Smart appliances are present all over our life these days. We did not need them until they were produced, yet we cannot live without them nowadays. If at first they were heavy and hard to use, smart home appliances are now easy to handle and user-friendly.
Furthermore, tech savvy individuals not only do they want for their modern home smart appliances to function well but they also have an increased desire for complex services to be accomplished by these home and kitchen appliances.
In order for these time-saving gadgets to become more attractive to the public, the manufacturers are trying their best to add several new functions and even to change the products’ appearance, to make them look more appealing.
According to Fortune.com, 17% of US households expressed their intention to purchase a smart kitchen appliance by the end of 2016.
There are more and more types of home smart appliances, and their technology is developing day by day. However, peoples’ taste along with their existing budget are two of the most important factors in the purchasing process of these devices.
Now that we know people’s expectations and manufacturers have met their clients’ needs, there is one other important aspect to take into consideration: the price. Modern smart appliances use a high-end technology, and they look smart, but also their prices are as high as their complexity.
Prices may vary from a couple of hundreds up to thousands of dollars, depending on these devices’ features and their technology.
But enough chit chat. Let’s see what are the most interesting and desired home smart appliances of the year 2016.
Samsung Smart Fridge
Samsung combined The Internet with modern kitchen technology and developed the Smart Fridge. This new category of refrigerators was introduced as part of the Kitchen Appliance Lineup at CES 2016.
This particular smart appliance wows us with its embedded camera that monitors your food, by taking a picture of what is inside, every time you close the door. This way it is much easier for us to keep track of our groceries and of their level of freshness.
This smart fridge also has temperature and humidity sensors which you can access through the appliance network hub. Are you not wowed yet? Then maybe this next feature might impress you over the top: this smart gadget has also a built-in speaker system.
Do you think all these are more than enough for a refrigerator to offer? Well, we are not done yet. Samsung’s appliance is so smart and complex that it is also offering news and weather information on its display screen.
However, as we mentioned before, all these amazing modern features come with a price. And it is not a low one. This smart refrigerator costs almost 6,000 dollars. Though, if your pocket can sustain it, you might enjoy a lot more to spend time in your kitchen.
Gourmia Robotic Cooker
Gourmia revolutionizes cooking with its Robotic Cooker. This smart appliance is mostly useful for chefs, but also for all those who like cooking in an innovative way.
The gadget has pre-programmed controls that include functions such as: self-stirring, self-monitoring and multifaceted cook system. This smart appliance is also known by its nickname: The 10-in-1 Multi-Function Robotic Cooker.
Gourmia Cooker features a wide range of functions, ranging from baking to sauce making. Using this over the counter gadget you can save a lot of time and energy in the kitchen.
LG HOM-BOT Turbo+
Even though this device looks similar to other robotic vacuums, it is different and more modern than you might think. This smart appliance cleans your house with a twist: it lets you specify the area you want to be cleaned or the area that needs special attention.
The only thing you have to do is to select that particular area on your smartphone, and this smart vacuum will focus its efforts there. Moreover, it is enriched with a camera placed in front of the device, in order for you to monitor your house from far.
This is also a case of high-end technology, so we expect a price accordingly. It is not cheap at all, considering that previous models were sold at the price of more than 800 dollars each (cnet.com).
Whirlpool Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer
This smart appliance from Whirlpool gives money to charity every time you wash your clothes. Every time you do your laundry, the washer automatically sends a small amount of money to Habitat for Humanity. This is a great gesture that encourages global philanthropy.
Moreover, it is easy to use. You can control your washer/dryer from anywhere, with a few simple taps on your phone or tablet. It even offers a Load Fresh feature to keep your clothes fresh while you are gone. All these great functions with just a touch of a finger.
How to connect a device to your smart appliance in easy four steps:
- Download the app
- Set up your account
- Connect to Wi-Fi
- Register your appliance
Do you think that those smart appliances above are great and have a wow factor? Well, I wonder what you will have to say when I tell you about Amazon Echo. This is a smart speaker that controls your whole house.
You can make this speaker set a timer for when you are cooking, or you can ask it to give you the news in the morning while you are making coffee. You can even ask it to turn off the lights at night. There are plenty of features and actions this smart appliance can do It can easily be included in your daily routine.
If you are wondering about its price, let me tell you that the cost of this smart speaker is situated somewhere at around 180 dollars. Not cheap at all, but it is worth it, according to those who have used it.
As you can see, smart appliances are on the rise. Another factor that might convince you for good is the significant growth of home devices market. This market is expected to be situated at 25 billion dollars by 2019 (appliancedesign.com).
Smart kitchen appliances have an important role in everybody’s life. So, it was just a matter of time before these modern technologies made their way into the market.