If you’re considering investing in a smart fridge freezer, it’s important to do your research to see if the cost really does outweigh the benefits. People may think that it’s all just a gimmick, but they are designed to make life more convenient, keep your food fresher and help to plan your weekly shop more efficiently. We’ve all got a smartphone, so why not a smart fridge too?
What is a smart fridge freezer?
Smart fridge freezers work the same as a standard fridge, but they are Wi-fi enabled and have a host of additional features, including keeping track of use-by dates, an interactive touchscreen, and up to 3 cameras that allow you to look inside the fridge without opening it. All this convenience does come at a cost, and there are lots of models to choose from depending on how much you are willing to spend.
Why are people hesitant to buy?
As with all of our modern devices, they are susceptible to viruses and sometimes even hackers, so ensuring you have a secure wireless network and anti-virus software is essential for all households – smart fridge or not- this is especially important as some fridge-freezer insurance policies may not cover you if you do not take reasonable care in protecting your appliance. Another reason is that we tend to change our phones every couple of years, but fridges are a staple appliance in our kitchen that lasts for many years, so people may not be purchasing a smart fridge as they simply don’t need one right now. Smart fridge freezers can also glitch and won’t work if the wi-fi is down. Now, we’re not one to question the almighty power of technology but it’s best to keep an eye on things such as the digital temperature that is shown on the front screen and use a thermometer now and again to check it’s accurate.
Smart fridge freezers haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but why is that? Do you really need to see inside your fridge via an app on your phone? In a nutshell, no. Going to the fridge to check what’s inside isn’t exactly climbing Everest – so what are the benefits?
- They may suit the elderly or those with disabilities.
- They are fun to use.
- The fridge will send an alert to your phone if the door is left open.
- You can send notes to your fridge to create a shopping list.
- They are very energy efficient thanks to their high-tech design.
- If you’re not at home, you can check what’s in the fridge from anywhere using an app on your phone.
What about the disadvantages?
- They are more expensive than standard fridges.
- They cost more to repair if they go wrong.
- Are considered a relatively new appliance, so people haven’t had a chance to adapt.
- Their features could be considered a novelty that will eventually wear off.
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