Appliance Highlights from KBIS
By Grant Clauser
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the CEDIA of the home appliance business, was host to the latest trends in high end food and laundry products. Overall, the trends established over the past few years are continuing.
Most notably is the overwhelming presence of stainless steel in the design of high-end refrigerators and ovens. But there were a few welcome departures from the Delorian look. The other major trend was in bottom-mounted freezer-fridges. Each manufacturer was quoting the same statistic for fridge versus freezer use to justify the design. While mostly still relegated to the manufacturers' top-shelf models, we can probably expect bottom mounted freezers to populate the mainstream-priced units within a couple of years.