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Danby and Jim Estill mentioned in Washington Post.

The article discusses the current market for stand-alone freezers and a guide for selecting one – if you can find them!


Danby products featured on HGTV, Price is Right, and more!

Our products are regularly featured on various HGTV programs, The Price is Right, and more! Check out some of the features by clicking the link above!


Danby Dishwashers are the best!

According to Reviewed, Danby has two of the best counter-top dishwashers available in 2020. Click the link above to read the full article.


Danby Parcel Guard Update – New Features!

The world’s smartest mailbox now has exciting, new features!

Two-way Voice Communication

The two-way communication feature allows delivery drivers, family, friends or anyone at your Parcel Guard the ability to call you by simply pressing the call button on the keypad. Parcel Guard owners can also directly call their unit using the app to communicate with anyone near the Parcel Guard.

Smart Home Voice Assistant Integration

Using your Google Home or Amazon Echo communicate with your Parcel Guard. Ask your smart home voice assistant questions about your delivery status or operate your Parcel Guard using your Google/Amazon devices.

Delivery Announcement

Worried couriers won’t know where to place your deliveries? Your Parcel Guard now has a delivery announcement feature. This audio announcement come on when your Parcel Guard detects motion. Turn this feature on/off as you see necessary.


Curbside Pickup Icons.

Are you offering curbside pickup to your customers? If so, feel free to leverage to icons below to be used on your website! Just click on the icon you prefer, then right click and save the image to your desktop.


Ventilators for Canadians.

Justin Trudeau recently announced a list of Canadian entrepreneurs and companies that have committed to the fight against COVID-19. Among them is Danby CEO Jim Estill, and other members of Ventilators for Canadians, a group dedicated to manufacturing ventilators to aid the demand for these machines in hospitals across the country.

Read more about the announcement and Danby’s affiliation here.


Danby Parcel Guard is on sale this Spring!

Starting April 1st, the Danby Parcel Guard will be on sale in the US ($100 USD off) and Canada ($150 CAD off)!

Check out for more information on the Parcel Guard, and availability at most major retailers.


COVID-19 Update

GUELPH, ON – Danby continues to monitor COVID-19 developments closely – the health and well-being of our associates, clients, and employees is of utmost importance.

We are focused on maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and on sustaining our business operations.

As such, we have activated certain health and well-being measures at our facilities.

Please be sure to practice social distancing, research your symptoms before going to a testing facility, and of course, stay safe.


Danby introduces the second generation of Silhouette Professional wine and beverage centers.

GUELPH, ON – In the coming months, second generation Silhouette wine and beverage centers will be available online and in stores at select retailers in the US and Canada. These new units come equipped with parametric interior LED lighting, an elegant capacitive touch display, and a new low temperature of 34°F.

Visit for more information or catch a sneak peek of the new products on YouTube.


Danby Announces Two New Features for its Danby Parcel Guard at CES 2020 in Las Vegas

GUELPH, ON  – Danby Parcel Guard will be announcing two new and exciting features at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. This smart mailbox, already equipped with many security features that will help you feel more secure knowing that you are protected from parcel theft, missed deliveries and weather damaged parcels, now has more features to ease your mind when it comes to receiving packages to your home.


Danby Appliances Available for Purchase in the UK

GUELPH, ON  – Canadian manufacturer Danby Appliances entered the UK market last year in an effort to expand its product offering to the European market. Danby is currently selling products from their refrigerator, freezer and wine cooler lines in the UK.


Stop Parcel Theft for Less! A New No-Tech Mailbox is Joining the Danby Parcel Guard Family

GUELPH, ON – Danby is releasing a lower cost version of its high-tech smart mailbox, the Danby Parcel Guard Basic Mailbox. At $249 US and $349 Canadian it’s $200 dollars less than it’s smart brother the Danby Parcel Guard Smart Mailbox.


Stop Parcel Theft. The First Smart Mailbox to Stop Porch Pirates is Available for Purchase

GUELPH, ON – Danby Parcel Guard, the recipient of several awards for its innovation and technology, is now available for purchase.


Danby CEO, Jim Estill, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist

GUELPH, ON  – Jim Estill, CEO of Danby, has been selected as one of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists. Jim was chosen as a finalist in the Ontario region for this year’s program in the Business to Consumer Products and Services category after a long and rigorous evaluation process by an independent panel of judges.


