The 2000 Housewares Show - Translucent Niches
To address the growth in the compact microwave oven category, LG is reintroducing its 0.6-cu.-ft. oven for 2000, giving it 600 watts of power in both mechanical and touch-type models. The LG convection countertop microwave oven is getting a face lift into the 1517CV Convection Sensor Oven, a 1.5-cu.-ft. model with 1,000 watts microwave power, 1,500 watts convection power. It ships in March, retail pricing to be determined.
Samsung will show its "Junior" compact microwave oven, model SJ-396W, and also the AW0890 8,000 BTU room air conditioner. Samsung's Junior microwave, with its 0.3-cu.-ft. oven cavity and 500 watts of power, is designed for warming milk, formula and baby foods in the nursery. The AW0890 air conditioner features a remote control unit and touch panel and a slide-out chassis for easy installation.
Sharp Electronics will introduce the Half-Pint compact microwave oven, a 13-cu.-in model complete with 10-inch turntable and 600 watts of power. Available in translucent blue, amber, black and white, the Half-Pint ships in April at $99 SRP.