Mumbai, 21st January, 2019: Whirlpool Corporation earned a total of five 2019 CES® Innovation Awards for its new and upcoming products, including KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect, KitchenAid® Smart Oven+ with Powered Attachments, Whirlpool® Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer, the Yummly® digital recipe platform, and the Whirlpool® Connected Hub Wall Oven concept. The Innovation Awards honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics across 28 product categories is awarded by The Consumer Technology Association, a standards and trade organization representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies in the United States. Entries to these prestigious products are judged by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media.
“We’re thrilled to be honored by the Consumer Technology Association for the fifth consecutive year,” said Brett Dibkey, Whirlpool Corporation Vice President, brand and strategy. “This year, we’ve expanded our CES presence, including smart home products from our larger brand portfolio to showcase how each empowers our consumers to connect to more – whether that means more personalized homemade meals, more and different ways to care for their loved ones, or more passion in the kitchen.”
“Whirlpool, globally has been recognized as an incubator of design and innovation. This has given consumers the benefit of cutting edge design and technology and higher levels of satisfactory user experiences. These awards recognize this spirit and we are proud that Whirlpool Corporation has won them across categories” said K G Singh Vice President, Marketing , Whirlpool of India.
Being prepared for an upcoming U.S. debut, the KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect gives passionate cooks every tool needed to make delicious homemade meals and get creativity flowing in the kitchen, allowing them to connect to endless meal inspiration. The ground-breaking innovation is an all-in-one appliance for home cooks to create great-tasting, homemade meals by boiling, frying, steaming, stewing, kneading, chopping, mincing, pureeing, mixing, emulsifying, whipping and stirring. The truly unique, inventive cook processor has every tool that home cooks need to prepare their favorite recipes.
The KitchenAid® Smart Oven+ with Powered Attachments is versatile and limitless, designed to deliver the very best in smart cooking performance, while providing new culinary possibilities with oven-powered grill, baking stone, and steamer attachments. The KitchenAid® Smart Oven+ is the brand’s introduction to the smart home, empowering makers to bring their creativity to life in the kitchen.
The Whirlpool® Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer is a smart laundry unit that completes a load of laundry in the same machine, allowing for one load to be completely washed and dried without transferring. It comes with smart features including the Load & Go™ Dispenser, which allows consumers to skip adding detergent to every load.
The Whirlpool® Connected Hub Wall Oven concept represents a vision for enhancing the traditional built-in wall oven. It will feature a sizable screen with a transparent user interface (compared to a normal LCD screen) on the door of the oven, offering a whole new cooking experience. While the traditional oven focuses on the user programming, running, and completing the cooking process manually, this oven’s unique engineering will expand those possibilities adjacent to augmented reality and the latest touchscreen technology.
Yummly is a unique digital kitchen platform, offering personalized guidance during the cooking process. Yummly® Pro will offer step-by-step guided recipes from well-known chefs through its app, dishing up cooking curricula to help users gain confidence in the kitchen.
About Whirlpool India
Whirlpool of India Limited headquartered in Gurugram, is now one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of major home appliances in the country. The company owns three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Faridabad, Pondicherry and Pune. Each of the manufacturing set-up features an infrastructure that is witness of Whirlpool’s commitment to providing its consumer with forward looking solutions.
Whirlpool entered India in the late 1980s as part of its global expansion strategy. It forayed into the market under a joint venture with TVS group and established the first Whirlpool manufacturing facility in Pondicherry for washing machine category.
In 1995 Whirlpool acquired Kelvinator India Limited and marked an entry into the refrigerator market as well. The same year the company also saw acquisition of major shares in TVS joint venture and later in 1996, Kelvinator and TVS acquisitions were merged to create, Whirlpool of India Limited. This expanded the company’s portfolio in the Indian subcontinent to washing machines, refrigerator, microwave ovens and air conditioners.
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