New features on new appliances

You know when you pre-heat your oven and a not-so-pleasant smell starts to fill the kitchen? The kind of smell that reminds you that the last thing you cooked in the oven spilled over the edge and burnt itself on the bottom of the oven? And you meant to clean it up but we all know that running the self-cleaning feature on the oven can heat up the whole house and it takes a while, too.

So we were curious about this new “AquaLift Technology” we heard about on the new Whirlpool ovens. Our friends at Metro Appliances & More (who sell more than 40 different brands of appliances) sent us some facts about this new feature so we could stay up-to-date on the latest “smart appliances” out on the market.

The AquaLift process is designed to clean the oven using less heat and less time. (Traditional self-cleaning cycles use heat up to 800 degrees.) It’s also supposed to be a “no-odor” self-cleaning cycle because the only thing you use in the oven is water. We love that idea because those oven cleaning chemicals can make the house stink and you certainly don’t want the kids breathing in those fumes.

And the biggest perk? The time savings. A traditional self-cleaning cycle takes around two to four hours because you have to clean and then wait for the oven to cool back down. This new AquaLift technology claims to give your oven back to you for use in less than an hour.

The instructions for using this new feature include 3 steps: 1) Pour water into the bottom of the oven. 2) Press “clean” and then “start” and wait 40 minutes while the cycle runs itself. 3) Use a soft cloth to wipe out the mess loosened up by the cleaning cycle. If you’d like to see it in action, click HERE to see a YouTube video on how it works.

Do any of you have a new oven with this feature? If so, please post a comment and let us know what you think of it.

Hope this info helps those of you who may be shopping for a new oven sometime soon. For more info on this feature or other advances in appliance technology, you can always call Metro Appliances & More. They’re always in the know about the latest and greatest bells and whistles on the market. Their phone number is 479-750-2200 and their huge showroom is located between Lowell and Springdale on Highway 71 Business.