At IFA 2017, Siemens’ Intuitive Lifestyle Appliances
The directive from consumers answering Siemens’ home appliances survey was to supply innovative sensor-endowed products which work in tandem with flexible, simplified user interfaces that connect with their devices for home control. The result: the introduction at the Berlin-held 2017 IFA of several home appliances in different categories that operate through the company’s Home Connect app and offer responses to these consumers’ expressed wishes.
The news IQ500 oven has features such as Rapid Heating capability, reaching 175 degrees Celsius in five minutes) without using more energy; CoolStart functionality for rapid heat-up and cooking of frozen foods; an Integrated Steam feature that keeps foods moist on the inside and crispy on the outside; ActiveClean automatic oven cleaning, and a blue-illuminated control knob that is readable even from a distance.
Also new is the IQ 500 XXL 80cm-deep combination refrigerator freezer with interior cameras that has greater usable real estate than previous models and that is equipped with a Hyper Fresh Plus food storage system that maintains food freshness up to three times longer than conventional refrigerators.
Innovation are happening in the Siemens avantgarde iSensoric washers and dryers as well. The washer features 10kg more interior real estate without increasing the chassis size dimensions. Some models also offer a feature called SensoFresh, which extricates odors from non-washable clothing items without washing them. Controllable by the Home Connect app, it uses active-oxygen produced inside the washer to wash without water – a technology designed for sensitive textiles that will allow the user in many instances to circumvent the dry cleaning process, says Siemens. Other models feature the i-Dos system; this automatically detects, via sensors, the amount of detergent needed for a washload, and automatically “doses” it to the laundry load, saving time, energy and thousands of liters of water. The tumble dryer can run on solar electricity and its Easy Start feature automatically chooses the proper settings for delicates such as cashmere sweaters.