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ORLANDO
JANUARY 10-12
2017

The Next Gen's Future Product Concepts
For this year's Thirty Under 30 program, the recipients gathered into six groups to present their ideas for the
"Appliance of the Future," and each team shared its concept with KBB after the show. The judges, who included
2017 NKBA Insiders Karl Champley, AKBD; Alberto Villalobos; and Jennifer Bertrand, AKBD, chose the winner
based on the following criteria:
âInnovation & quality of product
âDelivery of presentation

âTeamwork & team spirit
âMarketing pitch

âProduct knowledge and need

WINNER: Team Living Fridge
Kelsey Holtz, Alison Green, Eileen Byrne,
Kevin King, Maryanna Estornes

The Living Fridge,which took inspiration from
one of Samsung's new refrigerators, allows access to fresh, organic herbs and micro greens.
By incorporating the garden into an existing
appliance, we have eliminated both the need
and expense of an additional appliance. In one of the bottom quadrants, there
are two growing trays to be planted by the consumer with the greens of their
choosing. Immediately after planting, the tray should be covered with a dome
until the greens sprout. At that point, the dome can be removed, allowing for
more growth. The Living Fridge regulates the water and temperature, using
some of the natural heat produced by the appliance. Included in the growing
compartment of the fridge is a slot for zeolite, a naturally occurring mineral
that absorbs chemicals and smells, assisting in prolonging the life of the greens. 

Team Maestro Prep

Aimee Inouye, David Podwyszynski, Elise Raydo, Natalie Venalainen, Taryn Milburn
During our collaborative process, we discussed issues facing the everyday consumer. Most consumers have more small appliances than they have storage, so
we developed a way to incorporate multiple small appliances into one. What
we would like to see from the appliance industry is added convenience. Our
product allowed for adequate storage for both appliances and fresh produce,
and it eliminated some of the more daunting tasks related to cooking. We
are a busy generation, and it would be helpful to be able to prepare a healthconscious meal at home with ease rather than resorting to having meals out.

Team Pause Fresh

Danielle Sylvia, Tyler Swartzmiller, Nicole Conte,
Melanie Towey, Katie Thurman
Modern refrigerators lack the capacity and
technology to keep our increasing amounts
of produce fresh, resulting in unnecessary
waste. Pause Fresh is an innovative refrigeration drawer system that can extend the life of
produce by up to 80 percent. Add your fresh
produce to the drawer, and its location is auto
detected. A real-time drawer "view" is then translated to the app where users can remotely access the date added, amount remaining and "freshness
percentage" of their produce. Pause Fresh then selects and directs a custom
care regimen for that item to keep it at its ideal climate, while introducing
organic compounds known to prolong the life of each specific fruit and
veggie through our FreshPod System.

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Team AllSense

Stephanie Chavez, Kailee Helget, Zech Johnson, Keara Miller, EJ Silver
The AllSense App integrates with your existing home automation system.
Its discreetly mounted scanning system syncs with an online UPC database and technologically compatible devices to create a real-time catalog
of your home's inventory. In the kitchen, it tracks and monitors ingredients
to make meal suggestions based on what you have in stock. With its connection to the UPC database, it will also provide dietary information for
people who suffer from life-threatening allergies and dietary restrictions. It
also includes a refrigerator module that can be installed to monitor bacteria
levels in food and expiration dates.

Team D-Range

Destin Barkley, Lindsay Cerilli,
Joe Ciuffo, Brianna Ellis, Erica Illions
We pitched our D-Range as the
"perfect companion to the pot filler."The D-Range is a gas rangetop
engineered with a built-in sink and
drain that replaces the front-right burner of a traditional gas cooktop. It
comes with a pot that has a spout ideal for draining liquids into the DRange.This invention serves the purpose of a pot filler by allowing the user
to drain the pot while it is still on the cooktop. For millennials, we are more
likely to purchase a product if it is convenient and saves time. The D-Range
does just that, providing a quick and no-hassle solution.

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Kitchen & Bath Business - February/March 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Hot Topic
Skill Set
Better Business
Tech Savvy
KBIS 2018
Small Spaces
Color Find
Balanced Budget
Solutions
Before & After
Products with Staying Power
What’s Hot
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