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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday: News Recap August 13th, 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:
  • We found an easy project: improving your refrigerators lighting with LED strips. LINK
  • We got some dishwasher cleaning tips from the Daily Herald. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • A recall involving JennAir ranges with extendable oven racks was announced. LINK
  • A report was been issued about the cause of that fire at GE back in April. LINK
  • Samsung made the news yet again, this time some of their secrets were allegedly being sold to China by industrial spies. LINK
  • LG & Samsung continued to make headway in the US appliance market. LINK
  • Sub-Zero is planning on expanding their production facilities. LINK
  • Someone was calling in bomb threats to the Electrolux plant. LINK
We found some articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • In Indiana they built an 18th century test kitchen, no appliances in it, but still, it is interesting. LINK
  • In a most peculiar case, the sight of open refrigerators triggers seizures in a woman. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Appliance Samurai made some challenging points to others in our trade LINK
  • We found a note taking app that lets you "pin" notes on virtual refrigerator door. LINK
  • In LA some folks are using washing machine grey water to offset the drought. The DWP is not in favor. LINK
  • In England, water resistant clothing promises to help eliminate clothing stains. LINK
We close with few just for fun stories:
  • Joe Gagnon, the Appliance Doctor shared a risque story from a field service call. LINK
  • The Meridian Star gave us a loving look at an old dishwasher. LINK
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