When it comes to kitchen and bath appliances, says Jill A. Notini, of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), “We are seeing a convergence of function, technology and aesthetic design. Appliances still cool, cook or clean food, but now there is integration of other features framed in modern design.”
Features like self-cleaning, removable parts that don’t require moving the appliance itself, and eye-catching elements inconceivable in years past. Like an 8” LCD digital display through which Apps – from calendars to photos to recipes – can be accessed via refrigerator door (Samsung’s RSG309).
Inside these and other modern ice-boxes are elements like air purification systems, to keep food fresher longer. “This function and technology can come packaged in practically any design you wish: built in, under the counter, more than 30-cubic-feet, and in just about any finish you can imagine,” says Notini, citing trim kits, textures, and a rainbow of color.
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