The Kenmore Guide to Smart Appliances

June 8, 2017 by Kenmore

We here at Kenmore have been talking quite a lot about our new line of smart appliances. From washers and dryers to refrigerators and air conditioners, we’re excited about the advancements that smart technology can bring to the home. But for those who aren’t quite as familiar with smart appliances, we’ve put together this little primer. Consider this your opportunity to get wise to smart!

What is a smart appliance?

The Kenmore Smart lineup are state of the art appliances that connect to an app on your smart phone via Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your home from the palm of your hand. With the convenience of the Kenmore Smart App, you can easily monitor, control, and maintain your appliances from your phone – remotely. Washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters and water softeners – they all become, well – ‘smart’.

How do smart appliances work?

Kenmore Smart Appliances have 100 years of trusted Kenmore performance and reliability behind them, but with the added convenience of being “smart.” That means you can use your home’s Wi-Fi to control them remotely with the Kenmore Smart App. For example, if you’re at the office and you want to start a load of laundry before you get home, you can do that with Kenmore Smart App. The App sends your command to the Kenmore Cloud. And then the Kenmore Cloud delivers that command to start your smart washer, all in a matter of seconds.

Do I need smart appliances?

So, do you need Smart technology? If you want your life to be amazing, you do. The wide range of Kenmore Smart appliances provide convenience and peace of mind. They allow you to easily monitor, control, and maintain your appliances from the palm of your hand, wherever you are.

How hard is it to program a smart appliance?

Do you have WIFI in your house? Do you know how to download an app? Then you have everything you need to get your smart appliance up and running in a matter of minutes. Really, there’s no “programming” at all. Just download the free Kenmore Smart app, and follow the step-by-step instructions. QR codes on the appliances make registration a snap. Just scan the code, and all of your appliance’s info is automatically saved in the app. No more looking for model numbers or digging through drawers to find user manuals. It’s all right here, whenever you need it.

How fast will my smart appliances become obsolete?

In other words, will you have to replace your smart appliance every year like you do with your smartphone? Absolutely not! The “brains” behind our smart appliances are really in the Kenmore Smart App. Kenmore’s engineering team will always be working to make things smarter, faster, and better, and when they do, they’ll pass those advancements along to you in the form of App updates. From time to time, you’ll get a message to update your app, just like you do with your smart phone. You won’t need to make any updates to your smart appliance. It all happens right here (points to phone) That’s it. Simple!

Shop all Kenmore smart appliances to bring a little extra intelligence to your home. 


The Kenmore brand represents 100 years of trusted performance, backed by exclusive features and innovations that no other brand can bring to the table. We’re always evolving to ensure day-to-day tasks are taken care of with faster cooking, better cleaning and more living throughout the home.