Category Archives: Appliances

U.S. Appliance Manufacturer Selling Out

Giant appliance company gets bigger General Electric, the company that invented the electric toaster back in 1909, is now the second largest manufacturer of major appliances in the U.S. GE recently announced the sale of its appliance division to another … Continue reading

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Who will buy GE’s appliance division?

GE Appliance Division For Sale General Electric has confirmed that they are in talks with Electrolux and others for the sale of GE’s Appliance division. At 8.3 billion dollars in annual sales (includes appliances and lighting), the numbers are not … Continue reading

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The Italians are Coming

Italian Appliance Manufacturers Invade America It's not just Fiat that is invading the U.S. with their cute little Italian cars, Italian appliances have also been hitting our shores. Although I've mentioned Italian brands in previous blogs, see below, they just … Continue reading

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LG Dominates KBIS2014

Builder Bytes Exclusive – LG Dominates 2014 KBIS/IBS Here's their headline: LG Electronics' Home Solutions Dominate 2014 Kitchen And Bath/International Builders' Show I spent 2 days walking the floors at KBIS and IBS at the Las Vegas Convention Center and … Continue reading

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Review of KBIS – IBS 2014 Major Appliance Exhibits

Design and Construction Week 2014 International Builder Show and Kitchen and Bath Show In 2014 for the first time IBIS, the International Builder Show, “co-hosted” and shared their exhibit space with KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. On Feb. … Continue reading

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Old Style Appliances Making a Comeback?

Retro appliances are the next NEW thing. GE makes a statement with a “nod to the past”. Retro looking appliances have been around for a few years. Specialty brands that you may not be familiar with offer a variety of … Continue reading

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Italian Appliance brands in the U.S.

Happy Columbus Day. Buy Italian! In celebration of Columbus day it's only appropriate that we should buy an appliance made in Italy, right? Sure, I'll help you find one. Here are 5 Italian brands I was able to locate. I'd … Continue reading

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2 Big Appliance Myths

Tips on Buying New Appliances Appliance Myths 1. Buying an energy saving appliance will pay for itself. When it comes time to buy appliances you should definitely consider energy costs, but it's almost never a good idea to buy an … Continue reading

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How U.S. Appliance Firms Expanded into Europe

American Appliance Firms Invade Europe A Tale of Two Companies – Whirlpool and Maytag In my last blog I wrote about the European appliance companies move to the lucrative U.S. market: How European Appliance Brands Started in the U.S. Now, … Continue reading

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How European Appliance Brands Started in the U.S.

The Ugly Truth About European Appliances in the U.S. We all know about the influence high end European appliances have had in the U.S., but few of us know “the rest of the story” about the struggles of European appliances … Continue reading

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