At the LivingKitchen exhibition in Cologne this week, Sharp introduced its Smart Works with Alexa range of hands-free voice control supported products. The range includes an oven, a four-door fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and 10kg washing machine.
75-litre multi-functional oven works with Alexa
When you’re following instructions from a recipe book, it’s easier to programme the oven, hands-free. Whether you want to cook, grill and brown your dishes or use the pizza function for baking, just ask Alexa.
There are 150 autocooking options to choose from if you need any culinary inspiration. Giving you permission to cheat your way to culinary success, these functions can be voice-controlled using Alexa. With just a couple of voice commands, you can automatically set the ideal temperature, programme and cooking duration for a whole host of bang-on-trend international dishes.
Four-door American style fridge/freezer works with Alexa
Ask Alexa to set the Super Cool mode so that when your fresh items hit the fridge they can reach their optimum storage temperature much more quickly. If you should have more fresh than frozen groceries, then ask Alexa to convert one or both of your freezer zones into additional fridge room? The product also has a Quick Drink feature, where bottles and cans can be chilled in minutes after just a simple request.
15-place setting dishwasher works with Alexa
Provided that you are within hearing range of your Amazon Echo, you can control the dishwasher with your voice by asking it to start a cleaning cycle.
If you’re in a hurry then call on Alexa to set Sharp’s record-breaking 14-minute cycle. If you need more washing power, then request the half-hour cycle to be selected, or alternatively for the powerful 50-minute wash to be activated.
10kg washing machine works with Alexa
If you have to wash out a few, tough chocolate stains from the kids’ jumpers, then why not ask Alexa to select the targeted wash option for chocolate soil marks? This is just one of 22 specialist stain-fighting options that you can use with Sharp’s StainMaster function.
You can even ask Alexa to activate the NightWash feature to ensure super-quiet operation during the evening. Automatically delaying the noisier spin part of the cycle for up to 10 hours, this handy function lowers the machine’s operational sound level.
Talk to Alexa and automatically programme the machine to set Sharp’s award-winning AllergySmart programme. Awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval, this cycle helps to keep a whole host of indoor and outdoor allergies at bay. Use it as part of your allergy-busting routine and tackle everything from hay fever to allergies caused by mould, dust, fungi and pet hair.
This Smart all-in-one laundry solution helps with more than just the washing. In fact, it is not only designed to re-order your preferred detergent and softener from Amazon.co.uk, but also it will calculate and distribute exactly the right dosage for up to 20 washes – that is up to four months of weekly cycles.
With Amazon Dash Replenishment, it tracks your usage and automatically orders its own replacement detergent and softener, so you never run out.
European Sales and Marketing Director, Alberico Lissoni, commented; “Introducing the benefits of hands-free voice controlled operation to more homes, our Works with Alexa Range has the potential to transform daily routines. Making it easier to multi-task, the collection is designed to support busy families, letting everyone access the latest programmes and features, even when they have their hands full. Amazon Echo and Dot are part of the fabric of the next generation of smart homes. It therefore makes absolute sense for us to ensure that our smart appliances are compatible with them.”