Just in time for the holidays and the new year, the big brands have released some great, new technologies in the world of kitchen appliances. This line up features trash compactors, a door-in-door refrigerator, and some new wine refrigerators. Each of these have their own advantages and benefits to make your life a little easier this holiday season, and all year ‘round. Let’s take a look:
- Trash Compactors – Who enjoys taking out the trash? Not me! It’s gross and smelly, and even if you’ve bought new curbside barrells, they’ll get the same way soon enough. A fairly recent invention to help cut down on trash runs is the kitchen trash compactor. There exist both built-in and freestanding compactors, depending on your preference, and a lot of the big guys (e.g., Kenmore, Electrolux, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid) have their own models for sale. Trash compactors work via a foot pedal, which, you guessed it, squishes the trash in the bag down, reducing the size of it by 80%. And best of all, it’s all contained in an appliance that is surprisingly smaller than a dishwasher.
- LG’s new InstaView refrigerator technology – If you’re anything like me, a late-night forager, you probably open your fridge in an endless search for food that isn’t there. Then you give up on the once-trusted appliance, and move on to the kitchen cabinets or pantry, only to end up back at the fridge not even five minutes later. This cycle is almost endless, and just think of the energy and electricity you waste while staring blindly into the abyss we call a fridge. There’s got to be a way to reduce this consumption. Well now there is. Trusted brand, LG, has recently released a new door-in-door refrigerator featuring InstaView technology. What does that mean, though? Let’s break it down. InstaView refers to a glass pane on the exterior door, which lets you look at the contents of the fridge without actually opening it. Door-in-door means that there is another door inside the fridge, between the exterior door with the glass pane and the rest of the fridge (i.e., the back with all the shelves). Just knock, yes knock, on the fridge a few times to activate the lights inside so you can get a good look at the contents of the fridge. No more guessing games when it comes to your late-night refrigerated snack. Inspect the contents of your fridge from the outside looking in.
- Wine refrigerators – A nice appliance to accompany the LG fridge is a freestanding or countertop wine fridge, and just in time for the holidays, too! If you host holiday parties at your house, this appliance will make storing wine so much easier, as well as freeing up some much-needed refrigerator space for your pre-made dips, dishes, desserts and, of course, leftovers. Separate your bubbly from your food with a stylish and attractive wine fridge. You’ll receive compliments on it, and your guests will consider buying their own.
Who doesn’t love a nice kitchen appliance? Each new appliance promises an easier life, at least in the kitchen, but do they actually deliver? I know these appliances will! So what are you waiting for? Order your new trash compactor or refrigerator online today, and maybe even surprise the family with it for the holidays.