Microsoft is beginning work on the first of a family of customized Windows platforms designed for specific rooms around the home. The “Kitchen Client” software will extend the Windows operating system and integrate with current and future Windows Live services. The software is expected to include a family calendar, recipe center, entertainment features and a shared … Continue reading Microsoft Developing Kitchen Software
General Electric has recalled about 2,600 36-in. and 48-in. stainless steel Monogram Pro gas ranges with griddles sold from October 2005 and May 2006. They were recalled due to a design flaw that can cause an electrical arc between the wiring and griddle supply tube, posing a fire hazard. For further information on model numbers visit … Continue reading GE Monogram recalls Pro gas ranges due to fire hazard
If you bought your dishwasher between January 1995 and April 2000 you will want to check your serial number to see if it is included in the recall. The recalled ASKO series DW95 dishwashers include the model numbers 1355, 1375, 1385, 1475, 1485, 1555, 1585, 1595, 1655, 1805, 1885, and 1895. Owners with these models are … Continue reading Asko Recalls DW95 Series Dishwashers
Yes, you read correctly. The electronics company LG has filed a patent for a washing machine with a built-in dock for either an iPod or a Zune. Perhaps they figure if cars can have docking stations then why can’t washers? Let’s hope this one doesn’t go to market. Continue reading Ipod Washing Machine?
Dupont, the manufacturer of Corian, has marked the composite material’s 40th birthday by commissioning 40 multinational designers to create an original, functional ‘objet d’art’ for the table or desktop that reflects their imaginative vision and demonstrates the endless possibilities of Corian. Below is an exerpt from the Dupont press release: Corian®: 40 … Continue reading Corian Turns 40
Last month the Internet Alliance Home Research Council announced the results of a study citing which technology innovations homeowners want most to add in the future . A survey of 602 homeowners revealed that the kitchen functions as the nerve center of the house, with most families doing much more than just cooking and eating there. Popular activities … Continue reading The Digital Kitchen
GE is recalling 2.5 million dishwashers (roughly 5500 tractor trailers) manufactured between 1997 and 2001 because of rinse aid leaking into the door and causing wire corrosion and overheating resulting in 191 complaints of which 56 were of property damage and 12 were of the fire truck variety. Continue reading GE recalls 2.5 million dishwashers