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SAMSUNG Debuts New Kitchen Appliances That Save Consumers Time And Energy

Apr 22, 2009

New Products Include Electric Range That Boils Water Up to Six Minutes Faster

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – April 22, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics and home appliances, today unveiled new electric ranges as part of its expanding kitchen line. The FTQ387 electric range features one of the industry’s quickest boil elements, designed to help consumers save time. Additional products announced include feature-rich over-the-range microwave ovens and an energy-efficient dishwasher.

"This year we are introducing a number of innovative products to our expanding kitchen line that exemplify what Samsung appliances stand for: helping our consumers in their everyday lives, offer best-in-class value and address common issues," said James Politeski, vice president of Home Appliance sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "From our highly rated over-the-range microwave ovens, to our energy-efficient dishwashers, our products go beyond their given tasks and offer solutions to the consumer. Our new ranges even save consumers time by offering a fast boil time and 20-minute steam clean cycle. "

FTQ387 and FTQ353 Electric Ranges
Samsung’s new electric ranges, the FTQ387 and FTQ353, offer a large 5.9 cu. ft of oven space, giving consumers the power to cook large meals with greater ease. The ranges feature a ceramic glass cooking surface with five fast-heating burners. The Samsung SteamQuick ™ cycle uses the power of steam to save time, energy and money by cleaning the oven in just 20
minutes. Simply press the button, wait 20 minutes and wipe down the oven. No harsh cleaners or long cycles needed.

For incredible performance and cooking convenience, the FTQ387 also includes a fast boil element, which can boil a pot of water nearly six minutes faster than traditional 6”/9" burners, so consumers can spend less time waiting. For even baking and roasting performance, both FTQ387 and FTQ353 combine an 8-pass hidden bake element, a 6-pass broil element, a 3-fan convection system and tight temperature control. Additionally, the FTQ387 features True (or European) three-fan convection cooking, glass touch controls and a vibrant two color display.

The FTQ387 and FTQ353 both feature a 600W warming drawer with three temperature settings to simplify cooking larger meals, and contoured metal knobs with position indicators. The FTQ387 electric range with fast boil element is available now in stainless for $1299, while the FTQ353 electric range is available now in stainless for $999.99 and white and black for $899.99.

SMH9207, SMH9187 and SMH9151 Over-the-Range Microwaves
To compliment the new line of ranges, Samsung also introduced three new over-the-range microwave ovens. The stainless SMH9207 features 2.0 cu. ft of interior space, 1150 watts of power, sensor cooking, a 400 CFM ventilation fan and controls on the bottom of the door. The SMH9187 features 1.8 cu. ft of space, sensor cooking, a 400 CFM ventilation fan and 1100 watts of power, while the SMH9151 offers 1.5 cu. ft of space, a 220 CFM ventilation fan and 1000 watts of power.

All three over-the-range microwave ovens are designed to match seamlessly with the full line of Samsung home appliances, in a stylish and attractive design. The powerful ventilation system quickly and quietly removes any food odor, while the vents remain hidden to provide a finished, sleek look. Handy features such as removable chrome racks allow for multiple level or two-tier cooking for added cooking convenience.

The SMH9207 will be available in stainless in June 2009 for $399.99. The SMH9187 is available now in stainless for $299.99 and black and white for $279.99. The SMH9151 is available now in stainless for $199.99, black and white at for $179.99.

DMR78 Dishwasher
The new energy-efficient DMR78 dishwasher is a stylish model featuring an easy-to-use stainless handle that mirrors the same design as Samsung’s ranges and refrigerators, as well as integrated touch sensor controls for a sleek look. The DMR78 is one of the quietest dishwashers in its class thanks to the six-layer door insulation and advanced motor insulation systems. It also features a concealed base for the motor, which significantly cuts back on the noise.

The DMR78 is also Energy Star® qualified and uses only 289 kWh/year. Added features of the DMR78 include a hard food disposer to eliminate the need to prewash dishes, hidden heating element, six wash cycles, auto clean sensor and three spray wash arms.

The DMR78 dishwasher is available now in stainless steel for $899.

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About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.