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The Unsung Heroes

Appliances matter and their value is on the rise

I’ve never come across a clothes washer that wears a mask and fights crime, and I’ve never used a dishwasher that had superhuman strength or used an air conditioner that could transform into a masked crime-fighting superhero. Basically, I’ve never met any major home appliance that really impressed me. However, the fact remains that I have used all of these and many more on a daily basis, and they have become as ingrained into my way of life as brushing my teeth or taking a shower, which I happily report is a daily routine.

The truth? We need our appliances, as badly as the Gotham needs Batman, and as frequently as the Hulk has a temper tantrum. From the very minute we wake, we use an array of appliances to aid us in our daily battles. In the course of one single day, we use everything from the refrigerator to the dishwasher, with stops at the washer and dryer, shower, sink and microwave oven, just to name a few. If one of these has even a minor malfunction that disrupts our daily routine, our days are forever altered and we just can’t seem to be as effective at work or as happy at home. Essentially, our appliances are the unsung heroes in our lives and silently get us through each and every day, and we give them less attention than we do our cell phones.

This is why appliances matter, and why we all should pay a little more attention to the purchases we make and the care we give to these “aids” of humanity. I urge you to imagine a time where you could not throw your clothes in the washer or dryer, or could not take a hot shower, or even worse, couldn’t heat up a frozen dinner in the microwave. This is a time that we have only read about in history books, but with one malfunction we find ourselves back in an age that we cannot comprehend and could never understand.

GE, Whirlpool and the like all are in the market of dealing out the essentials in our lives, except that we just are not quite aware of it yet. We hear of these companies, but do we actually pay attention to what it is that they are giving us? These unsung heroes stay with us for most of our lives, and yet we continue to disregard talks of outsourcing and the effects that it truly has on our national security. In the wake of the newest tropical storm, and in any time of crisis, it is essential that our own country be able to provide its own with supplies and tools needed to survive such tragic natural disasters. Truth? We still have to wait for most of our supplies to be shipped in to us, and that means putting our very livelihood in the hands of potential enemies. I am not one for debating politics, but I am one for the essence of survival. Why leave anything to another nation to take care of?

Bottom line, appliances are our best friends, for I don’t know any dog that can help me eat. However, it is almost comical to think of them as cherished necessities, yet that is quite essentially what they are.

No, they do not wear cool costumes or fight crime when we sleep, but our major home appliances keep us sane and give us the convenience and luxury that we take for granted every day.

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Design and Engineering Contest Inspires Creation and Innovation

Entries Open for Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards

Feeling creative? Possibly inventive? The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is in need of intelligent individuals with a desire to better the world around them with their creations and innovative designs. The CEA is now accepting entries for the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards through September 14th, 2012. Awards will be accepted in the Home Appliances Category as well as 28 other categories.

This is a contest that every intelligent consumer should be jumping to endorse. Even if you are not so creative to be inventing new designs and creations, one should help find those individuals that are creative and inventive. This type of contest promotes the ideals that, globally, are so desperately needed in a time where the mind is something we seem not to cherish enough. Along these lines, a new category will be “Tech for a Better World” in which the goals of this category will be to pay special attention to those inventions that share a common goal and will help to impact the world in a positive way, either domestically or globally.

This a contest that needs to be put into the front of our minds and agendas as we seek to promote a world that employs humans with more intelligence and more creative ideas. Our focus, if we can’t invent our own creations, should be to help and aid those that can so we can continue to strive for a world that is comprised of those with fruitful ideas.

Manufacturing Needs to Be Major Priority

New report calls into question U.S. dependence on foreign suppliers

This past July a report was filed by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security Robert B. Stephan in which they called into question the United States’s excessive dependence on foreign suppliers, especially in the wake of a catastrophic event. Essentially, this report stated that the U.S. runs the risk of being dangerously unprepared for serious emergencies due to the off-shoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers for products that are needed during a time of crisis.

This report was released by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) and it states that the U.S. desperately needs to revitalize its manufacturing capacity to reduce vulnerability. What vulnerability, you may ask? The report claims that with an increase in natural and man-made disasters, along with an increase in cyber-attacks and pandemics, the U.S. cannot afford to rely on foreign partners for the majority of critical supplies. “Relying on a potentially hostile trading partner in a time of need puts our national security at risk,” the report states. Does it really though? Are we at risk simply by allowing the bulk of our manufactured supplies to come from other parts of the world?

This is the question we pose to you. Certainly, we understand that the world is full of hostile intentions and hidden motives, but does something as simple as where our supplies come from really pose a potential threat to our national security? If so, how can we combat this? The argument can be made that in times of catastrophe we are certainly much more vulnerable if we have to rely on outside suppliers to give U.S. citizens vital supplies.

Does the solution simply involve a revitalization of American manufacturing? Also, how does this effect larger producers like Whirlpool and Electrolux, considering the recent Department of Commerce decision regarding “dumping?” Will we see an increased separation in business traffic between these two major producers of appliances?

Our reliance on foreign suppliers is a fact, not an opinion. We do rely on foreign suppliers for everything ranging from steel, cement, batteries, and critical high-technology components to every day medical supplies like antibiotics and penicillin. The potential result could be that the U.S. will not have the access it needs to everyday supplies and therefore will experience delayed shipping along with poorer quality of some imported products. But fact ends and opinion begins in deciding whether it is an issue worthy of reaching all of our concerns. Has the time finally come for American manufacturing to take a stand?

