LAS VEGAS, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching at CES®, the new Zera™ Food Recycler from WLabs of Whirlpool Corporation took home top honors in this year's CES 2017 Innovation Awards, as a Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies category and Innovation Awards Honoree in the Tech For A Better World and Home Appliances categories. Additionally, Whirlpool brand earned three Innovation Awards for new and innovative kitchen and laundry products, including Whirlpool® 2-in-1 Over the Range Microwave Convection Oven, Whirlpool® French Door-within-Door Refrigerator and the Whirlpool® Smart All-in-One Care™ Washer and Dryer Combo. The CES Innovation Awards honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics across 28 product categories, and entries are judged by a distinguished panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media.
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"For more than 100 years we have dedicated our teams and resources to merging cultural observations and insights with emerging technologies and consumer trends and this year is no different," said Brett Dibkey, vice president of integrated business units at Whirlpool Corporation. "We're excited to be introducing our latest offerings for kitchen and laundry at CES, which all deliver on Whirlpool Corporation's promise of purposeful innovation."
Best of Innovation Award Honoree (Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies Category) and Innovations Award Honoree (Tech For A Better World and Home Appliances Categories)
Innovations Award Honorees (Home Appliances Category)
"We are thrilled to be honored by the Consumer Technology Association for the third straight year," said Ryan Morand, senior brand manager, Whirlpool brand. "As a brand, we believe the most powerful innovations are those that can fill real human needs to eliminate steps, adapt and get a job done better, faster and smarter. These Innovation Awards are a tribute to that mission."
From January 5-8, CES® attendees can get up close to the award winners and other Whirlpool brand innovations at booth #41730 in the Smart Home section, located at the Sands Expo Center.
For more information on the company's care-centric product innovations and to join the conversation, visit ces.whirlpool.com and follow #EveryDayCare.
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About Whirlpool Brand
For more than one hundred years, Whirlpool brand has been inspired by how people care for their families. Whirlpool brand is designing home appliances that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations – whether that means most flexible refrigerator storage for all types of family needs, induction technology for efficient cooking and easier cleaning, or laundry pairs that sense and adapt to clothes with the latest in connected technologies. Whirlpool brand is part of Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool Corporation is also one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners for over 15 dedicated years, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America. For more information on Whirlpool, please visit whirlpool.com/everydaycare or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/whirlpoolusa or Twitter at @WhirlpoolUSA.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers throughout the world in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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