There’s a lot of buzz surrounding smart homes right now. While fully interconnected smart homes may still be more at home in science fiction films, there are a lot of exciting smart appliances available for use in the average home.
If you’re looking for a way to make cooking, shopping, and baking more convenient, you might want to take a look at some of these new smart kitchen appliances:
- Belkin WeMo Smart Crockpot. Available on Amazon for $100, this is actually one of the cheaper smart appliances available on the market. With the free WeMo app, you can turn the crockpot on and off or adjust the temperature no matter where you are. This means it’s easy to throw all the ingredients in the night before and turn it on the next day at work so everything is well-cooked before you get home. Running late? You can switch the crock pot to “keep warm mode” so that nothing gets overcooked yet keep your food warm for dinner.
- GE’s wifi-connected wall ovens. Five years ago, no one would have expected smartphones to become another tool for cooking. Today, countless smart appliances are using them as a remote, offering convenience and safety. With the GE Kitchen app, you can preheat the oven from the grocery store while you’re picking up stuff for cookie dough. Later, you can turn on alerts so that you’ll know when your food is done with a phone notification – no more loud, annoying buzzers.
- Mr. Coffee Smart Wifi-Enabled Coffee Maker. If you’ve ever laid in bed on a Saturday morning with a hankering for some coffee, you can appreciate the convenience of this smart coffeemaker. It’s also handy for brewing a pot from the living room while entertaining guests – with a few taps on your phone, you can do it right from the couch.
- Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator. You wouldn’t normally peg the refrigerator for being one of the most high-tech items in your home, but this Samsung model goes above and beyond expectations. For starters, the refrigerator can play music, TV, and display recipes. With three cameras inside, the refrigerator keeps a running tally of all of your groceries, which is accessible anywhere from your smartphone. This is great for grocery runs, as it allows you to check on the fly to see what you’re running low on.
Keep in mind the more complicated the unit, the higher the possibility of an expensive repair down the road. These smart appliances are neat and convenient but when they
breakdown they may be more expensive to repair than a comparable “dumb” appliance.
There’s nothing wrong with using the tried-and-tested classics when it comes to appliances. If you’re having any issues with your kitchen appliances, call Doc’s Appliance Services today for affordable repair from a friendly professional.