Welcome to our gallery focusing on the exciting new world of smart home appliances.
We’re making a big push into smart home technology and want to be as comprehensive as possible, to showcase the possibilities out there.
With smart home technology, your appliances can become more convenient, safe, and efficient.
Let’s face it: we take our appliances for granted. If they’re doing their job, we don’t think about them. When they break, they get replaced.
What if they could do more for us, and we could do more with them? That’s what smart technology is all about. Beyond connectivity, it’s designed to improve the way we interact with our homes.
This gallery is designed to be a compact but comprehensive overview of how smart home technology can truly improve your essential appliances. While not all new technology is an improvement, the examples here most certainly are.
Whether it’s adding new safety features, improving convenience, or simply making it easier to interact with and operate your appliances, there’s an aspect of smart technology that you’ll find most appealing for your own home.
Our key to understanding the fundamental appeal of smart appliances was when we realized how much more efficient the house could become. With remote smartphone control, energy use statistics, and an array of programming options, these appliances let you save money, resources, and most of all, time.
We’ve organized our selection by name brand, so be sure to compare the various features of the different models to see which ones might work best for you.
See more fantastic smart home products, check out our smart home technology ultimate guide!
1. LG Smart ThinQ Electric Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill
Working with a specialized companion app for your smartphone, this oven can be programmed and controlled from anywhere in the world. If you’re at work and want to preheat, you can cut down on cooking times. Changing temperature, mode, and any other settings can be done with the extensive control panel or your smartphone.
2. Smart ThinQ Ultra Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load SmartWasher
Similar to the above oven, this smart washing machine connects to a mobile app that allows you to monitor and control your wash cycle from virtually anywhere. It’s a large capacity, energy efficient unit, of course, but the standout feature is the ability to stay on top of your laundry situation while at work, shopping, or just upstairs.
3. LG Ultra Large Capacity SteamDryer™ with Smart ThinQ™ Technology
Similar to its companion washer, the Smart ThinQ dryer features a bevy of advances that take the standard laundry process to the next level. In addition to remote smartphone connectivity, allowing you to monitor your dryer remotely and download new and improved cycles, it features Smart Grid Ready; this program automatically runs the dryer when electricity rates are lowest.
4. LG Smart ThinQ Super-Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator with 8″ Wi-Fi LCD Screen
While this fridge features a large capacity, newly popular French style doors and an integrated LCD touch screen for managing temperature, humidity, and more while the doors are closed, it also boasts smart wi-fi connectivity to help you manage your food stores. While you’re at the grocery shop, you can even receive reminders about what’s needed back home.
5. LG Hom-Bot
With dual sensors, the Hom-Bot offers the most meticulous cleaning possible. More than that, the computer remembers the structure of your home so that it can clean every room perfectly without becoming lost or going over territory twice. The charging base acts as storage for the remote, while its low-noise construction means that you can even set it to vacuum at night.
6. GE Café Series Ovens
The worst part of cooking with an oven is waiting for the pre-heat; this connected app erases that problem forever, letting you turn the oven on, pre-heat, set timers, and change the temperature from anywhere. Even more, you can set timer and temperature alerts so that your phone lets you know the second it’s ready.
7. GE Café Series Wifi Enabled Refrigerator
With the new GE Kitchen app, you can use your smartphone to receive alerts when the refrigerator has been left open, schedule hot water, operate the ice maker, adjust temperature, and much more. The fridge has been designed around this expanded operation, allowing for a far greater range of control than ever experienced.
8. GE Café Series Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Not only is this a sleek unit with hidden controls, appearing as unobtrusively as possible between your kitchen cabinetry, it’s another innovative appliance designed to interface with GE’s Kitchen app for your smartphone. Get alerts about wash cycles, set timers, and control your dishwasher from anywhere in or out of the home. You’d be surprised how often this comes in handy.
9. GE Washer & Dryer With Smart Technology
As with the other GE products on our list, you can control your wash load with a smartphone app that lets you monitor cycles, change settings, download custom cycles, and be alerted when clothes have been left inside. You can even extend the drying cycle to fluff and warm your clothes while away from home, our favorite feature.
10. VR9000 POWERbot Cleaning Robot Vacuum
With a flash of copper, this robotic household vacuum lets you know it’s up to something new. In addition to powerful cleaning ability, it’s got an onboard digital camera and ten smart sensors to determine the optimal cleaning path. Even when you don’t want it set to automatically clean your home, say for spot cleaning, you can use the included remote to point to a specific place and watch the POWERbot go to work, cleaning and putting itself away when done.
11. 4-Door Refrigerator with Wi-Fi Enabled LCD and Counter-Height FlexZone Drawer
We admit that we were skeptical of large LCD panels on refrigerators at first, but the technology has truly matured. With its 8 inch screen and wifi connectivity, you can browse the web and easily access apps right on the fridge door, compiling shopping lists and controlling the cooling. The other unique feature is a counter-height drawer designed to help you organize your groceries and offer easy access to kids’ items.
12. King-size Capacity, Touch Screen LCD Front-Load Washer
This washer interfaces with a special smartphone app to send you notifications when laundry is finished, let you remote control the machine, extend the cycle, and more. Now you’re no longer tethered to home while your laundry is running, and you’ll know exactly when your clothes are ready and clean. You can even start up a cycle while at work, and come home to freshly cleaned clothes.
13. Whirlpool Smart Front Load Washer with 6th Sense Live Technology
The 6th Sense Live technology allows you to always stay connected to your washer, using a companion smartphone app to activate options while you’re away from home. It can alert you to any necessary information, track energy use, and let you know when more detergent is needed.
14. Whirlpool Smart Front Load Electric Dryer with 6th Sense Live Technology
This dryer lets you use smart features like the Wrinkle Shield to activate specific options when you’re not at home, right from the screen in your hand. You can check product information from your smartphone or use energy advising features to track how much energy the dryer is using at any given time.
15. Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher with 6th Sense Live technology
With its built-in 6th Sense Live technology, this dishwasher can use features like Control Lock Assistant to activate specific options when you’re not at home. Smart Stats put product information in the palm of your hand, while Smart Energy features track how much energy is being used. Like other smart appliances, you can get live nudges and updates while away from home, as well as keep track of soap supplies.
16. Whirlpool Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator with 6th Sense Live technology
Similar to other Whirlpool products we’ve listed, you can always stay connected to your refrigerator using Smart Assistant features on your smartphone. You can activate features like Vacation Assistant, which will set a host of options in place while you’re out of town. Statistics are delivered as well, letting you keep track of energy usage and alert notifications.
17. Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker Wemo Enabled
We admit that a crock pot wasn’t the first place that we’d think of as a great use for smart technology, but this device changed our minds quickly. With a companion app, you can control temperature, timers, and scheduling with your smartphone from anywhere, allowing you to start cooking, warm food that’s already done, and schedule dinner to be ready the second you’re home. It even brings peace of mind to those who worry about leaving dinner slow cooking while they’re at work.
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