Tag Archives: Maytag

The Surgeon and the Chauffeur

As some of you know, I have a long history in the appliance business, starting in Phoenix working for a small appliance distributor, and eventually moving on to a builder distributor, specializing in selling appliances to home builders. Finally, I … Continue reading

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Me and Ol’ Lonely

During the decade of the ’90’s I was sales manager for a large builder distributor of major appliances. Each year I attended the IBS (International Builders Show). Not only were our top customers there, but all the major appliance manufacturers … 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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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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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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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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Home Depot – Buy Korean on Independence Day Holiday

Home Depot 4th of July Promotion on Korean Brands 2 Years in a Row! Home Depot has done it again. Last year when I wrote about Home Depot's holiday sale Home Depot 4th of July Savings on Korean Appliances I … Continue reading

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The Maytag Innovation Years

Fast and Furious Innovation from Maytag Beginning with the *ill-fated Maytag Neptune washer launched in 1997, Maytag followed with a steady stream of innovative products into the early part of the following decade. All of these appliances were based on … Continue reading

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3 Appliance Hits

Three Major Appliance Winners In an earlier blog I wrote about three major appliance flops: the Whirlpool Polara Range, the Maytag Drying Cabinet, and the Jenn-Air Accellis 5XP speed cooking microwave. Now it's time to look at three really successful … Continue reading

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3 Big Appliance Flops

Three Appliance Industry Epic Fails During a career in the major appliance industry I've witnessed the introduction and growth of many great new products such as microwave ovens, convection ovens, induction cooktops, steam washers and dryers, french door refrigerators, and … Continue reading

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