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Consumer Appliance Trends

This is an ongoing list of trends in consumer appliances curated using secondary research techniques.

Benton Harbor-based Jenn-Air Unwraps Dishwasher with Built-in Water Softeners, LED Lighting

Benton Harbor-based Jenn-Air unveiled a new dishwater collection that features metal interior accents, built-in water softeners, and LED lighting. "Our newest dishwashers are the most elegantly designed, technologically advanced, and flexible models ever offered by Jenn-Air," says Brian Maynard, Jenn-Air marketing director.

Whirlpool tech innovations at CES - Cool Mom Tech

This week at International CES, I've been blown away by so many awesome tech innovations that you don't have to be techy to appreciate.We are going to have so many awesome things to share with you in the coming weeks, we're giddy!

SodaStream, Samsung Build A New Refrigerator That Dispenses Sparkling Water

Hear that? That's the sound of innovation bubbling in your water glass. Remember when Samsung unveiled a concept for a refrigerator with Evernote integration at this year's CES? Well, the electronics giant has now partnered with fellow Most Innovative Company SodaStream on a new four-door refrigerator that will dispense cold, filtered carbonated water through the same mechanism many refrigerators currently employ to dispense still water and ice.

BENTON HARBOR -- With mobile devices playing an ever-increasing role for those planning home design projects, Jenn-Air has created a first-of-its-kind iPhone application that lets users instantly visualize a kitchen equipped with the brand's luxury appliances.

KitchenAid Unveils New Line of Ranges, Ovens with Convection System, Steam Rack

Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid has unveiled a new line of ovens that are equipped with 30-inch slide-in ranges, a convection system to ensure even cooking, a ventilation system, and a steam rack. "KitchenAid is proud to offer advanced cooking technologies, such as a steam function and convection conversion system, that help deliver professional results to home kitchens," says Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid.

KitchenAid Unveils New Line of Dishwashers with Clean Wash System, Improved Scrubbing

Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid has unveiled a new line of dishwashers with nine wash arms in one that improve the soaking and scrubbing of dishes and a clean wash system that continuously cleans the wash water. "Our latest dishwasher models bring a sleek and sophisticated look to the kitchen, but can tackle even the toughest challenges," says Beth Robinson, spokeswoman for KitchenAid.

Case Study: How Whirlpool Heated Up Sales by Warming Up 'Cold Metal'

Appliance Maker's Tearjerking Ads Focusing On Care Behind Chores Lift Sales, Share Appliance marketing long has been mainly about product features and reviews - "cold metal" as Whirlpool Senior Brand Manager Jon Hall puts it. So when his brand launched its "Every Day, Care" campaign in October it was a big risk.

Jenn-Air Unveils New Refrigerator with Charcoal Interior, Theater Lighting

Benton Harbor-based Jenn-Air will offer a new addition to its built-in refrigerator collection next month, a refrigerator with a charcoal-colored interior that has interior LED theater lighting. "These are our most luxurious line of side-by-side offerings we've ever introduced," says Brian Maynard, marketing director of Jenn-Air.

New KitchenAid Dishwasher has Exterior Window

Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid has unveiled its newest dishwasher, offering a tinted, exterior window with a lighted interior that illuminates when the washing cycle is complete.

West Michigan’s Jenn-Air to Offer Downdraft Cooktop

Benton Harbor-based Jenn-Air today introduced its first downdraft cooktop, a 36-inch cooktop that uses proximity ventilation to whisk smoke and steam down at the cooking surface. The cooktop, scheduled to be available in the summer, will retail for about $7,000.

KitchenAid Introduces New 3-door, Freestanding Refrigerator

Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid has unveiled its new, three-door freestanding refrigerator, which will be available in the brand’s Stainless Steel, PrintShield, and Black Stainless finish models.

Jenn-Air Design Advisory Council Recaps 2016 Kitchen Design Trends

For those looking to renovate or redecorate a kitchen space in the coming year, members of Benton Harbor’s Jenn-Air Design Advisory Council — a group of 11 select influencers representing kitchen designers, experts, and suppliers across North America — provide insight on the year’s popular designs and trends

Jenn-Air Brand's First Wi-Fi Connected Refrigerator Now Available

Benton Harbor-based luxury kitchen appliance company Jenn-Air today released its first Wi-Fi connected refrigerator. The unit features a 72-inch counter-depth French door and the brand’s obsidian interior.

KitchenAid Expands Black Stainless Collection of Major Appliances

Following the announcement of the limited edition black matte standing mixer, Benton Harbor-based KitchenAid today announced the expansion of its line of black stainless major appliances to include several new built-in and freestanding ranges and refrigerators. Originally launched in 2015, the collection will feature a total of 54 appliance models by the end of summer, including refrigerators, wall ovens, ventilation hoods, dishwashers, under-counter beverage centers, and more.

Whirlpool to collaborate with Google Home on Smart Appliances

Whirlpool Corp. appliances are going to be getting a little smarter due to a new partnership with Google that is designed to bring voice-control capabilities through the Google Assistant on Google Home to new smart home appliances launching across Whirlpool’s brands.

Jenn-Air’s Ovens Now Respond to Voice Commands

Benton Harbor-based luxury appliance company Jenn-Air yesterday announced users of its latest Connected Wall Ovens can use their voices, as well as the brand’s existing IOS and Android wall oven apps, to control many of the appliance’s functions.

Whirlpool Corp. Debuts New Kitchen Suites That Double as Living Spaces 

Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. is introducing several new products to the home construction industry, including the Sunset Bronze Kitchen Suite and Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Suite.

Jenn-Air Launches Downdraft Self-Ventilating Cooktops

Benton Harbor-based luxury appliance company Jenn-Air today announced a new brand of downdraft cooktops to maintain sightlines in open concept kitchens, while utilizing a ventilation system that eliminates the need for an overhead hood. Proximity ventilation located on the cooktop captures smoke, steam, and odors at the cooking surface, ushering them down before they can escape into the kitchen.

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