May 25, 2022 - 6 min read
If your fridge is mostly home to late-night snacks, leftovers and forgotten ingredients, it might be time to shake things up for the sake of your health. The latest smart fridges are the new healthy living hubs. These masters of organisation can help you stay on top of the food shopping for fewer takeaways; inspire you with nutritious recipes; and even remind you about that 5am PT session!
More than just a sleek exterior, smart fridges are connected to the internet and your smartphone. This Wi-Fi connectivity lets you sync to-do lists and calendars to a touchscreen display, access recipes based on your fridge contents, and stream TV shows and music in your kitchen. The Samsung 810L Family Hub Refrigerator even features interior cameras which link to a mobile app, letting you keep tabs on your fridge’s contents while standing in aisle two wondering how many carrots you need to buy.
“Smart fridges are also energy efficient,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Refrigeration. “Features like a door-in-door compartment give you quick and easy access to drinks and condiments, so you limit the amount of cold air that escapes.”
The very smart LG 655 InstaView SxS Refrigerator features a “knock twice” function that reveals what’s behind the transparent glass door, saving energy that would otherwise be used to re-cool the fridge each time you open the door.
Need some healthy inspiration to tempt even the fussiest eater? A smart fridge can generate nutritious family recipes ready to slot into your plan for the week. The Meal Planner App of the Samsung 637L Family Hub Refrigerator even considers your dietary needs and food preferences. The Family Hub™ touchscreen also means you can cook along with your favourite chefs or stream something to watch as you slice, dice and sauté. For some stove-side entertainment, the screen can also be your news reader or music player as you whip up a wholesome dinner.
Sorry, no more excuses for a takeaway dinner – a smart fridge can recommend recipes based on what’s already in your fridge (and no, the recipes aren’t difficult so you can’t use that excuse either!) Samsung’s Smart Recipes app is the little chef that lives in your fridge, picking ingredients and recommending recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand. This saves you from the whiplash of checking between recipe, shelf and back to recipe again, because the little chef (internal cameras and smart technology) knows what’s in there to use.
Shopping lists, flyers, reminders and more – once barnacles on your fridge door, now they all have an efficient and tidy home on the screen of your smart fridge. Not only organising your meals and busy household schedules, Samsung features like the Calendar and Morning Brief can keep you on top of healthy habits, too. Here to remind you to drink more water, head out for a run or pick up the kids, who would’ve thought the fridge could be your PA?
Even with a detailed shopping list in hand, sometimes a longing glance down the chocolate aisle is all it takes to end up with a few extra treats in the trolley. Better yet, avoid the dreaded shopping trip altogether. Samsung’s Shopping List app lets you create a list of what you need, which you can access from your phone to shop online; or just let the fridge order what you need based on your meal plan. A healthy diet can be hard to follow, but a smart fridge makes it hard not to follow!
There are two types of people in the world: those who refill the water jug, and those who put an empty water jug back in the fridge. Yes, a smart fridge can encourage you to drink more water, but more importantly, the Beverage Centre™ included with the Samsung 637L Family Hub Refrigerator can end the household water-jug war. Here, the onus is on your fridge to automatically refill the water jug, plus provide cold water and ice at the press of a button. The removable jug can also be easily infused with fruit or flavouring to make hydration that bit more enticing. Also keeping you topped up is the Fisher & Paykel 690L Quad Door Refrigerator, which comes with an internal ice maker and a water dispenser that blends in with its sleek, black glass exterior.
Visit The Good Guys in-store or online to discover more of the best smart fridges and kitchen appliances in Australia. You’ll find more inspiration and expert advice on choosing the right kitchen appliances for your home, here.