Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for your Appliances

In order to get the most from your household appliances, you need to show them a little love in return.  Regular maintenance will keep your appliances running in top shape and keep them running longer. The New York Times recently published an article with tips to take care of your dishwasher, refrigerator, ovens, vacuums and more.

“Appliance maintenance does not take long — and best of all, it can
extend the lifespan of an appliance,” the article correctly states.  Always consult your use and care manual first, and follow these tips in The Fix when you are doing your routine house cleaning this spring.

You can also visit www.aham.org/consumer for more information on appliance care.

AHAM Congratulates Industry Achievement Award Winners

AHAM honored its volunteer leaders for their service and leadership to the industry and to the Association during "Forward Focus," AHAM's annual member meeting held in Litchfield Park, AZ, April 25-26.

The industry’s top honor, the Home Appliance Industry Leadership (HAIL) Award was presented to Charles R. Smith, Technology R&D Director – Government Policy & Regulatory at GE Appliances & Lighting. Mr. Smith received the award for his work as the chair of AHAM’s Smart Grid Task Force and the accomplishments of the Task Force in 2009.

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AHAM awarded the Chairman’s Partnership Award to two recipients, the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and industry consultant, Graham Capron-Tee.

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The AHAM Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions by virtue of longevity and quality of service to AHAM and the home appliance industry. This year the award was presented to Sylvan Amos, Engineering Manager, GPO Technology at Whirlpool Corporation, Daniel Miller, Senior Engineer – Lab Manager at TTI Floor Care, and the members of AHAM’s Smart Grid Task Force.  


AHAM also introduced its Emerging Leader Award, to recognize and encourage service and volunteer leadership among members of AHAM.  Members recognized were Larry Bell, Manager of Product Safety for BSH Home Appliances Corporation, Tom Thompson, Vice President of Technology for Electrolux Home Products, and Cheri Wright, Director of Marketing for Kaz, Inc. 

Congratulations and thank you to all members for a very successful meeting!

Less is more when it comes to detergent

NBC Washington, with the help of AHAM and the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), aired a segment last week on how much detergent people should be using to wash their clothes.  You may be surprised to see most people use about twice the recommended amount!  Watch the video below to see some tips from the experts to keep your clothes fresh and your clothes washer running smoothly.

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.



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