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Top 10 discoveries from the appliance summit

Story by Jeremy Press

Jeremy Press (aka the Appliance Whisperer) of Appliances by Design has agreed to provide home appliance tips and advice to LOCAL Life readers. Got a great home appliance tip? Contact him at [email protected]

The BrandSource Summit recently took place at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The annual event helps those of us in the appliance industry stay up to date with the latest and greatest technology coming to our industry. Here are 10 discoveries coming out in 2019 that will make life easier and more enjoyable with your appliances.


DCS Series 9 Grill
This durable grill allows you to cook with gas or charcoal. An infrared rotisserie burner easily turns a 50 pound load, ideal when cooking for a big crowd. Available through Appliances by Design and Billy Wood Appliance.


Everdure Smoker
Move over Big Green Egg. The Australian smoking machine is here. With electric start and temperature control, this is the most simple, easy-to-use smoker in the business. Get the pork butts ready. Available through Appliances by Design.


GE Café Air Fryer
The GE Café series adds air frying as a cooking option for their wall oven and pro ranges. Air frying offers the best taste without any of the oils. Available through Appliances by Design and Billy Wood Appliance.


The GE Kitchen Hub
Download your recipes, video chat with your favorite chef or watch how-to videos on YouTube. This unit will connect to all of your wi-fi enabled GE appliances to make your kitchen truly seamless. Available through Appliances by Design and Billy Wood Appliance.


Traeger Wi-fi Pellet Grill
Traeger brings the technology of wi-fi to grilling with in-app updates on cooking process and temperature control, making sure your guest are always fed and happy. Available through Appliances by Design.


GE Café Series Matte Collection
The Matte Collection’s premium finishes — in Matte White and Matte Black — are the answer in the move from sterile and standardized to custom and designer-worthy. Available through Appliances by Design and Billy Wood Appliance.


Guided Cooking
Available for GE Café Induction and all Hestan Cue products, this how-to system gives you video-guided cooking instructions. Your pots and cooktop sync with the video to make sure you never miss a step. With this device, you can present like a 5-star restaurant. Available through Appliances by Design and Billy Wood Appliance.


The LG Styler
Say goodbye to dry cleaning with this stand up dryer that shakes the wrinkles out of your clothes while drying. It even has a pants press to ensure the seams stay where they should be. Available through Appliances by Design.


GE Monogram Electric Indoor Pizza Oven
The first electric pizza oven for the home kitchen. It’s perfect for the Lowcountry and is designed to match all the aspects of professional pizza ovens. Never be disappointed with bad pizza again. Available through Billy Wood Appliance.


pureWash Pro
This fun box installs behind the washer and eliminates laundry detergent forever. The cold water solution also saves hundreds of dollars per year and significantly reduces energy costs. Available through Appliances by Design.