SAN FRANCISCO, CA and DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2016) - Smart kitchen company Drop, today announced it is integrating its kitchen operating system with home appliances from Bosch with Home Connect functionality. This partnership between Drop and Bosch combines an interactive cookbook layer for the smart kitchen with Europe's leading kitchen appliances brand, bringing a new layer of intelligence to the kitchen that will help home cooks of all levels enjoy a seamless, interactive cooking experience. The integration allows home cooks to control their Bosch Series 8 oven with Home Connect remotely, monitoring time, temperature and settings from within the Drop Recipes app available starting today.
Drop has given the 1,000-year-old recipe format a state of the art facelift, making it into a machine-readable format that can now be relayed to appliances across the kitchen. This makes every recipe an intuitive, interactive, step-by-step cooking experience.
"We're excited to officially announce that we are partnering with Bosch to truly make the connected kitchen a reality for everyone," said Ben Harris, CEO of Drop. "Imagine your blender knowing how much of an ingredient you need to add to get the right proportions for your favorite smoothie, or your oven preheating at the right time for the recipe you are making and turning off when your food is ready, or even being able to filter your recipes by what you have in your smart fridge. These ideas no longer seem fantastical. Your kitchen will be smarter, and we are excited to announce Bosch as our first partner and take this giant leap forward to being the Kitchen platform."
"Bosch appliances are designed and developed to be surprisingly simple solutions. We feel that the delightful experience that Drop has created is very much in that vein," said Johannes Müller, Head of Global Brand Communication of Bosch Home Appliances. "By adding the intuitive recipe experience that Drop has created to our products, it will allow us to continue to drive product innovation forward and make cooking a truly stress-free and seamless experience."
Bosch home appliances provides precision technology and European design that simplifies life in every kitchen -- from the growing trend of small kitchens and secondary spaces, to the modern kitchen in single and multi-family homes. With Drop, users of all skill levels can enter the kitchen inspired, confident, and ready to cook food that they will be proud to share. The partnership is truly the easy way to perfect results.
Drop's Connected Kitchen Scale is available for $79.99 and can be purchased online directly through the website getdrop.com, Amazon and Apple Stores in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
The Drop Recipes app already brings hundreds of recipes (from partners such as Food52 and Good Housekeeping) to life by connecting wirelessly to the Drop Scale. The Drop platform reimagines the kitchen by intuitively leading home cooks step-by-step through finding, making and sharing delicious food. Each product they integrate with brings them one step closer to being the Kitchen OS of tomorrow.
The app is available to download free from the Apple App Store.
About Bosch Home Appliances
The name Bosch has stood for generations for groundbreaking technology and outstanding quality. Bosch Home Appliances have been committed to this high standard for more than 80 years: Bosch is Europe's leading home appliance brand. Consumers worldwide associate the brand with efficient functionality, reliable quality and an internationally acclaimed design. Treating people and nature with respect, reflected not least in the guiding principle of "technology for life", is a matter of course for Bosch. This can be seen, among other things, in sustainable products and resource-friendly processes.
With U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, the company also operates manufacturing facilities in La Follette, Tennessee and in New Bern, North Carolina, housing state-of-the-art factories for dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops.
More information at www.bosch-home.com.