Kenmore's New Smart Washer/Dryer IZ STOOPID!!!

Kenmore Wash App
United States
May 8, 2017 8:19pm CST
I probably lost a few points on my discussion here for the misspelling in the title, however there's no other way I can explain this, the feature is just dumb! [link][/link] Kenmore has a new line of Appliances that you can access by SmartPhone. While I get the novelty of using your Smartphone to access the fridge or get details about the water heater, its stupid to have access to your Washer and Dryer. Why you ask? Well, in order to start a load of wash or dry a load, it has to be put into the machine. The app can't take care of this for you, you have to actually be at the machine to load up your clothes and put laundry agents in. And this is what makes the app dumb, in this case. If you are already at the machine at this point, why not start it? How is it easier to sit down or leave the house, and start the machine from an app? Are you going to load wet clothes in a dryer, leave for work, and wait for an hour before you get off to start the dryer? NO! You start it then and come back to it, once you are off! The app also notifies you when a cycle is complete. But if you are in the house, most machines including Kenmore's have a noise alert that tells you when it is done. If you aren't in the house....you can't get back to it anyway until you get home! I am for new technology, and I love having new feature to play with on most devices! But this one for me definitely goes in the "unnecessary tech" file. Do you see any valid use for an App that will start and check your laundry for you? I'd like to know just in case I'm the one being shortsighted.
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@shivamani10 (11038)
• Hyderabad, India
9 May 17
Yes. I am also fond of new technology. I am going to apply new technology in the house construction but the people and friends are afraid of it. My argument is why can not we apply this technology and stick to old methods of Cement, chalk, bricks, sand, iron, etc., There are varies alternatives available in the market which can be adopted for speedy completion of work.In the above case, we should see how perfect it is.Otherwise, people will reject it.
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• United States
12 May 17
I understand. Despite this feature, I actually like the thought of being able to control my home from my phone. Adjusting lights and temperature, making sure my house is safe, even the fridge app Kenmore has makes good sense to me. You are right if companies start making apps for every feature they can think of, it will definitely diminish interest in the entire market.
@GardenGerty (156261)
• United States
9 May 17
I am not into "smart home technology" at all.and this takes the cake.
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• United States
9 May 17
I know right? I had to explain to my daughter this isn't even "lazy", its unnecessary! I'm not that against "Smart Home Technology", but I at least have to see a point to using it to consider! This is also the reason I don't have a dishwasher! Unless you have a high end one you have to rinse the dishes off first. If I'm doing all that why don't I just wash them and save the electricity charge???
@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
12 May 17
They just keep coming up with apps for just about anything... No, I cannot see a point for an app in this case either... But checking on its link, it seems to me the idea is to have our laundry starts while we're away in order to have it done by the time we get home. So I guess people using it would load the clothes in the washer then leave. They don't want to load and start it right then for the washer to stop while they are away. They'll start it later using the app for it to stop in time as they get home. As for the dryer, I agree with you, an app would be totally useless...