Bertazzoni Design award

The new induction hob with integrated hood P804ICH2M37NT by Bertazzoni received the Archiproducts Design Award 2022. The ADA award aims to reward research and innovation, especially when able to emphasize the emotional and functional power of a project. In particular, the Archiproducts Design Awards reward those products which, by means of new materials, shapes or functions, are able to revolutionize and improve the quality of life today and tomorrow.

«Bertazzoni applied its engineering know-how to develop a new induction technology with integrated ventilation. The result is a new generation of household appliances. The P804ICH2M37NT induction hob with integrated hood combines two appliances in one product. An extraordinary synthesis between cooking and aspiration enclosed in the iconic Bertazzoni design» – the company explained.

The integrated hood, available in suction or filtering mode, is equipped with 10 speed selections and automatic control. The suction system is 100% safe against water leaks. It is possible to regenerate the carbon filters in the oven for long-lasting use. The model is equipped with automatic operation, that allows the hood to automatically adjust the speed according to the power chosen for cooking.

Gree Electric Appliance

Gree Electric Appliances, Gree Changsha Intelligent Manufacturing Factory of Zhuhai, China has been listed among the six most innovative companies of 2022.

The factory has developed a collaborative management system (CMS) with the Zhuhai headquarters in production, processing and other sectors through the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) and Product Life Management System (PLM), said a press release.

The company has implemented self-developed automation equipment and workshop execution systems as well as supervisory control and data acquisition systems to build an intelligent decision-making platform.

It has yielded a 25% increase in production capacity, a 12% increase in energy utilisation ratio, and a 19% reduction in production and operation costs.

In addition, the company won the “Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition” award from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.

Electrolux Students design for single, compact living.

the fifth year running, Electrolux has collaborated with students from the Umeå Institute of Design (UID) to develop product ideas for the home of the future.

With more people living alone today than at any point in recorded history,* the majority in small urban apartments, demand for goods such as small appliances, flatpack furniture and foldable items is rising. That’s why the students this year were challenged to develop progressive premium product ideas for single people living in small spaces. The 14 students from the Master’s program in Advanced Product Design created concepts for so-called singletons living a micro-home lifestyle in four major cities – Hong Kong, Munich, Mumbai and New York.

“These students challenge conventional assumptions,” says Thomas Johansson, Design Director at Electrolux. “They envision the future and create concepts that harness the essence of our brand in a captivating way. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for Electrolux to reach the best emerging talent.”

The product ideas:HumiTex: a slim dehumidifier that hangs in a closet to ensure optimal conditions for clothing, with premium materials and connectivity to signal when it needs to be emptied. Designed for space-conscious singletons in humid Hong Kong. By Ellis Walker, Jinying Cheng, Mattias Nordin and Thilo Fiebig.
Adapted: a premium hub that uses the kitchen’s vertical space to organize small kitchen appliances either as a piece of furniture or wall-mounted. The modules are connected in an app. Designed for busy singletons in Munich looking to reduce visual and mental clutter. By Joel Sjödin, Corinna Diestel, and Silvester Kössler
Jodana: an ecosystem of cooktops that adapt to the user’s circumstances. Can be stored vertically and combined with others in a modular system when cooking for more than one. Connectivity enables couples to cook together while apart. Designed for the singleton in bustling Mumbai. By Luisa Ebeling, Indalecio Gaytan, Niklas Muhs, and Yash Saboo.
Sensea: offers a ritual-like and sensory drinking experience. AI-based ,the device becomes a nudging companion, using physical data readout to gauge needs, habits and moods to prepare suitable morning, midday and evening herbal blends. Designed for singletons in New York City who seek calm, comfort, and wellbeing. By Gerardo Soler, Nina Långström, and Niklas Andreasen.

Miele washing machines at the top of StiWa

The current edition of Stiftung Warentest (StiWa) ‘test’ magazine (10/2022), the WCI 870 WPS and the WWE 360 WPS GreenPerformance washing machines by Miele achieved the top mark of Good (1.6) and putting in a compelling performance over a period of 10 years with their low running costs. In total, StiWa evaluated 14 frontloaders with load capacities between 8 and 9 kg.

«We are pleased about the most recent test win – says Michael Endt, category marketing Germany -and, in particular, at the top marks awarded for environmental properties. This proves that our efforts in developing sustainable and low-consumption products have paid off».

Alongside the criteria included in the evaluation, both models in the test convinced with their innovative PowerWash process with which even very small loads can be washed clean (A-rated wash efficiency) without compromising on energy efficiency. In combination with QuickPowerWash, this is even done in less than one hour. The test results for Miele’s WCI 870 WPS also apply to the technically identical models WWI 860 WPS and WEI 875 WPS

Fifth time in a row: Miele washing machines are again test winners

Miele WCI 870 WPS achieves the best rating for environmental properties

Excellent grades also in endurance testing and handling

For the fifth time in a row, Miele washing machines are at the top of the podium in the Stiftung Warentest (StiWa). In the current issue of the magazine “test” (issue 10/2022), the WCI 870 WPS and the WWE 360 WPS GreenPerformance received the overall grade GOOD (1.6) and impress over a period of ten years with low operating costs. In total, StiWa evaluated 14 front loaders with loads between 8 kg and 9 kg.

