Our Members Products
Every home in the UK is likely to have at least one of our members’ appliances, many have ten or more. These range from the large kitchen appliances – fridges, freezers, fridge freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and tumble dryers – to cookers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, blenders, fans and electric showers. In fact almost anything in the home that isn’t related to a computer or a home entertainment system and is powered by electricity could be made by one of our members; either mains powered or, increasingly, battery powered.
These appliances tend to save labour making boring and repetitive jobs much quicker and easier (think clothes washing by hand) or less energy intensive (think dishwashing) and some allow you to do things that would not otherwise be possible such as heating a meal from frozen in a few short minutes.
Almost all of these appliances replace human labour with mechanical work delivered using electricity – and this comes at an environmental cost. Our members continue to invest millions of pounds every year in product development to make them ever more efficient. Regualtors have been encouraging energy efficiency by introducing and improving labelling formats, with the most recent labelling scale reset in 2021. They also impose ecodesign regulations for certain product groups. These regulations cover energy use in standby, reparability, availability of spare parts and facilitating dismantling when the product is defunct, as well as supporting the implementation of the circular economy.
Innovation abounds – from smart and connected appliances, to bladeless fans and heat pump technology in tumble-dryers. This means ever more energy efficient convenience for our members’ customers. These pages tell you a little of these stories.