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SHORTAGES have hit all kinds of major appliances in the US. I read somewhere that this woman has to wait two months for her new refrigerator and her old one is broken and can’t be repaired anymore. It’s that bad. It appears that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on appliance supply and demand.

A local home retailer has announced that 40 percent of its sales for the second quarter has been attributed to appliances. Staying home for nearly most of the year has made us look at our home appliances and see which ones need to be replaced and/or upgraded.

The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has indeed brought changes to the way we live. In terms of doing laundry, most of us have had to do it ourselves as laundromats and self-service laundry establishments are now closed, so people are thinking of purchasing their own washing machines or have already bought one.

If you are still looking to buy a washing machine, consider one from Beko, Europe’s No. 1 appliance brand. Beko Pilipinas is an advocate for healthy living through the technologies in their appliances. These advanced features are designed to improve efficiency and optimize time, cost and energy.

Beko’s WCV10746M model in Manhattan Grey is a frontload washing machine with the energy-efficient ProSmart Inverter Motor and 15 wash programs. It also has time-efficiency features that will not let you sacrifice the quality of cleanliness you want and need.

Using the WCV10746M washing machine helps save energy and improves your time efficiency and management with features not seen in the usual washers in the market. For example, you can use the washing machine’s different programs to determine the length of time that the clothes will be washed.

The Daily Xpress program intensively washes a full 10kg load of laundry in 28 minutes. However, the Xpress Super Short program offers a quick wash to a 2 kilogram load in only 14 minutes. This is enough for those who don’t go out of the house and whose clothing are only lightly soiled.

The OptiSense technology will save you from guesswork because it uses smart sensors to automatically pick the right program and washing time of clothes while the Aqua Paddle technology massages the clothing in a gentle wave-like manner through a set of paddles in the system. This technology makes sure that the antibacterial properties of the laundry detergent you are using are administered in all parts of the fabric while saving energy at the same time.

Meanwhile, the StainExpert program gets rid of 24 different kinds of stains so you won’t have to pre-treat any stain.

The Beko WCV10746M washing machine is easy to use after powering on and loading so you can do other things like reply to messages or vacuum the floor while the machine cleans the dirty clothes.

Beko appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, cookers and range hoods, are available at SM Appliance Centers, AllHome, Robinsons Appliances and Anson’s. You can also check out their their Facebook page at Beko Philippines.

Beko was recently in the news with the announcement that it launched Hygiene Shield, a ground-breaking portfolio of household products “created in response to emerging consumer needs in the post-lockdown era,” the company said in a press release.

The Hygiene Shield product line, which has seven appliances, can kill over 99 percent of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus. The line is inspired by nature and uses steam and heat to enable consumers to address people’s hygiene concerns.

I’m very interested in the UV Cleaning Cabinet and the HygieneShield dishwasher. I think that even after this lockdown, people will remain vigilant about hygiene so I expect all seven products from Beko to do really well.

STRAY KIDS MEMBERS ON KMUNNITY PH LIVE

Globe Kmmunity PH’s VLive channel continues to provide exclusive events, experiences and content for Korean entertainment fans.

The new, called Kmmunity PH LIVE, successfully kicked off with a virtual fan meet with the cast members of popular variety show Running Man.  The event got more than 12 million hearts and 96,000 plays on VLive. By the way, those who missed it or just want to rewatch can view the event at glbe.co/KmmunityPHVLIVE.

Today’s event at 8pm features  Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin and I.N of  boy group Stray Kids. Watch them share the latest updates about the group and their projects, answer questions sent by fans, and play fun games and challenges later today exclusively on Kmmunity PH’s VLive Channel. In case you’re wondering why Stray Kids won’t be complete for the event, the other members have pre-booked schedules.

Stray Kids officially debuted in 2018 with the release of their EP, titled I Am Not, along with the music video of the title track. They were supposed to continue their “District 9: Unlock” 2020 world tour this year with a Manila stop, but we all know how the pandemic basically put a halt to any form of live entertainment at least until late next year.

Stray Kids are producer-idols. This means the members are in charge of their discography, starting from song production to songwriting. Through their lyrics, Stray Kids talk about the struggles and challenges experienced by people everyday.

If you want to win an Ultimate Stan Experience with Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin and I.N

of Stray Kids and get exclusive perks like live interaction and screen capture time with the members, join the Kmmunity PH Facebook group at glbe.co/KmmunityPH

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