There was a time when phones were just used for calling. It seems like forever ago, now that our phones can do everything from playing games, to video chatting with family far away, and everything in between.
But, did you know that your phone can also control your home? Yup. With Bosch products and the Home Connect app you can now control your home from the palm of your hand. Think of it like your little handheld assistant, always ready and waiting to help with household tasks. What exactly can it do, though? Glad you asked. Let’s take a look.
1. Creative Coffee
If you are one of those people that just can’t get moving without your morning cup of coffee, then you are really going to be excited about this one. Sure, many coffee shops now have mobile ordering, but have you ever thought about mobile ordering … in your own home? From the comfort of your own bedroom? Without even having to get out from underneath the nice, warm comfort of your covers and blankets? Mind. Blown.
Now you can order coffee with your phone and your coffee machine will get started on its own. You can even make a Coffee Playlist for your guests, for those who want to make special orders or who drink tea instead of coffee. Everybody wins, and mornings just got a whole lot easier.
2. Deterrent Detergent
Ugh. Isn’t it just the worst when you load up the dishwasher completely, only to reach under the sink and find out that you’ve run out of detergent… again. If only there was a way to fix this and remind yourself when you were running low. If only…
Turns out, there is. Now, your dishwasher can handle that for you, and it can send you a notification when it is running low on detergent. No need to worry about it yourself anymore. Let the dishwasher remember its own supplies. Yup, that’s more like it.
3. Fix-it, Felix!
Sure, sometimes home appliances hit a little snag. Even the best technology isn’t going to work perfectly all the time. And unless you happen to be a repair person or especially handy, taking any type of tool to an expensive piece of machinery can feel risky, intimidating, and, well, like maybe it isn’t such a good idea.
Don’t worry. Now with your phone, Bosch can remotely figure out what is going on with your appliances and provide advice and solutions. Presto. Problem solved. Thank you, phone. That was much easier than dusting off the toolbox, anyways.
4. Perfectly Timed Pizza
Raise your hand if this has happened before: You get home from a long day of work, and just don’t really feel like putting a lot of effort into cooking. A frozen pizza sounds perfect, but then you realize it is going to take some time for the oven to warm up. Quite the dilemma.
Well, those days are behind us now, too. With remote preheat on your oven, you can have that oven warming up even when you aren’t home. Start it up on the way back from work, and arrive home to a preheated oven, just waiting for that pizza. It saves you time and gets you to eating that nice, warm, gooey slice of pie so much faster.
5. Bye Bye Ludicrous Laundry
Everybody has their things: Some people are scared of spiders. Others just can’t wrap their head around math. And some can just never remember which laundry settings are for which clothes and end up washing everything on super cold to be safe. Sound like you? Yeah, don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
Well, now your washing machine can take care of that for you. It can recommend the best program based on which clothes you pick on your phone, taking the guesswork – and hard work – out of doing laundry. Never worry about shrinking socks or turning your favourite shirts into crop tops again. At least, if you listen to the app, that is.
6. Deep Freeze
Keeping food fresh can be a pain, even if you put groceries away as soon as you get home. Fear not, as now you can use your phone to activate SuperFreeze from anywhere you are. No, it isn’t a freeze ray: This feature will help cool down both the refrigerator and freezer temperatures, helping you keep your food fresh as long as possible.
It’s really amazing what phones can do these days, isn’t it? Welcome to the future, smart home style.
Amanda, Your Appliance Expert