Want those everyday chores to stop taking over your life? Here's our pick of the best smart appliances that can help

They're increasingly in demand, so we've rounded up the best smart appliances we've seen (so far) to help you with the chores

LG Top Control Smart Built-In Stainless Steel Tub Dishwasher
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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.

GE Profile Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

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Best smart coffee makers

GE Profile High Efficiency Smart Top Load Washer

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Best smart washing machines

Shark AI Ultra 2-in-1 Robot Vacuum & Mop

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Best smart floor care

Bosch 800 Series Top Control Built-In Dishwasher

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Best smart dishwashers

Whirlpool 4-Door French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator

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Best smart fridges

Café Smart Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker

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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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Caroline Preece
Smart Homes Ecommerce Editor

Caroline is the smart home ecommerce editor for Livingetc, covering everything tech for the home, from smart speakers to air purifiers and everything in between. She is passionate about the role that technology and smart devices can play in daily life, enhancing the home without sacrificing personal style and carefully chosen interiors. In her spare time, she can be found tinkering with bulbs, soundbars, and video doorbells in an effort to automate every part of her small home. Previously, she lent her expertise to the likes of Expert Reviews, IT Pro, Coach, The Week, and more.

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