Electrolux has been a trusted name in floor care for longer than most of us have been alive. Now, they want to take floor care out of your hands and put it all in the brush-hands of a robot: The Pure i9. It zips, it zooms, it cleans, it glides... but does it suck well, or just plain suck?
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It's generally assumed that the faster the blades in a blender spin, the better it will work, right? Wrong. Over-blending fruits like strawberries can lead to crushed seeds that make a smoothie taste bitter. So Electrolux's new tilted blender uses a less powerful motor, combined with an improved design, to actually help your food taste better.
Suction power has become an important bullet point when it comes to selling vacuums. But what really matters to consumers is how easy they are to empty. The annoying bags of yesteryear have been replaced with easy to use trapdoor canisters, which now see further improvement with Electrolux's new UltraCaptic cleaners that compress the dust into an easily disposable disc.
If there's one thing we've learnt in recent years looking at designs from the Electrolux and Dyson design competitions, it's that young Australian designers are exceptionally talented. That's probably why Electrolux has introduced a dedicated prize for Australian designers, with the chance to win a six month internship with a senior Australian Electrolux designer.
Four months after boasting of vacuums made from recycled sea junk, Electrolux now has five colourful cleaners to show off. They're made from 70 per cent recycled plastics, with each cleaner's design representing the ocean the rubbish came from.
Every year, Electrolux's Design Lab competition throws up some amazing inventions, but sadly, most never make it further than the designer's CAD program. This year's winner is a nifty portable magnetic induction heater for heating up pots, pans and mugs.
Electrolux may be known for its outlandish concepts, but when their CEO promises to look into reclaiming the plastic waste from the ocean and turning it into vacuum cleaners, I can't help but believe him.
Vacuuming is functional, and sometimes it's bloody expensive, but rarely would I use the term "fashionable" to describe this weekly chore. And yet, this Toshiba/Electrolux collaboration, inexplicably called the Escargot, exists.
We like to put everything else in a can, so why not fire? That must be what designer Camillo Vanacore was thinking when he dreamed up this portable, capsule fireplace.