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Awards 2012 Special: The finalists Large Domestic Appliances LG


LG 6 Motion washing machine Thanks to LG's Inverter Direct Drive motor, it is possible to create the 6 motions - the ability to rotate in both directions with precision control to allow the drum to make the motions to emulate handwashing techniques specific to the fabrics washed. LG's research and development team have researched washing techniques and tested washing motions rigorously. LG have discovered the best combination of motions to deliver optimum fabric care with the best wash performance. Depending on the programme selected, the washing machine automatically uses the best wash algorithm to ensure that the best wash results are achieved.


Large Domestic Appliances Maytag


Maytag tumble dryer with heat pump technology Maytag’s 9kg capacity tumble dryer boasts energy saving performance with new heat pump technology resulting in best in class A-50% energy class rating. IntelliSense technology delivers temperature and humidity control with perfect drying results, saving energy and time. The large 9kg capacity with a generous 38 cm and 140° door opening aids access, helps efficiency, completing the drying session with less loads, saving time and energy. Built to the highest standards, Maytag’s sleek and stylish tumble dryer fits with modern lifestyles, whilst delayed start allows access to less expensive energy tariffs.


Large Domestic Appliances Smeg SPECIAL PRIZE


As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including a Q2 Wi-Fi radio from Armour Electronics.


Smeg DI6013NH fully integrated dishwasher Smeg’s new DI6013NH is a fully integrated dishwasher featuring an uncluttered handle-less door with unique and patented ‘press and release’ technology. It is the perfect complement to the many contemporary handle-less kitchen furniture ranges on the market where the designer and customer want to achieve an unbroken line. It features Active Light – an LED light which projects a red beam onto the floor in front of the dishwasher when it is in use. The dishwasher accommodates 13 place settings, has 9


programmes, including Rapid 27 mins, Strong & Fast as well as Delay Start function and ‘Quick Time’ which can reduce the programme duration by up to 55%. It is A++ rated for energy.


Technical Innovation Award Small Domestic Appliances AEG


AEG 5 Safety Iron The new AEG iron range features a 3-way safety auto-off system with an integrated alarm function that helps to avoid accidents. The 5 Safety iron will notify you with a warning sound when the iron has not been used for longer than 30 seconds or is accidentally tipped over. When in upright position, the automatic shut-off will begin after 8 minutes of non-use, preventing any accidents and wastage of energy. The 5Safety iron (model DB8060) is so powerful it can shoot up to 150g of steam from its 605 holes in just one shot, forcing even the most stubborn of creases to relax. The 4ActivePower soleplate steam zones with automatic control also allow for big steam outlets for superior moistening.


Miele Miele Supertronic washing machine


The intelligent Miele washing machine uses state of the art technology to deliver a wide range of automatic functions to eliminate guesswork, and touch controls ensure intuitive ease of use. Miele’s AutoDos system delivers precisely the correct amount of liquid and powder detergents for each load. The washing machine has an intelligent SteamCare system, which can reduce the need for ironing by up to 50%. The SteamCare system uses VarioSteam technology to customise the application of steam and drum speed to the type of textile or programme, which reduces creasing. Rated A+++ for energy, the appliance includes an Express 20 minute cycle and 22 pre-programmed stain cycles for stubborn marks.


SPECIAL PRIZE


As a special thank you for completing the Independent Business Awards voting form the names of all who voted are entered into a special prize draw. Winners will receive one product from the selection offered by the Awards sponsors, including the Arch curved glass chimney hood by Elica.


Babyliss


Babyliss Wave Energy hair styler This three-barrel waver is a perfect appliance to achieve natural looking waves. The barrels heat up to 200ºC in 30 seconds and give a long lasting effect. Babyliss Wave Energy hair styler is quick and easy to use. By simple ‘press’ action it creates soft wavers and texture. The styler features three heat settings for all hair types, a 2.5 metre salon-style swivel cord, auto shut-off and heat protection matt. The appliance comes with a three-year warranty.


46 The Independent Electrical Retailer May 2012


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