Technology is invisible to the eye in the new Brera by Falmec, which will be available from May 2023. Brera is an advanced cooking solution, featuring a configuration conceived to offer a spacious cooking area and a versatile, uniform workspace featuring a monochrome glass ceramic element where the cooking area is teamed with the suction solution. Clean lines, silent operation and energy efficiency (class A++) are the hallmark features of Brera, a single product with multiple functions whose name is a tribute to the renowned Milan design district.
The suction area takes the form of a slender groove, with a glass flap at the back featuring a black steel frame that has a surface anti-scratch system. The flap opens automatically when the hob is in use, sucking away steam and cooking fumes, after which it closes and blends back into the hob. The Brera solution is both stylish and practical: the functional element, positioned at the back, allows for the full height of the kitchen unit to be used, while the smooth, uniform surface is extremely practical for cooking and easy to clean.
Brera is equipped with a powerful brushless motor, which is quieter than traditional motors, as well as touch slider controls, 9 cooking levels + Booster and 4 areas with double bridges, offering maximum versatility when pots of different sizes are being used. The hood also offers new cooking functions, such as Keep Warm, which maintains heat constant so food can be served at the right temperature, or the Chef function, able to set different temperature levels for each cooking area.
The upcoming Brera by Falmec embodies the notion that technology can often be invisible to the eye. This advanced cooking solution offers a spacious cooking area and a versatile, uniform workspace, with a sleek monochrome glass ceramic element that seamlessly integrates the cooking and suction solution. With its clean lines, silent operation, and impressive energy efficiency (class A++), Brera is a true multitasker that pays homage to Milan’s famed design district.
The suction area takes the form of a slim groove, with a black steel-framed glass flap at the back that boasts an anti-scratch surface system. The flap opens automatically when the hob is in use, effectively extracting steam and cooking fumes, and then closes back into the hob for a seamless appearance. This practical and stylish solution optimizes the full height of the kitchen unit and provides a smooth, uniform surface that’s easy to clean.
Brera comes equipped with a powerful brushless motor that operates more quietly than traditional motors, as well as touch slider controls, 9 cooking levels, and 4 areas with double bridge, offering maximum flexibility for pots of different sizes. Additionally, the hood offers new cooking functions such as Keep Warm, which maintains heat at a constant temperature, and the Chef function, which can set different temperature levels for each cooking area. Overall, Brera is an innovative and versatile solution that seamlessly integrates advanced technology into a stylish and functional cooking appliance.
Whirlpool Corporation named one of Fortune’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023 Awards, Brand and Product, Innovation
Whirlpool Corporation’s innovative products for 2023: washer for pets with a dog in the photo, a washer with 2-in-1 agitator, a third rack dishwasher, and an oven with air fryer, announcing one of Furtune’s most innovative companies sin 2023
Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by Fortune as one of America’s Most Innovative Companies in 2023. The inaugural list celebrates companies that have demonstrated success across three areas, including product innovation, process innovation, and innovation culture.
“A spirit of innovation is embedded in our culture and we are proud to be named one of Fortune‘s most innovative companies,” said Marc Bitzer, chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corp. “With a diverse and growing product portfolio across several trusted U.S. brands, this recognition is a testament to our employees who work tirelessly to create innovative solutions that improve life at home for consumers.”
The best and the brightest engineers and designers, collaborating globally on shared appliance architectures, have been able to unleash innovation in its truest sense and help shape the modern home.” For more than 111 years, Whirlpool Corp.’s innovation strategy has changed how people around the world care for their families and loved ones — from cooking and entertaining to laundry and household chores. The company is committed to sustainable manufacturing, environmental and social responsibility, leading-edge design, unparalleled craftsmanship, and leveraging emerging digital technologies.
“From the first electric wringer washer in 1911 to our current line-up of leading-edge home appliances, we are obsessed with developing technology that is purposeful in saving time or eliminating work for consumers,” said Roberto H. Campos, senior vice president of Whirlpool Corp.’s Global Product Organization. “The best and the brightest engineers and designers, collaborating globally on shared appliance architectures, have been able to unleash innovation in its truest sense and help shape the modern home.”
