Smart fridges connect to your Wi-Fi network and use it for various functions – from connecting with smart assistants and ordering groceries online, to searching recipes or providing cooking suggestions. They are some of the best smart gadgets you can have in your home.
Some refrigerators feature cameras that take an image every time the doors close, giving an up-to-date snapshot of what’s in the fridge. Others allow users to log items and view expiration dates so they know exactly what items are currently on stock at all times.
1. You can control your fridge from anywhere
Smart refrigerators connect to the internet and can be controlled from either your smartphone or computer, giving you access to features such as making grocery lists and viewing expiration dates.
Some refrigerators feature touchscreen monitors that allow you to view the inside from anywhere and act as noticeboards so you can leave messages for other members of your family without opening the door.
Voice commands can also be used to control features on your fridge. You can set it to open when someone approaches, or set it to activate when someone enters or exits. Likewise, when walking into a doorbell from outside your refrigerator can also activate when someone rings it!
2. You can monitor your food
Some smart refrigerators feature touchscreen interfaces which you can use to access recipes, create shopping lists and monitor food’s health. Furthermore, these fridges often include ways for connecting to smartphones so you can watch videos or access streaming music services.
Some interactive calendars also come equipped with tools that make tracking family schedules much simpler, making meal planning far less complex and stressful.
LG and Samsung each unveiled new smart fridge models at CES 2019, including Samsung’s Family Hub that features a touchscreen interface and uses AI to identify food within the fridge.
3. You can control your energy
Smart fridges use artificial intelligence (AI), energy-saving materials and connectivity with the electricity grid to save you money and help lower energy bills. In addition, these refrigerators will inform you when they’re using power so that you can adjust their usage to minimize bills.
Some smart fridges can even connect directly with the electricity grid and send messages when peak energy usage occurs – saving both money and reducing carbon footprint in one go! This feature can save money and reduce your carbon footprint simultaneously.
Refrigerators are also great ways to track food and expiry dates, with certain models even connecting with voice assistants like Amazon Echo or Google Home for even more features.
4. You can control your music
Smart refrigerators typically include touch screens that let you play music, order groceries online and display recipes or other content. Some models even come equipped with whiteboards so that handwritten notes are kept safely close at hand.
An internet-enabled fridge typically features Wi-Fi connectivity that enables it to communicate with other devices within your home and link with them – this is essential for connecting other appliances as easily as if using your smartphone would do.
5. You can control your lights
With a smart fridge, you can access your lights from any location and set automated functions to control them remotely, such as switching them on when your smartphone alarm goes off or dimming them before bedtime.
Viewing your fridge contents allows you to plan meals, store recipes and watch cooking videos more efficiently while saving both time and money ensuring food remains fresh.
Some refrigerators even allow you to write handwritten notes that you can edit at any time with their touchscreen interface – making this an excellent way to organize family schedules.