Jenn-Air. Inspired by the growing interest in metallic finishes, the company has added the oiled bronze appliance suite to its product line. The burnished hue is complemented by stainless-steel handles and hardware and gives homeowners an alternative to all-stainless steel appliances. The finish will be available on a variety of products, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, cooktops, and hoods starting in mid-2006. 866.385.4370. www.jenn-air.com.
Bosch. The Integra and Evolution dishwasher lines offer a variety of features across the maker's 300, 500, and 800 series. The Integra (pictured) has inconspicuous controls mounted on the door's edge, while the Evolution's controls are mounted on the face of the appliance. All models are Energy Star-approved and feature the stainless steel TallTub, and Condensation Drying and AquaStop systems to hygienically clean and dry dishes and protect against leaks, the maker says. Special technology adjusts water use to as little as 3.1 gallons per cycle based on soil level. Available colors or custom paneling differ by model. 800.921.9622. www.boschappliances.com.
LG Electronics. The SteamWasher is the latest addition to the company's Tromm Laundry System. The 4-cubic-foot-capacity unit incorporates a unique steam generator, which the maker says enables superior performance, energy efficiency, and water conservation compared to traditional machines. It removes wrinkles and odor from clothing without the use of water or detergent and is designed to work with the company's Remote Monitoring Laundry System, which allows users to monitor cycle progress while they focus on other activities around the house. 800.243.0000. http://us.lge.com.
Sharp. The 24-inch built-in Microwave Drawer joins the company's product line. The 1-cubic-foot KB-6014L model provides an alternative to countertop units and can be easily installed in an island or a run of base cabinets. The 100-watt Microwave Drawer opens automatically with a touch of the control panel and easy reach-in access eliminates the need to reach up or bend down to remove dishes or check food progress, the maker says. 866.726.4399. www.sharpusa.com.
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