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Product of The Year Voting Form 2017

The Get Connected Product of The Year 2017

Product of The Year 2017

Here we feature the products selected by the Get Connected panel for nomination in the GC Product Design Awards 2017.

The selections include both new and established products that were available in the UK market during the 12 months from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. So there are fresh, innovative products and technologies alongside those which have already proved their worth in the industry.

Each nomination represents, in the Panel’s judgment, “best in class” qualities, and it is an outstanding achievement to have been chosen from among the many entries received.

The votes cast by retailers and distributors will now help decide which of these products receive the final accolades.

Simply tick the box beside the products you judge to be worthy of the Get Connected Product of the Year 2016 Award in each of the product categories below. You are entitled to vote for as many products as you wish.

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The Nominations...

COOKING

Blomberg OEN9480X Single Multifunction Oven

Blomberg OEN9480X Single Multifunction Oven

Launched in June 2016, this pyrolytic multifunction single oven has a capacious 71litre cavity and offers grill, roast and defrost among its 12 cooking functions. Two pyrolytic self-cleaning programmes give retailers a strong upsell opportunity with customers who may not be familiar with this proven, highly effective technology.
A three-year warranty is standard.

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Hotpoint Class 9 SI9 891 SP IX Pyrolytic Single Built-in Oven

Hotpoint Class 9 SI9 891 SP IX Pyrolytic Single Built-in Oven

Launched in September 2016, this pyrolytic multifunction single oven features an integrated system of advanced technologies and innovations, including Multiflow Heat Distribution System, 28 Multirecipe programmes and the increasingly sought after pyrolytic self-cleaning. Its minimalist, modern aesthetic helped earn it an internationally recognised reddot Design Award.

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Leisure Cuisinemaster CS90D53OX

Leisure Cuisinemaster CS90D53OX

Launched in June 2016, this 90cm range cooker combines the strong aspirational appeal, style and capacity of range cooking with modern features such as a five-zone touch control induction hob, fan cooking in two of its three oven cavities, programmable digital timer, catalytic liners for easy cleaning and a dedicated grill cavity.

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New World Design Suites

New World Design Suites

Launched in November 2016, this suite of fully coordinated, high specification built-in appliances from GDHA brand New World brings affordable style and functionality to an area previously dominated by premium brands. It includes a 60cm multifunction oven, a 45cm compact combi microwave, a four-zone induction hob and a first-to-market four-in-one combi steam oven with steam, microwave, microwave/steam and convection/steam functions.

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Smeg Dolce Stil Novo cooking collection

Smeg Dolce Stil Novo cooking collection

This technically advanced, distinctively designed and co-ordinated premium range was first launched in September 2016 and has been augmented into 2017. It includes built-in ovens with SmartSense technology, microwaves, coffee machines, blast chillers, sous vide drawers, wine coolers, sommelier drawers and downdraft extractors, plus premium gas and induction hobs, all exhibiting Smeg’s Italian design values.

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Whirlpool Fusion built-in induction oven AKZM 8920/GK

Whirlpool Fusion built-in induction oven AKZM 8920 GK

Launched in July 2016, this built-in oven puts induction technology inside the oven cavity with a removable induction shelf that delivers the benefits of induction cooking and energy savings of up to 50%. It also has Whirlpool’s 6TH SENSE® technology, Cok3 technology, forced air mode and turbo grill. The stainless steel finish is protected by an easy-clean iXelium™ coating.

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MDA COLLECTIONS

Hoover Wizard Collection

Hoover Wizard Collection

Launched in October 2015, the Hoover Wizard Collection, the UK’s first complete family of Wi-Fi enabled kitchen appliances, signals Hoover’s commitment to the connected home concept in MDA. The range can be controlled, monitored and managed via the app, and comprises an oven, hob, hoods, fridge-freezer and a selection of washing machines and dishwashers.

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Smeg Victoria Collection

Smeg Victoria Collection

This range, still being extended, shares iconic Italian styling and brings aspirational design in a choice of sizes and functionality to a growing family of range cookers, built-in ovens, cooker hoods and US-style side-by-side refrigerators. Classic country design with the flexibility to fit into both rural and urban lifestyles.

