Simple. Easy. Quick. These are some of the ideas driving today’s kitchen trends. Busy consumers are increasingly interested in fast and convenient cooking—witness the popularity of meal delivery cooking kits—and appliances can respond.
The average respondent of appliance DESIGN makes almost $111,000 a year, has at least a bachelor’s degree, and is extremely satisfied with their work, according to this year’s Engineering Profession Survey.
There’s a reason appliances are called white goods. The term has been around since 1871, and white is still the defining color in many kitchens and laundry rooms today. However, companies continue to innovate and try new colors.
If you’re wondering why thermoplastic elastomers, or TPEs, are so popular these days, consider a butter and egg analogy. James Grimley, vice president of sales at OTECH Corp., explains it this way: Materials such as rubber are more like an egg: once you fry it, you can’t remake it into something else.