Kitchen appliance upgrades from LG and Samsung
New strategies for getting dishes clean and keeping food fresh are on display by appliance makers at the 2014 International CES. Samsung is featuring a souped-up dishwasher that can douse the dirtiest items with extra water and both LG and Samsung exhibited door-in-door refrigerators that prevent too much cool air from escaping when the door is repeatedly opened and closed.
Samsung showed new dishwasher features that will appear on at least three models, including the $ 1,599 Samsung DW80H9970. The first, … (read more)
Samsung and LG dishwashers are the least reliable
In Consumer Reports tests of televisions and refrigerators, LG and Samsung have some of the top models. But when it comes to the reliability of their dishwashers, the South Korean competitors are in a race to the bottom. That’s the opinion of almost 70,000 of our readers who bought a dishwasher between 2009 and 2013, according to the latest Annual Product Reliability Survey.
In our past surveys, LG has been one of the more repair-prone of the 10 dishwasher brands for which … (read more)
Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines
Units: About 457,000
Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea
Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.
Incidents/Injuries: LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has been reported.
Description: The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models … (read more)