LG’s new minimalistic appliances are also upgradeable

Photo of LG’s all white fridge, washing machine, dryer, oven, and dishwasher showing cleaner design on white and blue background.
LG’s new lineup of minimalistic appliances is coming in 2023. | Image: LG

LG Electronics has a new lineup of minimalistic appliances that removes all unnecessary buttons and decorative flourishes in a refreshing “less is more” approach. The fridge, washing machine, dryer, oven, and dishwasher are said to feature improved controls for an “effortless” user experience.

The appliances are also upgradeable via software and hardware as part of a program LG launched in January. “Upgradeability challenges the idea that expensive appliances are designed with planned obsolescence in mind,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics home appliances at the time. “We want customers to experience the feeling of getting a new washer or refrigerator throughout the entire lifecycle of an LG appliance, not just the first…

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Author: Thomas Ricker