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Product innovation

Whirlpool Corporation’s rich heritage of industry-first, leading-edge innovation continues to accelerate. Continuing our over 110-year history of sustainable, consumer-focused design, Whirlpool Corporation unveiled one of the greatest refrigerator innovations in 50 years: SlimTech insulation technology.

SlimTech Insulation

This revolutionary technology uses a powder-like material to create a vacuum insulated structure that replaces traditional refrigerator foam insulation. As the first company to introduce SlimTech insulation technology in home appliances in North America, Whirlpool Corporation is reimagining how the industry constructs refrigerators to help improve the consumer experience. Our proprietary insulation technology is so thin, it reduces the refrigerator wall thickness by up to 66% providing up to 25% more capacity, while still providing the same energy efficiency. Current foam refrigerators are difficult to recycle, but the material used in our SlimTech insulation has the potential to be reused. We are currently working to map out a path to reclaiming the material at a refrigerator’s end of life.

SlimTech insulation technology – along with other recent product launches – shows our commitment to innovation and, we believe, will allow us to expand our share and our margins. This is a step change in technology and process innovation that we expect to cascade across our brand portfolio and manufacturing operations.”

Marc Bitzer
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

KitchenAid Go Cordless System

Six new countertop appliance products: hand mixer, hand blender, chopper, personal blender, coffee grinder and a new kitchen vacuum, can all be operated by the same rechargeable 12 volt battery. No hassle of cords for untethered mobility, and easy to store when done.

InSinkErator Next Generation Garbage Disposals

Invented, designed and assembled in America, this next generation of disposals demonstrates the commitment InSinkErator makes to innovation in today’s modern kitchen, providing a more environmentally friendly solution for managing food waste.

Whirlpool Flush Built-In Microwave Hood Combination

This appliance was designed to blend seamlessly into cabinetry with a simplified user interface to aid in ease of use. The Flush Built-In Microwave Hood Combination allows consumers to cook multiple meals with quick cleanup, thanks to the turntable-free design. Plus, it features an easy-to-clean exterior with hidden venting.