Danby Parcel Guard Voted as Product of the Year Canada

GUELPH, ON – It’s official – Danby Parcel Guard has been voted as Product of the Year Canada in the Home category for 2019. This is not the first award for Danby Appliances’ newest innovation. In January it received a TWICE Picks Award at CES 2019, and more recently was the runner-up for the International Housewares Association’s Global Innovation Awards in the Smart Home category.


Danby Parcel Guard Continues to Impress Industry Experts as IHA Global Innovation Awards Finalist

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances’ newest product – Parcel Guard – has been named as a finalist for the IHA Global Innovation Awards in the smart home products category. Danby officially launched Parcel Guard last month and it has already been met with high praise by media and industry experts as an innovative yet simple solution to parcel theft and missed deliveries.


Danby Appliances Announces New Strategic Distribution Alliance with Crystal Mountain Products Limited

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Crystal Mountain Products Limited which will allow them to manage the sales, service, warehousing, and distribution of Crystal Mountain’s product line on an exclusive basis. The alliance will cover the entirety of Crystal Mountain’s product line of water coolers, including parts and accessories in both the US and Canada.


Danby’s Smart Mailbox Named Top 5 Hottest Products at CES® 2019

GUELPH, ON – Even at 70-years-old, Guelph-based Danby Appliances still finds new ways to surprise. Parcel Guard by Danby, the company’s latest innovation unveiled two days ago at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, was named one of the 5 coolest tech products by USA Today. The new smart home product was met with praise as an innovative and simple solution to parcel theft.


Parcel Guard by Danby to Make History at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas

GUELPH, ON –Danby Appliances, a 70-year-old Canadian appliance manufacturer, is unveiling its latest innovation, Parcel Guard – the smart mailbox – at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. Parcel Guard by Danby is not just another smart mailbox – this product will change the way homeowners receive parcels and mail forever.


Danby Appliances Looking to Hire for New Cobourg, ON Plant

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, December 5th from 10am – 6pm at Venture13, 739 D’Arcy St, Cobourg, ON.
Danby is seeking people to join their team in the new operational site in Cobourg, Ontario. This operation is day shift, light manufacturing, and will function inside Horizon Plastics’ complex in the Northam Industrial Park.


MicroFridge by Danby Introduces Three New Products to Its Extended Stay Portfolio

FOXBOROUGH, MA – MicroFridge, a subsidiary of Danby Appliances, today introduces three new products to its extended stay portfolio – an 18 cubic foot frost-free refrigerator, 1.6 cubic foot over-the-range microwave and 24-inch built-in dishwasher. All three products are Danby branded and offered in an elegant black and stainless steel finish.


Danby Launches In The UK As First Part of European Expansion Project

Danby Appliances, the leading Canadian manufacturer/distributor, has announced its expansion to Europe commencing with the UK market. The company, which specialises in developing feature-rich and design led home-comfort products such as air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and cooling products like wine-chillers, beverage centres, fridges and freezers will offer a range of products across all retailer sectors via technology distributors Exertis


Danby Appliances Announces 5-Year Warranty on Select Freezers

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances, a compact appliance distributor/manufacturer with a rich seventy-year history, today announces the extension of its limited two-year warranty on freezers to five years. Effective September 5, 2018, the new warranty terms apply to 17 Models of Chest and Upright Freezers.


The first ever consumer SMART mailbox, Parcel Guard launches on Indiegogo

GUELPH, ON – Parcel Guard by Danby launches on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Early bird funders can sign-up to receive $50 off pricing. The innovative design is the first of its kind, offering online shoppers’ peace of mind like never before.


Danby Appliances Enters New Market with Introduction of Two Air Purifiers

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances, a compact appliance distributor/manufacturer with a rich seventy-year history, today unveils two home/office air purifiers: Danby O2 Clean 110 CADR and Danby O2 Clean 120 CADR. This is Danby’s first foray into the residential freestanding air purifier market.


Danby Appliances CEO Named to the Order of Canada

GUELPH, ON – Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, a Canadian appliance manufacturer/distributor based in Guelph, Ontario will be appointed to the Order of Canada with 104 other members at a ceremony to be held in Rideau Hall.


Canadian Appliance CEO Keeps Trying to Make Canada Day Joke Go Viral

GUELPH, ON – For the third year in a row, Canadian appliance manufacturer/distributor, Danby Appliances will try to make their Canadian Translator website go viral. Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, has been an advocate for this “classic gag” since July 1st, 2015 when the concept was first launched.


