Whirlpool is “Out of this World”

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One of my favorite shows growing up was the Jetsons.  Everything was so modern and futuristic; all they had to do was push a button and breakfast was served.  They had buttons and gadgets for styling hair, getting dressed, making dinner and to top it all off, they even had a robot that cleaned up after everyone.  Life would be pretty simply if all we had to do was push a button. Well, with the help of Whirlpool® 20/20 “Your Future in Focus”, we are closer than ever to living this futuristic dream.
Whirlpool® will be back at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-11 in Las Vegas, showcasing the evolution of the kitchen and beyond.  Whirlpool® simplifies your life by designing products that sense and adapt to what you need.  That’s why Whirlpool’s concept of the future is a future focused on YOU.  The way you want to cook, clean and entertain—the way you want to live.  Whirlpool® will be revealing four products at CES: Interactive Cooktop, Designer Duets, CoolVox Refrigerator and the MaxArt Microwave.  All four products were designed around one, or all, of the below pillars:
  1. Connection: When appliances connect to you and your world, you can truly run your home on your terms.  Providing ultimate control and accessibility.  Could you imagine connecting to your home on such a level that your home could actually sense and adapt to your preferences, your daily habits and your needs?  This seems out of this world but Whirlpool is currently working on this concept.  As technology advances so does Whirlpool’s understanding of what is possible.  Soon, we will live in a home that is seamlessly connected with the needs of you and your family.  With the help of Whirlpool®, our homes will be able to adapt to our busy lifestyles.  Our home will help us save energy by alerting us when things are out of order, it will ensure our food is cooked and preserved properly and we will have full access to managing all of our “in-home” needs while on the go.
  2. Expression: Who doesn’t want to add more color and style to their home?  Your home is a reflection of who you are and style is a huge part of how we express that.  Whirlpool® is about to launch an exciting new line of products that will allow us to customize everyday appliances with your own unique style.  They have stepped back from the basic white laundry appliances and will be debuting their new Duet® Designer Series at CES 2014.  This bold and beautiful collection will allow your own personal style to shine through and will help you get your laundry done quickly and efficiently.  Your laundry room will look amazing and so will your clothes.  The most exciting news is that you can even enter Whirlpool’s® “You Be The Designer Sweepstakes”, create your own personal perfect Duet®Design and enter for a chance to win a new Duet® Washer and Dryer!  Whirlpool_Laundry Room
  3. Innovation: Building on the brand’s 20/20 vision, Whirlpool® continues to look at how the kitchen will evolve as the hub of the home.  I spend 80-90% of my time in my kitchen.  It is the heart of my home (or Grand Central Station depending on how you look at it.) It is where I work, where I feed my family, where I feel most organized and where I create.  Designing a space that is digitally connected on one surface will enable us to manage appointments, look up a recipe and to cook anywhere on the “cook anywhere surface”.  This concept is truly amazing and will ensure that we have all the tools we need in one place to connect, create and entertain.


I am so sad that I will not be attending the CES 2014 event in Las Vegas this year.  Whirlpool® has some amazing ideas and products to share. If you are like me, and unable to attend, you can follow Whirlpool® and check out daily videos about each innovation, read articles and view images from the floor at CES.

Since Whirlpool 20/20 is all about a future focused on you, we, want to hear your ideas for it. Tell us your idea for the future for your home and be entered to win a $1,000 grand prize.

Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

BlogHer will pool entries from participating blogs and select a sweepstakes winner at random and will contact the winner with details about fulfilling the prize.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/2/14 – 1/18/14.


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  1. I can barely wrap my head around this concept. WOW! How amazing to be able to customize your kitchen in this manner.

  2. I am right there with you Lisa- it is mind boggling and so exciting. I really cannot wait to see what they reveal at the conference next week. I hope to share some photo’s via Facebook after their launch!! Thanks for stopping by- Terry

  3. Awesome giveaway! I have some Whirlpool appliances that need to be replaced and $1000 would go a long way.

  4. Thanks Adecia and good luck!

  5. I would love to have a kitchen with innovative appliances that use very little energy. I would also love to have a self cleaning kitchen sink

  6. risia bradshaw says

    Amazing Info!!! So exciting!!
    Great giveaway chance

  7. Lianne Neyra says

    Very exciting stuff! I was just talking to my husband about having a ‘smart’ washer that would enable my 5 year old to do the laundry without my help (he always wants to do everything himself). Sounds like we are almost there!

  8. Susan Smith says

    I’d love to have a refrigerator that not only cleans itself but lets me know when I’m running out of something or when something is about to expire.

  9. Susan Smith says
  10. This is a fabulous contest. Thanks for hosting and for the record, I love my Whirlpool appliances! All three of my major kitchen appliances are whirlpool (wall oven/microwave, dishwasher, and fridge) and I think they are great. The new washer and drier is fabulous too and can’t wait to see more.

