Do you know that, annually, Americans lose about two-thirds of the 760 million pounds of wasted food to spoilage and that fruits and vegetable are the most vulnerable?
Now, refrigeration technology can come to the rescue, based on what I saw at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Florida; the trade show was held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, from February 7 to February 10, 2022.
For example, “Ever Fresh+” a new feature in BEKO refrigerators combines sophisticated temperature and humidity control to keep veggies and fruits three times fresher than other cold storage. “Active Blue Light Technology” complements Ever Fresh+ by stimulating photosynthesis in veggies and fruits, thus maintaining their vitamin and nutritional value during storage—not to mention their color.
Speaking of color, Color was THE theme at this year’s KBIS
General Electric’s (GE) Café brand exhibit comprised four kitchen vignettes to highlight upcoming kitchen appliance and design themes. All were inspired by runway fashion color trends. For example, the “Bold Ambition” vignette was influenced by the indefatigable textile doyenne and recently signed fashion model Iris Apfel. And did I mention she’s a spritely 100 years young?
Bold Ambition paired black with a bright true green—I’m guessing Pantone 16-6340, Classic Green—Black appliances and cabinetry were accessorized with coppery fixtures and hardware and were a perfect complement to the botanical theme. GE debuted drawer products, such as a microwave and dishwasher.
“Fearless Energy” used sunny, ‘70s colors and free-spirit attitudes to showcase a four-door French door fridge and a 48” dual fuel range.
GE also introduced its entry into countertop appliances, such as an espresso coffee maker and toaster.
From the extravagant to minimalist—on to the Haier booth. Haier, a Chinese multi-national company that owns 90 percent of General Electric, exhibited scaled-down appliances, suited to a smaller house or an urban dwelling. Its products are targeted to the 25–40-year-old market, according to one of the company representatives. Enjoy the brief tour of the layout and call me for any questions or comments. I’m happy to share more about the show.
To view more click here: https://www.haierappliances.com/haier-appliances-KBIS-2022
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