As in the last washing machine and dryer tests by Stiftung Warentest, a Miele appliance, here the WCI 870 WPS, shines with the best environmental properties – with the sole top mark of good (1.9). Among the equally placed test winners, both Miele washing machines even have the lowest operating costs. Current average electricity and water prices serve as the basis for calculation, and future annual price increases have already been taken into account. For this, the editors give the “environmental tip”, which the WCI 870 WPS in particular deserves with the lowest power and water consumption. Significantly, among the devices rated good (1.6), only the two Miele washing machines were awarded energy efficiency class A, while the other test subjects did not get beyond a C.The fact that both Miele appliances received the top mark of 1.0 in the endurance test category is not least a result of the intensive stress tests carried out by the Gütersloh-based household appliance group, which are well above the industry average: Miele tests its washing machines for a service life of up to 20 years (at 5 washes per week) and thus goes far beyond the StiWa specifications. Nine years with 3.5 washes per week are the benchmark here. The Miele appliances also received praise in the test for their precise display of the remaining time and for their easy cleaning and maintenance. In all other categories, too, Miele washing machines always achieved a very good or good rating.

The test results for the Miele WCI 870 WPS apply analogously to the WWI 860 WPS and WEI 875 WPS devices of the same construction.

Equipped with a range of convenient features

In addition to the evaluated criteria, both devices scored well in the test with the innovative PowerWash washing process, with which even very small quantities are cleaned in an energy-efficient manner (“washing effect A”). In connection with the QuickPowerWash program, this even works in less than an hour. With CapDosing, special detergents, fabric softeners or additives can be easily dosed in practical portion capsules. The AddLoad function makes it possible to add or remove forgotten items of laundry until just before the end of the program. Of course, both appliances also have the legendary Miele honeycomb drum, which, thanks to its honeycomb structure, ensures maximum laundry protection.

The WCI 870 WPS device also has the TwinDos automatic liquid detergent dosing system, which is integrated in the device. With TwinDos, detergents can be saved by up to 30 percent*, independently confirmed by the renowned Öko-Institut e. V. in Freiburg. TwinDos automatically doses at the right time and in the right proportions: overdosing or underdosing, as well as fiddling with detergent, are a thing of the past – for maximum convenience and washing at the push of a button.

*compared to manual dosing

Hisense celebrate 10 years in Italy

Hisense Italia celebrates its first 10 Italian years with great news . Starting from the name of the Italian office, “ Hisense Thebigten ”, which he chose precisely to celebrate this important milestone. But not only. It also inaugurates the first showroom in Italy flanked by a new Training Center dedicated to the world of air conditioning.
occupies over 700 square meters of exhibition space and each product category has a dedicated area in which the latest news on TV & Audio, large free standing appliances and built-in solutions for the kitchen , small appliances , air conditioning systems will be presented. residential and professional and video products dedicated to the B2B market. A Training Center dedicated to air conditioning

ELECTROLUX WINS EIGHT MORE SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Electrolux announced that eight more of its appliances have been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021-2022 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award (ETA), creating a total of 12 ETA awards for the company. All these appliances have been recognized for their significant greenhouse gas reductions driven by energy efficiency.recent winning appliances include:

Frigidaire 20 cu. ft Upright Freezer in White and Carbon

Frigidaire Professional 19 Cu. Ft. Single-Door Refrigerator

Electrolux 18.6 Cu. Ft. Single-Door Refrigerator

Frigidaire 30” and 36″ Induction Cooktop

Electrolux 30” and 36″ Induction Cooktop

Arçelik Eco award

Arçelik was ranked third in the Top 50 of the Real Leaders Eco Innovation Awards for its washing machine with FiberCatcher technology. The Real Leaders Eco Innovation Awards reward products, projects and initiatives that actively contribute to a healthier planet. FiberCatcher is a microfibre filtering and collection technology: the system retains and collects over 90% of the fabric microfibers that would otherwise go into the environment. “We are honored that our innovation has been recognized by Real Leaders and we are delighted to be together with our colleagues, award winners – said Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik -. The climate crisis is the most pressing problem of today and we need of creative solutions and collaborative actions to ensure a sustainable future. Our FiberCatcher technology is a worldwide innovation to prevent synthetic fiber waste from ending up in waterways and demonstrates our commitment to develop effective and concrete solutions to face some of the major environmental challenges, as well as to encourage others to have a more sustainable lifestyle

AQUA HIGH GROWTH IN INDONESIA

In H1 2022, AQUA drum washer achieved a high growth rate of 88% in Indonesia, the growth rate far exceeding the industry, and the market share increased by 2.3%.

January this year, the AQUA Super Wash premium series drum washer was newly launched in Indonesia, with a large drum diameter of 525mm, be the largest in the Indonesian market. At the same time, the new product is equipped with steam washing, ABT antibacterial and 35-minute sterilization and refreshing functions to meet users’ needs for health care under the epidemic, and has won the recognition of dealers and users.

In addition, in April, the Super Wash series won the “TOP INNOVATION CHOICE AWARD 2022” in Indonesia, which was recognized by local consumers and authoritative organizations, driving the continuous increase in premium proportion and market share of AQUA washing machines. At present, the sales share of AQUA washing machines ranks TOP3 in the Indonesian market.

Hoover SDA awarded

Hoover brand has been recognized among the best brands in the SDA category for quality-price ratio, according to the German Institute of Quality and Finance (ITQF).

The ranking was carried out by one of the leading European institutes specialized in quality surveys, which carried out a market research on 685,000 consumer reviews in partnership with La Repubblica – Affari & Finanza.

Commenting on the achievement, Sabrina Zara, Italy Marketing Director at Haier Europe, said: “𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘺𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘺𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴.”