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Clever kitchens: smart technology in the kitchen

Believe it or not, technology works wonders with helping you around the kitchen, especially when it comes to saving time. You can remotely use your smart device to control functions on your washer, oven or microwave (to name a few!) whether you’re home, in the office or on the road.

Smart ovens and ranges are rising in popularity and we can see why as you can preheat your meal, check the cooking status, receive real-time notifications and save custom cooking instructions for your favourite recipes… all done remotely through the appliance app.

To get on top of the laundry, smart washing machines are a great option as you can track progress and start or pause cycles as you’re getting on with your day. 

Don’t worry if you’re not a tech expert – you can simply connect your appliance to your mobile device by following quick and easy instructions to get going.

Control your lights through voice commands

The right light for the right situation is important for our well-being. Smart lighting lets you create mood and atmosphere. Dim, turn off, turn on, switch from warm to cold light using your voice through Amazon’s Alexa.

Turn on or dim the lights without leaving your sofa. Or change the mood by switching from colder to warmer white light or switching on the plinth lights for a relaxing ambience.

Check out the contents of your fridge remotely

Smart fridge freezers such as Samsung’s Family Hub range available at Wren, includes a high definition, interactive touch screen where you can shop for groceries, track food expiry dates, get recipes, organise day-to-day schedules and even check the contents of your fridge with a camera whilst on the go!

Cleaning dishes whilst on the go

Home Connect dishwashers have the ability to connect to Google home and Alexa so you can remotely set your dishwasher to start, and even keep an eye on its progress throughout the cycle. And when you run out of dishwasher tablets the Home Connect app has the ability to reorder some through Amazon Dash Replenishment!

Also many dishwashers have clever light projection technology so you can easily see how long your wash load has got left, as well silence on demand which you can control through wi-fi.

Washing your clothes has never been easier

Remote monitoring and control of cycles via Home Connect can be achieved in your laundry room too.

The Bosch i-DOS washer with Intelligent Dosing System and with Home Connect, is one of the smartest washers on the market as it does everything automatically for you such as:

  • Automatically measures the precise amount of detergent and water needed for each load.
  • Everything is automatically adjusted to the needs of your laundry depending on fabric type and the degree of soiling.

Perfect for busy families on the go so you can achieve that perfect wash all the time every time whilst you’re on the go.

Pre-heat your food remotely

Control your oven through your smart device to make life a little easier. Using wi-fi or Bluetooth, you can connect to ovens using a smartphone so you can control it either from another room in your home or remotely. Depending on the model and features, you can operate the oven from a distance. For example you could switch it on and off or adjust the settings from the comfort of your sofa, or you could preheat it on your way home from work.

For different foods smart ovens also feature handy preset cooking functions, so the stress of selecting the right setting and temperature is no more, and it can be done by just the simple click of a button.

Smart ovens can still be used like a standard oven too. The Neff Oven With Home Connect technology is a fantastic option and it’s compact too with the nifty slide and hide oven door feature.

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