Larger, Integrated Dishwashers
June 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov Dishwashers shown at The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show sported an integrated look with concealed controls and customizable exteriors, as well as more adjustable racks and larger capacity than their predecessors. Maytag's new stainless steel (inside), large-capacity dishwasher line accommodates 14 plate settings and features a cleaning system with 60 spray jets and a six-tier wash. Models also have a Sanitize Option and a Quiet Series sound insulation package; some models also have Auto Clean Option, adjustable upper racks and a tilted-upward control panel. The stainless steel dishwashers are available in white, black, bisque and stainless steel for $649 ERP. Maytag also added

KBIS Trends
June 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov Both design and functionality of household appliances have always been determined by the needs, tastes, and of course, financial possibilities of the consumers. American households today are pressed for time, so appliances adapt accordingly by being flexible and efficient. Also, Americans don't necessarily eat the same food when they eat together, which means that appliances should be versatile and multi-functional to meet consumer needs. Finally, American consumers are willing to pour some thought and money into the design of their kitchens, and the sleek, "professional" look of the appliances reflects that, too. The priority, however, is energy efficiency, as the country is

Compact Sizes, One-Touch Settings for Dorm Appliances
May 1, 2001

Compact Sizes, One-Touch Settings for Dorm Appliances By Tatyana Sinioukov What do young people look for in home appliances they would use every day? First of all, the appliances should be small enough to fit a dorm room or any small living space, they've got to be affordable and they must look good. If it's a refrigerator, size really matters. That's why compact refrigerators are popular with students. If it's a microwave, size is important, too, but also ease of use and design. That's why more and more both OTR and countertop microwaves try to simplify cooking with auto controls and one-touch settings for snacks, frozen food

5/01 Editorial Index
May 1, 2001

Company Web Site Page# AirPrime airprime.com 16 Alpine alpine.com 22,23 Apple apple.com 10 AT&T Wireless attws.com 16 Audiovox audiovox.com 16 Avanti avanti.com 27,28 Belkin Components belkin.com 20 Blaupunkt blaupunkt.com 22 Casio casio.com 24 Cingular Wireless cingular.com 16 Compaq compaq.com 10 CMC Magnetics Corp. cmcdisk.com 23 Danby danby.com 27 eBrain Market Research ebrain.com 8 Epson epson.com 6 Ericsson ericsson.com 16 Essential Reality essentialreality.com 20 Faroudja faroudja.com 12 Good Technology goodtechnology.com 23 Hewlett Packard hp.com 3,6,10 Handspring handspring.com 16,23 I-Jam i-jam.com 23 InterAct Accessories interactaccessories.com 20 Iomega iomega.com 23 Infinity Products infinity.com 22 JBL jbl.com 22 JVC jvc.com 23,26 Kessel kessel.com 23 Kenwood kenwood.com 12,23 Kicker kicker.com 22 Kinyo kinyo.com 20 Kodak kodak.com 23 Konica konica.com 23 Konka konka.com 26 Kyocera Wireless Corp kyocera-wireless.com 16 LG Electronics lge.com 27 LG InfoComm USA lginfocomm.com 16 MCC/Verbatim verbatimcorp.com 10 Mad Catz madcatz.com 20 Maxell maxell.com 10 Memorex memorex.com 10 Microsoft microsoft.com 18 Mitsubishi Wireless Communications mitsubishiwireless.com 16 Motorola motorola.com 16 my-Vox my-vox.com 23 NEC America nec.com 16 Nextel nextel.com 16 Nintendo nintendo.com 18 Nokia nokia.com 16 Palm Computing palm.com 23 Panasonic panasonic.com 10,16,24,26 Philips philips.com 10,26 Pioneer pioneer.com 6,22 Polaroid polaroid.com 23 Ricoh ricoh.com 10 Royal royal.com 23 Sampo sampo.com 23 Samsung samsung.com 16,23,26,27 Sega sega.com 18 Sendo sendo.com 16 Sharp Electronics sharpelectronics.com 27 Siemens siemens.com 16 Sirius Satellite Radio siriusradio.com 6 SonicBlue sonicblue.com 23 Sony sony.com 18,24 Soundcrafters soundcrafters.com 22 Sprint PCS sprintpcs.com 16 Sub-Zero sub-zero.com 27 TDK tdk.com 10 Telemania 24 Thomson Multimedia rca.com 3,6,10,26 Thrustmaster thrustmaster.com 20 Toshiba toshiba.com 26 Uniden uniden.com 24 Verizon

