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December 1, 2014

Jenn-Air has expanded its offerings in the ventilation department, now available via Jenn-Air dealers across the nation.

The appliance supplier will now be offering a new 36-inch hood liner that can be expanded to 42 or 48 inches. It's compatible with a 600 or 1200 CFM motor and is equipped for up to 105,000 BTUs.

New offerings in perimetric canopy hood models include 36-inch wall and island mount options, which come in a floating glass design. The perimetric filtration capabilities are enhanced with more concentrated suction.

December 1, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Whirlpool's HybridCare Heat Pump Duet Dryer with a 2014 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award, which is granted to products that advance the causes of energy efficiency and emission reduction while maintaining high standards of functionality.

The HybridCare dryer works by regenerating energy during the drying cycle. Rather than venting the air like most dryers, the HybridCare uses a refrigeration system to dry and recycle the air. This leads to more than the 40% in energy savings required by Emerging Technology Award standards.

November 26, 2014

Whirlpool has released an updated dishwasher (known as "The Whirlpool") that features an easily adjustable upper rack.

The EZ-2-Lift adjustable upper rack makes it easier to pack in dishes of many shapes and sizes for added flexibility in storage capacity.

November 6, 2014

Whirlpool's new Premium Slide-In Electric and Gas Ranges are thoughtfully designed to cater to busy home cooks. As such, among its many features is the option to skip the preheating stage.

"Our new technology is always inspired by the way we care every day," said Jon Hall, senior brand manager, Whirlpool Corporation. "We outfitted our newest slide-in range with purposeful features that are meaningful and practical for families."

October 20, 2014

Briggs & Stratton has introduced the Symphony II power management system to its residential standby generator repertoire, providing an affordable and customizable option for backup power needs.

"The Symphony II power management system is smart power technology," said Greg Inwood, general manager, Briggs & Stratton Standby Power division. "It is the lowest-cost solution for families seeking the comfort and peace of mind that backup power delivers."

October 8, 2014

In a new marketing effort, Benton Harbor, Michigan-based Whirlpool is celebrating the joy of chores with the launch of its “Every day, care” campaign.

The new campaign, according to Whirlpool, departs from the ‘feature wars’ and ‘one-upmanship’ common in the industry. 

October 6, 2014

KitchenAid has introduced a line of six new gas cooktops, designed to meet the discerning eye of home cooks with professional standards.

September 30, 2014

Italian appliance brand SMEG is rolling out its line of retro Victoria ranges and ventilation hoods in the United States.

The 36" freestanding models come in three colors, include molded chrome shelves and boast a variety of professional chef-inspired cooking features.

The Victoria is equipped with an ultra-rapid 18,000 BTU brass burner for maximum heat distribution, as well as eight pro-cooking functions that include a double European/true convection setting and an advanced rotisserie feature.

September 24, 2014

GE’s latest offering in the appliance section involves a next-level combination microwave/wall oven featuring GE’s most advanced cooking technology.

The Advantium Speedcooking Oven performs four functions in one: speedcook, European convection, microwave and warming/proofing. Additionally, it installs easily in kitchens that are already set up with a built-in microwave/wall oven set.

September 24, 2014

Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling a number of its gas fireplaces, gas stoves, gas inserts and log sets, citing a tendency for the gas valve to leak.

The recall affects about 20,000 units of Heat-N-Glo, Heatilator, Outdoor Lifestyles and Quadra Fire products, which encompass both natural and propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets.

September 18, 2014

Haier is getting a little help from a friend to boost the energy efficiency of its refrigerators in China. The appliance manufacturer will be leveraging Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent for its low global warming potential of 1 -- 99.9% lower than the common blowing agent HFC-245fa.

September 9, 2014

Jenn-Air's newest release in the dishwasher aisle is built to fit seamlessly into one's kitchen cabinet scheme -- and as far as seamlessness is concerned, it's also got a built-in water softener for a cleaner finish.

The new dishwasher uses Jenn-Air's Trifecta Wash System, a combination of alternating wash cycles, three-stage filtration, a variable speed motor and pressurized wash arms.

