Whirlpool Brand Earns Nine Innovation Awards at CES 2016

Primary tabs

Whirlpool Brand Earns Nine Innovation Awards at CES 2016

Seven Care-Centric Products Honored Across Tech for a Better World, Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies, Smart Home and Home Appliances Categories
tweet me:
Whirlpool Brand Earns Nine Innovation Awards at CES 2016 http://3bl.me/4wwr2t
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer of home appliances, was honored once again for its consumer-focused innovation at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 6-9.

At the world’s largest show for consumer technologies, Whirlpool brand received nine CES 2016 Innovation Awards for seven new kitchen and laundry products.

Product awards honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics across 28 product categories, and entries are judged by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media.

“We’ve received 15 awards in the last two years at CES, which exemplifies Whirlpool’s never-ending passion to create innovative products for consumers,” said Bob Bergeth, general manager, builder sales at Whirlpool Corporation. “Our emphasis has been on consumer-inspired technology for more than a century, which adds tremendous value for any builder or contractor who makes Whirlpool products a centerpiece for a new or remodeled home.”

The products include:

  • Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer
  • Whirlpool® Closet Depth Front Load Washer[1] & HybridCare™ Dryer
  • Whirlpool® Smart Dishwasher
  • Whirlpool® Smart French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool® 6.4 Cu. Ft. Combination Wall Oven
  • Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range
  • Whirlpool® French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator

Tech for a Better World

  • Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer uses technology to power philanthropic donations.[2]  With the Connect to care™ program, families can opt-in to make an automated donation to Habitat for Humanity, with every wash cycle. As one of the first appliance brands to announce the use of Amazon Dash Replenishment, this washer and dryer pair estimates when select laundry supplies are running low and automatically orders more. This smart washer and dryer also integrate with the Nest Learning Thermostat™, so when Nest is set to Away, the dryer can switch to Eco Mode to save energy with a longer, more energy-efficient cycle.[3] And, with notifications enabled through the Whirlpool® mobile app, consumers are alerted to the progress of their cycle and when a load is complete, so clothing doesn’t sit well after its wash or dry time.

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

  • Whirlpool® Closet Depth Front Load Washer & HybridCare™ Dryer boast eco-friendly designs to save space and energy.  The HybridCare™ dryer merges both heat pump and ventless technologies to solve key challenges when it comes to dryers – energy usage, gentle care for specialty clothing and identifying an appropriate space to vent outside. This ventless technology gives families the option to install their laundry pair where they would like in the home, no longer restricted to spaces where they can vent outside. With a closet-depth design[4], the pair can be tucked away behind closed doors, so families can get exceptional fabric care with increased efficiency and greater flexibility with installation. With the Eco Dry setting, the dryer uses up to 73 percent less energy[5] to help families care for the planet and save on power bills. The innovative Load & Go™ detergent system in the Front Load washer stores up to 12 loads[6] worth of laundry detergent, so families don't have to worry about refilling for each load. 

Smart Home & Home Appliances

  • Whirlpool® Smart Dishwasher allows families to auto-order detergent through Amazon Dash Replenishment.[7] With purposeful technology built into every new feature, consumers can delay the cycle start and run the machine in Quiet Mode to work while everyone is sleeping. When Nest is set to Away, the dishwasher can be set to automatically start the wash cycle. Consumers can also choose to receive notifications to alert them when the cycle is complete.
  • Whirlpool® Smart French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator integrates with the Works with Nest platform to keep busy families in complete control. With new technology to help families stay organized as their schedules become busier than ever, the Smart French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator allows families, through the Whirlpool® mobile app, to activate Party Mode to trigger faster ice production and lower temperatures to anticipate loss of coolness with frequent opening and closing when entertaining at home.  This fridge also uses smart notifications to alert families of a power or WiFi outage, so food in the fridge can be checked on immediately.

Home Appliances

  • Whirlpool® 6.4 Cu. Ft. Combination Wall Oven saves steps, reduces cooking times and eliminates guesswork for home cooks. The CookCoach™ system with a digital thermometer measures food temperatures and tells home cooks when everything's done. And with the Convection Conversion feature, shortening cooking times is a snap, too – no complicated temperature or time calculations needed. Consumers choose baking, broiling, roasting, microwaving or a combination of those methods, and the Whirlpool® Combination Wall Oven handles the rest.
  • Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range alerts families to cooking status during meal prep.[8] With notifications enabled through the Whirlpool® mobile app, family cooks know exactly when the preheat is complete and when cook time is done, freeing them up from oven monitoring to help with homework, or to finish setting the table. It actually helps guide cooking – consumers can send step-by-step cooking instructions straight to their range and it will program the appliance to follow them automatically. When Nest is set to away, consumers receive an alert through the Whirlpool® mobile app if their oven is on.
  • Whirlpool® French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator features a unique shelving system to fit and find all the families’ favorites, making it the easiest refrigerator to organize.[9] Completely and intuitively re-imagined on the inside, the pantry-inspired layout is designed to use space more efficiently, with compartmentalized spaces for families to store and display their edible favorites. The efficient layout stores more, as it was designed to accommodate the most commonly bought grocery items, big, tall, small, shallow and wide, including gallon milk jugs, corked bottles of wine, liter bottles of soda, spaghetti sauce jars, pickle jars and small mustards and jams.

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.


[1] Designed to fit a 33" closet depth

[2] Requires Wifi and account creation.  App features and functionality subject to change.  Subject to Terms of Service available at:  www.whirlpool.com/connect.   Data rates may apply.

[3] Savings may vary across load type or cycle

[4] Designed to fit a 33" closet depth

[5] Compared to pre-2004 traditional dryers, when paired with a matching washer, normal cycle, electric only

[6] Based on an 8-lb load

[7] Requires Wifi and account creation.  App features and functionality subject to change.  Subject to Terms of Service available at:  www.whirlpool.com/connect.   Data rates may apply.

[8] Requires Wifi and account creation.  App features and functionality subject to change.  Subject to Terms of Service available at:  www.whirlpool.com/connect.   Data rates may apply.

[9] Among leading french door bottom mount refrigerator brands

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Energy | Events, Media & Communications | Innovation & Technology | whirlpool

CONTENT: Press Release

parse.ly