Bosch Counter Depth Refrigerator [REVIEW]

It’s truly an exciting time for Bosch, a company that’s long been known for creating some of the world’s finest appliances. After years of leaving the work of creating robust lines of refrigerator models to other brands, Bosch is expanding its portfolio with a revolutionary new French door counter depth refrigerator that looks like a built-in model but is actually a freestanding fridge.

With this new release for 2019, Bosch has upgraded several elements of their refrigerator design to meet the needs of actual customers. So we created this guide to round up the best new features available.

Overview of Bosch Refrigerators

Selection
Main Configurations

The New 36-inch Series
Bosch Benchmark refrigerators mimic their Thermador cousins but with a handle set that matches rest of the Bosch appliance suite. They are true built-in products that are flush to cabinets and 84-inches tall

  • 4-Door: The built-in B36BT930NS is 36-inches wide, Comes with stainless steel or panel-ready finish to match your cabinets from $6,384
  • French Door: The 30-inch bottom freezer model , from $5,574
  • Pro-Style: bbbbbbbbb from $2,694

LEGACY MODELS

24-inch
Ideal for urban apartments where kitchen space is premium

  • 70-inch tall: The built-in 800 Series B09IB81NSP comes with a door that accepts a custom panel for flush cabinet installations, HomeConnect wi-fi ready, from $1,974
  • 73-inch tall: The counter-depth 800 Series B10CB80NVS comes in 3 finishes – glass on stainless steel, black glass and white glass, from $2,424
  • 79-inch tall: The counter-depth 500 Series B11CB50SSS features two configurations with or without an ice maker, from $2,334

Legacy 36-inch
Bosch still has inventory of its legacy refrigerators made by various 3rd party manufacturers

  • Side-by-Side: The 300 Series B20CS30SNS features ice and water dispenser on the door, from $1,974
  • French Door: The counter-depth 800 Series B21CT80SNS has been popular and comes in 3 flavors, Stainless Steel, Black Stainless Steel and a model with ice/water on the door. Bosch makes special pro-style handle set for this model to match Thermador range and oven selection which makes it ideal for kitchens that are unable to accommodate 84-inch tall Thermador fridges from $2,694

Benchmark
Bosch Benchmark refrigerators mimic their Thermador cousins but with a handle set that matches rest of the Bosch appliance suite. They are true built-in products that are flush to cabinets and 84-inches tall

  • French Door: The built-in B36BT930NS is 36-inches wide, Comes with stainless steel or panel-ready finish to match your cabinets from $6,384
  • Bottom Freezer: The 30-inch bottom freezer model , from $5,574
  • Columns: bbbbbbbbb from $2,694

So what exactly sets Bosch refrigerators apart from the competition? Their amazing features. These include moist and cold air preserves that help maintain the texture, flavor, and nutrients of food—not just its temperature. For example, food loses moisture quickly if simply kept in plastic. That’s why Bosch designed areas for different foods to help them retain moisture and crispness. Meanwhile, the dual compressors help customize food preservation settings for each compartment.

Here’s a rundown of all of the most impressive features available in new Bosch refrigerators.

Food Preservation

Bosch implements a 4-part FarmFresh system that’s designed from the bottom-up to keep food fresher longer than ever before, helping you limit food waste and trips to the grocery store to replace spoiled food the day before you need to prepare a big meal.

Dual Compressors and Dual Evaporators

Bosch is the only manufacturer that offers dual compressors and dual evaporators in a freestanding refrigerator model, a feature that’s typically only found in high-end built-in refrigerator models.

So what do dual compressors and evaporators give you? The ideal environment for keeping food fresh in a refrigerator is a cold, moist environment. But in the freezer, you want cold and dry air for optimal freezing and preservation conditions. In most refrigerators, a single compressor is shared between the fridge and freezer sections.

But with Bosch refrigerators, the fridge and freezer each have their own compressor and evaporator to create the perfect environment for their respective needs. That adds up to longer lasting freshness for your food, wherever it’s stored.

SuperCool and SuperFreeze

Looking to cool large amounts of food, or quickly cool down some drinks before a BBQ? Use the SuperCool setting, which temporarily sets the fridge temperature to 34° F before returning to normal after two hours.

Meanwhile, the freezer features its own SuperFreeze Function. This will bring the freezer’s temperature to -8° F for a period of six hours before returning to its standard temperature. This is great for quickly freezing food items, or for returning items to their proper level of frozenness after the ride back from the grocery store in a hot car.

