Wi-Fi connected appliances able to connect with Amazon Dash when supplies start to run out are currently being manufactured by Samsung, Whirlpool and Oster — but GE is introducing the world to the first Dash-ready dishwasher.
A smart dishwasher that orders for itself is an expensive investment — $1,500 — as opposed to $600-$900 for a dishwasher that will not attempt to make its own choices.
GE is also behind a connected washing machine that orders laundry detergent through Amazon Dash. Both work through GE Appliance’s GE Kitchen app, which offers users the option of connecting their machines to their Amazon accounts. Users then enter their preferred brand of detergent pods and how many they have right now. From there, the dishwasher will count wash cycles to keep track of when it needs new supplies.
“Dash Replenishment is all about making customers’ lives easier and helping ensure they never run out of everyday essentials. With Dash Replenishment, customers can skip a trip to the store and simply depend on their GE dishwasher or washing machine to reorder dish detergent, laundry detergent and fabric softener the moment supplies run low,” Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Devices, said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with GE Appliances as it expands its portfolio of appliances that are integrated with Dash Replenishment.”