New Pricing on APWagner Top Parts

We have reduced pricing on some of APWagner.com’s most popular parts.

Including Affresh High Efficiency Washer Cleaner and PuriClean Refrigerator Water Filter.

The complete list of our top selling parts that have new pricing is listed below:

Washer Coupling Assembly … Previously $18.95 … Now $15.99

Clothes Dryer M-Style Coil Kit … Previously $21.79 … Now $18.99

Oven Bake Element … Previously $36.95 … Now $24.99

Clothes Dryer Thermal Fuse Kit … Previously $34.39 … Now $25.99

Dryer Heating Element … Previously $59.49 … Now $49.99

Electric Oven Bake Element … Previously $39.99 … Now $29.99

Range Drip Pan … Previously $5.25 … Now $4.25

Range Flat Oven Ignitor Kit … Previously $49.99 … Now $39.99

8-Inch Range Chrome Drip Bowl … Previously $7.95 … Now $5.99

Range Flat Oven Ignitor Assembly … Previously $49.95 … Now $39.99

Dishwasher Magic … Previously $9.99 … Now $7.99

PuriClean Refrigerator Water Filter … Previously $44.99 … Now $39.99

Clothes Washer Direct Drive Drain Pump … Previously $42.49 … Now $29.99

Gas Dryer Ignitor … Previously $31.99 … Now $24.99

PuresourcePlus Water Filter … Previously $34.95 … Now $29.99

Clothes Dryer Thermal Fuse Kit … Previously $39.49 … Now $29.99

Washer Lid Switch Assembly … Previously $46.99 … Now $35.99

Electric Oven Bake Element … Previously $34.95 … Now $24.99

Washer Inlet Valve … Previously $27.95 … Now $21.99

Round Oven Ignitor Assembly … Previously $97.99 … Now $79.99

Electric Oven Bake Element … Previously $57.99 … Now $49.99

Lid Switch Assembly … Previously $40.49 … Now $35.99

Clothes Dryer Drum Roller Kit … Previously $19.99 … Now $15.99

Door Link Kit … Previously $24.49 … Now $19.99

Agitator Cam Kit … Previously $20.98 … Now $16.99

Dishwasher Lower Rack Roller Assembly … Previously $10.99 … Now $8.99

Dishwasher Lower Rack Roller Plastic Axle … Previously $4.99 … Now $3.99

Refrigerator Clear Crisper Pan … Previously $49.98 … Now $45.99

Refrigerator Bin Shelf … Previously $55.99 … Now $45.99

Clothes Dryer Front Drum Bearing Glide Kit … Previously $19.98 … Now $11.99

Dishwasher Stud Roller … Previously $2.25 … Now $1.25

Affresh High Efficiency Washer Cleaner … Previously $8.46 … Now $7.99

Glisten Dishwasher Cleaner … Previously $7.13 … Now $4.99

Icemaker Cleaner … Previously $15.99 … Now $13.99

Cooktop Cleaner … Previously $5.49 … Now $4.99

Stainless Steel Magic Aerosol Cleaner … Previously $6.99 … Now $5.5

Cerama Bryte Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner … Previously $9.99 … Now $8.99

Condenser Cleaning Brush … Previously $7.49 … Now $5.99

Washer Magic Washing Machine Cleaner and Freshener … Previously $12.99 … Now $10.99

Cerama Bryte Cleaning Kit … Previously $19.99 … Now $12.99

Garbage Disposal Cleaner and Deodorizer … Previously $8.99 … Now $7.75

Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish … Previously $7.99 … Now $6.99

New York Great Appliance Swap Out

Each state previously this year was required to create their own “cash for appliances” program. Early results from state show that each state will have different programs some better then others.

Applianceadvisor.com has reported a preview of several states “cash for appliances” program.

The state of New York plans to offer the following.

  • Refrigerators:  $75 ($105 if the old unit is recycled)
  • Freezers:  $75 ( $100 if the old unit is recycled)
  • Dishwashers:  $50 ($75 if the old unit is recycled)
  • Package:  $500 for 3 appliance package including refrigerator, clothes washer, and dishwasher (if CEE qualified) ($550 if the old units are recycled)

This plan is one of the better one’s going to be offered.

The program is expected to start around President’s Day. Officially named the New York State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is also being labeled the Great Appliance Swap Out.

AP Wagner Black Friday Sale

AP Wagner is currently running a Black Friday sale which runs through Monday. Visit AP Wagner now to begin saving as supplies are limited!

New Frigidaire Portable Induction Cooker

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Frigidaire Portable Induction Cooker

Frigidaire Portable Induction Cooker - Sale price: $149.99 -- You Save: $32.25

Sale price: $149.99

Compare at: $182.24

You Save: $32.25

A new way to heat food!

Frigidaire’s New Portable Induction Cooker gives you the ability to cook great meals anywhere.

  • Lightweight, portable and easy to carry electric cooker.
  • Does not take up a lot of surface space.
  • Fast and efficient heating.
  • Precise control of temperature and greater heat consistency.
  • Uses Induction heating, a non-contact method of heating which is flameless with no heated surface, so there is no heat build-up and no carcinogenic fumes in your cooking environment.
  • Safe, family friendly as there is no flame and comes with child lock out feature and auto shut off.
  • Ceramic plate – easy to clean.
  • Induction is the most efficient use of cook-top energy

Safe and secure there is no open flame or heated surface. The induction cooker works with cookware made with a magnetic bottom and works well with some stainless steel, iron, and enamel cookware.

For more information visit APWagner.