Category Archives: Appliances

Snow at Major Golf Tournament in Scottsdale

In early April of 1999, The Tradition Golf Tournament, one of the majors in the Seniors Tour, was held at the Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale.  At the time, I was Sales Manager for a major appliance … Continue reading

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Remembering Newton, Iowa

I spent a number of years working for a local Phoenix appliance distributor, selling major appliances to home builders. Later in my career, I went to work for the Maytag Company to help them get new business for their Maytag, … 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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Connected Appliances

What's new in Appliance Home Automation For years, I've been following various new appliances that are promoted as being equipped with revolutionary and automatic features that enable us to operate our appliances from a distance. Here's how one company has … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Today’s Appliances

A Brief History of Appliances (part 1) Early Double Oven This oven was reportedly still being used in Taos, New Mexico just a few years ago. Chicago World’s Fair 1893 While it’s impossible to give an exact date for the … Continue reading

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