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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Throwback Thursday: News Recap October 3, 2014

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on FacebookTwitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately. A lot has been happening so without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • The Consumerist challenged the notion that the most expensive appliances are the best. Link
  • Food Safety News expressed concern over the dishwasher cooking fad. Link
  • Valley News, quoting Preferred Appliance Parts, stated that new is not always better. Link
  • Houston Chronicle considered the pros and cons of high end kitchen equipment. Link
  • North Jersey.Com compared various refrigerator layouts. Link
  • FDL Reporter pointed out some places germs can be breeding in your kitchen (and its appliances), Link
  • The National mentioned how a full refrigerator is more energy efficient, as well as some other tips, Link
  • The Dailly Herald Offered a few tips to keep dishwashers running efficiently. Link
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Wall Street Journal reported that in August shipments of large appliances were up 15.3% over last year. Link
  • GE offered their vision of the home of the future. Link
  • The Cleveland Daily Banner covered some of the challenges Whirlpool has faced with moving production facilities of cooking appliances. Link 
We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • The Sabbatical Chef shared her collection of refrigerator magnets. Link
  • How Stuff Works listed the top 10 appliances they could not do without. Link
  • Treehugger shared a prototype design for a different way of refrigerating produce. Link
  • A woman in Dayton, Ohio won an "Oldest Refrigerator" contest with a model from 1933. Link
  • Journal Star talked about features they would like to see in the "smart appliances" that are being developed and introduced to the marketplace. Link
  • Designer William Keeffer came up with a new way to repurpose washer tubs. Link 
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Google made major changes to how their search performs. Link
  • Dashburst announced that Facebook added a feature allowing for editting of posts. Link
We close with a couple of fun stories:
  • Patriot Ledger shared the story of the appliance that charged the servicer. Link
  • The Christian Science Monitor had this funny about doing laundry in a foreign land. Link 

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