Sunday, May 22, 2011

GE Momsperience Blogging Conference Part #1

What if I told you that you could boil water in three minutes on a stove that was only warm to the touch? And what if I told you that you could bake a whole chicken in 33 minutes? AND what if I told you that a light bulb that could help you feel better could also last 22 years without being replaced? Does is sound just a little bit like science fiction? Or maybe a lot like science fiction?

Because of winning a trip to the wonderful GE Momsperience blogger conference (from iDreamofClean), I was able to view these products (and more) at the GE Appliances Park in Louisville, KY. What is even more amazing to me, some of these products have been available to the public for about 10 years and I didn’t even know about them!

The Induction Cooktop (also available as a slide in unit with an oven) uses magnetic power so that only magnetic objects will heat on top of it. It is 46% faster than gas heat. The downside to this is that most Teflon pans are not magnetic, so they will not heat on this stove. The stove top is reinforced glass and the stove eyes are flush with the stove top. The way GE showed this stove top off to us was to boil water with half the eye while a piece of ice lay unmelting on the other half of the eye. Pretty amazing stuff! When you lift the pan off the eye, you can literally touch the eye with your hand and only feel heat, not burning.
The Advantium Oven uses different kinds of heat, including some microwaves to cook food quickly and evenly. The Advantium can be a speed cooker, a convection oven or a microwave oven. We ate steak cooked perfectly in 14 minutes—and it was medium well! It literally tasted as good as a grilled steak.
The Reveal light bulb is a bulb that creates a completely different color of light from the normal incandescent light bulb. Instead of a yellow light, a reveal will give off a cleaner, whiter light. As they showed us in the showroom, reds also look much more red, as opposed to fading a bit orange in a normal incandescent glow. Reveal is introducing both CFL and LED lights to prepare for the great light bulb replacement campaign that our folks in DC are getting ready to put into practice.
I would like to shout out a huge thank you to GE for hosting this blogger conference. Each GE employee I met took the greatest pains to accommodate and encourage me and every other blogger there. Along with flight and food, we were given a swag bag of wonderful PG products and more! We were treated to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Churchill Downs. Two of our number also won their choice of a GE appliance. Amazing! I enjoyed everything. Thank you for showing us your city and your pride in it. Thank you for sharing your products and your ideas with us. Thank you most of all for asking for our ideas and listening with genuine interest to us as representatives of mothers and bloggers. Thank you!

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  1. My neighbor has one of those ovens! Pretty fancy! And Matt loves the reveal light bulbs. (funny I know).

  2. WOW! Sounds like an absolutely INCREDIBLE experience. New science truly is amazing...especially with things that make potentially dangerous kitchen spaces safer for homes with kids.

    Your sharing and special experience Make My Monday!

    Thank you so much for linking up!