This week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, hundreds of innovators, large and small, will showcase thousands of their latest potentially game-changing technologies in the world of electronics.
A CES staple, appliance giant Whirlpool will showcase its Whirlpool® Every day, care™ interactive experience, where attendees can experience the latest product innovations and future design concepts:
- The Whirlpool® Interactive Kitchen of the Future concept simulates a day in the life of a dad caring for his family in a smart kitchen ecosystem with live cooking demonstrations throughout the show. It highlights the kitchen as a cooking and informational hub, showcasing how Whirlpool smart technology will help a family cook, clean and care in the near future. Using a smart backsplash and countertop, the kitchen anticipates, guides and adapts to unforeseen changes like unexpectedly caring for a sick child – from personalizing a favorite recipe to measuring the nutritional content in a packed lunch to sharing breakfast ideas based on how much time a parent has to get their children out the door in the morning rush.
- Whirlpool brand also created one of the first immersive virtual reality experiences in the company's portfolio, so attendees can step into the Interactive Kitchen of the Future and experience the Whirlpool vision for tomorrow firsthand, in booth during the show and at whirlpool.com/future.
"Out of the 20,000 gadgets introduced at CES, we believe the ones that are the most powerful fill a human need. The best technology should allow us to be more human, helping us care for the people, the community and the world around us," said Chelsey Lindstrom, brand manager for Whirlpool brand. "To us, care is adapting and anticipating, all behaviors that guide our technology advances."
Whirlpool has received nine International CES 2016 Innovation Awards for seven new kitchen and laundry products in its booth this year, including the Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer, Whirlpool® Closet Depth Front Load Washer & HybridCare™ Dryer, Whirlpool® Smart Dishwasher, Whirlpool® Smart French Door Refrigerator, Whirlpool® 6.4 Cu. Ft. Combination Wall Oven, Whirlpool® Smart Front Control Range and the Whirlpool® French Door Refrigerator.
In other recent Whirlpool news, the company announced in June that it will collaborate with Kohler to identify ways to achieve net-zero water in the home – the companies discussed a shared hope to create energy and water advancements that lead to reduced consumption and allow existing buildings to become self-sustaining systems.