  11. (dryer) 🙂

  12. Lisa Brown says

    My idea for the future of my home: I would actually like to own a home of my own, firstly, and if I did have a home, I would want solar panels on the roof, and all energy-saving appliances in the kitchen, laundry room, sensor faucets throughout, excellent venting system over the gas range, and a nice open layout that makes moving around in the house, a breeze 🙂
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  13. Lisa Brown says

    my 2nd entry tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/419439056636739584
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  14. Margaret Schwieder says

    I would love for my counter top to create recipes based on the contents of my fridge and pantry! That reminds me, I need a new fridge!

  15. My idea for a ROCKIN’ kitchen would be for appliances to be very energy efficient and allow efficient usage of space! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  16. I think for the future, it would be great to have my on line recipe right at my finger tips in an easily accessed area. Maybe a screen right on my refrigerator since for me, that is right in the middle of my cooking area. Right now I use my iPhone and have to constantly keep pushing the home button when it goes black while I stir, or boil, etc.

  17. We recently moved into our new home and I have so many ideas for it including knocked down a wall between the kitchen and dining room, removing the current center island and replacing it with something more function, replacing the microwave and obtaining a larger freezer!

  18. I don’t like to do laundry, period! So, I would love to see my future home with washer and dryer that can do the laundry for me automatically. What a dream! 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot[ it

  19. My dream is to have my kitchen done up in red with retro-esque decor and appliances. 🙂

  20. I would love for a larger kitchen. I have a galley kitchen at the moment. Does not lend for more than one person at a time in it.
    I would love a dishwasher. I would love an island. I would love for there to be room to eat at a table.

  21. Paula Gardner says

    My idea for the future of my home is to purchase new appliances and home systems as often as possible and afforded in order to take advantage of new technology and efficiency.

  22. melissa Resnick says

    my future kitchen will have to have double oven

  23. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I think the interactive stove top is amazing.

  24. Stephanie Galbraith says
  25. Shannon Baas says

    I would love to have a machine to do all the cooking and clean up/

  26. My future home is owned my by us and has smart efficient appliance that help me be more productive.

  27. Allison S. says

    My future kitchen would be 3 times bigger with a ton of counter space and nice appliances!

  28. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love a computer screen in my kitchen, right above the counters. This would be great for reviewing recipes for when I’m cooking.

  29. Margaret Smith says
  30. Charlene Drake says
  31. Mya Murphy says

    My future is simple. I want a cabin out in the woods, with all new energy efficient appliances!!

  32. my future home would have solar panels and a whole house fan. I also would like to start a compost pile and a garden that I would water with rain water stored from the winter .Also new smart appliances of course and a kitchen remodel .

  33. Lori Walker says

    My future home will have a heated floor for my bathroom with a lit shower.

  34. Julia Barnes says

    I want a double oven. So useful for the holidays!

  35. I would like to have a stove with a touch pad.
    [email protected]

  36. Deb Christie says

    I’d like a refrigerator with a “thaw” section, where you could place a turkey or something large and safely thaw it but keep it a safe temperature before cooking.

  37. Deb Christie says
  38. I would love to have microsuede sectional sofa, a fireplace, a kitchen island, granite countertops, all new GE kitchen appliances including a double oven and a loft!

  39. Jacob LaFountaine says

    Washer that empties the gray water into an lawn irrigation system

  40. Vicki andrew says

    I want to have a self cleaning microwave and a refrigerator that can tell me when that yogurt on the back shelf has gone bad

  41. Awesome! A stove with a touch pad!

  42. I want a refrigerator that is connected to the internet.

  43. Lauren-Olivia Wood says

    I would like to have an interactive home that can audibly read off my daily checklist to me in each room that I enter.

  44. Stephanie V. says

    eco-friendly appliances and materials, can run by computer remotely (for example, turn on oven so warm when get home to put supper in)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  45. soha molina says

    We are thinking of going solar.

  46. My future house would not only have a fridge that keeps track of the food inside, makes a grocery list, and THEN does the shopping for me! That’d be amazing 🙂 In the distant future, I’m looking forward to replicators that make everything as you need it and reabsorbs the waste when you’re done! 😀

  47. My future house will have a very open floor plan. Lots of light colors, white and different shades of blue. A huge kitchen (even though I’m not much of a cook yet) and most importantly a very large master suite with a big enough closet for all my clothes.

    [email protected]

  48. I would like to see appliances that had self diagnostics and modular parts so they could be easily repaired at home without an expensive service call.

  49. I want it to be easier to use solar energy for our appliances
    [email protected]

  50. I want to see more energy efficient appliances in the future for my home and ones that can clean themselves.

  51. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I want a robot like Rosie on The Jetsons! Seriously, my appliances need to be replaced with more energy efficient ones (the ones I have now work great, they’re just nearly 20 years old!) I love the interaction of these appliances!