Danby Appliance CEO Would Like to Buy Old IHOP Signs for Fair Price

GUELPH, ON – Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, a 70-year old Canadian-based appliance manufacturer/distributor, announced today he’s open to purchasing the International House of Pancakes’ (IHOP) old signs following news that IHOP will be changing its name to IHOb.


Silhouette Appliances Debuts Bold New Line of Under Counter Refrigeration
GUELPH, ON – Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils its latest premium line of under counter refrigeration the Reserve – the industry’s first built-in wine cellar and refrigerator with Invisi-Touch display.

Silhouette Appliances Debuts Bold New Line of Under Counter Refrigeration
FINDLAY, OH – Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils its latest premium line of under counter refrigeration the Reserve – the industry’s first built-in wine cellar and refrigerator with Invisi-Touch display.

Danby Appliances Announces Joint Venture with BloomBoss for Next-Generation Home Grow Box
Danby Appliances, one of world’s largest consumer appliance manufacturers announced a strategic joint venture with BloomBoss®, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency, high-performance LED grow lights and related equipment for growing cannabis indoors.

Silhouette Unveils First Solid State Wine Display – And It’s Stunning!
– Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils the Renoir – the brand’s first thermoelectric-cooling wine display made in North America…

How to Profit from the Failure of hhgregg
– hhgregg’s bankruptcy is a change that can benefit appliance retailers. It’s also a change that affects the lives of over 5,000 hhgregg staff…

Appliance Specialist Danby Partner with the Stirling Scottish Marathon
Canadian based appliance specialist Danby Appliances has officially partnered with the Stirling Scottish Marathon…

Danby Wins Two Red Dots for Its Contemporary Classic Collection, and Elev8, the world’s first compact cubby*
GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances announces today that its Contemporary Classic Collection has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design award, 2017; marking the first time a product has won the award in the company’s rich 70-plus-year history…

Silhouette Unveils First Solid State Wine Display – And It’s Stunning!
– Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils the Renoir – the brand’s first thermoelectric-cooling wine display made in Canada…

Danby in the News

1/8/2020 (Wired) – The biggest news and highlights from CES 2020 (so far)

1/6/2020 (Yahoo Sports) – CES 2020: Smart postbox will stop thieves from stealing your parcels

12/2/2019 (Yahoo Finance) – Danby Makes Life Harder for “Porch Pirates” with U.S. Launch of Parcel Guard Smart Mailbox

12/2/2019 (Global News) – Tips on how to defend yourself against porch pirates this holiday season

9/17/2019 (Business Insider) – Stop Parcel Theft – Meet the First Smart Mailbox to Stop Porch Pirates 

1/11/2019 (CBC) – Local concussion device, parcel lock box featured at CES in Las Vegas

1/7/2019 (USA Today) – Connected shoe that sends message if you fall tops the coolest things we’ve seen at CES 2019

10/18/2018 (International Observatory Human Rights) – Canadian businessman sponsors 200 refugees

10/16/2018 (The Globe and Mail) – Teaching students to fail forward is critical to disrupting higher education

10/3/2018 (Bathroom and Kitchen Update) – Danby Launches In The UK As First Part Of European Expansion Project

10/3/2018 (ERT Online) – UK Brexit Opportunity for Canada’s Top ‘Bar Fridge’ Brand

10/3/2018 (Guelph Now) – Danby Announces Plans to Launch in the UK As Part of Its European Expansion

10/3/2018 (KBBReview) – UK Brexit Opportunity for Canada’s Top ‘Bar Fridge’ Brand

8/11/2018 (CTV News) – Parcel Guard aims to keep packages safe

6/29/2018 (Vancouvrier) – Seven Vancouverites named to the Order of Canada

6/29/2018 (CTV News) – 7 Local Residents Named to Order of Canada

6/8/2018 (FOX) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (SF Gate) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (My San Antonio) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (CBS) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (Virtual Strategy) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/3/2018 (JD Nevins) – Why doing good is good for business

5/29/2018 (Guelph Today) – Jim Estill and Danby Appliances honoured for work with newcomers to Canada

5/16/2018 (WEAL) – Alumnus Recognized as Global Hero for Doing the Right Thing

4/18/2018 (Experience Ignite) – 7 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

3/29/2018 (The Globe and Mail) – Report on Small Business Newsletter: Ontario companies worried about equal pay rules

3/22/2018 (The Globe and Mail) – Report on Small Business Newsletter: Announcing the 2018 Small Business Summit lineup

