History of Candy
The Candy Group was founded in 1945, and is privately held in Italy. They have multiple international brands, including Kelvinator and Hoover. The founder’s sons had jumpstarted the company when they began manufacturing washing machines, and created the first semi-automatic washing machine with a spinner. After opening a manufacturing plant in France, they became fully automatic. The designer for most of their innovative patents was awarded an honorary degree in engineering from the University of Genoa. They began the acquisition of other companies in the 1970s, and started producing consumer products for the US. They purchased competitors Zerowatt (washing and drying machines) and Gasfire (built-in ranges). In addition to these expansions, they began sponsoring teams for Formula One racing. From that point on, Candy Group has experienced a consistent climb in their profits and brand recognition.
Brands/Manufacturers Candy is associated with include:
Candy appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Under-Counter Refrigerators – Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator, and are easily accessible. They can be put into any room for extra storage or entertainment purposes.
- Wine Cellars – Made to customize the storage temperatures so that wine may be served at its best. Usually with glass doors, so that bottles can be on display to visitors as well.
- Standing Freezers – For those with extra room in their kitchen, or who need them simply as extra storage space. Can be free-standing or built-in.
- Chest Freezers – An indispensable item for those with large families and need a great deal of storage. Also used for commercial purposes, and typically kept outside of the kitchen.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Drawer Dishwashers – Made popular by Fisher-Paykel’s DishDrawer™ , these are designed to hide the dishwasher from sight, or let them be concealed by cabinets for a clean appearance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
The only major recall Candy has had so far was for one of their Trio combined appliances. These include a cooktop, oven and dishwasher all in one. They were experiencing an issue with the wiring harness overheating, which they discovered could lead to a fire. They insisted that the risk was low, and thankfully recalled them before any incidents had occurred. Unfortunately, manufacturers don’t always get to the problem before it harms customer property. If you experience anything out of the ordinary with your appliance, be sure to discontinue use of the unit and call a repair service before it could pose a hazard to your home or family. Some issues may include:
- Water leaking
- Gas leaking
- Appliance not draining
- Broken digital display
- Appliance not running cycles
- Refrigerator not cooling
- Freezer not defrosting
- Loud/Unusual noises
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Candy Appliances are not often seen in North America, and typically must be special ordered. Here at 180 Appliance Repair, you can rest easy as our technicians are familiar with not only Candy, but their more popular brands Hoover and Kelvinator. If your appliance starts acting strange, you can trust that our experts will be able to give you a swift and confident diagnosis. They’ve spent years learning about the common issue of these appliances, as well as repairing them. With our vast inventory of components and parts, we will be able to repair any make, model or manufacturer. Call one of our customer service representatives to make an appointment that will fit around your busy schedule. Don’t hesitate or wait around for a repair man that may not show, call 180 Appliance Repair Services today!