect not only features advanced smartphone connectivity, but it also remains one of the quietest dishwashers in the U.S. We tested model SHEM78ZH5N, a 24″ stainless […]

Gourmia waffles

Tools in the Kitchen: Gourmia Waffle Maker and Deep Fryer

We spend most of our time on power tools, but invariably all of the work has a purpose. Many times, that purpose ends up being the redesign or remodel of a kitchen or bathroom. Other times we find that builders are constantly looking for perks to draw prospective buyers to purchase their homes over others. […]

Bosch induction stove cooktop

Bosch Induction Range Review – HIIP054U

Not too long ago we did an article on building with premium appliances. At the heart of that kitchen were the Bosch B21CL81SNS French Door refrigerator and the new HIIP054U Bosch Induction Range. When it comes to ovens, having a clean top surface really cuts down on cleaning time. For an even bigger step into […]

Bosch condensation dryer controls

Bosch Condensation Dryer Review WTG86402UC

We recently converted a 1400 square foot bungalow home in downtown Lakeland to a rental. This 3/1 home was perfect for a small family. It had a decent sized yard, a storage shed, great floor plan, and even new Pergo Outlast laminate flooring. It lacked one thing, however—a washer and dryer. In fact, it even […]

Franke water filtration filtering

Franke Water Filtration and Dispenser Review DW12080

Earlier this year we did a Franke Fast-In sink review and also checked out their Franke Bern FF20750 pull-down kitchen faucet. This time we integrated a Franke water filtration system—the Franke DW12080 Cold Water Dispenser—to compensate for the lack of filtered water in a high-end Bosch French Door refrigerator. The water filter system includes the Franke cold water faucet, an […]

Bosch B21CL81SNS French Door Refrigerator

Bosch B21CL81SNS French Door Refrigerator Review

In our article on building with premium appliances, we covered the role appliances play in making it easier to sell a new home or rise above the crowd as a remodeling professional. Now we wanted to take a closer look at the Bosch B21CL81SNS Counter Depth French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator. That’s a mouthful, so […]

Building with Premium Appliances

Building with Premium Appliances – Upgrades Matter

For years, building spec homes with only the most basic appliances seemed the norm. The idea was to put in good, reliable products, but keep the process simple. Upgrades were possible but didn’t generally aid profits, so they were—for most builders—more of a hassle than anything else. Oddly enough, builders seemed more likely to upgrade faucets […]

Bosch Home Connect video

Bosch Home Connect App for Appliances

We got a close up look at the new Bosch Home Connect app for appliances. The system lets you control compatible Bosch home appliances using your smartphone or tablet. Since the system works on the cloud, you can even use it when not at home. The system is informative. Like the Toolbox app used for Bosch connected […]