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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap November 13, 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. It's been a HUGE week for news, so without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Consumer Reports examined and rated refrigerators. LINK
  • Delicate items in the dishwasher? Well, sometimes... LINK
  • CJ Online has some tips to keep your dishwasher in top shape. LINK
  • Service reviewer Angie's List has some dishwasher dos and don'ts to share. LINK
  • CNet offers us a nice explanation of how a refrigerator makes things cold. LINK
  • A tragic story out of Florida that highlights why paying for professional installation is money well spent. LINK
  • Another periodic report of dishwasher cookery-just in time for Thanksgiving! LINK
  • Saturday, Nov 15 is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! This article is not sure who started this tradition, but they have a suspicion! LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Front load washer door boots were the cause of a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool. Whirlpool won round one. LINK
  • Whirlpool named a new president of North American operations. LINK
  • Industry Week reported on Whirlpool's hiring of returning Veterans. LINK
We found an article that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • Charging the phone in your pocket while using your appliances is a lot closer than you might think. LINK
  • For the homeless, laundry is yet another challenge. In Australia, they are trying to solve that problem. LINK
  • A lot of people hang art on the refrigerator. In Darwin, the refrigerator IS the art. LINK
  • Waterless washing is already being done in England's commercial laundries. Now they plan to bringing the machines into the American homes. LINK
  • The Bolton News out of the UK reported on a program that teaches ex-cons how to repair appliances. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Prosecutors in Pasadena, Maryland put an appliance repair pretender out of business. LINK
  • Microfiber pollution is a modern problem caused by high tech fabric. How to prevent it is the question. LINK
  • Tom Magliozzi, host of Car Talk passed away at the age of 77. He will be missed.  LINK
  • Wired checked in with their ideas and hopes for internet connected appliances. LINK
  • Telecom TV considers if there is yet a compelling need for a smart washing machine. LINK
We close with some just-for-fun stories:
  • Once again the battle of the sexes had a skirmish in the Laundry room. LINK
  • Not everybody is a handyman.If you are not one, you might be better off calling one. LINK
  • A vote for the smaller community oriented appliance store. LINK
  • Close encounters of the soapy kind... LINK
  • The old dishwashing double cross. LINK
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