MultiAirFlow

In a standard refrigerator, a level of temperature deviation is expected as the fridge tries to keep the fridge temperature within an acceptable range. For the average fridge, even including high-end models, that deviation ranges between 4-7 F. This means that if your fridge is set to 40 F, it might actually be anywhere between 33 F and 47 F. That’s quite a large swing.

With Bosch refrigerators’ MultiAirFlow capabilities, you can count on a temperature deviation of 1 F or less. That’s thanks to the dual compressors and incredibly well designed temperature management system.

This reduced deviation is extremely valuable, as it helps ensure protection against growing bacteria on your food at higher temperatures, or freezing and freezer burning at lower temperatures.

AirFresh & FreshProtect Filters

Bosch’s built-in refrigerator air filter systems are rated for a lifetime of use and work to pull in the odors of foods so they don’t spread to others. Meanwhile, the ethylene filter built into a cassette design lasts six months of keeping the food in your crisper drawer magnificently fresh by absorbing ethylene that would otherwise speed up the ripening process in fruits and veggies.

Smart Connectivity

Finally, no modern refrigerator would be complete without wireless connectivity and smart home features. All new Bosch refrigerators come complete with HomeConnect built-in, allowing for remote controlled functionality via your smartphone as well as diagnostics to help you see exactly what’s going on inside your fridge at any given time. It’s a great way to have peace of mind and make changes to your fridge and freezer settings while you’re on the go.

Bosch was already making excellent refrigerators, but with their most recent update for 2019, they’ve given customers even more reasons to choose their models over their competitors. From advanced features and beautiful design to impressive and dependable cooling power, you can’t go wrong with a new refrigerator model from Bosch.

Innovative Storage Options

The Bosch refrigerator interior design is exquisite, featuring stainless steel black accents, brilliant LED lights, and premium quality shelves. It all adds up to an overall premium look that’s matched by premium controls, including a thermal touch screen that allows you to adjust the temperature and humidity levels in specific sections of the refrigerator.


Adjustable FlexBar

The adjustable FlexBar gives you a mezzanine-style storage option at the top of your fridge for storing items like condiments that normally take up a large amount of space in your refrigerator.

Easy-Adjust Half Width Shelves

Half-width shelves in Bosch refrigerators are included so that you have the flexibility to configure your refrigerator any way you like. For example, families with young children may have two or three gallons of milk on hand at any given time. Using half-width shelves in a custom arrangement can give you exactly the space you need for your storage requirements.

Designed with You in Mind

Here are some of the most user-friendly design upgrades Bosch has implemented into their refrigerators for 2019.


Hidden Water Dispenser

Tucked neatly into the left front wall of the fridge, a gentle touch is all it takes to activate the water and ice dispenser. External water dispensers can ruin the sleek look of a stainless steel door, so Bosch installed their’s inside the door to keep it accessible yet out of the way.

The Bosch UltraClarityPro filter lasts approximately 700 gallons of filtration, or an average of around 6 months. Meanwhile, the ice maker creates pyramid/diamond shaped ice of the highest quality we’ve seen in a fridge.

It’s also worth noting that ice makers are the #1 reason for service calls to any refrigerator manufacturer, as they involve mechanical moving parts that tend to get stuck, jammed, or broken. But Bosch has seen a dramatic drop in service calls in the two years since they upgraded their ice makers, suggesting that they’ve created a design that’s less prone to issues than other brands.

Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel

Bosch uses highly fingerprint resistant stainless steel, which is vital if you want to keep your refrigerator from looking like a fingerprint collection device within days of installing it in your kitchen—especially if you have young children.

While black stainless steel has become a popular esthetic choice for appliances from a wide range of brands, other brands simply use a tint on standard stainless steel to achieve the black profile. This may look fine on the surface, but they are notorious for scratching easily—leaving bright scratch lines that quickly make your brand-new, expensive appliance look old and dingy.

Bosch has changed the game with a method that injects paint all the way into the metal, ensuring an incredibly durable finish that won’t show wear at the first scratch or ding.

New black stainless steel Bosch refrigerators will flawlessly match with your Bosch dishwasher or range.

Conclusion

Bosch was already making excellent refrigerators, but with their most recent update for 2019, they’ve given customers even more reasons to choose their models over their competitors. From advanced features and beautiful design to impressive and dependable cooling power, you can’t go wrong with a new refrigerator model from Bosch.

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