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Rise Of The Machines: Meet The Appliances That Know You Better Than You Know Yourself

June 23, 2022 - 4 min read

Home appliances have never been smarter, or more intuitive. These days there are smart coffee machines that know your order, smart fridges to manage your schedule, robot vacuums that clean while you’re at work, and washing machines that sense your load. The latest home appliances are masters of making you happy, with in-built personalisation to do the housekeeping chores (or brew your morning coffee!) just the way you like it.

It’s all part of the tech revolution The Good Guys have been driving for the last 70 years, always here to help Aussie families embrace the latest and greatest home appliances to make life easier.

After all, why lift a finger when you don't have to? Here are the top home appliances to save you time and effort.

Woman in a modern kitchen opening the fridge.

The Fridge

Grocery shopping and meal planning – two permanent fixtures on your weekly to-do list. Why not let your smart fridge help? “Today’s fridges can do so much more than just keep your food fresh,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Refrigeration and Laundry. “Smart fridges are fast becoming your personal assistant in the kitchen, helping you keep tabs on what’s on the shelf, suggesting delicious meals and even providing the meal-prep soundtrack.”

At the supermarket and can’t remember if you need milk? THe latest Samsung Wi-Fi enabled fridges know exactly what’s on their shelves thanks to internal cameras. A quick check of the connected app means you can do a stocktake on your smartphone from the dairy aisle. Smart fridges even monitor expiry dates to help you avoid food (and money) wastage. Need to use the cream fast? Forget pulling out your cookbooks and let your smart fridge suggest creamy recipes, then display the options on the interactive touch screen on the door. And for drinks, it’ll even automatically refill your water jug. Cheers!

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Samsung 810L Family Hub Refrigerator

LG 508L InstaView Refrigerator

Fisher & Paykel 538L Quad Door Refrigerator

The Coffee Machine

Those who know you best, know your coffee order. Invite a state-of-the-art coffee machine into your inner circle and you’ll have a best friend who serves it up hot, on demand. The latest automatic machines let you create, customise and save your favourite coffee recipes under profiles. Just select your name from the touch screen and let the good times pour!

Want to get a bit more hands-on with your brew? Next-generation manual coffee machines let you personalise everything, from temperature, grind size and intensity to fancy latte art.

But for the ultimate cafe experience at home, you need a JURA coffee machine with Wi-Fi Connect. Just use your smart device to put in your order from bed and it’ll be waiting for you in the kitchen. Heaven! 

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JURA Z10 Diamond Black

DeLonghi Maestosa Luxury Automatic Coffee Machine

Breville the Dual Boiler with Smart Grinder Pro

A lady holding a coffee cup smiling

The Washing Machine

You expect your washing machine to take on your laundry loads, but did you know a smart washing machine can take on some of your mental load, too? “The latest washing machines are the best yet because they use Artificial Intelligence, which means they can anticipate your laundry needs and learn your laundry habits,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Refrigeration and Laundry. 

“If you’re consistently washing mixed-fabric loads on a fast cycle, your machine will save these settings ready to go at the press of a button. It can even sense the fabric types in your load and adjust to the perfect wash settings.”

Wi-Fi has well and truly arrived in the laundry, too, with the smartest washers letting you remotely control their settings via an app on your smart device. Set a load to wash from your desk at work, or schedule it for an off-peak energy usage period so you save at bill time. You don’t even have to worry about adding detergent before each wash.  An auto dosing washing machine will sense how much detergent is needed and do the job for up to 35 loads before it needs refilling.

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Samsung 8.5kg Front Load Washer

Miele 9kg Front Load Washer

Haier 8kg Top Load Washer

“The latest washing machines are the best yet because they use Artificial Intelligence, which means they can anticipate your laundry needs and learn your laundry habits.” Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Laundry.

The Vacuum

A robot that cleans your floors. No, it’s not the plot of a neat-freak’s favourite sci-fi – this is real life! Robot vacuums are one of the few next-gen appliances that have completely removed a job from your chore chart. Just press go and let this little genius go to work on your floors before heading back to its charging station, unloading the debris and powering down to save energy. There are even models that mop, too!

And there ain’t no staircase high enough to keep an Ecovacs robot vacuum from doing its job. These top-of-the-range robot vacuums use TrueMapping technology to plot a perfect path to cleanliness, avoiding any obstacle in their way. The newest models don’t even need you to be home to get them started on the job. Just connect them to a compatible smart device and your home Wi-Fi network, and you can set your robot working from anywhere, anytime. Upside? Coming home to a clean house.

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Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 Pro Robotic Vacuum

iRobot Roomba J7 Robot Vacuum

Bissell SpinWave Wet & Dry Robotic Vacuum


With 70 years of experience in home appliances, The Good Guys know time-saving, smart home appliances. See us in-store or online for expert advice, a big range and the best prices.

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