3/22/2018 (Canadian Immigrant) – Three employers recognized for work with newcomers, including Paramount Fine Foods

3/21/2018 ( – Danby Appliances recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

3/21/2018 ( – Danby Appliances reçoit un prix pour son travail auprès des nouveaux arrivants au Canada

3/15/2018 (CBC) – Waterloo church rallies to sponsor woman and 7 children fleeing Aleppo

3/8/2018 (Guelph Today) – Black Tie Bingo – Guelph General Hospital

3/5/2018 (Observatory ihr) – #BeARefugeeSponsor

3/5/2018 (Digital Trends) – The best mini fridges money can buy right now

2/23/2018 (Aim2Flourish) – Reducing by Refurbishing

2/9/2018 (prweb) – EO Toronto Names Jim Estill and Michael Hyatt as Chapter Patrons

1/21/2018 (Reddit) – The man who put up $1.5 million dollars to help 200 Syrian refugees resettle to Canada

1/19/2018 (Wellington Advertiser) – Newcomers to Canada Filling Labor Market Gaps

1/12/2018 (CTV Kitchener) – 2 years in, finding work a challenge for Syrian refugees

1/8/2018 (Guelph Mercury-Tribune) – Guelph students set to host ambitious fundraising gala

12/12/2017 (KelownaNow) – On the 12th day of Giveaways KelownaNow gave to me, a Danby Free-Standing Beverage Centre

12/11/2017 (Petra) – Refugee journalists launch Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

12/10/2017 (The Toronto Star) – Journalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

12/4/2017 (Innovateli) – The case of the $2M (and counting) stay-home dad

11/10/2017 (Maclean’s Magazine) –  Cheap, easy dorm-room cooking: Essential tools for food that rules

11/6/2017 (CommunityMade Podcast) – Master of Scale: Jim Estill’s 99 Quarters of Profit


10/30/2017 (Guelph Today) – From escaping civil war in Syria to opening a business in Guelph

10/27/2017 (Guelph Mercury Tribune) – From Syria to Canada: A family’s story of fleeing war and finding Guelph

10/1/2017 (The Retail Observer) – Silhouette Appliances debuts bold new line of under-counter refrigeration

9/22/2017 (Stepfeed) – This businessman received an award for sponsoring 58 refugee families

9/19/2017 (UNESCO) – La Directrice générale préside une coalition mondiale contre l’extrémisme violent

9/19/2017 (Kevin Bulmer) – Putting People First – Jim Estill | Journeys with the No Schedule Man, Ep. 60

9/18/2017 (Guelph Mercury) – Guelph’s Jim Estill to be recognized as an ‘Everyday Hero’

9/18/2017 (CBC) – Danby CEO Jim Estill recognized as global hero for sponsoring Syrian families

(Exchange Magazine) – Fixing the Broken Model – Jim Estill Holds “Reverse Collision Day”

(Scott McGillivray) – Scott’s House Call: Seamas

(Hub Works) – Top 25 Leadership & Management Blogs

(Relief Web) – Canada’s private sponsorship of refugees: Potential lessons for Australia

(Display+) – BloomBoss goes hand in hand with Danby Appliances for next-generation home grow box

(Business Insider) – The best mini fridges for your college dorm room, office, or home

(Time Gazette) – Global Wine Cellars Market 2017 : Danby, Vinotemp, Avanti, Haier and EdgeStar

(Channel News) – New Appliance Creates “Joint Venture” Opportunity For Retailers

(TWICE) – Do The Right Thing: How Danby Inadvertently Renewed Itself

(TWICE) – Danby Appliances Entering Cannabis Biz

(How Do We Make It Better?) – Episode 8 – Jim Estill-CEO, Angel investor, Philanthropist: How to Help Syrians Through Business

(Blog Talk Radio) – Business of Entrepreneurs: CEO Danby Jim Estill Host Erica Collins

(Small Voice) – Small voice of the month – Jim Estill

(570 News) – Guelph businessman named to Order of Ontario

(CBC) – Jim Estill, Danby CEO who sponsored 50 Syrian families, named to Order of Ontario

(Financial Post) – A CEO’s lessons on learning, losing and lasting

(TWICE News) – Danby To Dealers: hhgregg’s Pain Is Independents’ Gain

(The Social) – Meet the man who spent over a million dollars to bring 58 Syrian families to Canada

(The Globe and Mail) – Jim Estill: Fail often, fail fast, fail cheap