Washer capacity is increasing, but combination washer/dryers still take a long time to dry clothes, and manufacturers still give heat-pump-powered dryers the cold shoulder.
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New standards paved the way for more-efficient air conditioners, and manufacturers increased their use of Wi-Fi connectivity.
No scientific evidence proves manufacturer's claims that extracted juices are better for you than is eating whole fruits and vegetables.
Manufacturers are adding wireless capability as well as features to enhance dishwashers' cleaning capability.
Systems that automatically turn on a unit when they detect that you started to cook were introduced.
When it comes to wireless connectivity, cooking appliances fall behind other home products.
Gas fireplaces are more expensive than they were before because of the now-required safety barriers that prevent injury.
The premium for new energy-efficient models: $10–$50.
Compactors, like disposers, collect food waste. However, the compactors market has had even less change than its counterpart has had.
The market for food-waste disposers is about to change with the arrival of Moen in 2016.
New blenders handle ingredients that are in vogue.
Cordless power reached full-size vacuum cleaners.
New energy-efficient regulations loom for ceiling-fan manufacturers, but many already switched to new motors and lights.
Beware of claims of longer run times of ultrasonic models.
Today’s technology leads to more-healthful eating.
Innovations might not be as useful as claimed.
Specialty vacs are more powerful than ever.
Toasters have been tweaked for convenience.
Single-serving brewing grows.
Pricing won’t drop on more energy-efficient mini fridges.
Carpet-cleaning formulas catch up with today's technology.
When it comes to today's room air purifiers, a higher rating might not signify the best appliance.
Manufacturers of portable heaters are adding infrared models to their product portfolios.
You should be wary about claims of overall effectiveness for whole-house air purifiers.
New models are more efficient than ever before.
Don’t get swept away by models that produce the highest temperatures of steam.
Iron manufacturers are smoothing out a few kinks to make their products even better.
The Energy Star logo is supposed to identify highly efficient appliances, but flaws have weakened its usefulness.