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Old 06-17-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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What smart kitchen appliances would you like to have & why?

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:58 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC. This is a fun place. Full of info and laughs.

For me, it is not an appliance, but a person to do my shopping and put the groceries away for me. I hate grocery shopping. And wrapping the meats for the freezer comes in second. I have no room in my studio apartment size kitchen for any more appliances.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:47 PM   #3
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I want a dishwasher that puts the clean dishes away, in the cupboards. I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:11 PM   #4
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I love technology, but prefer my appliances to be fairly dumb. I depend on them to do their basic functions and the less that can go wrong the better. I do like the auto dry sensor on my dryer, and the dirt sensor on my dishwasher. I don't need to run my appliances with my phone, saw a washing machine into Lowes the other day that you can control with your phone...

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Old 06-17-2015, 11:24 PM   #5
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I go with bakechef on this. I would prefer that I'm the brain behind the appliance. I'm not really a control freak, but in this case I want to be able to adjust on the fly when necessary. Giving up too much control leads to things like Swanson's TV dinners.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:31 PM   #6
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Kitchen appliances DO NOT need to be smart. I'm the smart one in the kitchen. Appliances need to perform basic functions based on my input.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:31 PM   #7
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I love technology, but prefer my appliances to be fairly dumb. I depend on them to do their basic functions and the less that can go wrong the better. I do like the auto dry sensor on my dryer, and the dirt sensor on my dishwasher. I don't need to run my appliances with my phone, saw a washing machine into Lowes the other day that you can control with your phone...

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Same here, bakechef. I'm seeing commercials lately about a washing machine that has a built in hand washing sink in it. Seriously? Just one more thing to break and possibly mess up the main function of the washer. I sure don't want or need anything that can be controlled by my phone.

I sometimes think it would be nice to have one of those Breville all purpose blenders/food processors - the one with the whisk, immersion stick and all...but in all reality I would probably only use it a couple of times a year....
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I love technology, but prefer my appliances to be fairly dumb. I depend on them to do their basic functions and the less that can go wrong the better. I do like the auto dry sensor on my dryer, and the dirt sensor on my dishwasher. I don't need to run my appliances with my phone, saw a washing machine into Lowes the other day that you can control with your phone...

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:10 AM   #9
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Same here, bakechef. I'm seeing commercials lately about a washing machine that has a built in hand washing sink in it. Seriously? Just one more thing to break and possibly mess up the main function of the washer. I sure don't want or need anything that can be controlled by my phone.

I sometimes think it would be nice to have one of those Breville all purpose blenders/food processors - the one with the whisk, immersion stick and all...but in all reality I would probably only use it a couple of times a year....
I saw the commercial for that washing machine. I was also wondering how useful that would actually be. I'd rather save my money and use the sink, I have plenty of them in my house.

My mom had a really fancy top load washer that she bought 3-4 years ago. The washer had no center spindle, and it looked like it would hold a lot. Well you had to arrange the clothes around the edge for them to wash properly, so there was no extra capacity. She also hated it because it would always leave her clothes smelling "off". My boss has the same washing machine with the same issue and has to use one of those scent products so her clothes don't smell sour. Neither she or my mom has found a way to prevent it. My mom just built a house and bought a very basic washer and dryer set, with knobs and no special gadgets, she loves going back to basics.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:52 AM   #10
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The only smart appliance would be a coffee grinder/french press machine that could be synced to my alarm clock so that when it goes off, the coffee starts. Other than that, not really.
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