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Sensixx’x DI90
en Operating instructions
General safety instructions
Before using your appliance for the first time
Using your appliance
1. Filling the water tank
2. “SensorSteam” function
3. Setting the temperature
4. Setting the steam amount
5. Ironing with steam
6. Shot of steam
7. Vertical steam
8. Ironing without steam
9. Anti drip system
10. Spray
11. After ironing
Tips to help you save energy
Cleaning & Maintenance
Multiple descaling system
“TextileProtect” soleplate cover *
“StoreProtect” *
Guarantee conditions
Trouble shooting
EN • Operating instructions
Thank you for buying the DI90 compact
steam generator from Bosch.
Carefully read through the operating
instructions for the appliance and
safeguard them for future reference.
You can download this manual from the
local homepages of Bosch.
General safety instructions
❐❐ The iron must not be left unattended while it is connected to the
supply mains.
❐❐ Remove the plug from the socket before filling the appliance with
water or before pouring out the remaining water after use.
❐❐ The appliance must be used and placed on a stable surface.
❐❐ When placed on its stand, make sure that the surface on which the
stand is placed is stable.
❐❐ The iron should not be used if it has been dropped, if there are
visible signs of damage or if it is leaking water. It must be checked
by an authorized Technical Service Centre before it can be used
❐❐ With the aim of avoiding dangerous situations, any work or repair
that the appliance may need, e.g. replacing a faulty mains cable,
must only be carried out by qualified personnel from an Authorised
Technical Service Centre.
❐❐ This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in
a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not
be made by children without supervision.
❐❐ Keep the iron and its cord out of reach of children less than 8 years
of age when it is energized or cooling down.
CAUTION. Hot surface.
Surface is liable to get hot during use.
Important notices
• This appliance has been designed
exclusively for domestic use and must not
be used for industrial purposes.
• This appliance must be used only for
the purposes for which it was designed,
i.e. as an iron. Any other use will be
considered improper and consequently
dangerous. The manufacturer will not be
held responsible for any damage arising
from misuse or improper use.
• This appliance reaches high temperatures
and produces steam during use, this
could cause scalds or burns in case of
improper use.
- Do not touch the soleplate! Hold the
iron by its handle.
- Do not leave the supply cord hanging
over the table or ironing board, to
prevent the appliance from falling.
- Do not iron clothing while it is being
- Never spray or aim the steam at
persons or animals!
• Do not allow the power cable to come
into contact with sharp edges or with the
soleplate when it is hot.
• Never rest the iron in a horizontal position
when the soleplate is hot. Rest it on its
• Do not touch the appliance with wet
hands when in operation.
• This appliance is to be connected and
used in accordance with the information
stated on its characteristics plate.
• This appliance must be connected to
an earthed socket. If it is absolutely
necessary to use an extension cable,
make sure that it is suitable for 16A and
has a socket with an earth connection.
• In order to avoid that, under unfavorable
mains conditions, phenomena
like transient voltage drops or
lighting fluctuations can happen,
it is recommended that the iron is
connected to a power supply system
with a maximum impedance of 0.12Ω. If
necessary, the user can ask the public
power supply company for the system
impedance at the interface point.
• In special environmental conditions slight
instability may occur.
• The appliance must never be placed
directly under the tap to fill the water tank.
• Unplug the appliance from the mains
supply after each use, or if a fault is
• The electrical plug must not be removed
from the socket by pulling the cable.
• Never immerse the iron in water or any
other fluid.
• Do not leave the appliance exposed to
weather conditions (rain, sun, frost, etc.).
• While the steam is being released, the
iron produces a pumping sound. This
is normal, indicating that water is being
pumped to the steam chamber.
Advice on disposal
Our goods come in optimised packaging.
This basically consists in using noncontaminating materials which should be
handed over to the local waste disposal
service as secondary raw materials. Your
local town council can give you information
about how to dispose of obsolete
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European
Directive 2012/19/EU
concerning used electrical and
electronic appliances (waste
electrical and electronic
equipment – WEEE).
