More cleaning power in each cycle: Bosch ActiveWater Eco² dishwasher with Zeolite® drying technology and efficient water management
Innovative technologies for better living and a healthier environment: ActiveWater water management and Zeolite® drying technology in a single appliance
The standard cycle uses only 2,053 liters of water and 205 kWh of electricity per year: energy efficiency class A+++ (as per the new EU energy label)
Optimum cleaning and drying results; many cycle options
Available in integrated, fully integrated, under-the-counter and standalone versions
Munich – What happens when you integrate two innovative environmental technologies in a single appliance? You receive a new dimension in sustainability as implemented in the world's most efficient dishwasher, the ActiveWater Eco² from Bosch. And if these technologies improve not only the efficiency, but the performance, the resulting clean and gleaming dishes make everyday life easier and less stressful. This is exactly what modern dishwashers from Bosch deliver.
Multi-talent with top performance
Under the ActiveWater Eco² name, the latest generation of the ActiveWater series combines the super-efficient water management of ActiveWater Eco technology with the award-winning and power-saving Zeolite® drying technology, which uses the silicate mineral zeolite as a water and heat storage medium. With its annual usage of 205 kWh of electricity and 2,053 liters of water in the Eco-50 standard cycle, the ActiveWater Eco² falls in the energy efficiency category A+++, which as of the end of 2010 also applies to dishwashers. No wonder it can call itself the world record holder in resource efficiency.
Proven and award-winning: Zeolite® drying technology
By employing Zeolite®- drying technology, Bosch has set new standards for dishwashers worldwide, as confirmed in short-term and long-term tests by Germany’s Stiftung Warentest consumer products testing institute. And the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) together with the Federation of German Industry awarded its 2010 Innovation Award for the Climate and the Environment (IKU) to this technology. With the 2010 Utopia Award from Germany’s utopia.de online platform, the technology also received for the first time a prize awarded by consumers and environmental experts known for their critical views. The secret of zeolite’s effectiveness is the natural ability of this porous material to store humidity and release heat. About one kilogram (roughly two pounds) of the mineral is stored in a special container located in the bottom of the dishwasher. When steam is routed through this container at the end of the rinse cycle, the little zeolite balls completely absorb the moisture. What remains is hot, dry air, which is returned to the machine’s interior where it speeds up the dish drying process considerably.
Sustainability with convenience
At the same time, ActiveWater from Bosch has revolutionized the water efficiency of dishwashers with a whole bundle of technological improvements. The latest and most revolutionary innovation is an integrated, resource-saving water management system that makes it possible to use the clean water from the last rinse cycle for the first cycle of the next load. The result is the sensationally low water usage of only seven liters (about one pot full) for 13 standard place settings. With all of its conservation features, however, the ActiveWater Eco² does not compromise on performance. With the OptiDry option, glasses and plastics emerge from