Having one of the best smart appliances can significantly simplify your home life. These appliances work just like regular ones, but with the added convenience of being controlled through an app on your phone. This capability is impressive and can be accessed whether you’re at home, work, or out running errands. With just a tap and swipe on your phone, you can control multiple home appliances, making household chores a breeze.
Because of the growing popularity of smart appliances among both brands and consumers, we've compiled a list of the top smart appliances we've seen. These include washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, and refrigerators - all of the appliances that make daily chores easier. Most major brands have joined the trend of making their appliances smart, giving you the ability to control them all from your smartphone.
There is a fair amount of hype around at the moment regarding smart appliances. With more new releases expected to land as time goes on, it's a really exciting opportunity to get your home more connected. But for now, keep scrolling to see the seven products we've shortlisted. Then, if you want some smart tech specifically for the kitchen, head to our guide to the best smart coffee makers to transform the way you enjoy that morning brew.
Best smart coffee makers
Best drip coffee maker
This chic yet cutting-edge Café drip coffee maker will elevate your morning coffee experience with SmartHQ, Alexa, and Google Home integration. You can use the smart features for precise temperature control and brew preferences, and ensure you start the day with a fresh brew courtesy of the Auto Brew feature, keeping your cup warm for up to two hours.
Best single-serve coffee maker
The Keurig K-Supreme SMART brewer promises the ultimate coffee experience with cutting-edge tech that connects to your phone, allowing for complete customization. BrewID technology gives you expert-recommended adjustment options, including personalized strength and temperature settings.
Best espresso maker
This Wi-Fi-connected espresso maker is just one of the range of smart appliances that GE Profile offer, boasting a sleek design and completely customizable drink preferences. You also get a built-in steam frother and conical burr grinder, making sure the result is consistent in taste and aroma.
Best smart washing machines
Best front-load washer
This Samsung washing machine has a generous 5.0 cu. ft. capacity, and it comes with impressive features to boot. A full load can be done in 28 minutes with the Super Speed Wash function, and tough stains can be removed with the steam function. Plus, there's Wi-Fi connectivity and Vibration Reduction Technology+, so you'll get a quiet, noiseless wash.
Best top-load washer
GE Profile's collection of modern and smart devices offers remote monitoring, voice activation, and optimized cleaning power. In addition to built-in Wi-Fi, smart cycles, and stain-removal technology, this top-load washer has enhanced accessibility, tangle control, and Microban antimicrobial technology.
Best washer/dryer combo
The all-in-one washer/dryer combo from LG boasts built-in intelligence that enhances stain removal, steam-powered allergen reduction, and ThinQ Care for maintenance and repair. It also has a ventless condensing dryer and operates quietly, and it's perfect for small spaces. Its sleek design only makes it more appealing.
Best smart floor care
Best robot vacuum
Designed to avoid obstacles like pet waste, cords, and shoes, the Roomba j7+ robot vacuum is smart and efficient. It comes equipped with Imprint Smart Mapping, which adapts to your home's layout and makes personalized cleaning recommendations.
Best vacuum/mop combo
Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 Robot vacuums and sonic mops hard floors at the same time. It has Matrix Clean Navigation and CleanEdge Technology to make sure your floors are clean. You can use it hands-free to map your house, clean carpets, and remove pet hair.
Best robot mop
Braava jet m6 robot mop gives you an intelligent and effective way to clean hard floors. With voice assistants, you can operate it hands-free, and it has a Precision Jet Spray feature. It learns your house's layout and recommends a cleaning schedule that works for you. For a thorough cleaning experience, it works well with Roomba vacuums.
Best smart dishwashers
Samsung's BESPOKE appliances let you match your dishwasher to your preferred colors while taking advantage of Samsung's innovative features, like Linear Wash System, Whisper Quiet Cleaning, and AutoRelease Door Dry to keep dishes spotless. In addition to the 3rd rack and Zone Booster, you can use Wi-Fi to control and manage the dishwasher.
Using QuadWash Pro and TrueSteam, LG makes sure even the worst food residue is broken down and your dishes are totally sanitized. Plus, Dynamic Dry with TrueSteam makes sure your dishes come out dry with fewer water spots, and ThinQ Care and Flex Zone make things efficient and quiet.
In addition to AquaStop protection, the Bosch 800 Series dishwashers come with a third rack and Home Connect, which lets you check on the cycle status remotely. Thanks to CrystalDry, dishes come out 60% drier, and the EcoSilence drive keeps noise to a minimum. The dishwasher is also Energy Star certified.
Best smart fridges
Best French door fridge
There's an in-door water dispenser, PrintProof finish, ThinQ technology, and ENERGY STAR certification on LG's 29 cubic feet French door refrigerator. With the fridge, you can manage the functions with your smartphone, and it's got a good icemaker and a lot of storage.
Best counter-depth fridge
With flexible organization options, pull-out shelves, and an ice maker, the Whirlpool 4-door refrigerator makes it easy to store your groceries. Additionally, the counter depth design maximizes space, while the TotalCoverage cooling system keeps the food cold.
Best side-by-side fridge
The future of fridges may have arrived with Samsung's smart counter depth side-by-side refrigerator. Its sleek and minimalist exterior, along with a fingerprint-resistant finish, gives it a stylish look. It boasts a high-capacity in-door ice maker and Wi-Fi connectivity that allows remote control.
What's the difference between smart appliances and smart home devices?
The only difference between smart appliances and smart home devices is the type of products that fall into either the smart appliance or smart home device category. Smart appliances are Wi-Fi-connected products generally used for domestic chores such as washing clothes or dishes. Whereas smart home devices are products such as lightbulbs, thermostats, and speakers, which can also be connected to the home Wi-Fi and controlled via an app.
What are smart appliances?
Owning a smart appliance will help with everyday chores. We're talking about appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, coffee makers, robot vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers that can connect to your home Wi-Fi. When these can be connected to Wi-Fi, you can then control the home appliances on your smartphone through an app, making them smart appliances.
Many brands would have created their own app, which will enable you to add multiple products/appliances to them. With such an ability, you'll be able to control your appliances regardless of whether you're sat on the couch or out of the house doing the weekly shop, with just a few swipes on your smartphone.
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