Smart Appliances...This is worse than a disease... People are spending more on appliances than the kitchen that goes around them.
$10,000 for a refrigerator?
It can Wi-Fi to your phone, so if you want one with a camera to see what's inside without having to open the door... they cost that and more!
Appliances are now linked to the internet so you can access your appliances anywhere.
Washers and dryers also fall into the remote control category. You are alerted by the app on your phone when the dry cycle is done, no need to run downstairs to the laundry room to check.
One drawback: they can be hacked in the same way people are hacking doorbell camera systems.
Smart appliances... maybe not smart enough?