Kitchen Automation with Whirlpool Products

By Dwight Spivey

Whirlpool has been around as long as it has for a good reason: It’s one of the best at what it does, and that’s making appliances. Whirlpool also is obviously very forward-thinking, as it’s moving ahead with connecting its appliances to your Wi-Fi and smart devices.

Whirlpool’s foray into smart appliances starts with a refrigerator and a dishwasher. Each appliance uses Whirlpool’s 6th Sense Live Technology to ­communicate with your home’s Wi-Fi network, and you can monitor and ­control it from your iOS or Android smart device. You can also view the appliance from a web browser on your favorite computer.

Whirlpool Smart side-by-side refrigerator with 6th Sense Live Technology

Whirlpool incorporates its 6th Sense Live Technology into its Smart refrigerator so that you can know, via the My Smart Appliances app, what’s going on with your fridge at all times.

[Credit: Image courtesy of Whirlpool.]

Credit: Image courtesy of Whirlpool.

The 6th Sense Live tech notifies you of the goings-on of your fridge through what Whirlpool dubs Smart Nudges and Smart Alerts. Smart Nudges are friendly reminders that something minor is going on, such as someone leaving the fridge door open. Smart Alerts, though, barge in and tell you when something is really wrong with your fridge, such as the power being out.

What’s better, the smart fridge helps you monitor the energy you’re using to keep things cool, and will even tell you an estimate of how much your energy costs will be for the device. This feature will at least give you more “real-time” information than the little tag that’s on the refrigerator when you see it in a store.

Whirlpool Smart Dishwasher with 6th Sense Live Technology

How would you like your dishwasher to tell you when the washing cycle is over? Or when someone opens the door on it? Whirlpool’s Smart Dishwasher will tell you that whether you’re close by or far away, using the My Smart Appliances app.

[Credit: Image courtesy of Whirlpool.]

Credit: Image courtesy of Whirlpool.

This isn’t just a regular old dishwasher with Wi-Fi built-in, though. The Smart Dishwasher employs a wide array of great washing technology to make washing your dishes more energy- and water-efficient, too.

See the entire range of Whirlpool smart appliances online or contact a local Whirlpool distributor to see about getting a live demo.