The guideline determines the framework
for the return and recycling of used
appliances as applicable throughout the
* Model dependent
1.Handle with contact sensor
2.Steam activation button*
3.“SensorSteam” indicator lamp (clear
4.Steam setting selection button (SET)
5.Steam setting indicator lamps
green = eco
red = max
6.Spray button
7.Shot of steam button
8.Water inlet
9.Water inlet lid
10.Spray nozzle
11. Water tank
12.Level mark for maximum filling
14.Temperature index
15.Temperature control with “TempOK”
16.“Calc’nClean” button
17.“Pump on” indicator lamps
18.Power cable
19.Descaling fluid*
20.“TextileProtect” soleplate cover*
21.“StoreProtect” accessory*
Before using your appliance for
the first time
1.Remove any labels or protective
covering from the soleplate (13).
2.If necessary, carefully clean the soleplate
down with a dry, folded cotton cloth.
When turned on for the first time, your new
iron may smell and emit a little smoke and a
few particles; this will stop after a few
Tip: When using the steam function for
the first time, do not use it on your
laundry, as there may still be some
residue in the steam dispenser.
Hold the iron horizontally and
repeatedly press the shot of steam
button (7). Some residue may come
out of the soleplate.
Using your appliance
1. Filling the water tank
This appliance has been designed to use
normal tap water.
• The addition of other liquids, (unless
recommended by Bosch) such as
perfume, will damage the appliance.
• Do not use condensation water from
tumble dryers, air conditioning systems or
Any damage caused by the use of the
aforementioned products will make the
guarantee void.
EEUnplug the iron from the mains!
* Model dependent
1.Open the water inlet lid (9).
2.Fill the water tank. Never fill beyond the
level mark for maximum filling (12).
2. “SensorSteam” function
The “SensorSteam” function makes the
iron heat up only when the handle is
gripped, and stop heating when the
handle is no longer gripped.
This function controls the continuous steam
generation as well (see section 5.1). While
the handle is gripped, steam is generated
automatically. When released, steam
generation is stopped. Thus, safety and
saving energy get increased.
1.Plug in the iron.
2.“SensorSteam” indicator lamp (3) flashes
when the handle is not gripped, and will
show a continuous light when the handle
is gripped.
3.Close the water inlet lid.
To prolong the optimum steam
function, you may mix tap water with
distilled water 1:1. If the tap water in
your district is very hard, mix tap water
with distilled water 1:2. You can inquire
about the water hardness with your
local water supplier.
* Model dependent
3.If the iron handle is released for more
than 10 seconds, the iron will stop
heating automatically.
4.When the handle is gripped again, the
iron heating up and continuous steam
generation processes will start again.
Initial heating up process: it is not
necessary to grip the handle until the iron
heats up to the set temperature.
Once reached such temperature, the
“TempOK” indicator will stop flashing and
remain lit continuously.
The “eco” steam mode is automatically
3. Setting the temperature
The temperature control (15) adjusts the
temperature of the soleplate (13).
1.Start by ironing the fabrics that require
the lowest ironing temperature. Check the
recommended ironing temperature in the
label on the garment.
2.Set the temperature control (15) to the
corresponding position by lining it up with
the temperature index (14) on the iron.
Suitable for
silk – wool
any type of fabric
i-Temp Advanced*
which can be ironed
dark and delicate
Reduces the risk of
shiny marks
for ironing: If you start ironing at
a high temperature and then select a
lower one, the soleplate may take a
while to cool down. To speed up the
cooling process, you may press the
shot of steam button (7) or press the
steam activation button (2*).
* Model dependent
3.1 “TempOK” indicator
While the soleplate is heating up or cooling
down to the selected temperature, the
“TempOK” lights inside the temperature
control (15) will flash. When the selected
temperature is reached, the lights will stop
flashing and remain lit continuously.
3.2 “i-Temp Advanced” function*
If this function is selected, an appropriate
combination of temperature and steam is set
which is suitable for all fabrics that can be
The “i-Temp Advanced” function prevents
clothes from becoming damaged due to an
unsuitable temperature being selected.
The “i-Temp Advanced” function does
not apply to fabrics that cannot be ironed.
Please check the garment care label for
details or try ironing on a part of the fabric
not visible normally.
When the “i-Temp Advanced” function is
selected, the blue light inside the
temperature control comes on.
3.3 “AntiShine” function *
If this function is selected, the risk of shiny
marks on the garment due to the ironing is
When the “AntiShine” function is selected, the
blue light inside the temperature control
comes on.
* Model dependent
4. Setting the steam amount
The steam control is used to adjust the
amount of steam produced when
Your iron is equipped with a steam setting
selection button (4) and with indicator lamps
(5) showing the steam setting, according to
the table below:
5. Ironing with steam
Steam can be generated by gripping the
handle (1), or by pressing the steam
activation button (2*).
steam off
1.The appliance will shift automatically to
the “eco” setting (green light comes on).
