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February '21

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24 • RV PRO • February 2021 rv-pro.com New Products Aplenty The new air conditioner was one of a number of products that WAY debuted as part of its growing line of Greystone, Everchill and Drive nameplates. WAY also used its open house to debut new 24-inch and 21-inch-wide freestanding ranges designed to fit within the size parameters of a typical drop-in stovetop, while offering more fea- tures and a residential appearance. "The 21-inch version is the same size as our two-and-one drop-in oven/range combination, but is a freestanding unit," Greer says. Tom Halbert, WAY senior sales manager, discusses the features and benefits of the company's new Greystone freestanding ranges, which are designed to fit within the size parameters of a typical drop-in stovetop, while offering more features and a residential appearance. Another new product WAY showcased for attendees was a four-in-one microwave with a pull-out drawer instead of a typ- ical door. Designed to be installed in lower cabinets for ease of use, the unit functions as a traditional microwave, convection microwave, roaster broiler and air fryer. "The drawer design allows a person complete access to what's being cooked," Kaylor says, "while its lower mounting location makes it easier to remove food – you are able to pick it up rather than wrestle it down. That's a major difference, especially with older RV owners." Visitors to WAY's new showroom also viewed products the company launched in 2020, including a line of outdoor griddles soon to expand to six sizes, and its largest 12-volt-powered refrig- erator, a 17-cubic-foot model with French doors. "Our 12-volt Everchill refrigeration line has been our anchor product line for us and for the industry transitioning out of LP units," says Kaylor. "Our 17-cubic-foot model provides the biggest footprint you can have for a 12-volt refrigerator – and can be run on battery only with no inverter. It cools faster, believe it or not, than a traditional residential 110-volt refrigerator – by over half." The new refrigerator requires just 7 amps on startup, says Kaylor, and uses just one amp during operation. He also notes that during testing – which the company documented in an available time-lapse video – the residential-size refrigerator ran for more than 40 hours on a single 27-series battery. And, Kaylor notes, "in 45 minutes, it's making ice." Greer says all of the new products will eventually make their way to the aftermarket, noting that the company has hired staff to handle that aspect of the business and has made inroads with distributors to carry its products. Another new product WAY highlighted for Open House attendees was its Greystone four-in-one (microwave, convection microwave, roaster broiler and air fryer) product with a pull-out drawer instead of a typical door. It is designed to be installed in lower cabinets for ease of use.

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