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5 smart kitchen appliances taking connectivity to a new level

Britta O’Boyle picks out five smart appliances raising the bar in the kitchen.

The kitchen has long been described as the heart of the home. While back in the day it might have been a separate room closed off from the rest of the house, modern kitchens are where the party’s at. It’s not just that entertaining has moved towards the kitchen, however; they also have the potential to be the smartest room in the house with connected appliances now a normality rather than a distant pipe dream.

From smart cooker hoods and fridges to dishwashers and ovens, the connected appliance market is plentiful and perfect for the tech-savvy customer. We’ve picked out a few smart appliances worth knowing about, all of which offer genuinely helpful features that benefit the end-user.

Franke AQ Sense Monitor
No need for an additional TV in the kitchen with this cooker hood. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri so customers can turn it on, set the ventilation speed and check air quality with their voice. That’s not the smartest thing about it though.
Franke’s premium Monitor Hood model features a built-in 21.5 in. touch screen, enabling users to browse the internet – perhaps for recipes or news – as well as stream videos, listen to music and connect to baby monitors or security cameras for a clear view of what is happening elsewhere or around the home. There are the usual hood functions too, as you would expect, along with app controls through the @Home Cloud app, putting various functions at the user’s fingertips.
Find out more here.

Samsung Family Hub
Samsung was in the smart appliance business long before many other brands and while it started in freestanding, there are now plenty of built-in products with all of its smart appliances connecting together via SmartThings. The Family Hub refrigerator is pretty much as smart as a fridge comes, with a huge range of features on board – from being able to view a Ring Video Doorbell or camera on the large LCD display built into the fridge door, to playing tunes and alarms.
Perhaps best of all, however, is that the Family Hub refrigerator has built-in voice control through Bixby (Samsung’s equivalent of Alexa) allowing customers to control other smart home products by talking to it, or using the screen. It can double up as a TV too. There are also View Inside internal cameras that allow users to see what’s in their fridge from anywhere using the accompanying SmartThings app, plus automatic tagging of expiration dates to reduce food waste.
Find out more here.

Neff N70 Integrated 600mm Dishwasher
Taking dishwashers to a new level of connectivity, Neff has the N70 fully integrated option within its portfolio. It has plenty of great standard dishwasher features, from 7.7-litre water consumption and flexible baskets for easy loading to a convenient time light.
It’s the Home Connect app that brings it alive though, enabling users to connect their dishwasher to their home network. Once they have done this, the features extend significantly – from offering remote starting with a voice command to playing music or watching the lights blink. Users can also change the colour of the lights to indicate when dishes are clean again. We did say the party was in the kitchen now.
Find out more here.

Asko Wine Climate Cabinet
Enter the ultimate in wine cabinets. Asko’s Wine Climate Cabinet doesn’t just look incredible – adding a touch of luxury to any kitchen including (showrooms) – but it’s also very smart. It will document, catalogue and offer information about the wine inside it, with the Connect Life companion app connected to Vivino and the built-in user interface allowing for various levels of control.
Wine connoisseur aside, this connected refrigeration cabinet will also monitor humidity, offer perfect lighting conditions and allow users to choose a backdrop colour for the serving area. Not that we are counting, but there is also room for 261 bottles on the wooden shelves and small built-in chalkboards for labelling.
Find out more here.

Siemens IQ700 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
Siemens has been in the smart appliance gig a long time, offering everything from smart dishwashers to smart coffee machines. While a built-in coffee machine is a luxury for many customers, the IQ700 has some excellent smart features that aren’t just about adding app control for the sake of it.
Featuring the company’s Home Connect technology, users can use the coffeePlaylist function in the app to stack up a list of coffee orders. Home Connect is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, as well as If This Then That (IFTTT). From asking Alexa to make a coffee, to getting IFTTT to analyse sleep data from a smartwatch to determine whether a double espresso is needed, this is an example of where smart really is smart.
Find out more here.

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