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REFRIGERATION

Beko Freestanding American Style Fridge/Freezer Multi-Zone GN1416221ZX

Beko Freestanding American Style Fridge/Freezer Multi-Zone GN1416221ZX

Launched in June 2016, this four-door statement fridge/freezer offers the flexibility of a multi-zone compartment that switches easily between fridge and freezer in response to seasonal or social requirements, plus modern food storage technology including Everfresh+, NeoFrost cooling, Holiday Mode, Fast Freeze and Electronic Touch LED. Two-year guarantee is standard.

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Gorenje ONRK193BK Black Fridge/Freezer

Gorenje ONRK193BK Black Fridge/Freezer

Launched in March 2016, this retro styled A+++ fridge/freezer embraces the brand’s “life simplified” ethos, with technological advances to make food storage easier and more effective, such as NoFrost Plus, IonAir with Multiflow 360, FastFreeze, XtremeFreeze, SuperCool and EcoMode, and a humidity controlled Crisp Zone.

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Hotpoint Ultima XUL85 T3Z XOV Fridge/Freezer

Hotpoint Ultima XUL85 T3Z XOV Fridge/Freezer

This A+++ rated full frost free stainless steel finished combi fridge/freezer has at its heart DAY1 Fresh technology to help extend the freshness and flavour of a range of foods. Innovations to enhance convenience and food freshness include Active Oxygen 2.0, Ultra Fresh Crisper, Active Fresh Filter and Precision Temperature Control, achieved via the Multipower Inverter Compressor.

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Whirlpool Supreme Dual NoFrost BSNF 8993 PB Fridge/Freezer

Whirlpool Supreme Dual NoFrost BSNF 8993 PB Fridge/Freezer

Launched in July 2016, this is Whirlpool’s first WiFi-enabled fridge/freezer, and as well as offering a range of remote control, monitoring and food management facilities through the 6TH SENSE Live® app, its technological features focus on maintaining a full range of foods at optimum freshness, flavour and nutritional levels for longer.

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GARMENT CARE

Blomberg LTS2832W 8kg Hat Pump Tumble Dryer

Blomberg LTS2832W 8kg Hat Pump Tumble Dryer

Launched in August 2015, this A++ energy rated 8kg dryer, designed for the demands of family life, features 16 sensor and timed programmes, reverse action drum and automatic anti-creasing. Retailers benefit from Blomberg’s ongoing commitment to supporting Euronics agents with POS and displays, and the Blomberg 3-year warranty as standard.

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Hoover DXOC 510C3 One Touch 10kg Washing Machine

Hoover DXOC 510C3 One Touch 10kg Washing Machine

Launched in June 2016, this freestanding 1500 rpm variable spin speed machine has an array of convenience and resource-saving innovations, and features Near Field Communication technology, allowing key control, monitoring, maintenance and diagnostic access via smart phone or tablet, plus a voice assist feature and ability to download new cycles direct from the app.

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Indesit MyTime Washing Machine EWD 81482 W UK

Indesit MyTime Washing Machine EWD 81482 W UK

Launched in July 2016, this 8kg freestanding 1400 spin speed A++ energy rated machine is part of Indesit’s philosophy of designing domestic appliances that ease the pressures of modern day family life and deliver time-saving, convenient solutions to household chores. Its innovative features include 16 programmes, six of which take an hour or less.

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Tefal Pro Express Control Plus GV8931 Steam Generator

Tefal Pro Express Control Plus GV8931 Steam Generator

This high-pressure steam generator has three settings for optimum care and performance on all fabrics. The calc-collector makes removal of scale easy, the AutoClean soleplate achieves maximum glide, the removable water tank can be refilled during use, and a smart locking function ensures safe transport and storage. Tefal’s “Repairable for 10 Years” commitment and low-cost delivery of spare parts are added selling points for retailers.

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Whirlpool Supreme Care Live® Laundry Pair

Whirlpool Supreme Care Live® Laundry Pair

Launched in July 2016, this Supreme Care smart duo – the FSCR 12441 washing machine and HSCX 10441 tumble dryer – use the 6TH SENSE Live® app to communicate with each other to produce optimum wash and dry results, adjusting detergent and softener dosing with PrecisionDose™ technology, and automatically setting the dryer programme without manual intervention.

