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HO T T OPIC
It's About Time
Cara Acker, senior brand manager at Bosch, mentioned a small sample
Consumers are turning to appliances
that conform to their busy lives and
conserve energy
study recently conducted by her company where respondents (31%) ranked
remote preheat as the biggest advantage to having appliances connected
online, and 28% of respondents are most interested in remote monitoring
like checking to see if they left their oven on. Th ese features can be accessed
via Bosch's HomeConnect app and can also control the hood fan and lighting
settings remotely.
Using apps to remotely control appliances is not only a big time and step
EXECUTIVES AT VIKING, SUB-ZERO, BOSCH AND
LIEBHERR discussed their technology priorities
with me recently, and it's clear to them that saving
time is the top consumer request for smart
appliances. Options that do this and make it more
enjoyable in the kitchen will resonate the most, according
to Najib Maalouf, president of Middleby
Corp., the parent company of Viking, La Cornue,
Aga, Lynx, U-Line, Marvel, Evo and Novy.
Appliance makers are now coming up with allnew
software and hardware capabilities that save
time, money and energy. Th ey are using artifi cial
intelligence (AI) to improve their factories, and
they're embedding it into their products to do
things that have never been done before. AI will
no doubt be the diff erentiator in products and
services going forward, so look for appliances to
be as much about software as hardware in the
coming years.
INNOVATIONS THAT SAVE PRECIOUS TIME
Jeff Sweet, corporate manager of product marketing
at Sub-Zero, brought up Gourmet Mode,
programming that saves time and makes cooking
easier. Consumers can select their desired dish,
and the oven will automatically adjust time and
temperature. Fifty preset options based on extensive
research and testing in Sub-Zero labs are
programmed into the appliance.
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SCOTT KOEHLER is
a 27-year veteran of
the kitchen and bath
industry and owner of
Dream Kitchen Builders,
a design-build fi rm
doing business in North
Carolina.
ABOVE LEFT Viking uses its
Bluezone Fresh Preservation
Technology in its 7 Series
refrigeration.
ABOVE RIGHT Bosch's 500
Series dryers feature ventless
heat pump drying technology.
saver, it's the gateway for AI in the form of voice computing that controls
appliance functions. Remote and voice control of appliances opens the way
for new uses, such as for those who are visually impaired or lack the dexterity
in their fi ngers to control screens and keyboards but can use their voice.
ENERGY-SAVING TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Zero makes refrigerators and freezers that help reduce energy consumption
through machine learning (ML), the science of getting computers to
act without being explicitly programmed. Th ese appliances have an adaptive
defrost feature that allows refrigerators to determine how often they should
go into the defrost cycle. You can also run the cycle at night to reduce energy
consumption. Sub-Zero also has a Vacation Mode that automatically adjusts
the freezer/refrigerator temperatures when you're out of town. For example,
the Short Vacation Mode adjusts the freezer to 5 degrees and the refrigerator
to 34 degrees. Th is mode provides moderate energy savings and high food
preservation when the consumer is away.
Bosch's 500 Series dryers feature ventless heat pump drying technology
the company claims will off er a 60% reduction in energy use, and it can be
installed anywhere in the home.
A fi rst in energy-saving technology from Bosch is CrystalDry for dishwashers.
Zeolite, a naturally occurring mineral, generates heat when it comes
in contact with moisture, and then a fan circulates the heat through a vent in
the base of the tub and eliminates moisture. Th is reduces the need to towel or
air dry items like plastic after the cycle is fi nished. Th e zeolite then recharges
itself during the next water cycle and does not require routine maintenance,
refi lls or replacement. Select Bosch refrigerators have high-effi ciency compressors
that generate less heat when they are running for lower energy output,
as well as an Eco Mode that automatically adjusts the temperature
to run in an energy-saving setting.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021

Editor's Note
KBIS Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Sustainable Design
Trends
design & inspiration
NKBA Student Design Comp
KBIS Countdown
Better Business
Research Roundup
Hot Topic
Solutions
Outdoor Living
Tech Savvy
Balanced Budget
Before & After
Favorites
What's Hot
KBB announces our 2021 Product Award winners and Judges' Picks
A look inside six praiseworthy powder rooms
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - design & inspiration
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business October 2021 - Before & After
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