Is it wise to control appliances by smart phone?

Is it wise to control appliances by smart phone?

From cars to garage doors, the list of things you can control with your smart phone is growing fast. That list now includes more home generators and even the kitchen stove. We saw a bevy of smart appliances at Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas.

A new app lets you control Dacor’s Discovery iQ dual-fuel range and wall oven with a built-in wireless tablet or your own tablet or smart phone. The app sends you Wi-Fi product updates … (read more)

Liebherr wine cabinet – three-zone freestanding wine refrigerator

The new Liebherr WS 17800, three-zone freestanding wine cabinet holds 178 bottles and is intended for wine drinkers of all levels. With its beautiful stainless steel surround, the freestanding wine refrigerator stands alone adding an elegant design detail to any dining or recreation room. Ideal for the wine connoisseur who may not have space for a cellar, the third temperature zone allows the perfect beverage storage temperature at 55°F and drinking temperature for whites at 41°F and reds at 64°F. Each zone can be adjusted separately from the other zones to adhere to … (read more)

AGA range with five ovens

Good things come in big packages and that is certainly true when it comes to cooking. If you like the AGA range with four ovens but it isn’t enough, you can now get for the first time ever an AGA cooker with five ovens. Want even more? With the addition of a module this new AGA range can have up to seven ovens. And thanks to the new AGA in-room venting technology, an AGA cooker can now sit anywhere in the kitchen, even within an island. The new launch follows hot on the heels of the runaway success of the first ever on/off AGA cooker, AGA Total Control and the remotely operable AGA iTotal Control . The addition of five-oven ranges means there truly is an AGA cooker for everyone. These new ranges are the result of many years research, and simple controls allow you to choose which part of the cooker is on, ensuring no energy is used unnecessarily and that delicious AGA food is available at the touch of a button. The 5-oven range cookers are ideal for passionate cooks, those with a large kitchen, owners of 4-oven AGA cookers who wish to replace their existing cooker, as they occupy the same footprint, or anyone who loves the versatility of a larger AGA cooker. The five ovens are Roasting, Baking, Warming, Simmering and Slow Cooking. The exciting addition of a slow cooking oven makes this new range is perfect for those with a large family or anyone who simply loves to cook. The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks. The slow cooking oven and the warming oven operate together via a switch on the cooker. And as well as the two hotplates, there is a useful warming plate. The roasting oven, baking oven and simmering oven can be operated independently of each other, as can each of the two hotplates. These can also be controlled via a remote control, the integral touch-screen panel or – in the case of iTotal Control model – with a PC or tablet or via a mobile phone using text or the AGA app. The all new 5-oven AGA Total Control and 5-oven AGA iTotal Control are available in 11 colours and prices start at £11,895. … (read more)

Tri zone wine cooler by Caple

The new Caple Sense WF1547 tri zone wine cooler is high-end wine cabinet designed for those who enjoy good wine. Featuring three independently controlled temperature zones for red, white or sparkling wine, this striking wine cabinet from Caple Sense range holds 132 Bordeaux-style wine bottles behind a sleek, black glass door with a gloss black frame. Every Caple wine cooler comes with the latest advanced technology, which enables you to set the exact temperatures, required inside so your wine will always be kept at its perfect storing level. In fact, absolute control of the temperature is paramount because any fluctuations will affect a wine complex flavours. Your tri zone freestanding Caple wine cabinet comes with UV-protected glass doors and UV-free LED lighting inside, too, which is important for optimum storage as ultraviolet light will cause wine to age prematurely. In addition, this tri zone wine cooler is vibration-free with five temperature sensors to maintain the temperature accurately. They are designed to improve the condition of your wine, which is why they are proving so popular as homeowners are looking for the facilities, which will store their wine in perfect conditions, without affecting its quality. The freestanding Sense WF1547 cellar features fitted wood shelves and will work perfectly in an open-plan kitchen as it operates at an ultra quiet 45 dbA, which means you don’t have to worry about sound level interruptions when entertaining or spending time in this area with your family. Other key features of Caple WF1547 wine cooler include, – no frost compressor cooling system – fan circulated cool air for even temperature distribution – two heaters maintain internal temperature when external drops – air ventilation through black base plinth – electronic temperature control and LED display – three humidity control water tanks – reversible door and door lock – 6 sliding shelves, 2 display shelves, 1 base shelf – stainless steel, black-spot feature bar handle – 5°C to 18°C upper zone temperature range, 43 bottle capacity – 5°C to 12°C middle zone temperature range, 45 bottle capacity – 12°C to 18°C lower zone temperature range, 44 bottle capacity Measuring just under 176H x 68D x 60W cm, the Sense WF1547 tri zone wine cooler is priced from around £1,760. Other Caple cellars, Single zone wine cabinet Undercounter wine chiller Other tri zone wine coolers, Liebherr wine refrigerator with three temperature zones Miele wine refrigerator Viking built-in wine refrigerator cellar Gaggenau wine cooler … (read more)