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DISHWASHERS

Beko EcoSmart Six Litre Dishwasher with AquaIntense DFN28320

Beko EcoSmart Six Litre Dishwasher with AquaIntense DFN28320

Launched in August 2015, this A++ energy rated 13 place setting dishwasher is part of Beko’s commitment to energy efficiency and making everyday life easier for young families. A number of resource-saving developments include AquaIntense, using just 6 litres of water for a full load, Steam Gloss for better drying, and the quieter, more efficient ProSmart Inverter motor.

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Britannia IDW60 Cascata Dishwasher

Britannia IDW60 Cascata Dishwasher

Launched in September, this highly energy efficient (A+++), 14 place setting, quiet-running (45dB) premium appliance is Britannia’s first integrated dishwasher, aimed at filling an identified gap in the market. It has 8 programmes, an LCD digital display with rinse aid and salt level indicators, and an adjustable interior rack design to accommodate larger items.

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Hotpoint Freestanding Ultima Slimline SIUF 32120X Dishwasher

Hotpoint Freestanding Ultima Slimline SIUF 32120X Dishwasher

Launched in September 2015, this freestanding slimline (450mm), quiet (43dBA) A++ energy rated 10 place setting dishwasher addresses the “not enough space” argument often cited by UK consumers, and has a number of technologies to ensure high performance and water and energy savings. It has nine programme options, good internal flexibility and an Inverter motor with sensor system.

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Indesit Ecotime Slimline DSR 15B UK dishwasher

Indesit Ecotime Slimline DSR 15B UK dishwasher

Launched in July 2016, this slimline (450mm), quiet (51dBA), A+ energy rated 10 place setting dishwasher is compact enough to find a place in space-restricted homes, with five programmes including a class-leading speedy Eco setting and a 40-minute quick wash. The high grade stainless steel lining delivers good drying performance and the four stage filtration system improves hygiene and product life.

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Whirlpool SupremeClean WFO 3P33 DL Dishwasher

Whirlpool SupremeClean WFO 3P33 DL Dishwasher

Launched in July 2016, this A+++ energy rated, quiet (43dBA), 14 space setting dishwasher uses 6TH SENSE® PowerDry technology to ensure complete drying even on plastic items, PowerClean PRO™ to sense and target high pressure jets at areas of heavy soiling while being gentle on delicate items, and water-saving technology, all within a versatile, flexible, highly engineered interior space.

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FLOORCARE

Bosch Athlet cordless cleaning range

Bosch Athlet cordless cleaning range

Since its first iteration in the Summer of 2014, this range of cordless, bagless cleaners with motorised brush, long-life motor and rechargeable lithium ion battery has been compared favourably for dust and hard floor performance to mains powered machines. Its lightness (max 3kg) and manoeuvrability has established it as a mainstream vacuum cleaning option.

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iRobot Roomba 980 Robotic Cleaner

iRobot Roomba 980 Robotic Cleaner

This appliance connects to the cloud and is controllable from iRobot's new ‘Home’ app, which enables users to manage the cleaner’s schedule and clean the home remotely. Visual Localization technology intelligently maps floors and avoids obstacles and a Carpet Boost function provides up to 10 times the air power by automatically increasing the performance of the motor on carpets and rugs.

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SEBO E1 Pet Vacuum Cleaner

iRobot Roomba 980

Launched in the UK in the Summer of 2015, this addition to SEBO’s Pet range has a selection of onboard tools, S-Class filtration, a 3.5-litre dustbag and a 10.8m cleaning range. It features the SEBO KOMBI cleaning head, a floor turbo brush and stair and upholstery turbo brush, and an airbelt bumper to protect walls and furniture. The intelligent motor protection system senses overheating and adjusts accordingly.

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SMALL DOMESTIC APPLIANCES

De’Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine

De’Longhi Dedica Coffee Machine

Launched in June 2014, the Dedica is in the company’s long tradition of Italian coffee expertise and, at just 15cm wide, its slim profile is a space-saver in smaller kitchens, without compromising on traditional pump machine performance. It delivers up to 15 bar pressure, and has three interchangeable crema filters and a specially designed frothing wand. It works with either ground coffee or Espresso pods.

