Whirlpool Debuts Apartment-Friendly Appliances

The suite of compact kitchen equipment is optimized for multifamily housing.

Whirlpool 1.1 cu. ft. Low Profile Microwave Hood Combination. Image courtesy of Whirlpool Corp.

Home appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. has introduced a new series of kitchen appliances tailored for multifamily builders that feature compact dimensions and high performance. The company’s Small Spaces Suite includes a refrigerator, freezer, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave and wall oven.

Designed to be more suitable for apartment living, the array of products includes the Low Profile Microwave Hood Combination, a small over-the-range microwave that measures 1.1 cubic feet and has a vent that removes smoke, odor and moisture like a standard hood. Whirlpool also offers an 18-inch Panel-Ready Compact Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub, which is ADA compliant and ENERGY STAR certified.

Coming soon are the 24-inch Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator and the 24-inch Compact Induction Ceramic Glass Cooktop. Whirlpool has also debuted the Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer, a 2.8-cubic-foot ventless unit that uses an innovative heat pump design, cutting average costs for multifamily builders by eliminating the need to install dryer vents.

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