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Equator Convertible Vented Combi Washer Dryer

So what we want to know is: How many hours does it take to get through non-vented and vented cycles?  How much energy is expended through the two different cycles? How does this compare to other combi’s and non-combis. PRESS RELEASE FROM EQUATOR Super Combo’s innovative venting system provides flexibility and portability HOUSTON (July 25,… Continue Reading

F&P Not Haier Minion:  Plans Afoot to Conquer Earth

F&P Not Haier Minion: Plans Afoot to Conquer Earth

Fisher Paykel is planning full spectrum product launches in the lost continents of Australia and New Zealand as well as North America, China and India, so says F&P CEO Stuart Broadhurst.  There seemed to be some indication in press reports that F&P will as well leverage the DCS brand across all markets. While much of… Continue Reading

Whirlpool in Conspiracy to Screw GE:  So Says GE

Whirlpool in Conspiracy to Screw GE: So Says GE

GE filed suit against Whirlpool claiming that Whirlpool’s earlier venture in illegal price fixing (2004 – 2007) through its Brazilian compressor manufacturer, Embraco, had unfairly hurt the GE refrigeration business.  One  imagines that once there’s a guilty plea on the table, as there is one here, it would be so much more difficult to fend… Continue Reading

Walmart Promises Increase of US Purchases 1.5%

Walmart makes $335,000,000,000 in purchases each year.  Over 60% of Walmart purchases are of imported goods.Walmart released a press release touting their decision to shift 1.5% of its purchases from imported to domestic suppliers in the appliance sector.  That’s something……………..we guess. Come back to us when you decide to transition, within 10 years, 100% of… Continue Reading

Whirlpool in Multiple Hazardous Waste Quagmires

Whirlpool Corp, winner of the DOE and EPA ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 might be involved in a hazardous waste plume of PCB’s and other toxic sludge at the closed Whirlpool Park in Clyde, OH.  Clyde is the center of a cancer cluster.  Whirlpool Park was a… Continue Reading

VIKING RANGE ACQUIRED BY MIDDLEBY CORP.

With a stroke of the pen, on the last day of 2012, Viking Range announced that it has thrown its lot in with commercial cooking products collector, Middleby Corporation.  Middleby has found itself on these pages over the years for its purchase of Cooktek, and Jade Range (i.e Dynasty Range), and Turbochef.Viking has over the… Continue Reading

LG / Kenmore Washers Attack Homeowners

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 18, 2012Release #13-073 LG Recall Hotline: (855) 400-4639Sears Recall Hotline: (888) 812-2935CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall… Continue Reading

Editorial: The Curse of Mechanized Efficiency

We are from, and of, the appliance industry.  For the most part we work with the necessities of life:  food and clothing, so the analogy is imperfect…….but bear with me: Our business is the building and marketing of machines to do two things: Make easier that which is difficult. Make possible that which might be… Continue Reading

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