CES 2015 is well underway, and as is the norm for the biggest gadget show of the year, there’s been more than a few surprises popping up on the floor. I’m on red alert for anything exciting as far as appliances go, and I’ve got a few amazing innovations to share. I’ll even go as far as saying that watching this stuff roll out has caused me to have more than a few Star Trek flashbacks, because some of these devices are pretty close to things I’ve only seen on futuristic TV shows.
LG TWIN Wash System
Let me be the first to stand up, wave my hand in the air and say, “I want one!” I actually don’t know a single person who won’t want the LG TWIN Wash System, because it lets you wash TWO LOADS at once.
Yes, you heard me right. Two loads. I can’t even imagine how much time that would save in the laundry room. The LG TWIN Wash system is something you add to the bottom of your main machine, and according to LG’s press release, it works best for delicates or clothes that require a different wash cycle than normal clothes.
The LG TWIN Wash connects to Wi-Fi so you’ll receive a notification when your wash is complete, and it has TurboWash 2.0 and TurboSteam to wash and dry your clothes even faster.
My piles of laundry and I cannot wait for it to be released.
Wi-Fi Connected Small Appliances
It can be hard to explain how exciting it is to have access to Wi-Fi connected appliances to someone who has never lived without the concept of Wi-Fi in their lives. My children don’t get why I let out a little squee when I see something that works with my smartphone or tablet, but that’s because they don’t remember a life before iPhones.
I, on the other hand, remember a life before our TV had a remote control, so small appliances like these are something to be seriously excited about:
Perfect Bake is a smart scale device that connects to your phone and accurately measures all of your ingredients without a measuring cup. It includes a set of 3 mixing bowls, an oven thermometer, and a tablet or phone stand. It comes pre-loaded with recipes and baking ideas, and you can use the accompanying app to come up with more ideas or scale your dish for size or portions. It even has a real time adjustment built-in in case you accidentally pour in too much of one ingredient.
I always get a little overzealous with the salt and have to scoop it out bit by bit, so I love the idea of this scale.
A new food printer was unveiled at CES 2015 that had a lot of people talking. The XYZ Food Printer can take your ingredients and turn them into unique shapes, then you pop them in the oven and cook them or use them in whatever dish you’re making. You can use the pre-loaded designs or import your own via USB. I can see this device being great for chefs or cake decorators.
I don’t know if we’ll see this small appliance in Canada, but we can cross our fingers and hope. A British startup called Smarter has unveiled the Smart Coffee Machine, and it works via Wi-Fi and synchs with an app. This coffee maker will do everything from wake you up with a scheduled cup of coffee to welcome you home with a carafe that’s ready and waiting for you, all with a few taps on your smartphone screen.
Given what we’ve seen during the brief time CES 2015 has been open, I’m sure there are a lot more cool appliances just around the corner. Check out all of Best Buy’s small appliances and keep checking Plug In for the latest updates on CES 2015.