Bosch Ascenta 800 Plus The Ascenta 800 Plus dishwasher exceeds Energy Star requirements for water and energy and can be used for washing small, lightly soiled loads that fill half or less of the dishwasher’s capacity. The ActiveWater feature uses design, water pressure, and efficiency to circulate 2.5 gallons of water into the cleaning power of more than 600, the firm says, and a flow-through water heater channels 100 percent water through tight coils in a confined heating chamber for more efficient heating. Bosch. www.bosch-home.com.
GE RightHeight The Energy Star-labeled RightHeight front load washer and dryer come with built-in risers that raise them 7 inches, a larger door opening to load and unload laundry, and wash and dry features that simplify the process. The dryer’s Detangle Assist function rotates in reverse to prevent the tangling of clothing and speed drying. The units come in white, red, or metallic carbon finishes. GE. www.geappliances.com.
Jenn-Air Undercounter Refrigerator The maker’s new 24-inch undercounter refrigerator offers 4.9 cubic feet of storage space with a fully flush, built-in design. The Energy Star-labeled unit features automatic interior LED lighting, two full-width door bins, and adjustable temperature control. It comes with two adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf. Jenn-Air. www.jennair.com.
LG French Door The Energy Star-qualified French Door refrigerator’s unique Door-in-Door feature allows for quick access to the most commonly needed items without opening the entire refrigerator. Users simply push a button on the door handle to release the magnetic seal, keeping cold air in the rest of the unit. The 31-cubic-foot-capacity unit offers 20 percent more space compared with standard French door models and the ability to store more than 50 gallons of milk, the company says. LG. www.lg.com.
Samsung DV457 The company’s DV457 clothes dryer is the first and only dryer to receive the Energy Star Emerging Technology Award for advanced dryers. The smart grid-ready model uses 36 percent less energy than a conventional dryer, which can translate to as much as $635 in electricity and 9,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions saved over the life of the product, according to the firm. Samsung. www.samsung.com.
Whirlpool 6th Sense Live Thanks to new 6th Sense Live technology, homeowners can track how much energy this 26-cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator is using in real time. Other smart features of the Energy Star model include a Vacation Assistant and Temperature Set Assistant. Whirlpool. www.whirlpool.com.