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Kenwood Chef Sense Food Mixer

Kenwood Chef Sense Food Mixer

Launched in 2015, this comes from a long and distinguished pedigree in food prep products developed by Kenwood to maintain a cutting edge in this strong UK market. It has won an iF Gold Award and a red dot Design Award, acknowledging both its high functionality and its aesthetics. It comes with a suite of tools for all baking needs, plus a wide range of optional attachments.

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KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic Drive Blender

KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic Drive Blender

Launched in April 2015 and well established in the growing UK food prep market, this
Machine claims to have revolutionised the blender, using an interlocking magnetic drive system to control the blades and safely secure the jug. A 2HP peak motor, stainless steel blades and a 1.75L lightweight jug create a powerful vortex for thorough and efficient blending. Four preset recipe programmes automatically judge the speed and blending time required.

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Smeg ECF01 Coffee Machine

Smeg ECF01 Coffee Machine

Launched in November 2016, this machine brings Italian styling and traditional coffee expertise to the growing UK market for authentic coffee making in the home. It is compact enough to fit a small kitchen, but with a 1350w pump, three filtering options, cappuccino and Thermoblock technology to switch between coffee and steam functions, it can deliver a variety of “real” coffee experiences.

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Tefal ActiFry Smart XL, AH980840

Tefal ActiFry Smart XL, AH980840

Launched in Summer 2016 and incorporating the ActiFry low-fat health benefits established over the previous decade, the Smart XL is Tefal’s first connected appliance. Controlled via Bluetooth with the dedicated MyActiFry app, it can receive more than 200 recipes and cook not only chips but a selection of other low-fat options including chilli con carne, risottos, breaded chicken, stir-fries, curries and desserts.

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Tefal Cook4Me Connect, CY703840

Tefal Cook4Me Connect, CY703840

Launched in early Autumn 2016, this all-in-one-pot cooking solution continues Tefal’s move into connected Bluetooth app-driven appliances. It has 50 pre-programmed recipes and access to a digital library of 100 more. Its six cooking functions can produce entire healthy cooked meals for up to six people in as little as 15 minutes across a range of starters, mains and desserts.

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Humax H3 Espresso Smart Media Player

Humax H3 Espresso Smart Media Player

Launched in October 2016, this “brand new way to watch live TV and online entertainment” has won an iF Design Award and a red dot Design Award, acknowledging both its compact stylishness and engineering excellence. It meets consumer demand for terrestrial multi-room TV, and as an easy-to-install smart media player allows streaming of live and recorded content anywhere in the home. Pre-installed apps include Netflix, YouTube and TVPlayer.

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Hisense 75M9700 75-inch 4K HDR TV

Hisense 75M9700 75-inch 4K HDR TV

Launched in April 2016, this TV caters for the UK taste for big screens and outstanding picture quality, and with BBCiPlayer, Amazon Video and 4K Netflix on board, a built-in web browser, AnyView Cast and AnyStream, plus four HDMI sockets and three USB inputs, its connectivity and versatility could put this big screen at the centre of the home entertainment network.

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KEF EGG Wireless Digital Music System

KEF EGG Wireless Digital Music System

Launched in 2015, this develops KEF’s distinctive egg design into a package that addresses the demand for a balance between quality sound, style and connectivity. It offers both Bluetooth aptX functionality and high-resolution music compatibility via USB, and its multi-connection flexibility allows for streaming music anywhere in the home, TV sound with the optical connection, or use as a desktop music system. It provides lossless high resolution sound from source to output.

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LG OLED TV Range

LG OLED TV Range

LG has engaged in a sustained programme of investment in OLED TV, and has consistently supported and developed the OLED system to the point where the brand is synonymous with it. Progressive iterations of LG OLED TVs – plus a willingness to push the potential of the system beyond current limits – has created TVs that, through exceptional picture quality, ultra thin screens and imaginative promotions, have kept consumers engaged.

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Sky Q Entertainment System

Sky Q Entertainment System

Since its introduction in the UK as “a next-generation entertainment system” early in 2016, it appears to have largely fulfilled – for those who have acquired it – its promise to “open up a whole new way of watching TV.” If seamless integration of entertainment with multi-room, multi-device wireless connection is a 21st century aspiration, this family of products has powerful appeal.

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The Get Connected Product of The Year 2017


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