Pandemic Amplifies Desire for Cleaning, Drying, and Convenience in the Kitchen, Study Finds

  • A new Bosch and Reckitt Benckiser dishwasher study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic found increased demand for cleaning, drying, capacity and convenience
  • The study also found that a thoroughly clean home is now expected, especially in the kitchen, with consumers cleaning more and 65{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} taking extra steps to ensure a hygienic clean
  • Bosch meets demand with award-winning Bosch dishwasher portfolio as well as new ADA compliant models and offers four tips for efficient dishwasher use

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bosch home appliances, the award-winning market leader in dishwashers for over a decade, today announced the expansion of its dishwasher portfolio alongside new research in partnership with Reckitt Benckiser conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amplified by more cooking, experimenting and time in the kitchen, followed by months of rigorous dishwasher use, the study found increased demand for cleaning, drying, capacity and convenience in this category as Americans seek a deeper, more hygienic clean throughout the home and kitchen.

Always keeping consumer needs at the heart of its innovations, the 2021 Bosch dishwasher line aims to revitalize consumer confidence in the kitchen and simplify cleanup with its innovative drying technologies, intuitive connected solutions and quality performance features

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NYC Real Estate Sales Dropped 46{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} Amid Coronavirus, Study Finds

NEW YORK CITY — Turns out a once-in-a-century pandemic isn’t the best time to buy a home in New York City.



a stone bench sitting next to a brick building: A new study found the coronavirus pandemic likely caused a 46 percent drop in residential home sales in the city.


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A new study found the coronavirus pandemic likely caused a 46 percent drop in residential home sales in the city.

Residential sales and investment in 2020 dropped 46 percent over the year before, according to a new study by the Real Estate Board of New York.

The $47.1 billion in sales would be impressive for nearly every other city, but still marked a 36 percent decline in tax revenue from already hard-hit state and city budgets, the study found.

“With this full scope of real estate activity in 2020, we can fully see the devastating economic impact the COVID pandemic has had on New York,” James Whelan, the real estate board’s president, said in a statement. “Our City and State are in dire need for the new federal administration to step in with a stimulus package – including state and local aid, rent relief and unemployment benefits – that addresses our economy and helps all New Yorkers out of this crisis.”

President Joe Biden and his congressional allies have pushed for another round of stimulus

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