August 27, 2014

Houston, Texas-based Goodman Company is recalling about 233,500 units of its Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power cords on the units have displayed a tendency to overheat, creating burn and fire hazards.

So far, there have been five reports of the power cords smoking or catching fire, though no injuries have been reported as of yet.

August 25, 2014

In advance of new federal efficiency standards for dryers set to take effect in 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has handed the 2014 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award over to LG Electronics for its new EcoHybrid Heat Pump Dryer.

The EcoHybrid is described as the first dryer with heat pump technology to hit the market in the U.S., meaning it captures and recycles energy that's generated during the drying cycle. This translates to up to 50% more energy savings, according to third-party testing.

August 21, 2014

The new Profile series of freestanding ranges from GE will allow homeowners to turn the oven on in between games of Candy Crush, among other things.

The Wi-Fi-enabled series of gas and electric ranges can be controlled remotely by the GE Brillion smartphone app.

“We’re expanding our line of connected appliances to make life easier while you’re on the go,” GE Product Manager Jonathan Sprigler said. “Consumers expect more things to be accessible through their phones, and GE is enabling them to have the control they want.”

August 19, 2014

Haier America announced Paul Riley has been appointed VP sales and marketing for major appliances.

Riley will be accountable for the creation and exectuion of the go-to-market strategy for all categories, the company announced.

Riley has held many sales and marketing roles throughout his 15-year career with GE Appliances, where he most recently worked as senior brand and product line marketing manager. He also led GE's efforts to redefine the Monogram brand through a preferred builder program, a consumer facing rebate program and brand distribution strategy.

July 24, 2014

Electronics and appliance manufacturer LG announced three new additions to its lineup of four-door refrigerators this week.

The new models all feature the LG CustomChill drawer, which allows owners to organize and quickly access favorites foods and drinks.

June 30, 2014

Ontario, Canada-based Wolf Steel is recalling several of its Napolean-model propane gas fireplaces, citing a laceration hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the glass front has displayed a tendency to break due to the pressure from the propane gas igniting.

There has been one reported incident so far in Canada, in which a customer had to seek medical attention after getting cuts to the face and neck. No incidents have been reported in the U.S.

June 24, 2014

GE is releasing more details regarding one of its newest and most exciting projects, part of a new partnership with MakerBot and TechShop that will serve as an incubator of sorts for innovations in the appliance space.

June 18, 2014

KitchenAid is doubling down on its efficiency standards with the release of the new Ultra-Fine Filter Dishwasher.

"One of the biggest complaints about dishwashers is how long they take to clean dishes, especially when cooking or entertaining for a crowd," said Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. "Our engineers have addressed this by designing a system that incorporates a highly efficient filter that significantly reduces cleaning time and allows more time for enjoying friends and family."

June 17, 2014

Big Chill is known for its colorful, vintage home appliances. This time, the company is coming out with a Pro Range, Pro Kitchen Hood and Pro Refrigerator with a contemporary-meets-mid-century look.

"These new Big Chill Pro kitchen appliances blend sleekly modern looks, bold colors and serious performance coveted by design aficionados and dedicated home cooks alike," said the company in a statement.

June 16, 2014

Beginning in July, Samsung intends to make a splash in retail stores with a high-tech appliance display called CenterStage. The new concept showcases Samsung’s portfolio of appliances in what it calls “an ultra-realistic and life-size display with an intuitive touch-screen interface.”

June 16, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation has earned the first and only (for now) Energy Star certification for the clothes dryer category, now on the market as the Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.

The Duet dryer combines moisture sensors with dual element modulation technology to arrive at an energy-efficient drying cycle that uses no more heat (and runs for no more time) than is required. Beyond conserving energy, it also helps preserve fabrics.

June 10, 2014

Boiler maker Weil-McLain of Michigan City, Indiana, announced a recall of its Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH Ultra Series Boilers.

According to a release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a cap on the boiler’s manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.

No injuries have been reported, but the firm has received 11 reports of manifold caps cracking.

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