Maytag Corporation Introduces New
Dimensions in Clothing Care and Cooking At International Builders'
Maytag Corporation's Multi-Brand
Exhibit Presents New Ways to Make Everyday Tasks Easier, From
High-Performance Clothing Care to Professional-Style Cooking
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Curious and enthusiastic consumers crowded the Maytag Corporation
(NYSE: MYG) exhibit at Monday's start of the International Builders'
Show. Time savings and enhanced performance are the names of the game
at the booth, as the latest home appliances are presented through Jan.
22, 2004. From two-in-one dryers to agitation-free washers to
commercial-grade cooktops, ranges and more, Maytag Corporation is
offering an array of new innovations from Maytag(R) Appliances,
Jenn-Air(R) and Amana(R) brands that add flexibility and performance
to some of homeowners' most routine tasks.
Two-in-one dryer unit pairs tumble
dryer with inventive upper drying cabinet
Long known as the company that
revolutionized the way consumers clean clothes, Maytag Appliances
presents a revolution in the way people dry them. The Maytag(R)
Neptune(R) Drying Center(TM) (DC) pairs a tumble dryer with the
convenience of an upper drying cabinet that minimizes shrinkage,
speeds up the drying process, reduces wrinkles, eliminates odors and
refreshes clothes -- saving time and money.
The multipurpose design, which fits
in about the same space as a standard dryer, responds to consumers'
desire for better garment care from their dryers. Clothes that
consumers normally hang or lay flat to dry can now be dried or
refreshed in one to five hours in the Maytag Neptune DC, compared to
one to two days when air dried.
Worried about capacity? Don't be.
With 24.3 cu. ft. of total drying space, the Maytag Neptune DC has the
largest dryer capacity in the industry. The Maytag Neptune DC has the
flexibility to dry up to nine items using special ShapeSaver(TM)
hangers or up to five items dried flat on removable mesh shelves. Its
patented BreezeCare(TM) Drying System moves air around and through
clothes using gentle temperatures that are easy on fabrics, and the
WrinkleRelease(TM) Rod at the top of the cabinet sways back and forth
as clothes dry to reduce unwanted wrinkles. Fragrance can be added to
any cycle using the Dryer Sheet Caddy to refresh clothing. For
example, the sweater or suit worn to dinner last night can be
refreshed in time for a morning meeting, saving dry cleaning costs.
Top-loading washing machine is
agitator-free for gentle clothing care
The Maytag(R) Neptune(R) TL, a
top-loading high-efficiency washing machine, provides the cleaning
power, fabric care and conservation benefits of a front-load washer
but in a convenient top-loading configuration that most consumers
prefer. Its design completely does away with the traditional agitator
that sits in the center of the washtub and instead uses revolutionary
wash technology to combine powerful cleaning with gentle fabric care.
The Maytag Neptune TL TumbleClean(TM)
wash system begins with a one-of-a- kind showering dispenser system
that disperses detergent throughout the load to start cleaning before
wash action begins. Two round tumblers gently turn over laundry up to
55 times per minute without the wear and tear of an agitator.
Custom cycles like Super Wash(TM) and
Handwash are designed to handle super dirty to extra delicate loads,
while the Favorites Cycle allows consumers to personally program up to
24 commonly used wash cycles, so anyone in the house can do laundry.
Dual-fuel range, 17,000-BTU cooktop
heart of revamped professional-grade offerings from Jenn-Air
Responding to the needs of the
passionate home cook, the Jenn-Air brand has revamped its
commercial-grade Jenn-Air Pro-Style(R) cooktops and ranges, adding new
style features, enhanced performance and more cooking options.
The core of the modifications include
the introduction of dual-fuel ranges in 30-inch and 36-inch sizes and
the addition of 17,000 BTU burners on Jenn- Air's Pro-Style cooktops.
Jenn-Air also refined the look of all
its Pro-Style cooking appliances, including both the ranges and the
cooktops. Jenn-Air added oversized knobs and diamond-etched towel bar
handles. The style modifications provide a bold new look as well as an
improved grip. Taken together, the new stylistic elements create a
versatile, restaurant-style appearance that resonates with serious
"The people who buy Jenn-Air
appliances love to entertain and want appliances that not only look
great in their kitchen but also deliver better cooking
performance," said Bill Deter, vice president of Jenn-Air.
"By adding new dual-fuel ranges to our product lineup and more
power on our gas cooktops, we are helping Jenn-Air owners improve
their cooking performance and, hopefully, reach their culinary
Eyeing growth of second kitchens,
Jenn-Air exhibits the first convenience oven
Jenn-Air has introduced the Jenn-Air
Convenience Oven, the appliance industry's most compact built-in oven.
The Jenn-Air Convenience Oven is a fully functioning wall oven,
complete with bake, broil, toast and other modes, that fits into a
significantly smaller area.
The small-sized, 30-inch oven
measures just 22 inches high, making the Jenn-Air Convenience Oven
ideal for nontraditional installations, including wet bars, great
rooms and recreation rooms. Plus, the 1.2-cubic-foot interior allows
the oven to preheat faster than a full-sized, 4.0-cubic-foot oven.
This makes it ideal for quickly preparing those entertaining staples,
such as appetizers and rolls. Plus, the Jenn-Air Convenience Oven is
self-cleaning, allowing you to enjoy your time entertaining.
"The Jenn-Air Convenience Oven
provides a great new way for people to bring cooking appliances to new
parts of the house," said Deter. "The small size allows
people to produce hot, fresh appetizers and snacks in the rooms where
people most like to entertain, including bar areas, pool houses and
The Jenn-Air Convenience Oven is the
most compact fully functioning wall oven available. Its internal
cavity is nearly 75 percent smaller than the industry-standard
4.0-cubic-foot oven. Plus, with the bake, broil and toast modes, it
can tackle virtually any cooking process -- except for the major
holiday turkeys and large roasts.
Maytag Corporation is a leading
producer of home and commercial appliances. Its products are sold to
customers throughout North America and in international markets. About
96 percent of Maytag manufacturing employees are located in the United
States, where it operates 15 manufacturing plants. The corporation's
principal brands include Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Jade, Hoover and
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