Tag Archives: Whirlpool

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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