In the past two years, Whirlpool Corp. launched several innovative new products, including the Maytag® Pet Pro System, the Whirlpool 2 in 1 Washer with Removable Agitator, a revolutionary large capacity third rack for dishwashers, and added air fry functionality to select smart ovens via an over-the-air update. The company also announced it plans to bring Matter support to its smart appliance models and continues to find innovative solutions to accelerate its ESG strategy, most recently announcing Zero Waste to Landfill Gold or Platinum status (self-certification) at 29 of 29 large manufacturing sites worldwide.
To develop the list, Fortune partnered with Statista Inc., a leading provider of market and consumer data, to survey internal and external stakeholders who have direct exposure to company processes, products, and culture. Statista also worked with LexisNexis PatentSight and used their platform to analyze the quantity and value of a company’s patents.
LG ThinQ UP home appliances can adapt to the changing lifestyles of its customers thanks to its sleek upgradable features. The range includes refrigerators, washers, dryers, oven ranges, and dishwashers with new functions that can adapt to users’ needs without them having to make any additional purchases.
Built around the customer-centric concept ‘Evolving with You’, the LG ThinQ UP appliances were first launched in South Korea and have since seen international success. The company will continuously develop easy-to-install software updates and hardware add-ons, delivering specialised options and new conveniences based on the usage patterns and suggestions of ThinQ UP appliance owners.
One of the custom features available to download this year is the Laundry Saver Mode which can be applied to dryer models with ThinQ UP. Extremely useful for those times when you can’t unload the dryer right away, Laundry Saver keeps the drum tumbling after the cycle has finished – and until the dryer door is opened – to help prevent wrinkles and odours. Another feature on offer is Improved Nighttime Brightness Control for refrigerators with ThinQ UP, which makes the fridges’ interior lighting softer at nighttime so as not to ‘blind’ users when they open the door
All new software features are optional, and can be easily downloaded from the LG ThinQ app. “A new paradigm in the home appliance industry, LG ThinQ UP is an innovative, new solution that delivers unprecedented customer value and differentiated user experiences,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to offer sophisticated lifestyle solutions that provide personalised performance, convenient features and customisable upgradability.”
LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions at the International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating and Air (ISH) 2023, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from March 13-17. On display across the Residential Solution booth and the Commercial Solution booth, LG’s industry leading solutions for home and business deliver the strong performance and energy efficiency that European customers demand.
Due to tighter environmental regulations and the short supply of natural gas, the European HVAC market has seen growing interest in heat pump air conditioning systems that can reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. In 2019, the European Union announced its “European Green Deal” policy, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Last year, it also declared the “REPowerEU” plan to expand the use of renewable energy by 2030 and reduce energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.
Reflecting current market trends and a commitment to energy efficiency, LG’s HVAC products at ISH 2023 demonstrate the quality and value that have made the company one of the industry’s biggest players. Visitors to the Residential Solution booth can explore various solutions designed for private residences, including air source heat pumps (ASHP) employing low-Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants, advanced Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) systems, LG’s reliable Water Heater as well as the Energy Storage System (ESS) and Building Energy Control (BECON) solution for smart energy management.
Making its global debut at ISH 2023 is the brand-new Therma V™ R290 Monobloc for residential applications. The impressive ASHP utilizes R290 refrigerant, which has a GWP of three – far lower than the GWP of refrigerants commonly used in heating solutions. The Therma V R290 Monobloc also delivers dependable indoor heating to keep homes comfortably warm throughout the coldest months of the year.
The LG Therma V series of high efficiency heat pump air conditioning systems are gaining wide popularity in the European market. Delivering a differentiated customer experience based on advanced technologies and convenient energy-saving features, LG’s outstanding ASHPs saw an increase in sales of more than 120 percent over the past year. In the majority of European countries where the company’s HVAC business operates, including France and Germany, sales of LG heat pumps more than doubled in 2022.
