Cost cuts and price increases have helped Whirlpool Corp. achieve a higher-than-expected profit for the first quarter. The appliance maker, which produces Maytag and KitchenAid products, expects to see further growth this year as the U.S. market improves.
The $30 AeroPress emerged as the single-cup coffeemaker of choice when the Daily News tested out seven models. Testers also agreed machines that use ground beans rather than pods produce better tasting brews.
Appliance maker Electrolux is unveiling a new upscale product range on the North American market. The Grand Cuisine line of products includes a blaster chiller for rapid freezing and six other appliances that will have costs as much as $120,000.