New Appliance Ideas that Flopped

*Three Appliance Industry Epic Fails

During a career in the major appliance industry I've witnessed the introduction and growth of many great new products such as microwave ovens, convection ovens, induction cooktops, steam washers and dryers, french door refrigerators, and professional ranges for the home.

There have been a number of product flops, too. Here are three notable failures over the last two decades.

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Jenn-Air Speed Cook Oven

The Amazing Jenn-Air Speed Cook Oven at Arizona Wholesale Supply

30″ Built-In Microwave Oven with Speed-Cook

So much attention has been given to the industry exclusive Culinary Center on the Jenn-Air wall oven that it's easy to forget the power and capabilities of their Speed-Cook Oven. It's available in a single oven or as part of a combination with the Jenn-Air V2 Wall-Oven. Customers can specify Euro-Style Stainless, Pro-Style Stainless, or Black.

This product is much more versatile and powerful than other built-in microwave ovens. We've produced a couple of brief videos to demonstrate just 2 of the really special features of the Jenn-Air unit – browning, and steam cooking. Please be sure to view these videos below.

Jenn-Air Built-In Microwave


JMC2430WS (Euro-Style) , JMC2430WP (Pro-Style)

Jenn-Air Micro-Combo


JMW3430WS Micro-Combo (Euro-Style), JMW3430WP (Pro-Style)

This Jenn-Air® luxury built-in microwave oven features the comprehensive Speed-Cook system, which combines the speed of microwave cooking with the exceptional heat of convection cooking and broiling. Its stylish 4.3-inch full-color LCD display guides you through the different modes and functions.


The Speed-Cook feature combines the speed of microwaving with the precision of convection cooking and broiling. It helps you achieve oven-quality results up to three times faster than conventional cooking methods.

Convection & Microwave Combination Cooking

Combining a convection element and fan for even heat distribution with microwave energy, this cooking mode maximizes the microwave oven’s power and precision—allowing you to achieve beautifully cooked results at microwave speed for a variety of dishes.

Full-Color Menu-Driven LCD Display

This luxury microwave oven’s highly interactive, full-color LCD control panel features menu-driven controls to assist you in selecting cooking options, such as temperature and cooking mode.

Additional Features

  • Auto Sensor Steam Cook

    The Auto Sensor Steam Cook cycle allows you to enjoy the moisture-retaining benefits of steam cooking, precisely tailored to your selected food.

  • Crisp Option with Browning Pan

    This feature allows you to flawlessly crisp and brown foods using the special browning pan. It works with the broil element and microwave energy to create the proper heat for exceptional results.

  • 1.4 Cu. Ft. Oven Capacity

    This microwave oven’s spacious interior accommodates a variety of dishes and cookware sizes.

  • Stainless Steel Interior

    The sleek stainless steel interior is also durable, with a conveniently easy-to-clean surface.

  • Auto Sensor Microwave Cooking
  • Rather than cooking for a preset time, this intuitive sensor detects humidity released by food as it cooks and determines the precise cooking time and power level for each dish, for optimal doneness.

  • Keep Warm™ Option

    Ideal for entertaining, the Keep Warm™ option holds temperatures at a low setting to keep finished menu items warm until they are ready to be served or while other items finish cooking.

  • Soften/Melt

    This feature is calibrated for more delicate heat, allowing you to melt or soften chocolate and butter perfectly.

  • Auto Convection Conversion

    This feature automatically converts conventional cooking times and temperatures to their convection equivalents, taking the guesswork out of adapting traditional recipes to convection.

  • Three-Stage Memory Programming

    This convenient feature allows you to program three consecutive cooking cycles—with different times and power levels—without having to stop and reprogram the microwave oven during cooking.

Steam Cooking with the Jenn-Air Speed-Cook oven.


Using the Browning/Crisping pan with the Jenn-Air Speed-Cook oven.

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Microwave Ovens Improving

Trends and Advances in Microwave Cooking

Though microwave ovens go back to the early post WWII years, they first began to find their way into American homes in large numbers in the mid-to-late1970's. Today, you'd be hardpressed to find many households without a microwave. Over the years, there have been many advances in microwave ovens. Here are the latest trends and improvements to consider.

Sharp Drawer Microwave

Drawer Microwave Oven

Drawer microwaves

continue to grow in popularity. These nifty microwaves have motorized drawers that slide-out. They are commonly installed in lower cabinets or kitchen islands. Though available in many brands (Sharp, Dacor, Jenn-Air, Thermador, Viking, and Wolf), they all appear to be manufactured by Sharp. They are available in a 24″ and a 30″ width, but both versions have the same inside dimensions. Designers love these because they make sense ergonomically and are more accessible than a built-in microwave with a drop-down or side-swing door.

OTR Microwave

Over-the-Range Microwave

Over-the-Range (OTR) microwaves

are also very popular, particularly in new home construction. Today's OTR models are available with convection and *speedcook features, and have improved ventilation capabilities – 300CFM is now common.

Built-In Microwave

Built-In Microwave

Built-In microwave ovens

are a great choice for remodeling. They can be located perfectly at eye-level, and buyers can choose from a wide range of brands and features. Locating the microwave above a wall oven is a typical configuration, and several manufacturers offer a built-in microwave/wall oven combination.

Some high end built-in microwave ovens operate on 220v. While the operation of the microwave itself doesn't require 220v., the convection element and/or *speedcook features utilize the added power capability. This greatly adds to the capability of the oven since it has conventional cooking capabilities similar to a standard wall oven.

Inverter technology has been available on some microwaves for nearly a decade. On microwave ovens not equipped with inverter technology, when you select the power setting the microwave oven cycles off and off so that a 50% power setting means the microwave cycles on at 100% power for 50% of the time and off 50% of the time. Microwave ovens with “inverter” technology are capable of reducing the power emitted from the magnetron tube so that the microwave stays on 100% of the time during the entire cycle, but at a reduced power level. KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, and Panasonic have microwave oven models that include inverter technology.

*SpeedCook refers to technologies that boost cooking speed using either a combination of microwave and convection cooking or microwave and halogen lights. There is a third less common technology using air impingement which is primarilyused commercially.

Whatever system you choose for your particular needs it is wise to seek help from sales associates who are knowledgeable about these choices. Consider consulting the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply Company for all your appliance needs.

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