Thermador currently produces ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators but they originally started in 1916 producing built-in and portable room heaters. In 1930 when Thermador merged with another company and formed Thermador Electrical Manufacturing, the product line expanded to include cooking products and evaporative coolers. These products were being manufactured in an 86,000 square floor mega-complex by the end of the decade.
Thermador was on the cutting edge of appliances and unveiled the first wall oven with a built in cooktop in 1947 and five years later introduced the electric cooktop with a griddle. Many other innovations followed in the coming years; the warming drawer, self-cleaning oven, "black glass" on oven doors, the smooth cooktop and cooktops with sealed burners.
Thermador has been creating innovative cooking, refrigeration and ventilation products for serious home chefs for over 75 years. Thermador is a part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group.