Whirlpool as a large appliance manufacturer introduced its Smart All-In-One Care Washer and Dryer at CES. Now it’s adding official support for Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. This washer also now works with Apple Watch, where you can receive alerts.
The Smart All-In-One Care is designed to handle both your washing and drying needs in a single appliance. While the smart washer-dryer hybrid isn’t a new idea, this version has a bit of an edge over the competition. It’s Wi-Fi-enabled and the related Whirlpool app is supposed to give you a little additional control over your cleaning and drying cycles.
According to Whirlpool’s official press release, this smart washer and dryer will send an alert to your phone when a cycle ends, so you know your clothes are ready. The app also offers a feature called Download & Go Cycles that’s supposed to let customers select among a wider variety of cleaning cycles.
Not only are you supposed to be able to track its status through the related Whirlpool app, it should also send you alerts when a cycle ends – or if something else needs your attention.
It also features a detergent reservoir for auto-dispensing, supposed to automatically begin drying clothes after a wash cycle ends, too. That could prove problematic if you want to remove a few delicate items before drying the rest; maybe you can customize the alerts to receive a notification when the wash cycle ends.