The original concept of cutlery tray was invented and patented by Miele in 1987. Miele cutlery trays offered great organization ability to discriminating users. Such as the ability to line up silverware pieces individually to prevent scratching, to allow deposits to be removed effectively with the help of the spray arm on the "ceiling" of the dishwasher, to dry cutlery pieces effectively. In addition, the Miele cutlery tray made unloading the dishwasher convenient.
Once Miele's patent protections had expired, Bosch introduced the same concept in their dishwashers. Bosch cleverly named this tray as the "Third Rack" (a brilliant marketing name which resonates with users). However, compared to the Miele tray, we've always found the 3rd rack a bit bulky.
In 2017, Bosch introduced a groundbreaking design which updated their 3rd Rack concept. The bulky, cheap plastic is finally gone and replaced by a sleek, spacious new MyWay Third Rack.
Angled two part design now gives room for ramekins, cereal bowls, measuring cups, ladles and more. You can even find a removable silverware tray with folding tines on this new MyWay 3rd Rack.
Bosch is reportedly making this remarkable "MyWay Third Rack" feature available in 800 Series and Benchmark dishwashers.