The clue’s in the name, smart dishwashers are nothing short of smart. Packed with mind-blowing tech and loads of snazzy features, you’ll never have to think twice about putting on a load again. And if smart tech is a totally new realm for you, stick with us for a few minutes and we’ll give you a taste of what you can expect. You’re in for a treat.
Home is where your phone is
Smart dishwashers connect to your phone via Bluetooth or WiFi. If you choose Bluetooth, you can control and monitor it from anywhere in the house, as long as you’re in range. And if you link it up to your WiFi, you’ll be able to do all of the above from anywhere. No really, anywhere.
Do it all from an app
These days, you don’t have to be standing right next to the dishwasher to switch it on. Depending on which model you go for, just download its app and sync them up. From there, you’ll be able to start programmes, keep an eye on them and get all the best tips and tricks from wherever you are.
“Hey Google, let’s get this show on the road”
Still pressing buttons? That’s so 2010. With a smart dishwasher, you’ll be able to control it with your voice. Whether you’ve got an Amazon Alexa or a Google Assistant living with you, just give it a shout and an instruction. Nothing says bonding quite like that does.
Hold on to your hats, we’re about to blow your mind. Not only can smart dishwashers be controlled from apps – you can also connect them to other smart appliances around your home. We’re talking TVs, washing machines, speakers, the lot. Some apps even let you set routines, so when you shout the right buzzword, all your different bits of tech will jump into action. Impressed?
Want to get a cycle going whilst you’re out and about? Dishwashers with WiFi will let you do exactly that – just open its app and boss it around from there, wherever you are. Or if you’d rather use Bluetooth, you’ll never have to be right next to it but you’ll still have to be in range. The sofa, the loo…no questions asked.
We’ve all been caught short before. But because smart dishwashers will ping you a notification when you’re running low on detergent, you’ll always know when to stock up. Some models will even place an order for you through the app – is there anything they can’t do?
If you open your chosen dishwasher’s app, you’ll be able to explore different programmes and download them onto your machine. You’ll probably stumble across a couple of specialist cycles for glasses and pans too, so every tumbler and flute will get the VIP treatment. Cheers to that.
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Gone are the days of worrying about the kids pressing buttons. Phew. Smart dishwashers come with loads of child safety features that let you lock and unlock the control panel from wherever you are. So, if you’re busy ironing upstairs, just flick it on and bask in the peace of mind.
If you’re always here, there and everywhere, the pots will never have to bear the brunt of your hectic lifestyle again. Had to stay late at the office? Just open the app and start a cycle from your desk. And if you’re rushing off for dinner plans and don’t have time to stop off at the shop, some models will automatically order your detergent for you when you run out. Phenomenal.
Have you ever wondered how much day-to-day energy you’re actually using? Smart dishwashers let you see the numbers from the app. They’re generally a lot more efficient than standard models are too, since their sensors can measure how dirty your pots are before adjusting the water usage to suit. Cheaper, kinder, better.
Smart dishwashers are great for anyone with mobility issues. Instead of having to get up and down all the time, you can control them with your voice. There’s also some great tech that’ll automatically release the right amount of detergent for you, so you won’t have to pour it in every time.
Because smart dishwashers come loaded with tonnes of futureproof technology and fantastic features, they’re generally a bit pricier than standard models. They are a lot more efficient though, meaning they’ll cost less to run. They’re definitely worth it if you’re looking to upgrade your home and save some money on your monthly bills in the process.
As long as you’ve got a WiFi connection and an iOS/Android smartphone or tablet, you don’t need anything else.
Yes – smart dishwashers connect to your home WiFi system. So as long as that’s safe, you’re good to go.