Whirlpool and Innovating the Future

2014-01-08 10.46.12A huge component to large CES booths are always a look to the future and Whirpool gave us a variety of leaps into the future!!!

First, we jumped to the next generation of appliances with connected appliances. These are appliances that are connected to each other and you by direct communications and by app. So the dryer will know what kind of load it is receiving from the washer and how to treat it. But better thank that will be the app connectivity. Imagine being able to check while you are out and see if you (or your kids) remembered to actually turn on the dryer! Or as you are heading home start the dryer again to know out wrinkles. It could be so cool!

2014-01-08 10.47.32But better than that is the look 5 to 10 years into the future with the interactive cook top! This will be built on their induction stove top so it is already a smooth surface. So you will place a pot and use your hands to circle it in order to it turn it on. All your social media will be tied together to you can tweet, manage your Evites and Facebook all while standing front of the stove top! You can do more than just access your recipe but also go through each step and have it integrated into the stove top. So you will have a to do list created with you starting with the ingredient list that will be verified by your refrigerator.  Even Pinterest will be integrated so you can look for inspiration for recipes that may not already be in your recipe box!

First off the whole idea of innovation leading to this level of my life being integrated into my appliances. Secondly, I love the smoothness of the interactions!!! Since it is an induction stove then you touch it because it is cool. So I could set up a kid who is learning how to cook without as much risk as burning themselves because only the area with the pot will be hot. And they can have the recipe built in so it will give them reminders when it is time to do the next thing.

Needless to say, the innovations that Whirlpool wants to bring to our appliances can be more than convenient. It can change our lives!!! Whirlpool is doing innovation right! And I had so much fun checking out the innovation that they are bringing! I enjoyed it so much I got to take part in a video! Thanks BlogHer and Whirlpool!



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