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LG Electronics Shipping Built-In Microwave Model
LG Electronics has begun shipping its first 2-cubic-foot stainless-steel Goldstar microwave oven designed for built-in applications. The oven offers 1,150 watts of microwave power. The company also plans to offer a $10 microwave rebate program during the back-to-school period. Ami Desai Pandya, assistant manager of brand manager for LG Electronics' home appliance division said, "Most sales of compact microwaves are right before school starts, and rebate programs help boost business a lot."

Sanyo Vac Goes Two-Tone
Sanyo's latest vacuum cleaner -- the two-tone Dirt Hunter bagless upright -- was introduced at last month's Gourmet Products Show in New Orleans. The unit features two-stage HEPA filtration with a washable main filter, a 12-amp motor, and a new "Dust Collector" system designed to pull dirt into the dirt cup, then compact it using suction from the motor.

Maytag Revamps Web Site
Maytag has upgraded its Internet site ( to make it more user-friendly. Consumers visiting the site can now see three-dimensional views of products and digitized videos, along with accessing a "find by feature" product search capability. The site also offers downloads for Maytag brochures and online product warranty registration.


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