Whirlpool Brand Re-Imagines The Future Of Care With Upgrades To Smart Kitchen Appliances

Whirlpool brand will showcase an enhanced line of 28 smart kitchen appliances that integrate leading-edge technology to seamlessly connect the cooking process. By connecting with the latest in Yummly’s advanced digital kitchen platform, including Ingredient Recognition capabilities, to integrating new voice control capabilities with the Google Assistant and Alexa-enabled devices, Whirlpool brand delivers top-of-the-line digital integrations that help families provide simplified and personalized care in the kitchen.

“Each year, Whirlpool brand reaffirms its place at the forefront of the digital kitchen revolution by providing purposeful innovations that fulfill real, every day needs,” Jennifer Tayebi, communications brand manager, Whirlpool brand. “By staying ahead of smart home trends and working tirelessly to advance our current technologies, we have created a strong line of smart kitchen appliances that provide efficiency so that families can focus on the care that matters most.”

As part of its smart kitchen ecosystem, Whirlpool brand offers innovative kitchen appliances including Whirlpool Smart Front Control Ranges, Whirlpool® Smart Kitchen Wall Ovens, Whirlpool® Smart Microwaves and Whirlpool® Smart Dishwashers. Each Whirlpool brand smart kitchen appliance strategically leverages emerging tech to re-imagine families’ time in the kitchen and provide users with intuitive cooking and cleaning solutions at every step of mealtime.

At CES 2019, Whirlpool brand will showcase the latest in its smart kitchen appliance innovations, including:

Integration with Yummly’s Enhanced Digital Kitchen Platform: Whirlpool smart ranges and wall ovens are integrated with Yummly’s expanded state-of-the-art platform to help families whisk away obstacles to weekly meal planning through innovative new connected cooking features. Yummly’s Ingredient Recognition technology – which detects select ingredients via machine learning and recommends recipes based on the detected ingredients, as well as a user’s preferences and tastes – went live in December 2018 and now houses an extensive database of food images.**

Launching in 2019, Yummly Meal Planning will dish up weekly personalized meal plans based on users’ dietary preferences, schedule, number of meals and number of servings, along with key inputs like ingredients on-hand, eating out for special occasions and the use of meal kits to limit the hassle of weekly meal prep.

Simplified Voice Command Capabilities: To optimize on the growing trend of personal voice assistants in the kitchen, select Whirlpool smart appliances will soon be compatible with the latest in voice command technology, including:

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa: Coming in 2019, Whirlpool brand will showcase simplified command capabilities with the Google Assistant and Alexa-enabled devices, no longer requiring users to state the specific brand or appliances names when requesting an action, such as “Hey, Google, preheat the oven to 325,” or “Alexa, set the oven time to five minutes.”

Yummly Voice: Coming in 2019, the Yummly app will include integration of new voice capabilities, so that users no longer have to worry about getting their hands in the mix. Families will be able to interact with select recipes and move from step to step without having to touch a phone or tablet.

In addition, Whirlpool brand’s smart kitchen appliances continue to provide remote control capabilities via the Whirlpool app to help families keep chores moving. With any smartphone or tablet, families can easily control their Whirlpool smart appliance from anywhere in the house, access personalized cooking and cleaning care features, send customized cooking instructions straight to their appliance or remotely adjust cook power and temperature to multitask during meal prep. Whirlpool® smart dishwashers also allow families to create and send customized cleaning cycles straight to their dishwasher to make clean up a breeze no matter how messy the meal.

From January 8-11, CES® attendees can get up close to all Whirlpool Corporate innovations at booth #41925 in the Smart Home section, located at the Sands Expo Center.

WiFi, App, and compatible connected appliance required for connected features. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect and yummly.com. Appliance must be set to Remote Enable for remote control capabilities. ―PR Newswire

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