5.1 Continuous steam generation
1.Set the steam control to “eco” or “max”
2.The steam setting can be changed by
pressing the steam setting selection
button (4).
2.Grip the handle (1).
Tips for ironing: For better ironing
iron the last strokes without
steam to dry the garment.
* Model dependent
5.2 Steam on demand *
1.Set the steam control to the
to cancel continuous steam generation
while gripping the handle (1).
2.Press the shot of steam button (7) on
the handle repeatedly at intervals of 5
2.Press the steam activation button (2*).
While the pump is working, the lights (17) at
rear of the water tank go on.
7. Vertical steam
This can be used to remove creases
from hanging clothes, curtains etc.
Never direct the steam jet at garments
that are being worn.
Never aim the steam at people or animals.
6. Shot of steam
This can be used to remove stubborn
wrinkles or to press in a sharp crease or
1.Set the temperature control (15) to “max”.
1.Set the temperature control (15) to “max”.
* Model dependent
2.Hang article of clothing on a clothes
3.Operate the iron in a vertical position at
a distance of 10 cm / 4 in, and press the
shot of steam button (7) repeatedly with
pauses of at least 5 seconds.
10 cm / 4 in
2.Select an appropriate temperature for the
type of material being ironed (see “Setting
the temperature” section).
3.While ironing, do not press the steam
activation button (2*).
8. Ironing without steam
This enables the iron to be used for dry
1.Grip the handle (1) and set the steam
control to the
9. Anti drip system
If the temperature control (15) is set too low
(below “••”), the steam is automatically
switched off to prevent water from dripping
out of the soleplate (13).
* Model dependent
10. Spray
This can be used to remove stubborn
When ironing, press the spray button (6)
and water will spray out of the spray nozzle
(10) onto the garment.
11. After ironing
1.Unplug the iron from the mains socket.
2.Open the water inlet lid (9).
3.Hold the iron with the front facing down
and shake it gently until the water tank (11)
is empty.
for ironing: Do not use the spray
function with silk as staining may
4.Close the water inlet lid.
5.Set the iron aside in a vertical position to
cool down.
* Model dependent
6.Set the temperature control (15) to “•”.
7.Coil the power cable (18) loosely around
the heel of the iron, before storing.
Store the iron in an upright position.
Cleaning & Maintenance
! Risk of burns !
Always unplug the appliance from
the mains supply before carrying
out any cleaning or maintenance
operation on it.
1.If the iron is only slightly soiled, pull out
the plug and allow the soleplate (13) to
cool down. Wipe the housing and the
soleplate with a damp cotton cloth only.
2.If the cloth is synthetic, it may melt due
to the high temperature on the soleplate,
switch off the steam and rub off any
residue immediately with a thickly folded,
damp cotton cloth.
Tips to help you save
Steam production consumes the most
energy. To help minimise the energy used,
follow the advice below:
1.Regulate the steam according to the
selected ironing temperature, following
the instructions in this manual. Iron at
“eco” steam setting (see “setting the
steam amount” section).
2.Try to iron the fabrics while they are still
damp and reduce the steam setting.
Steam will be generated from the fabrics
rather than the iron. If you tumble dry
your fabrics before ironing them, set the
tumble drier on the ‘iron dry’ programme.
3.If the fabrics are damp enough, set the
position (see “ironing
steam to the
without steam” section).
* Model dependent
3.To keep the soleplate smooth, you should
avoid hard contact with metal objects.
Never use a scouring pad, or chemicals
to clean the soleplate.
Multiple descaling system
2Set the temperature selector (15) to the
“max” position and plug in the iron.
A. self-clean
D. anti-calc
B. Calc'nClean
3After the necessary warm-up period, the
“TempOK” lights inside the temperature
control stop flashing. Then, unplug the
iron (very important!).
A “self-clean”
The “self-clean” filter between the water
tank and the pump prevents scale impairing
the steam generation system and ensures
the optimum production of steam.
B “Calc’nClean”
The “Calc’nClean” function helps to remove
scale particles out of the steam chamber.
Use this function approximately every 2
weeks if the water in your area is very hard.
Follow the procedure described below:
1Unplug the iron from the mains socket,
and fill the water tank (11) with water.
4Hold the iron over a sink. Press the
“Calc’nClean” button (16) and shake the
iron until approximately one third of the
water capacity of the tank is evaporated.
