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Smart Appliances: Household Chores Made Easy

by Ted Stumpf 08/22/2021

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When new home builders put in appliances before selling, they only use the best of the best, which is why they go with the latest smart appliances from LG, Samsung and other popular manufacturers. These high-tech appliances go well beyond simply "getting the job done" to making it more convenient and enjoyable. You can also buy these appliances to fill in the gaps if you buy a home that’s not already fully equipped. Here’s a look at just why these appliances are generating so much interest.

Types of Smart Appliances

Appliances of all kinds have received a big brain upgrade to bring them into modern times.

In new home builds, you may find the latest:

  • Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Clothes washers
  • Dryers

If builders go above and beyond in their builds, they may even equip the homes with automatic mops, vacuums and other cleaning equipment.

Top Benefits of Smart Machines

Smart appliances hook to Wi-Fi to let you control their operation and monitor their functions through an app. They are also optimized to operate more efficiently and safely without compromising on convenience and ease of use. With each high-tech device you have in your home, you’ll benefit in the following ways.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a huge priority for smart appliance manufacturers. They work hard to make sure their equipment works as intended while maintaining a small carbon footprint. Smart dryers, for example, have sensors that monitor the moisture and end the cycle when the clothes are perfectly dry. Older dryers just run until the timer ends and use more electricity than they need to for every load.


Many smart appliances are built to streamline your day and save you not only money, but time and effort. Smart refrigerators can scan the space for missing items and add them to your grocery list, for example. They can also display your daily calendar and even play songs while you work in the kitchen. Your refrigerator can even let you know that your freezer door was left open, preventing you from having to replace all the items inside.

Ease of Use

Appliances are easier to use than ever, thanks to their intelligent monitoring and auto adjustments. If you have a smart oven, for example, you can set the temp, put the food in and wait for it to tell you the food is ready. It will check the cooking progress at key points and set the temperature to warm once it detects that your meal is cooked to perfection. 

Effective Operation

With all their sensors and monitoring systems on board, smart appliances can get the job done better than ever before. You simply won’t believe how clean your clothes can get or how moist and decadent your pot roast can be. You just have to trust the system to come through for you and use the right settings for the job at hand.

By providing all these benefits and many more, smart appliances are sure to make you feel like you’ve stepped into the future.

How to Best Enjoy Your Appliances

If you want to get the most out of your intelligent appliances, read the owner’s manual. There’s likely a ton of features that you’ve never seen before – and many are unique to each brand. So, dig through that manual and try out the different functions to figure out how to improve your everyday tasks with help from those devices.

About the Author

Ted Stumpf

Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest; and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business and almost two years as a REALTOR. His passion is creating a sincere, successful relationship with people.

Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.  

The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in“living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a REALTOR nonetheless!