Whirlpool’s “Smart” Appliances Now Come Equipped With Amazon Dash Buttons

When Amazon introduced the Dash Button, it claimed customers could easily reorder products with the simple push of a button. While the small gadgets have expanded in recent months to cover a slew of household items, the e-commerce giant’s technology can now be found built-in to an array of actual appliances, namely those from Whirlpool’s Smart Kitchen Suite. 

The Verge reports that Whirlpool debuted its connected appliances at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, showing off how its partnership with Amazon will allow customers to reorder detergent for their dishwasher, ink for their printer, and other necessities with the Dash Replenishment Service.

The integration comes in the form of Whirlpool’s mobile Smart Kitchen Suite. Owners of the appliances can use the Smart Kitchen app — available both in iOS and Andriod — to link their Amazon account to their Whirlpool account.

Instead of always keeping your eye on cleaning essentials like detergent, the appliance is capable of counting how many wash cycles you’ve done since you last ordered the cleaner, and will prompt you through the apple to buy more when you might be running low, The Verge reports.

In addition to using Amazon’s Dash Replenishment System, Whirlpool has also integrated Nest into the Smart Kitchen Suite.

The systems will now use Nest’s “away” signal to set energy-saving and anti-wrinkle settings in Whirlpools smart washer and dryers.

Whirlpool’s new smart appliances have Amazon Dash built in [The Verge]

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