  52. Cathy Truman says

    My kitchen would have to be larger more cabinets and energy efficient appliances and energy efficient
    lights. I would like to have an island in my kitchen and I would love to have heated floors in my
    whole house and a couple of fireplaces.

  53. Janice Cooper says

    We really need new appliances. Our refrigerator is on its last leg and we need a new stove, our oven is not working. I would love some new modern energy efficient appliances.

  54. Janice Cooper says
  55. more reliable pool heating

  56. Tracy L Davis says

    I would like my future appliances to run efficiently and have more power

  57. Sue Barney says

    I would Love a refrigerator that keeps track of expiration dates on perishable foods and can alert you when you are running low, keep track of your ingredients. Appliance that have an automatic generator or battery backup that will automatically kick in when you lose power.

  58. For the future of my home, I would love to refit my kitchen and laundry room with energy efficient appliances.

  59. Self-cleaning everything. I basically want the Smart House from the old Disney channel movie, without the crazy hologram.

  60. Rita Walker says

    My futuristic oven would beep when it detected the meat was at the proper temperature.

  61. I would like new energy star appliances that self clean

  62. I see a future where my husband could actually figure out that the dishwasher needed to be unloaded. (My appliances are all brand new and amazing!)

  63. Lauren Becker says

    How cool! I’d love an oven that automatically knew how to cook the food!

  64. Christina Marie says

    I’d love to have talking cookbooks that you can give oral commands to, like “wait” (while you measure an ingredient). Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Christina Marie says
  66. I would like bigger rooms so I could have more storage space.

  67. Rebecca Graham says

    I would like much bigger rooms and appliances that self clean.

  68. My future home will be more natural energy efficient [email protected]

  69. My future home needs a much quieter ice maker. Our fridge doesn’t have a hook-up, so we have a free standing ice maker that rattles. A quieter one would make for much more pleasant entertaining and a quieter daily life!

  70. Sarah Hirsch says

    my hope for the future of my home is more and better automated cleaning devices

  71. I would love appliances that need no cleaning or constant cleaning

  72. I would love appliances that knew to shut off before the food burned. I burn way too much toast!

  73. maria cantu says

    A double oven would be nice.

  74. I just want a giant kitchen with a double oven!

  75. self cleaning fridge/freezer

  76. Valerie Ryan says

    I would love to get a flat top stove. So much easier to clean.

  77. I would love a coffeemaker that could sense when I woke and brew at that exact moment!


  78. I’d love a two-story house with skylights!

  79. Jennifer Wilkinson says

    Wow, all of this is so amazing!!! I’m like Lianne!! I would love for my 6 year to be able to help with the washing and he would get a huge kick out of it!

  80. I’d love a slow cooker that worked with me. I am a full time, working mom, so a slow cooker is a great tool. But even the ones with the timers, can leave my food a bit dried out by the time I get home. I’d love one that would start cooking with enough time to be done by the time I get home, not just on warm, like the one I currently have.

  81. Lots of devices that can be controlled remotely.

  82. Erica Best says

    i would love a Refrigerator that makes it only food list and email me once a week

  83. Erica Best says
  84. Susan Schaefer says

    Those appliances are beautiful, and I could live in that laundry room (as opposed to my musty basement in which my decrepit washer & dryer live…)

  85. Wendi Werren says

    We have a smaller kitchen with oddly placed doorways in a house with an open concept. We are redesigning our kitchen as we speak, and no matter where I put the refrigerator, it looks like a giant monster. The fridge also breaks up counter space. I REALLY wish there was a refrigerator that somehow had an upper component and a lower component, but was open in the middle so my countertop could continue. Maybe it would be one piece, or maybe consumers could buy components to install wherever they wanted. I just wish my refrigerator didn’t have to be this 33×69 unit. If it were built more like the dimensions of cabinetry, it would work so much better. Plus, the height of current refrigerators creates that awkward space above the fridge. I can easily reach the top shelf of my cabinets, but I cannot reach that top shelf over the fridge because my fridge sticks out. If the fridge were taller, I could still reach my items. I can just imagine how handy it would be standing in front of my fridge that also has counter space dividing the top and bottom. I could grab a tomato and chop it right there. Grab the gallon of milk, and my glass could be sitting right there. Practical to build? Who knows…but I can dream!!!

