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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: News Recap April 9th, 2015

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. So without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Glamour questioned some "dry-clean only" tags on clothing. LINK
  • Glamour suggested that proper loading can reduce the risk of clothing being damaged in the washing machine. LINK
  • Portage Life answered a question about dealing with a stinky disposal. LINK
  • Spring cleaning and food storage tips came from The Hanover Evening Sun. LINK
  • Huliq illustrated why we recommend using stainless braided fill hoses. LINK
  • Adequate Man offered advice for cleaning stuffed animals. LINK
  • BankRate had instructions for calculating your appliances energy usage. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Electrolux reported winning design awards. LINK
  • Electrolux is adapting automotive manufacturing processes to appliances. LINK
  • LG and Samsung settled their dispute over alleged washing machine vandalism last year. LINK
  • Appliance product testing can use a lot of water. How Whirlpool reduces that impact.  LINK
We found an article that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • Fox Austin had some ideas for turning your laundry area into a designer laundry room. LINK
  • The appliance manufacturers association, AHAM, disputed upcoming efficiency standards. LINK
  • How stuff works opened up a washing machine to show whats inside and how it works. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • The Numbers Whisperer warned about some questionable business myths. LINK
  • If you are thinking about replacing an appliance, Kiplingers may help you find a better deal. LINK
  • The company that makes soccer jerseys for the Indonesian team has a care label likely to offend many. LINK
  • Amazon rolls out the Dash button to reorder common household items. LINK
We close with a fun story:
  • Shorpy showed us the interior of a 1948 refrigerator. LINK
  • We got a smile from Cheezburger.com LINK
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