Following the spate of speech-assisted living room appliances announced at CES 2019, the kitchen will become the battleground for the home this week. The Living Kitchen exhibition takes place in Cologne.
First out Sharp, with a revelation this afternoon, is Sharp, who has taken down the new Smart Works with Alexa ranges.
The new range consists of a 75-liter oven, a four-door fridge / freezer, a smart dishwasher, and a 10-kg washing machine with all four products supporting commands via Amazon's ubiquitous speech assistant.
The washing machine ES-HFT0148AZ, however, looks like the selection. Alexa capabilities include the ability to activate 22 special stain control programs, which may include a special chocolate shift option that will be popular with parents of spoiled children.
A neighbor-friendly, low-noise Nightwash option that can delay the spin part of the cycle by up to ten hours, along with a super-fast 1
In addition to the Alexa functions, the ES-HFT0148AZ also has an automatic dosing function, which automatically calculates and distributes the right amount of detergent and softener for up to 20 washes. There's also an integrated Amazon Dash that tracks your usage and automatically arranges your washes so you never leave home.
Elsewhere, the KA-70S50ISW oven has over 150 automatic cooking options, which are manually controlled by Alexa can be activated to automatically set the temperature and cooking times for a long list of recipes. There are also programs for grilling and frying food as well as a special pizza baking function. The oven also has a boost function that Sharp claims reduces preheat times by up to 50 percent.
While the SJ-F1526ESI-EN may not have a full-color touchscreen like any other fridge-freezer, it does have at least a number of practical voice-controlled smart-phones. With the Quick Drink function, bottles and cans can be cooled within minutes. With the sophisticated zoning system, you can convert one or both freezers into an additional cold room.
Tell the refrigerator to go into super-cool mode, and Sharp says your food reaches its optimum storage temperature much faster when you unload your supermarket.
At Last If you and your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot are within easy reach, you can order the QW-HD65F444A dishwasher while lying on the sofa. Sharp claims that after just 14 minutes he can get the full capacity of four stunning seats, making him the fastest full-fledged household dishwasher available.
The announcement from Sharp means they are joining a growing list of home appliances that add voice controls to their devices. There's not a word yet to tell if Sharp will follow his rivals like LG and Whirlpool and support Google Assistant and Alexa.