New Appliance Trends Highlight Wellness Features

If you’ve been shopping for major appliances, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of poor selection and repeated delays. “AHAM has been very involved with a coalition of associations who have worked together since the supply chain issues started,” comments Jill Notini, vice president for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, adding, “It’s not only the appliance industry that is facing delays, but since the pandemic has highlighted the importance of appliances in our daily lives, we have been seeking help from all angles to help get new appliances into homes faster.”

This would likely be a welcome relief to Molly McCabe, a kitchen designer and general contractor based on Bainbridge Island in the Seattle area. Design and remodeling professionals like her have been coping with issues like these for more than a year, with no end in sight. At the same time, demand is surging and clients, having been stuck at home for so long, are more interested in their health, wellness and home environment than ever before.

“Through the pandemic, appliances have become absolutely essential to our health and well-being,” Notini observes. “They help us prepare nourishing meals, save money by keeping food fresher for longer periods of time and keep us safe by offering features that sanitize clothing and dishes.”