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What Exactly are Smart Appliances?

1. Control Your Appliances with Your Voice

2. Maintain Freshness of Your Clothes for Extended Hours

3. Order laundry supplies

4. Be your eyes and ears

5. Save energy

Maintain your smart appliances

Schedule laundry appliance maintenance now!

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Unleash 5 "Smarter" Ways to Operate Your Smart Laundry Appliances

7 min readUpdated Mar. 19, 2024Terry MehilosLaundry Appliances
5 “Smarter” Ways to Use Your Smart Laundry Appliances

State-of-the-art smart laundry appliances are designed to simplify your laundry chores. This article will walk you through five ingenious tactics to maximize the potential of your smart laundry appliances.

Whether you're a busy homeowner, a working professional, or simply someone looking for a streamlined laundry process, these cutting-edge appliances boast intuitive features that can transform your laundry routine. From voice command responsiveness to the ability to maintain the freshness of your clothes for extended periods, smart appliances are all about enhancing your convenience and lifestyle. Explore the world of possibilities that smart laundry appliances offer.


  • Smart appliances can respond to voice commands via platforms like Alexa, allowing you to control functions hands-free and efficiently.
  • Remotely control your washing machine to start, pause, or monitor cycles, preventing clothes from sitting too long in the washer and getting musty or wrinkled.
  • Smart washers can notify you when laundry supplies are low and even automatically order them through services like Amazon Dash Replenishment, ensuring you never run out unexpectedly.

What Exactly are Smart Appliances?

Smart appliances represent the latest leap in home technology, engineered to simplify our lives. Equipped with advanced features, these appliances can connect to the internet and be manipulated remotely via a smartphone or other smart devices.

So, what distinguishes smart appliances from traditional ones? Unlike the latter, smart appliances give you the freedom and convenience to control and monitor them from anywhere, providing the flexibility to handle your household chores even when you're not home.

Several advantages come with using smart appliances in your laundry room. Above all, they offer unmatched convenience. With smart laundry appliances, you can remotely start, stop, or modify your laundry cycles, helping you optimize your time and schedule. Imagine triggering a laundry load while still at work, making sure it's ready for the dryer by the time you get home.

Another advantage of smart appliances is their ability to provide valuable insights and notifications. You can receive alerts when your laundry cycle is complete or when your detergent is running low, ensuring you never skip a beat in your laundry routine. Some smart appliances even have the capacity to automatically reorder supplies when they're running low, adding another layer of convenience to your life.

Lastly, smart appliances are designed with energy-efficiency in mind, aiding you in saving on your utility bills and minimizing your environmental footprint. These appliances are armed with advanced sensors and algorithms that optimize energy usage, ensuring that you're using only what you need.

Given these advantages, it's no surprise that smart appliances are increasingly gaining popularity in households. They not only make our lives easier but also offer valuable insights and help us save time and money.

1. Control Your Appliances with Your Voice

One of the innovative ways to utilize your smart laundry appliances is to operate them through voice commands. With technological advancements, smart appliances have become more intuitive and user-friendly.

Smart laundry appliances are designed to integrate flawlessly with virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. By connecting your appliances with these virtual assistants, you can control your laundry tasks with just your voice.

Imagine being able to start, stop, or pause your washing machine or dryer without moving a muscle. With voice commands, you can simply instruct, 'Alexa, start the washing machine,' or 'Hey Google, pause the dryer.' It's as simple as that!

The advantages of hands-free control are manifold. Primarily, it offers convenience and time-saving benefits. Rather than manually interacting with your appliances, you can give voice commands while multitasking or from a different room.

Moreover, voice commands offer enhanced accessibility for individuals with physical limitations or disabilities. They can effortlessly operate their laundry appliances without having to rely on manual controls.

By responding to your voice commands, smart laundry appliances offer a new level of convenience and ease in your day-to-day laundry routine. They simplify your life, allowing you to focus on other essential tasks while your laundry gets done efficiently.

