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CES: Whirlpool gets smarter to make family life simpler

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has unveiled its latest smart appliances at this year’s CES in Las Vegas (January 9-12).

The latest smart-home appliances, which include the Smart Front Control Range and Smart Over the Range Microwave with Scan-to-Cook technology, have been designed to help families live “smarter”.

They feature an integrated cooking app, Yummly, to deliver a personalised cooking experience. Users are able to control the Smart Range through the Yummly app to integrate recipes and cooking functionality on one platform.

The Smart All-In-One Washer and Dryer, which was also revealed at the show, can be set to begin drying once a wash cycle is complete.

Whirlpool Smart Front Control Range oven
Whirlpool Smart Front Control Range oven

Whirlpool has also announced collaborations with Google, Amazon and Apple, with users able to use voice recognition to control the Whirlpool kitchen line-up via the Google Home assistant or Amazon Alexa.

Users will also be able to use Amazon Virtual Dash on the connected refrigerator line-up, allowing them to order ingredients or supplies using the LCD touch-screens.

In addition, Apple Watch users will be able to set up alert notifications for the Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer, which will notify users when a laundry load is finished.

“We want our appliances to create simplicity for families throughout their various day-to-day tasks,” said Jennifer Tayebi, communications brand manager at Whirlpool. “From integrating appliances with Yummly to voice-controlled commands, families can experience a smarter way to help care for each other.”

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