Home Appliances Getting Too Smart: Are They Worth Buying?

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Considering the increasing number of smart appliances becoming available in the market today, it seems like we almost have the kitchen of the future here with us. While many other household appliances are getting smart as well, it’s the kitchen that might have seemed as the last place to get smart technologies. The concept of smart homes with every kind of home appliance or device coming with an inbuilt wifi chip for users to control everything from their smartphones is gaining popularity. Of course these smart appliances are going to be extremely expensive compared to their traditional counterparts, but if you don’t need or can’t afford can definitely live without them.

Anyone who hasn’t heard about the $6,000 Samsung refrigerator dubbed the family hub is definitely behind the news of the latest smart appliances. The fridge is big in size but its 211/2 inch screen will first grab your attention on first sight. Of course as the trend with smart appliances dictates, the refrigerator comes with wifi to allow control from your smartphone. The fancy side of its technology falls into three categories which they call family connections, food management and entertainment. You can use the screen to add activity items on the family calendar, drag expiration dates to food items, play music and do a lot more. While away from home the fridge has cameras inside to take photos and send them to view on your smartphone. It tries to help you run the kitchen and your home to a certain level of convenience never imagined before.

A smart oven might even cost you up to $11,000 and also makes use of smart technology to help you manage your cooking tasks remotely via smartphone. “You can control it in time before arriving home to do your cooking and even allow you more time on TV before finally notifying you when dinner is ready, ” says Johnson King, a technician working to provide services for appliance repair. Perhaps what’s going to be more affordable immediately are induction cook tops as they are expected to fall in prices to somewhere below $1,000. Induction cooking uses magnetism to excite atoms in the cookware then heats your food. They are used with any cookware that has iron in it. With a smart washer and dryer, your laundry room routines are also going to run more smoothly. When your load is done you get notified on your smartphone.

Smart home appliances are not just meant to serve the basic functions we have always known appliances to do for years. The smart appliances are meant to do much more and help us in managing various home tasks in a timely manner. They are not just built to be energy efficient but also help in providing you with the information you need to make smart decisions as far as saving energy, time or adding convenience for comfortable living needs are concerned. So anyone with the money now and is interested in getting the future kitchen or home today and only get savings over time could seriously consider smart appliances.