Home appliance manufacturers create the innovations that introduce consumers to new levels of time savings and convenience. Appliances have evolved from tools that simplified tasks to those that are capable of performing major aspects of household chores. Robotics and remote operation are starting to make their presence felt across a range of products such as vacuums, coffeemakers, heaters, and many major appliances. New refrigerators are being manufactured that feature digital displays on the doors and cameras to let you see what’s inside, before you open the door. Ranges and ovens offer instant access to recipes and make recommendations on food preparation.

AHAM advocates for policies that help bring these and other innovations from the idea stage into homes around the world. The world of new features will continue to grow and evolve as technology improves and new customer needs are recognized and met.