Whirlpool Corp. will launch new products this week at the International Builders Show from all of its brands, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana, and Gladiator.
Among the products on display is the Whirlpool brand centralpark refrigerator, recently named by the Consumer Electronics Association as an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award Honoree. The appliance uses a modular, plug-and-play platform to accommodate such options as a digital picture frame, MP3 speaker system, or LCD television on the refrigerator door, saving counter space and providing easy access. The digital photo frame can display thousands of photos on the refrigerator without using a single magnet, and allows for automatically uploading pictures from a wireless device, camera phone, or computer.
The newly introduced Amana JOT dry-erase refrigerator has a dry-erase finish enables consumers to write, draw, or erase on the doors with easy clean-up.
In the laundry category, the Whirlpool Duet is now available in a steam washer and dryer. The washer steams away tough stains, from grass to grease, without pre-treating. The dryer removes odors and reduces wrinkles from clothing with the touch of a button.
The Maytag EPIC z front-load washer and dryer offers high performance in a space-saving design. The front-load washer uses a new MaxExtract extended spin cycle for better moisture removal. The dryer can dry wet clothes in less than 30 minutes.
The Maytag Centennial 27-inch dryer incorporates a streamlined profile that fits smaller spaces by utilizing cavity space between the drum and the cabinet. The dryer fits through narrow doorways and into smaller laundry spaces often found in apartments or older homes, and matches the existing Maytag Centennial washer.
A new Amana front-load laundry pair includes a 7.1 cubic foot dryer and a washer with antimicrobial component protection. The pair uses an estimated 10,521 fewer gallons of water each year and saves approximately 44% on energy.
The Jenn-Air brand has added several new appliances to its Oiled Bronze collection, and the Gladiator brand will showcase a bike storage device to a steel frame ball caddy and a fishing pole holder.