Today's Tech: Appliances - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Today's Tech: Appliances

Posted: Updated:
LAS VEGAS -

One machine doing the work of two. That's one of the trends in the appliance industry right now.

Marathon Laundry out of California has a washer and dryer in one just about ready to hit the market.

"I was literally paging through a magazine and saw an ad for a washer and dryer, and I couldn't tell which one was the washer and which was the dryer. And I realized, why aren't they the same thing? Why hasn't someone done this already?" said Marathon Laundry Founder and CEO Glen Reid.

After a year or so in development, Reid's convinced this should've been done 50 years ago. The machine goes right from the washing cycle to the dryer, meaning you won't accidentally leave wet clothes in the machine — and you won't get a mildew ring, either.

"That's an unexpected benefit. We didn't think of that at the beginning, but we realized, that's at least as annoying as leaving your clothes in the washing machine," said Reid.

You won't see it in stores until June, but you can pre-order now, for $1,199.

Another two-in-one item that's been out for a few months is Whirlpool's microwave and oven combination.

"Very much the two-in-one. We found that consumers wanted a double oven, but when they said you could also lump the microwave into it, it was a great feature to clear off their countertop spaces as well," said Whirlpool's Timothy Buszka.

Whirlpool is also debuting its new U-shaped shelves in the fridge, which lets you fit a two-liter bottle or a bottle of wine a little easier.

"If you look in closets or even just dry good pantries, it's a much more efficient use of space, and we thought why not bring that type of idea into the fridge itself," said Whirlpool Brand Manager Shannon Blakely.

It stores 30 percent more because of it. The stainless steel version of the fridge will be available this May, for $3,899.

Then you have Whirlpool's washer and dryer with a brain. If you link it up with your Amazon account, it'll order your detergent and dryer sheets, before you even know you're running out.

On top of that, in the not-too-distant future, you might be able to get your kids more involved in the laundry making process, with Whirlpool developing a line of "laundry skins" to change the look — including a chalkboard option.

  • Hot ClicksHot ClicksMore>>

  • Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

    Mexico's crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes

    Friday, April 26 2019 4:21 AM EDT2019-04-26 08:21:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as...
    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as...
    Mexico's crackdown on migration is not cutting off the flow of Central Americans, but rather forcing migrants into the shadows and greater danger, despite government assurances that the central thrust of its policy...More >>
    Mexico's crackdown on migration is not cutting off the flow of Central Americans, but rather forcing migrants into the shadows and greater danger, despite government assurances that the central thrust of its policy is to protect them.More >>
  • Iraq veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians; 8 hurt

    Iraq veteran jailed after car plows into pedestrians; 8 hurt

    Friday, April 26 2019 1:23 AM EDT2019-04-26 05:23:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cody Glenn). Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in ...(AP Photo/Cody Glenn). Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in ...
    (AP Photo/Cody Glenn). Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in ...(AP Photo/Cody Glenn). Police and road crews work the scene after a car crash at the intersection of El Camino Real and Sunnyvale Road in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash in ...
    Police say a California motorist told investigators that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why.More >>
    Police say a California motorist told investigators that he deliberately drove into a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring eight, but did not say why.More >>
  • Giraffes a tentative step closer toward federal protections

    Giraffes a tentative step closer toward federal protections

    Friday, April 26 2019 1:01 AM EDT2019-04-26 05:01:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extendin...(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extendin...
    (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extendin...(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extendin...
    The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act.More >>
    The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

    Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

    Friday, April 26 2019 7:41 AM EDT2019-04-26 11:41:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards in New York.
    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards in New York.
    Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign.More >>
    Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign.More >>
  • Dominic Marchionda is counter suing a bank

    Flats at Wick developer claims he's been slandered

    Flats at Wick developer claims he's been slandered

    Friday, April 26 2019 7:27 AM EDT2019-04-26 11:27:58 GMT

    The man who built YSU's first off-campus housing unit has filed a counter suit claiming the bank trying to foreclose on the loan for the project has slandered him. 

    More >>

    The man who built YSU's first off-campus housing unit has filed a counter suit claiming the bank trying to foreclose on the loan for the project has slandered him. 

    More >>
  • Dreary, Windy, and Chilly End To The Work Week

    Dreary, Windy, and Chilly End To The Work Week

    Friday, April 26 2019 6:51 AM EDT2019-04-26 10:51:42 GMT
    @emilyfrazzwfmj Friday Forecast: Rain expected throughout the day along with high winds and falling temperatures pic.twitter.com/u31Z5dpkMU — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) April 26, 2019 Today’s forecast is looking gloomy with rain likely throughout the day. Use caution on the roads due to possible low visiblity at times. Temperatures will start to fall by the second half of the day to our chilly low of 38 degrees. Gusty winds are expected this afternoon with...More >>
    @emilyfrazzwfmj Friday Forecast: Rain expected throughout the day along with high winds and falling temperatures pic.twitter.com/u31Z5dpkMU — StormTracker 21 (@StormTracker21) April 26, 2019 Today’s forecast is looking gloomy with rain likely throughout the day. Use caution on the roads due to possible low visiblity at times. Temperatures will start to fall by the second half of the day to our chilly low of 38 degrees. Gusty winds are expected this afternoon with...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms