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5 Quick Fixes: Saving Time the Smart Way


5 Quick Fixes: Saving Time the Smart Way

July 9, 2012

Citizens of the world, consider the future kitchen: you brew a rapid espresso while your refrigerator delivers the news, while an app starts a new wash of laundry, while a robot cleans the kitchen floor. We’ve tracked down five time-saving appliances with the potential to radically change your daily routine for the better.

Above: The Samsung 4-Door LCD Refrigerator with Apps can do it all: keep track of your groceries, sync up with your Google calendar, read news updates from Associated Press, leave messages for family members, and more with the WiFi enabled LCD touch screen. The refrigerator has 28 cubic feet capacity and features double-door refrigeration, a freezer drawer, and a FlexZone™ drawer; $3,699 from Samsung.

Above: At just five inches wide, the CitiZ is well suited to urban domiciles. Designed by Antoine Cahen and made in Switzerland, the CitiZ Espresso Machine is available in silver (shown), cream, or red; $239.99 at Amazon.

Above: The Samsung Smart Washer features an 8-Inch LCD Touch Screen and allows you to control and monitor your washer using your smartphone. The washer’s SpeedSpray™ function saves up to 90 minutes on an average week’s load of laundry and thoroughly washes large loads with PowerFoam™ technology. With 4.5 cubic feet capacity, the washer is available in Onyx for $1,799 from Samsung.

Above: iRobot’s vacuum cleaning robots pick up dirt, dust, and pet hair; allow you to program cleaning while you’re out of the house; and the robot’s HEPA filter refreshes air with each use; the Roomba 760 Vacuum is $499 from Amazon; or £399 from iRobot in the UK.

Above: Ideal for last-minute plate warming at your next dinner party: Miele’s Europa Clean-Touch Steel 30-Inch Convection Warming Drawer (ESW 4816) is engineered to hold up to 30 pounds while fully extended. It also has a removable anti-slip silicone pad to keep plates from sliding around and heats from 104 to 185 degrees; $1,345 at AJ Madison.

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