Heading back to college? Consumer Reports tests loads of appliances that can help stock your new digs. A pod coffeemaker is a convenient way to jumpstart the morning. Consumer Reports top-rated the $130 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio. It’s quick to brew that much-needed first cup.
De'Longhi, an Italian brand imported to the U.S. by EuroChef, recently announced the availability of its high-end 48-inch, side-by-side range. It has twin stainless steel warming drawers with individual thermostats and humidity control. It has a stainless steel 304 scotch brite finish and has six gas burners with electric ignition. Two burners in the center are designed for larger pots and can heat to 32,000 BTUs. Call 886-844-6566 or visit www.dehonghimajorappliances.com. Amana added to its range of dishwashers with a new removable in-door silverware basket. The in-door silverware basket has a double-basket design for loading silverware and utensils. The basket also stands
The chunk of the year's profits rely on a healthy mix of innovative and attractive products for your store's shelves during the holiday selling season. While it may only be July and thoughts of the holiday seem so far away, stocking and planning begin now. Here are some suggestions for gift-grabbing consumers. The following products are either new in the third and fourth quarter of the year or already available but so irresistible we had to include them. PC/SOHO Telecom Personal Electronics Appliances Digital Imaging Toys/Gaming Video Batteries Audio Mobile Wireless Appliances Krups Novo
By James J. Hodl CHICAGO--Cooking introductions from the 1999 Housewares Show brought high-tech features to microwaves to ensure ease of use and improved sensor cooking. In cooling, the same goes: the smaller the better, the cooler the best. In cooking, Panasonic introduced the first line of microwave ovens to employ inverter technology, which replaces the power transformer with a circuit board that requires less input energy to power the magnetron. Without the bulky transformer, a cabinet that held a 1.7-cu.-ft. oven now offers a 2.1-cu.-ft. cavity. Other features include Cook-A-Round turntables that hold two plates for cooking (one on the floor, the other on a shelf). Goldstar/LG
by James J. Hodl Size apparently matters--as does content--among new products planned for introduction at the 1999 International Housewares Shows, set for January 10-13 in Chicago. Different firms are boasting the debut of the industry's largest and smallest microwave ovens. Very skinny gas ranges will offer full-size features. New product content includes a water heater inside a carpet deep cleaner, on-board tools in a stick vac and a dust/dirt ejection system that cleans the inside of an air conditioner before it begins circulating air throughout a room. Among the products vendors expect to display at the 1999 show CLEANING Six furniture-friendly upright vacuum cleaners will be unveiled by Hoover.
By James J. Hodl CHICAGO -- Amid the paint, nails, plasterboard, door knockers, garden trimmers and plumber's friends at the 1998 National Hardware Show here, some interesting--and unexpected--retail products made their debut last month. Three companies chose to enter new product categories and had the appliances (or at least their prototypes) on display. There also were slimmer range hoods, portable air conditioners with remote controls and timers, and steam cleaners that resembled stick vacs. Manufacturers continued to refine and add features to wet/dry utility vacs, and one wet/dry product wasn't even a vac. Notable vendor debuts at the show included Appliances A combination washer/dryer is the first major appliance