Boiling water and steam will come out,
carrying scale or deposits that might be
* Model dependent
5Release the “Calc’nClean” button, and
gently shake the iron for some seconds.
6Repeat the steps 4 and 5 three times
until the tank is empty.
7Then plug the iron in and heat it up
again until the remaining water has
Push the “Calc’nClean” button a few
times more to clean the valve.
8Unplug the iron and let the soleplate
cool down. Wipe the soleplate with a
damp cotton cloth only.
C “Calc’nClean” with descaling liquid *
For deep descaling, it is recommended to
use the descaling liquid especially
developed by Bosch. This procedure
should be carried out every 3 months.
1.Unplug the iron from the mains socket.
2.Fill the water tank with tap water mixed
with a measure (25 ml) of the descaling
fluid (19*).
3.Then follow the procedure described
above in section “Calc’nClean” (steps 2
to 8).
The descaling liquid may be purchased
from the customer service or specialist
Name of accessory: TDZ1101
D “anti-calc”
The “anti-calc” cartridge has been designed
to reduce the build-up of scale produced
during steam ironing, helping to extend the
useful life of your iron. Nevertheless the
“anti-calc” cartridge cannot prevent all of
the scale that is produced naturally over
* Model dependent
soleplate cover *
The “TextileProtect” soleplate cover
(20*) is used for steam-ironing delicate
garments at maximum temperature
without damaging them.
The fabric-protection soleplate cover may
be purchased from the customer service or
specialist shops.
Name of accessory: TDZ1550
“StoreProtect” *
The “StoreProtect” device (21*) enables
an immediate and safe storage of the
iron, even with a hot soleplate.
The protector may be purchased from the
customer service or specialist shops.
Name of accessory: TDZ1750
Guarantee conditions
The terms of the guarantee for this
appliance are in accordance with that stated
by our representative for the country in
which it is sold.
The details of these conditions can be
obtained from the retailer from whom the
appliance was purchased. The purchase
receipt must be presented when making
any claims against the terms of this
Trouble shooting
Probable cause
The iron does not
heat up.
1.Temperature control (15) set
to minimum.
2.The “SensorSteam” system
has been activated. The iron is
set to stand-by.
1.The “SensorSteam” system
has been activated. The iron is
set to stand-by.
1.The soleplate is heating up or
cooling down to the selected
1.Turn to a higher position.
indicator lamp (3)
The lights inside
the temperature
control (15) flash.
The clothes tend to
1.The temperature is too high.
Water drips out of
the soleplate
together with
1.Temperature control (15)
setting is too low.
2.You have pressed the shot of
steam button (7) repeatedly
without waiting for 5 seconds
between each press.
Steam does not
1.Steam control is set to “ ”
come out in
horizontal position. 2.The temperature is too low.
Anti-drip system is activated.
Excessive dripping 1.No proper closing of
or steaming.
“Calc’nClean” system.
The pump does not 1.The iron is not in a horizontal
Smoke comes out
1.This may be caused by the
when connecting
lubrication of some of the
the iron for the first
internal parts.
Deposits come out 1.Traces of lime scale are
through the holes
coming out of the steam
in the soleplate.
The appliance
1.Water is being pumped into
makes a pumping
the steam chamber.
2.Grip the handle (1) of the iron
to re-start it.
1.Grip the handle (1) of the iron
to re-start it.
1.This is normal and lights will
stop flashing when the
selected temperature is
1.Turn the temperature control
(15) down and wait until the
iron has cooled down.
1.Turn the temperature control
(15) to a higher setting and
wait until the “TempOK” lights
inside the temperature control
stop flashing and remain lit
2.Wait 5 seconds between each
press of the shot of steam
1.Set the steam control to “eco”
or “max” position.
2.Set to a higher temperature if
compatible with the fabric.
1.Actuate a few times the
“Calc'nClean” button (16).
1.Use the iron in a horizontal
1.This is normal and will stop
after a few minutes.
1.Carry out a cleaning cycle
(see “Calc’nClean” section).
1.This is normal.
If none of the above solves the problem, get in touch with an authorised technical service.
Customer Service
Great Britain
Bosch Customer Service
Grand Union House
Old Wolverton Road Milton Keynes
MK12 5PT
002 Sensixx’x DI90 GB 10/14
UK +44 (0)344 892 8979
IRL +353 (0)1450 2655
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