Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Products?

As I mentioned in the last post, once a year the appliance manufacturers show new products in Foxwoods. Predictably, this year was the least inspiring. In a recession, the easiest way to remain profitable is to slash inventories, reduce headcounts and slash R&D. Slashing R&D typically means less new products as was the case on Monday.

Its not all bad. The newer products(2-6 months) may have less features, but also have lower prices. Winners: the new laundry from Bosch, the new Duets from Whirlpool, new GE refrigeration...

Have a look:

Most inspirational product: This disposal "Gator"...lose a ring or other valuable down the disposer and this contraption will fish it out...complete with LED light.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    The "Gator" looks pretty interesting, wonder what other applications we'll figure out for it.

    The Bosch redesign ... hmmm, I always thought that the best thing about the previous design was the controls on the top (rather than the front), not all of us like to stack our w/d's.