Whirlpool Unveils its Most Energy-Efficient Kitchen Ever
Whirlpool featured its most energy-efficient kitchen ever at last month’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting, refrigeration and cooking are responsible for 41.5% of a home's energy consumption.
“The Eco Kitchen provides the most energy-efficient options in food preservation, cleaning and cooking for Whirlpool brand, making it easy for home owners to minimize their energy and water consumption,” said Tracy Frye, senior contract marketing manager at Whirlpool Corporation.
Among the energy-efficient features in the showcase kitchen were:
- The Resource Saver refrigerator, which exceeds federal minimum efficiency standards by 30%, making it the most energy-efficient side-by-side refrigerator to date. The energy savings continue even as groceries are placed in the refrigerator and 6th Sense technology helps quickly cool them. The refrigerator consumes about as much energy as one 60-watt light bulb.
- Two Whirlpool Gold series ranges that are equipped with the industry’s first Energy Save mode to conserve electricity when the oven is not in use. Similar to a sleep mode on a computer, the Energy Save mode dims control features and the clock when the range is not in use. Energy Save ranges feature eco-friendly ceramic cook tops that are the only panels of their kind manufactured without releasing hazardous heavy metals into the environment.
Adding the flexibility to appliances that consumers are often looking for, Whirlpool’s above-the-range Velos oven combines the power of an oven with the convenience of a microwave. It can grill, broil, bake and steam — saving energy and time and cooking up to 47% faster than a traditional oven when in SpeedCook mode.
- The Resource Saver dishwasher, which uses one-third less energy and water than dishwashers manufactured just seven years ago. The dishwasher uses far less water than hand washing a load of dishes, saving up to 20 gallons per load, or 4,300 gallons over the course of a year. With improved wash performance through increased water pressure and focused wash action, there is no need to pre-wash dishes. It is Whirlpool’s quietest model to date.
Whirlpool Corporation’s The Inside Advantage program offers powerful brands, innovative products, targeted services and consumer insight to support building professionals.
The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.
For nearly six decades, Whirlpool has contributed significantly to NAHB programs and initiatives. It has exhibited at the International Builders’ Show for 57 years and helped establish the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB 44 years ago. It has also been involved with The New American Home throughout the 26-year history of the program.
Headquartered in Benton Harbor, Whirlpool Corporation is a member of NCHI.
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