We’ve all heard talk about Smart technology and the connected home, but what does that actually mean in the real world and how can it make your life easier?

In this blog, Digital Marketing Specialist at Bosch, Paul Bird, discusses how taking your kitchen online will be the best thing since sliced bread.

 

Complete control, wherever you are

Bosch has delivered the perfect solution to the age old question “Did I leave the oven on?”

With the Home Connect app, you can see at a glance the status of your connected appliances and make any adjustments you need to. It’s just a simple tap of your mobile phone to turn the oven off so you can relax.

But what if you’re having a dinner party and the guests are running late but the food has already started cooking? That’s no issue – simply tap “pause” on the Home Connect app and your cooking programme will ease off until you tell it to start again. Overcooked meals become a thing of the past.

And, of course, you have full control over the settings of your oven. It’s so simple to manually select every aspect of your cooking programme, from the type of heating used to the temperature and duration of cooking. You can even set the programme to start at a certain time so you can set everything up and focus on your guests while the oven takes care of the rest.

Recipes made Smart and simple

Ever wish you had a kitchen assistant that would give you recipe recommendations and help set the open up for you? Home Connect does just this.

With a selection of ever expanding recipe books and seasonal specialities, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to meal planning. Each recipe gives you helpful tips, nutritional information and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

But here’s where the really Smart stuff kicks in. You can send the settings straight from the app to your oven so it’s all ready to go when you are. You can even make adjustments so the oven

starts automatically later in the day if you’re preparing the food now and want it all to be cooked for a certain time. So easy!

A kitchen that works together

It’s not just your oven that works with Home Connect. Bosch gives you full control over a range of your kitchen appliances, so you have your washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and even your fridge in the palm of your hand.

You can operate them all from the same easy-to-use app, and all have time-saving and life-enhancing Smart features that will quickly become a vital part of your every day life.

The future is yours…

New functions and features are constantly being added to the Home Connect app to make your life easier. This is great as it means you get all these benefits for free every time the app updates.

For example, if you have Amazon Echo, Simply say “Alexa” and control your home with your voice. Home Connect will be even more convenient to handle. Just tell Alexa what you want your appliances to do and the intelligent personal assistant will transfer your instruction straight to your washing machine, oven, or dishwasher.

You can, for instance, easily preheat your oven to a desired temperature while you’re relaxing on the couch. Yet another example of how Home Connect makes your life easier and your home ready for the future.

If you want more information on any of the Bosch appliances, visit one of the Optiplan Kitchens showrooms.

We’ve all heard talk about Smart technology and the connected home, but what does that actually mean in the real world and how can it make your life easier?

In this blog, Digital Marketing Specialist at Bosch, Paul Bird, discusses how taking your kitchen online will be the best thing since sliced bread.

 

Complete control, wherever you are

Bosch has delivered the perfect solution to the age old question “Did I leave the oven on?”

With the Home Connect app, you can see at a glance the status of your connected appliances and make any adjustments you need to. It’s just a simple tap of your mobile phone to turn the oven off so you can relax.

But what if you’re having a dinner party and the guests are running late but the food has already started cooking? That’s no issue – simply tap “pause” on the Home Connect app and your cooking programme will ease off until you tell it to start again. Overcooked meals become a thing of the past.

And, of course, you have full control over the settings of your oven. It’s so simple to manually select every aspect of your cooking programme, from the type of heating used to the temperature and duration of cooking. You can even set the programme to start at a certain time so you can set everything up and focus on your guests while the oven takes care of the rest.

Recipes made Smart and simple

Ever wish you had a kitchen assistant that would give you recipe recommendations and help set the open up for you? Home Connect does just this.

With a selection of ever expanding recipe books and seasonal specialities, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to meal planning. Each recipe gives you helpful tips, nutritional information and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

But here’s where the really Smart stuff kicks in. You can send the settings straight from the app to your oven so it’s all ready to go when you are. You can even make adjustments so the oven

starts automatically later in the day if you’re preparing the food now and want it all to be cooked for a certain time. So easy!

A kitchen that works together

It’s not just your oven that works with Home Connect. Bosch gives you full control over a range of your kitchen appliances, so you have your washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and even your fridge in the palm of your hand.

You can operate them all from the same easy-to-use app, and all have time-saving and life-enhancing Smart features that will quickly become a vital part of your every day life.

The future is yours…

New functions and features are constantly being added to the Home Connect app to make your life easier. This is great as it means you get all these benefits for free every time the app updates.

For example, if you have Amazon Echo, Simply say “Alexa” and control your home with your voice. Home Connect will be even more convenient to handle. Just tell Alexa what you want your appliances to do and the intelligent personal assistant will transfer your instruction straight to your washing machine, oven, or dishwasher.

You can, for instance, easily preheat your oven to a desired temperature while you’re relaxing on the couch. Yet another example of how Home Connect makes your life easier and your home ready for the future.

If you want more information on any of the Bosch appliances, visit one of the Optiplan Kitchens showrooms.