If you’ve been shopping for appliances lately, seen a home improvement program or browsed a design magazine, you’ve probably noticed a lot of appliances with stainless steel finishes. There’s a simple explanation for that: it’s become the most popular finish for the “core?? kitchen appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges). Ten years ago only 20% of … Continue reading "Stainless Steel Continues to Grow in Popularity"
A recent article in HomeWorld Business states that nearly 33% of consumers in their Forecast 2015 survey state that they were most likely to purchase an air cleaner in the coming months. They note that many of today’s air cleaners come equipped with a variety of high-tech features, such as multi-stage filtration technologies, and wifi … Continue reading "New Survey Data Shows Growing Interest in Air Cleaners"
If you’ve shopped for a new range or cooktop recently, you may have seen some are induction. Although induction has been around for quite a while, it’s only recently started to catch on as home chefs look for an alternative to electric burners. In fact, 15 percent of electric cooktops shipped last year included an … Continue reading "What is induction?"
Ever wonder what was in the refrigerator of some of the country’s top chefs? The New York Times asked 11 top chefs in New York City, and their answers might surprise you. Peek inside their fridges and you’ll see that many of them probably don’t look all that different than your own – yogurt, half-empty … Continue reading "Peek Inside the Refrigerator of a Top Chef!"
Need a new refrigerator? If you haven’t been to an appliance or big box store lately, you might be surprised by the variety of styles available now. A recent article on NorthJersey.com highlights how appliance manufacturers are designing refrigerators to meet consumers’ needs and varying lifestyles. Refrigerators now come in the following combinations: … Continue reading "Today’s Refrigerator’s Offer Lots of Options"
How do you get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables? Do you prefer to eat them whole or make your own juice? If you answered that you don’t get your daily dose of fruits and veggies, perhaps you should consider investing in a juicer. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading "Juicing Gains in Popularity"
Anyone who has experienced summer without air conditioning knows how uncomfortable it can be, and many of us have probably heard stories from our parents and grandparents about how difficult life was when few people – if anyone – had the luxury of cooled air. However, according to a new study, life before air conditioning … Continue reading "New Study Finds Air Conditioning Has Reduced Premature Deaths By 80 percent Since 1960"
For most consumers, when it comes to replacing appliances, one of their primary concerns is how much it will cost to operate them. Over the past several decades, appliance manufacturers have developed technologies that have drastically reduced appliance energy consumption, which has resulted in lower electricity bills for consumers. For example, in 1991, an average … Continue reading "New Appliances Now More Efficient Than Ever"