Category Archives: Appliances

Choosing Among Different Types of Washing Machines

Top Loading Agitator Washer Top load agitator washers are traditional washers that your mom and grandma used. This design is still a popular choice for many. The center post agitator rotates back and forth swishing the water through the clothes … Continue reading

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All-In-One Washer & Dryer from Whirlpool

Whirlpool is arguably the largest appliance manufacturer in the World. Headquartered near where it was founded in the Western Michigan town of Benton Harbor, the company began making washing machines in the early 1900’s. Today, Whirlpool still is a leader … Continue reading

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More Appliance Finishes from Maytag

We’ve recently written about Frigidaire’s Smudge Proof Stainless Steel, KitchenAid’s Black Stainless Steel, GE’s Slate appliances, Samsung’s Tuscan finish, Viking’s Graphite Grey, Whirlpool’s White Ice and the bright appliance colors from BlueStar or Bertazzoni.  Now, we are highlighting two new … Continue reading

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Appliance Colors in 2019

We recently posted a blog covering three new appliance finishes available in 2019: Durable Appliance Finishes in 2019 Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel Slate Black Stainless Steel Today, in addition to appliance finishes, we’re going to look at some of the appliance … Continue reading

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GE Sells Appliance Unit to Chinese Firm, Haier

$5.4 Billion Sale Follows Failed Deal With Electrolux General Electric has announced the sale of its appliance division to the Chinese firm, Haier for 5.4 billion dollars. The sale includes GE's 48% share of Mabe, a Mexican based appliance firm. … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues to Stop Electrolux – GE Appliance Merger

FEDS Sue to Stop Electrolux Deal with GE Appliances In a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to prevent the 3.3 billion dollar sale of the GE Appliance business to Electrolux. According to Chris … Continue reading

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Operating Appliances by Remote Control

A practical idea or ahead of its time? Are connected appliances for you? I’ll admit it. I’m an early adopter when in comes to technology. Also, having 30 plus years experience in the appliance business, I still follow and write … Continue reading

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Beverage Dispensers for the Home

We've Come a Long Way Baby From Maytag's Skybox to the Dacor Wine Station Launched somewhere around 2003-2004, the Maytag Skybox home beverage dispenser could dispense either bottles or cans. With a distinct sports theme (you could order panels for … Continue reading

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GE Attempt at Deception Doesn’t Fool Anyone

Shocking Overstatement by GE in Leading Trade Magazine   The Nov. 2014 Retail Observer has a two-page GE ad/editorial pronouncing- “GE Appliances is committed as ever to serving our customers and helping them grow their business.” They must be kidding. … Continue reading

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An Old Appliance Name: Chambers

Chambers Ranges and the Famous Daisy Burner This is a real blast from the past. I don’t remember much about Chambers Ranges and cooktops. They were purchased by KitchenAid back in the mid-1980’s. (At the time KitchenAid brand was part … Continue reading

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