Advertiser Index
April 1, 2001

Company Page # Active Light, Inc. 10, 36 AIG 15 Alpine Electronics of America 29 Audio Authority 36 Audiovox 11 Brother 33 Danby Products Limited 35 DSI Systems, Inc. 25 E Preview Corp. 36 Electrograph Systems Inc. 36 Fedco Electronics International 24 Forbes Magazines 13 Frigidaire 37 Here2Fix 23 Kinyo 2 Millennium 26 Mitsubishi 19 National Electronics Warranty 21 Panasonic 27 RedtagBiz.com 39 Sharp Electronics 5 SureSource.com 8 SyberSay 7 Warrantech 17 Zenith Corp. 40 XM Satelllite Radio 9

Advertising Index
March 1, 2001

Company Page # Active Light, Inc. 12, 53 AIG 21 Audio Authority 53 Audiovox 13 D&H Distributing Co. 37 DTS 17 Danby 31 DSI Systems, Inc. 22-23, 53 E Preview Corp. 53 E3 29 Fedco Electronics International 48 Forbes Magazine 49 Here 2 Fix 25 Hughes Network Systems 11 JVC Corp. of America 18-19 Kinyo 6-7 Konka 35 Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics of America 2 Naneu 47 Panasonic Corp. 45 RedTagBiz.com Insert, 55 Sanyo Energy Corp. 51 Sony 14-15, 4 SureSource.com 39 SyberSay 33 Tech Media 43 Thomson Consumer Electronics 27 Warrantech 9 Wholesale Innovations 20 Zenith Corp. 56

Advertising Index
January 1, 2001

Company Page # Acer Neweb 49 Active Light 62, 76 AON Innovative Solutions 59 Audio Authority 76 Audiovox 35 Avanti Appliances 79 Bose Corp. 23 Brother International 3 BuyLink.com 54 Cobra Electronics 17 D&H Distributing Co. 51 Danby Products Limited 77 Densitron 31 Digital Innovations 40 DSI Systems, Inc. 29 E Preview Corp. 76 E3 47 Equator Corp. 76 Fedco Electronics International 74 Gamla 71 GetPlugged.com 24 Harman International 50, 66 Hughes Network Systems 11 JVC Corp. of America 19, 43 Konka USA Limited 39 LegalOpinion.com 63 LG Electronics USA, Inc. 25 Maxell Corp. of America 6-7, 52 Mead Corp. 67 Midland Consumer Radio 27 Millennium Batteries 65 Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics of America 2 National Electronics Warranty 57 The Next Success 42 Panasonic Corp. 20, 69 Pegasus Satellite TV 37 Rayovac 61 Recoton 53 RedTagBiz.com 5 RetailExchange.com 9 Royal Business Machines 58 Saft America, Inc. 45, 70

Icemakers/Coolers - Get Cool and Cooler
September 1, 2000

By Tatyana Sinioukov Specialty refrigeration is reaching a higher end, going places it's never gone before. Beverage coolers feature multi-zoned, state-of-the-art cooling systems and are moving out of the kitchen and into the bathroom. Wine coolers are getting bigger, and icemakers incorporate filters to make the American consumer a bit healthier. Although wine coolers still dominate among beverage chillers, the category now stretches to include milk, juice and soda chillers and even a beer-keg cooler that, when the keg kicks, doubles as a fridge. Amana redesigned its temperature-controlled beverage chiller. It is available on most Amana side-by-side refrigerator models but not on the Distinction Series. The new

Back To School 2000 - All the Comforts of Home
May 1, 2000

By Jennifer Leech Trying to successfully fit several roommmates' appliances into one dorm room leaves students in a jam. They need smaller-sized product that maintain the storage space and quality of a standard-sized product—and it looks like they'll get it. The SR-367K CanFridge Deluxe counter-high refrigerator by Sanyo offers a 3.63-cubic-foot cold storage capacity. The CanFridge holds up to 87 12-ounce cans plus three two-liter bottles. It also has a full-width frozen food compartment with two ice trays. The refrigerator features two slide-out shelves, four full-width door shelves and a glass crisper lid. It is available in black or white for the retail price of $219.95. Danby

Geography of Retailing - KBIS Surprises
April 1, 2000

By Jamie Latshaw At KBIS, major appliance booths will be stuffed. Here's what would be divulged in advance Asko a lower-priced extension of its top-of-the-line, fully integrated dishwasher. It includes a stainless steel tank and is projected to sell for $899. Bosch's Integra Design fully integrated dishwasher has hidden controls, yet no customization, cabinet front or renovation is required. As the low-end of Bosch's high-end line, it has a one-piece door and is available in black, white or stainless steel. It's slated to ship second quarter of 2000. Danby continues its Millennium Series with a new compact All Refrigerator line. Model sizes include a 4.4-cu.-ft., a 2.6-cu.-ft. and