Monthly Archives: January 2012

Smart Appliances Steal the Show at CES 2012

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]Were you one of the lucky ones that was able to attend this years Consumer Electronics Show? If so, you got a treat getting to see the latest innovation and technology put forth from top appliance manufacturers into new and exciting Smart Appliances. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what 3 top brands brought to the show and presented to the masses at CES 2012.

Whirlpool Corporation: The Whirlpool Corporation continued to show that they are a leader in appliance innovation at CES as they introduced new Smart Laundry Appliances. The smart washing machine featured in the video below can be connected to your network at home and activated through a Whirlpool application on a device like an iPad or iPhone. The concept is ingenious and the idea allows for more freedom not having to run back and check on your laundry. Simply toss your laundry in the washing machine, and when you are ready to start the cycle you have the ability to activate the machine directly from your phone. Perfect example, you can put your clothes in the washer in the morning, head off to work, and start the wash load on your way home from the office. By the time you get home, your clothes will be clean and ready for the dyer. The Whirlpool app will also let you know if there are any problems with the washing machine or dryer, and help set up a repair appointment. Click on the  image below to see the Whirlpool smart washer and learn more about it’s cool features.

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4 Appliance Cleaning Tips to Make a Habit of in the Year Ahead

[tweetmeme source=”plassappliance”]With the New Year, comes the opportunity to create new habits for you in your home. How often to you clean out the lint filter in your dryer? How often do you clean the coils on the back of your refrigerator? Did you know that a dishwasher doesn’t clean itself? These are all important tasks and to do’s that if don’t already take care of, you should think about making them a habit in the year ahead.

Only You Can Prevent Dryer Fires: Mark this one down as #1 on your list – Clean your dryer’s lint filter after each use. Don’t have the motivation? Lint is highly flammable, and its heavy buildup can contribute to clothes dryer fire. Convinced yet? Hope so. Also, not only will this improve your dryer’s efficiency but it will help your clothes to dry faster. In the event that you haven’t cleaned your lint trap on a regular basis before, try a lint brush or vacuum attachment to remove accumulated lint from under the lint trap and other accessible places on a periodic basis.

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