Amazon’s Dash Replenishment system, announced last fall, is still going strong despite its sci-fi levels of spookiness. The program connects to smart devices to automatically reorder household supplies before a user even runs out, a feature that is simultaneously very useful and a little ominous.
General Electric Appliances announced the newest addition to the smart devices lineup today with a smart dishwasher, connected to Amazon’s replenishment service. The dishwasher measures how many times it is run to keep track of its owner’s detergent pods. When the stockpile declines to a specified number of pods, the dishwasher will automatically order more.
“Dash Replenishment is all about making customers’ lives easier and helping ensure they never run out of everyday essentials,” Daniel Rausch, Director, 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.”
The new appliance joins GE’s smart laundry machines and Alexa-enabled kitchen appliances as the appliance maker continues to expand into the smart home market.
Other brands, including Whirlpool and Samsung, have developed a myriad of replenishment-enabled devices since the program was announced last fall, including everything from dog bowls to laser printers.