Keep your clothes fresh by controlling your smart dryer from your smart phone

2. Maintain Freshness of Your Clothes for Extended Hours

When it comes to laundry, we all desire our clothes to remain fresh and clean for as long as possible. With smart laundry appliances, achieving extended freshness is now a breeze. Let's delve into the features that help keep your clothes fresh and the benefits of extended freshness.

A key feature of smart laundry appliances is their ability to accurately control temperature and humidity levels. This ensures that your clothes are dried under optimal conditions, preventing them from getting musty or developing an unpleasant odor.

In addition, many smart laundry appliances offer specialized cycles designed to keep your clothes fresh for hours. These cycles use a combination of gentle tumbling, steam, and cool air to prevent wrinkles and eliminate odors. By choosing the right cycle for your garments, you can ensure that they stay fresh and ready to wear, even if you're unable to immediately remove them from the machine.

The benefits of extended freshness extend beyond just smelling good. By keeping your clothes fresh, you can reduce the need for frequent washing, which can help extend the lifespan of your garments. This not only saves you money but also reduces your environmental impact by conserving water and energy.

To maximize freshness, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Sort your laundry properly to prevent color bleeding and maintain the freshness of each garment.
  • Avoid overloading the machine to allow proper airflow and effective drying.
  • Use the recommended amount of detergent and fabric softener to ensure optimal cleaning and softness.
  • Remove your clothes promptly after the cycle ends to prevent wrinkles and odors from setting in.

By following these tips and leveraging the features of your smart laundry appliances, you can enjoy the benefits of extended freshness and keep your clothes looking and smelling great for hours.

3. Order laundry supplies

Your smart washer can keep you from running out of critical supplies by sending you notifications when laundry soap gets low. With Amazon Dash Replenishment, your smart washer can even automatically order the soap for you through your Amazon Prime account.

What does that mean for you? No more last-minute trips to the store. Now, if only it could alert you that your kids just used the last of the milk, leaving none for your morning coffee. Again.

4. Be your eyes and ears

Despite what we might tell our children, we don’t actually have eyes in the back of our heads, and even if we did, our hair would cover them up rendering them virtually useless. What’s infinitely more useful is the troubleshooting assistance we get from a smart washer and dryer that are vigilantly keeping watch at all times.

These clever appliances will send you an alert when it’s time to run the clean water cycle or empty the lint trap. They can even detect and instantly notify you of blocked filters or other issues with your machine via the app.

5. Save energy

There are a number of features at play in your smart washer and dryer to save energy. For example, sensors in your washer can not only determine how big the load is, but also how dirty clothes are in order to use the proper amount of detergent and water for optimal cleaning.

Real-time moisture sensors in your smart dryer monitor clothing during the cycle and adjust time and temperature to dry clothes efficiently without over-drying or damaging sensitive items.

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Maintain your smart appliances

Even though they’re clearly smart, your appliances can’t maintain themselves. Because smart appliances have sensors and special electronics, we recommend that you have them professionally maintained to avoid problems and keep them working right.

Regular professional cleaning and maintenance will also help your appliances last longer.

Schedule Sears Clean & Maintain service for your smart appliances now. We offer maintenance bundles that can help you save money.

  • Laundry appliance bundle. Have your washing machine and clothes dryer conveniently maintained in one trip for $149.99.
  • Kitchen and laundry appliance bundle. For only $249.99, you can have a Sears Technician clean and maintain your kitchen appliances and laundry appliances all at one time.

Keeping your appliances in top shape with regular professional maintenance will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and keep your home appliances working efficiently. You’ll save money on energy bills and avoid interruptions to your busy life.

Schedule laundry appliance maintenance now!

Regular laundry appliance maintenance can help prevent costly breakdowns, reduce energy costs and extend the life of your washer and dryer. We’ll perform a 31-point inspection on your washer and dryer.

Call (213) 596-2538 or schedule online now.

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