Whirlpool Introduces Appliances for New Year
- Dec 22, 2010
Whirlpool Corporation and its portfolio of brands are introducing a number of new kitchen and laundry appliances to developers.
The Maytag Ice2O Easy Access Refrigerator offers homeowners extensive refrigerator storage. The drawer holds up to five bags of groceries and is illuminated by LED lights, while the freezer drawer maximizes usable space with slide-out bin organization. Energy Star-qualified, the 25-cubic-foot refrigerator is the most energy-efficient four-door refrigerator in the industry. Equipped with an external ice and water dispenser, it also includes an interactive color LCD touch screen that offers homeowners nutritional information and quick tips.
The Maytag High-Capacity Maxima Front-Load Laundry Pair offers increased capacity and features a PowerWash cycle, which provides extra cleaning action by way of an internal water heater. Washer models use up to 82 percent less water and at least 84 percent less energy, meet CEE Tier III qualifications, and can handle up to 29 towels per load. The washer is also equipped with a Fresh Hold option with Dynamic Venting Technology, which allows homeowners a 16-hour window to transfer laundry to the dryer. The 7.4-cubic-foot dryer models include Quad Baffles and Advanced Moisture Sensing that combine to provide even drying on large loads.
The New Premium Whirlpool Duet Laundry Pair is designed to be the industry’s most resource-efficient laundry pair. The washer, which uses as little as 11.5 gallons of water per load, exceeds the minimum federal energy standard set for appliances by more than 160 percent on average. The washer’s EcoBoost option decreases water temperature and increases the agitation duration, reducing water and energy use. The pair is estimated to save as much as $3,300 in lifetime energy costs and is designed to preserve clothes with gentle wash and dry actions.
The KitchenAid Freestanding Double-Oven Range offers the industry’s largest oven capacity. Available in dual fuel, gas and electric models, these ranges feature an Even-Heat True Convection System in the lower oven. The system is designed to promote better circulation and more air flow for consistent temperature management, with even baking across all racks. The dual-fuel models offer the precision and responsiveness of a gas range with two electric ovens that allow for preparation of multiple dishes at differing temperatures. Both upper and lower ovens throughout the double-oven collection include a slow-cook function, a variable-time self-cleaning system and a Sabbath mode.