HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — Appliances are the focus of two separate nationwide contests this month by LG Electronics and Sears’ independent Hometown Stores.
LG’s “Taste of Something Better” recipe contest and cooking competition celebrates original recipes from amateur chefs across the nation, while highlighting the company’s recent entry into the cooking category.
Contestants were selected based on online recipe submissions, and fi nalists will compete in a national cook-off in the LG Kitchen at the new “Taste of Beverly Hills” wine and food festival in September. Judging the contest are culinary celebrities Ted Allen and Tim Love.
The grand prize is a trip for two to Seoul, South Korea, to compete in LG’s global cooking competition, and a suite of LG stainless-steel kitchen appliances, including a four-door refrigerator, gas cooktop and double wall oven.
Meanwhile, Sears Hometown Stores are celebrating their 17th anniversary with a month-long “Share in the Celebration” giveaway features $64,000 in prizes, including Whirlpool and Samsung stainless-steel kitchen suites, laundry pairs from Samsung and Fisher & Paykel, and GE range and microwave oven packages.
The 1,130 Hometown Stores and sister Sears Home Appliance Showrooms and Sears Appliance and Hardware Stores are mostly independently owned and operated or franchised, and are generally located in smaller communities nationwide.