Meet The Experts

Mary Zeitler
Consumer Scientist - Laundry

Laundry

Bio
Area of expertise:  Consumer Science, Laundry
Hometown:  Saint Joseph Michigan
Hobby:  Photography
Book:  The Stand by Stephen King
Meal:  Almost anything as long as there’s some crusty bread and butter
Vacation: New Zealand
Music: Alternative Rock
Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” -Oscar Wilde
Least favorite chore: Emptying the dishwasher
Favorite product or feature: Load and Go detergent dispenser
Best piece of expert advice:  Explore the cycles on your washer and dryer and read the Use & Care Guide to understand the capability and flexibility of your appliances.
Lucinda Ottusch

Dish

Bio

Area of expertise: Consumer Advocate. I have worked in refrigeration, fabric care, dishwashers and specialty products (Gladiator, trash compactors, air conditioners, 50# ice makers).
Hometown: early years in Wautoma, Wisconsin
Hobby: Baking, and now sharing that joy with grandchildren (7 and 3)
Book: “For Women Only” by Shaunti Feldhahn
Meal: I love food, so during my global travels with the company I enjoyed trying foods unique to the culture I was in.
Vacation: Anywhere I can spend time with family and friends. In 2015 we went to Germany where we spent three weeks with my husband’s Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
Music: Contemporary Christian
Quote: “Each time anyone comes in contact with us, they must become different and better people because of having met us. We must radiate God’s love.” Mother Teresa
Least Favorite Chore: Cleaning the bathroom
Favorite product or feature: dual fuel range (gas burners and electric oven with the Convection option).
Your best piece of expert advice: Let the dishwasher work for YOU …. don’t pre-rinse.

Evelyn Carpenter

Cooking

Bio

Area of expertise: Food Science, microwave oven cooking
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Hobbies: reading, crafting
Author: Maeve Binchy
Food: mac/cheese
Vacation: Boston, MA
Music: Rock n Roll!
Quote: “Enjoy where you are now on your way to where you want to be.” Joel Osteen
Least Favorite Chore: folding laundry
Favorite product/feature: Stand mixer / Steam Refresh on dryer
Advice: Attend the microwave when using it – check on the cooking progress.

Anna Carl

Cooking

Bio

Area of expertise: Culinary Arts & Education, Consumer Insights, Product Claims
Hometown: Stevensville, MI
Hobby: Antiques, gardening, food history and out-door motorsports.
Book: The Cook’s Room: A Celebration of Heart & Home; Weldon Russell, Rosemary Wilkinson
Meal: Cedar Plank Salmon
Vacation: Outdoor adventures in the northern woods and beaches of Michigan.
Music: Everything!
Quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Least Favorite Chore: Paying bills
Favorite product or feature: My KitchenAid stand mixers (yes, that’s plural!) & my Gladiator Garage Works Cabinets, Gear Shelves and Workbench…an organizer’s dream come true!
Expert advice: “Mise en place”…a fancy French way of saying…set out all your tools and measure all your ingredients before beginning cooking. This simple discipline makes cooking a joy!


Christopher Carlson

Dish

Bio
Area of expertise: All things dishwasher
Hobby: Hiking, camping, flying, travel, photography
Music: All kinds
Quote: You are 100% responsible for your life! -Jack Canfield
Least Favorite Chore: Unloading the dishwasher
Favorite product or feature: The dishwasher – for sure!
Expert advice: Use quality detergent and load carefully.
Danielle Whah

Laundry

Bio

Area of expertise: Laundry
Hometown: Stevensville, MI
Hobby: boating
Meal: anything my husband cooks
Vacation: Dreams Resorts
Music: Country
Quote: “She is clothed with strength & dignity, & she laughs without fear of the future” – Proverbs 31:25
Least Favorite Chore: Cleaning toilets
Favorite product or feature: Chrome-infused electric griddle on Jenn-Air & KitchenAid Commercial Ranges
Expert advice: Always use FanFresh or Fresh Hold on your Whirlpool or Maytag Front Load washer … it starts the drying process in the washer & keeps your laundry fresh until you have time to put it in the dryer!

Maureen Sertich

Sustainability

Bio

Area of expertise: Sustainable Living

Jessica McConnell
jessicamcconnell

Design

Bio

Area of expertise: Design


Julia Burke

Design

Bio

Area of expertise: Design

Jessica McConnell
jessicamcconnell

Design

Bio

Area of expertise: Design

Mary Kay Bolger

Refrigeration

Bio

Area of expertise: Refrigeration

Kelly Tucker

Social Media – Lifestyle

Bio

Area of expertise: Lifestyle
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Hobby: Running
Book: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Meal: Sea Bass
Vacation: Costa Rica
Music: Country
Quote: “In order to get the rainbow, you need to be able to deal with the rain”
Least Favorite Chore: Folding laundry
Favorite product or feature: My hand-me-down KitchenAid stand mixer (from my grandma) & the measured fill option on my refrigerator.
Expert advice: Less is more when it comes to laundry detergent

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