As ASHP solutions, LG Therma V products use outdoor air to generate energy for cooling and heating, leading to significant gains in operational efficiency. LG Therma V utilizes 75 percent thermal energy harnessed from the air and 25 percent electricity, helping households to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.
Another energy efficient LG solution in the spotlight at ISH 2023, the Multi V™ i Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system can be found in the company’s Commercial Solution booth. Equipped with LG’s highly evolved AI engine, the Multi V i improves energy savings by up to 24.7 percent* via AI Smart Care, which uses spatial and situational learning to adjust cooling and heating power. The solution also leverages LG’s AI Indoor Space Care to help maintain an even indoor temperature; automatically turning on the indoor units in a given area when occupants are detected, and turning them off again once the occupants have left.
“From the new Therma V R290 Monobloc to the Multi V i, our latest HVAC solutions demonstrate our commitment to promote a more energy efficient lifestyle,” said James Lee, head of the Air Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG will continue to develop smart, energy-saving solutions and endeavor to step closer to carbon neutrality.”
Visitors to LG’s ISH 2023 exhibition booth (E69, 12.1 Hall, Messe Frankfurt) can experience the company’s full portfolio of cutting-edge HVAC solutions.
Hoover presents its new HF9 broom vacuum cleanerWith a 30-minute battery, expandable up to 60 minutes With the second built-in battery in the Home and Pet models, it is the perfect vacuum for your home Hoover HF9 Broom, a cordless model with ANTI-TWIST technology so that the hair of your pets is not a problem thanks to a small special comb located behind the roller.
The current main dishwashers project for the Gorenje and Hisense brands is the new DW50 dishwasher platform, which will completely replace the existing one. The new dishwashers will provide better results, functionality and a better user experience. Their main innovations include: – automatic dosing – less worries and lower detergent consumption, – UV technology, which ensures the removal of 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, – drying with a fan, which in combination with automatic door opening ensures completely dry dishes, – connectivity that enables remote use, monitoring and control, – touch control and touch screen on all models, – large capacity, as the DW50 can wash 16 complete sets of plates, glasses, and cutlery.
Other innovations depend on the selected models: additional spraying nozzles to help clean pans and dirtier dishes, an ionizer for fresh air without odors, a flexible third basket and a basket for accessories, and accessories for washing tall wine glasses, night program etc. Our new dishwashers will be available to customers in the last quarter of 2022 and in the coming years, we hope to increase the dishwasher production capacities.
Luxury appliance brand, Kaiser will be showcasing its distinctive collection of appliances at the renowned IFA exhibition in Berlin. Taking place between 2nd – 6th September 2022, this year’s IFA is set to be packed full of the latest innovations and is an opportunity for retailers to see the best technology, and finest designs, in home appliances.
Kaiser was introduced to the UK market in January 2022. IFA provides a great opportunity for UK independent kitchen specialists to familiarise themselves with the brand and meet the team for the very first time. With ranges boasting handles finished in antique brass, and even leather, Kaiser appliances are designed to make a statement in the home. In addition to their unique attributes, the latest appliances available from Kaiser benefit from innovative technologies and robust German engineering to ensure exceptional functionality and longevity.
Visitors to the Kaiser stand at IFA will have the opportunity to see the classical-style appliances that form the award-winning Art Deco and Empire ranges, as well as the contemporary Avantgarde Pro and Grand Chef ranges. The Art Deco collection perfectly captures a neoclassical style, complementing the most luxurious homes for consumers with a well-defined taste for vintage styling, while the Empire range boasts a rustic design and robust German engineering. By contrast, the Avantgarde Pro range is designed for the professional home chef whose priorities are durability and functionality. Finally, the Grand Chef range is at the forefront of modern appliance technology, including a built-in oven complete with air-fryer technology to release the consumer’s inner chef.
Elements are pure. They can’t be divided. But when combined, they create something original and new. Elements by ASKO now comes in a unique combination of Pearl Grey with soft-grey painted glass, which features a subtle metallic sprinkle. The grey earthy tones create a soft, sophisticated ambiance, while the metallic sparkles add a rich, layered effect as they wait for the spotlights to bring them vividly to life.
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