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May 6, 2009

KitchenAid Announces Industry's First 72-inch Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator

KitchenAid French Door Refrigerator

Adding another industry first to its distinctive collection of French door refrigerators, KitchenAid has introduced a 72-inch counter-depth model that offers extra space on the inside and a sleek, built-in look on the outside. This latest configuration joins a line that already includes freestanding, counter-depth and exclusive 42-inch built-in French door refrigerators.

“Our research found that the currently available 69-inch model refrigerators don’t fully utilize the 72- inches of available height space found in many of today’s newly constructed homes,” said Debbie O’Connor, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid…

May 6, 2009

The Hamilton Beach Candy Apple Kettle

Hamilton Beach 40894

Savoring the perfect cup of hot tea just got a little quicker. Equally suitable for entertaining or everyday use, this kettle is as beautiful as it is functional. Hot water is heated to the precise temperature and it’s done faster and safer with the new, stylish, stainless steel red electric kettle from Hamilton Beach®. In just minutes, 1¾ quarts of water are boiled and ready to use. This kettle shuts off automatically once the water begins to boil, providing boil-dry protection and eliminating the extra step of turning it off.

Simply pour water into this red, dome-style kettle, plug it in, and in just minutes, the water is hot, powered by 1500 watts of power…

May 1, 2009

Miele Dishwashers Go The Distance In ‘Live’ Endurance Test

Miele G 2002

For almost two years, a Miele dishwasher has been running non-stop in a long-term endurance test at Miele’s Bielefeld factory in Germany. The dishwasher has gone beyond expectations, outlasting the self-imposed criteria that each appliance be tested to withstand everyday usage for 20 years, which equates to 12,500 hours of operation or 7,500 program cycles.

“Now more than ever, homeowners are looking for quality built, long-term appliance solutions. Appliances that are solidly constructed and come with a demonstrated record of trouble-free performance,” says George Tjoumakaris, Communications Specialist at Miele in Princeton, New Jersey…

Apr 30, 2009

LG Electronics Reveals Expanded Kitchen Appliance Line

LG LMX28987ST

LG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator in home appliances, extends its kitchen portfolio with an expanded line of French-door refrigerators – including a new 4-door model with industry exclusive auto open/close drawers – new steam dishwashers, new gas cooktops and a new slide-in electric range. These innovations, along with LG’s full line-up of kitchen products, are on display at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, May 1-3 in Atlanta (Booth C2010). Richard Blais of Bravo’s Top Chef Chicago will be in the LG booth to demonstrate LG’s cooking innovations and share his unique culinary expertise…

Apr 27, 2009

New Combiset™ Cooking Range

Miele CombiSet

Miele, the world’s largest family-owned appliance company announces the launch of a new CombiSet™ series. Miele’s updated CombiSets™ feature a stunning new stainless design, with sleek steel knobs and an ergonomically inclined control panel. The line boasts innovative new products including an induction unit and a Japanese Tepan Yaki. A slightly larger width of 15” on various models now offers small space chefs room for large pots. Miele CombiSets™ are single or double-burner units that stand alone or combine to fully customize any cooking surface – or even to create multiple cooking stations…

Apr 24, 2009

Miele Dishwashers Meet 2011 Energy Star® Requirements Today

Miele G 2002

Engineered to be the greenest Miele dishwashers yet, the new G 2002 series uses only 5.1 gallons of water in its Normal cycle, with many models exceeding Energy Star’s® future 2011 water and energy standards. Miele’s previous Normal program used only 6.1 gallons of water per load, making the new series 17% more efficient – saving about a gallon per load. In its Economy cycle, the new Miele series only uses 1.2 gallons (for those who want to save even more water and energy)…

Apr 23, 2009

Miele Announces Revolutionary Clean Touch Steel™ Finish On New Dishwashers, Masterchef Oven Collection And Coffee Systems

Miele G 2002

Miele, the world’s largest family-owned appliance company, launches its revolutionary Clean Touch Steel™ technology on the new MasterChef oven collection, G 2002 dishwashers and coffee systems (CVA 2662, CVA 4062 and CVA 4066). Clean Touch Steel™ is a specially-treated surface that virtually eliminates fingerprints, smudges and scratches while letting the natural stainless steel shine through.

“With Miele’s innovative Clean Touch Steel™, fingerprints vanish, and the oven wipes clean with a damp cloth, reducing the need for special polishes or potentially toxic chemicals in the home,” states Paul McCormack, Senior Marketing Manager for Miele, Inc…

Apr 22, 2009

Samsung Extends Refrigerator Line To Include Industry-First Dual Ice Maker

Samsung RFG238

Samsung, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics and home appliances, today announced new additions to its growing refrigerator line, including the industry’s first dual ice maker refrigerator that allows consumers to enjoy more than one and a half times the ice production of their current models. Additional new offerings for Spring 2009 include new counter-depth models.

"Samsung is dedicated to creating solutions that enable efficiency in the home, and we've designed our new refrigerators to directly address this need of our consumers,” said James Politeski, vice president of Home Appliance sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics America…

Apr 21, 2009

The New Miele Built-In Coffee Systems – As Innovative As The First

Miele CVA 4062

Miele, inventor of the world’s first built-in coffee system in 1998, announces the introduction of their next generation beverage systems. The new CVA series offers innovative touch controls that take the guesswork out of making the perfect coffee, latté, cappuccino, espresso and more. The central dispenser is height-adjustable to fit espresso cups, tall mugs or decorative glasses for specialty drinks. An exclusive integrated tank keeps milk cool for up to 12 hours and allows one-touch preparation of steamed milk and froth drinks. The finishing touch… Miele’s Clean Touch Steel™ beautifully resists scratches, fingerprints and smudges…

Apr 12, 2009

Miele Dishwashers Raise The Bar With Advanced Technologies

Miele G 2002

Introduced in December 2008, the new G 2002 series represents a giant leap forward in dishwashing innovation. Engineered to be the quietest Miele dishwashers yet, the new G 2002 series sport a Turbo feature that speeds up wash programs by up to 30%. SensorDry, the most advanced drying system on the market, analyzes room temperature to calculate the optimal water temperature, rinse aid distribution and drying time. Dinner guests will be wowed as the Drying Plus feature automatically opens the door to aid in drying while the AutoClose function softly shuts the door to start the process all over again…