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Home appliance

Home appliance

Home appliances are electrical/mechanical appliances which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning.

Traditionally, home appliances are classified into:

Networking of home appliances

There is an increasing trend to network home appliances together, and combine their controls and key functions. For instance, energy distribution can be managed more evenly so that when the washing machine is on, the oven can go into a delayed start mode, or vice versa. Or, a washing machine and dryer may share information about load characteristics (gentle/normal, light/full), and synchronize their finish times so the wet laundry does not have to wait before being put in the dryer.

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