  86. Wendi Werren says

    Now my mind is running….so for my second entry in the sweepstakes I will add this. I can think of so many applications for a fridge component build more like cabinetry. Anywhere you put a mini fridge, a drawer unit fridge would work and look so much better. In a nursery with a built in, there could be a changing station with storage cabinets and a cabinet/fridge drawer. Middle of the night feedings would be so much easier! In a basement or family room, a built in could have a fridge drawer. A lot of times an entire fridge or even a mini fridge is not needed, just a little space for drinks. In a dream kitchen with practically unlimited space, a client could put a fridge drawer or cabinet wherever she desired. For example, veggies almost always go from the fridge over to the sink to be cleaned. In an island with a sink, one of the drawers could be a fridge drawer where veggies are stored. I could see my husband adding a small unit in the garage. Maybe something like this already exists, but they are not at my local Lowe’s or Home Depot available to the masses.

  87. Future plans? All new Whirlpool appliances! Love them!

    [email protected]

  88. Shauntea Crutcher says

    A self cleaning fridge would be nice.

  89. Susan Chester says

    My dream future kitchen would have a replicator like on Star Trek so I would never have to cook.

  90. Diane baum says

    I would love a fridge system that could rotate products and keep track of when something like your milk is past the due date.

  91. I’d like to have all my GE appliances replaced with Whirlpool. They are the most reliable according to the appliance repairman

  92. joseph gersch says

    my idea would be a french door refrigerator and a kitchen island

  93. It would be great If I could place a call from my refrigerator maybe even to order take out?!

  94. Francine Anchondo says

    I would love a itemize fridge to put in dates of items and see what is past their date of expiration.

  95. i would love to have a modern updated kitchen with great appliances ,mine is from 1970..my future home would have a self cleaning microwave

  96. Living on a farm I need a self cleaning floor

  97. Cameron Anderson says

    That countertop is amazing I love the HUD. Cooking like tony stark and having a computer built into the counter top would be so helpful.

  98. virgil poore says

    the future of my home is prolly falling to the ground.it is rotten in the floors and the ceiling leaking.i would like to build a home but cant afford to right now.but i hope to seal the roof and paint and fix the floor.i am greatful we have a warm place to lay our head and call home.

  99. virgil poore says
  100. The baseboards having vacuums would be amazing.

  101. I would love to have solar panels and energy saving appliances!

  102. susan smoaks says

    In the future our home should have a robot that folds the laundry.

  103. i’d love a flat stop stove, always making a mess and be easier to clean up

  104. tina reynolds says

    All of my appliances would be more energy efficient and all would have a touchscreen interface along with being able to be controlled from an app on my phone.

  105. tina reynolds says
  106. Very novel. I would love to replace my refrigerator and have it much more efficient. It would help to keep the electric bills down and keep the food a lot fresher and last longer. The good looks would help too!!

  107. There is a lot of talk today about energy and resource conservation. I would love my future home to conserve to the extreme. Reuse water, solar power, living roof, wind energy, etc.

  108. my idea for the future of my home is to get a hot tub

  109. wireless communication with all appliances

  110. Vicki andrew says

    they need to make a self-cleaning microwave

  111. Voice-activated washer and dryer.

  112. The future of my home is bringing our out-dated kitchen into the right era with energy efficient appliances that have smooth, modern lines.

  113. A kitchen with all self cleaning appliances.

  114. Would love to have smart, state of the art Whirlpool appliances with remote controls.

  115. Karen Drake says

    I would like to have an oven that has a door that is a flat screen TV.

  116. Nicole Carter says

    If I had all the money in the world, I would buy it all! I love the refridgerator!
    [email protected]

  117. Nicole Carter says
  118. I would replace my dead dishwasher with a new one.

  119. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I would love a home with ceiling to floor windows, stainless steel appliances and lots of marble

  120. Amanda Sakovitz says
  121. We would like to own our own home in the near future. I want my girls to have enough room to be able to bring friends over if they want, I want them to have enough room for all of their stuff and more. We are so cramped in our little apartment and I’m ready to leave it. Thank you!!

  122. If I owned my own home, I would love to have heated floors in my bathroom and a small electric fireplace in every bedroom, a large kitchen with two ovens and built in freezer in the cabinets in the kitchen and every home should come with a built in panic room or bomb shelter on their property, bay windows in the living room and glass panel doors in the kitchen with a screened porch
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  123. I would have a laundry robot that washed, folded and hung my cloths up.

  124. Thomas Murphy says

    I would love a self cleaning home.

  125. Thomas Murphy says
  126. I’d love to have more energy efficient appliances.

  127. kathy pease says

    I would love to see a fridge that keeps track of everything you put in it and a voice tells you when something is going bad and needs to be thrown out..I have stuff that hides and we don’t notice until it smells..lol

  128. kathy pease says
  129. Jack Palmer says

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  130. I’d like to see appliances that would self diagnose when parts are starting to fail and give notice before they stop working.

  131. Veronica Garrett says

    I would liked to see a range that can be set to cook food at the right temperature and eliminates grease.

  132. I’d like a larger laundry room and new washer and dryer.

  133. I would love to have an automatic dish washer. Thank you

  134. I just need a entire kitchen renovation so any new appliance would be terrific!

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