By Lisa Johnston
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Size matters to Samsung Electronics.
The brown- and white-goods manufacturer has expanded its laundry and refrigeration lines with new models that meet or exceed the industry's largest capacities within their class.
The products, which are already on the sales floors at Best Buy and Lowe's, were highlighted here at a Samsung Holiday in July showcase last month.
Haier America has introduced a stackable washer and dryer unit that provides apartment and condo dwellers with many of the same features found in full-size laundry products.
At the standard 24 inches wide by 24 inches deep, the HBF1055TVE washer offers a 1,000 rpm spin speed and can be stacked with the HDY6-1 electric dryer to create one unit that can be stacked in a closet or placed separately side by side.
Internet Home Alliance (IHA), a cross-industry network of companies studying connected home technology, is hosting a new study called Laundry Time to determine how effectively a connected-home solution can simplify the process of doing laundry.
The eight-week study, which runs though early September in selected Atlanta homes, is also designed to gauge consumer attitudes toward remote access technology.
Samsung Electronics will enter the U.S. laundry market this February with the launch of a premium laundry pair.
According to Jeffrey Armstrong, senior marketing manager of Samsung's home appliance group, the 3.8-cubic-foot front load washer will be offered initially in metallic silver and metallic champagne finishes, and models will be priced to range from $1,099 to $1,399 at retail.
A companion gas dryer will also be introduced.
ORLANDO, FLA. — High-end, second-tier majap manufacturers shrugged off the nation's economic doldrums and continued to concentrate on their well-heeled customer base at last month's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), held here at the Orange Country Convention Center.
Indeed, up-market wares ruled the roost on the show floor, as niche players rolled out new lines of luxury white goods in seeming defiance of dips in consumer confidence.
Whirlpool showcased a host of new offerings from across its collection of brands at the International Builders' Show, held here earlier this month.
The show was hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). According to a release, nearly 104,000 housing professionals attended and more than 1,900 suppliers across 300 categories exhibited their wares.
Given the distraction of a multi-billion-dollar merger with a former competitor, Whirlpool unveiled a truncated assortment of new additions to its laundry and kitchen clean-up lines at last month's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS), held here at McCormick Center.
Among the former was a pair of innovative laundry room accessories: a laundry worksurface and a vertical laundry tower, developed to address the problem of under- or poorly-utilized laundry room space.
What LG Electronics touted as the world's first washing system to incorporate steam technology was debuted to the trade last month at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, held here at McCormick Place.
The manufacturer says its SteamWasher, replete with remote monitoring capability, cleans clothes better and decreases wrinkles while reducing water and energy costs compared with traditional washing machines.