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    At the IFA 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, Hoover introduced new home gadgets. Among the most interesting announcements: the H-WASH 500 washing machine with intelligent technologies, the most environmentally friendly dryer H-DRY 500 on the market, the H-FREE 500 compact cordless vacuum cleaner with built-in Wi-Fi and the H-KEEPHEAT oven that can store dishes.

    Hoover at IFA 2019: advanced home appliances with smartphone controls

    The washing machine in the H-WASH 500 uses the newly developed inverter Eco-Power motor. It allows you to speed up the washing process, providing maximum efficiency in the market in terms of productivity. Moreover, Hoover offers a 10-year model warranty to convince customers of the reliability of its new products.

    Other features of the washing machine include the color preservation system, the automatic dispensing function of the detergent, which increases the washing efficiency, and a wide range of programs for the care of linen.

    Hoover at IFA 2019: advanced home appliances with smartphone controls

    The new dryer H-DRY 500, according to the manufacturer, is the most environmentally friendly model on the market. This is achieved thanks to several environmental programs and a close to zero-emission of harmful substances in combination with a minimum noise level due to the proprietary Silent Drum system.

    Thanks to the platform design, the H-DRY 500 optimizes the thermodynamic flow, which improves air circulation and provides the highest class of energy consumption. In addition, the environmental features of the model are supplemented by the Aquavision system, which allows the reuse of water collected at the end of the cycle in a special tank.

    The H-WASH 500 and H-DRY 500 models provide remote control via the Hoover Wizard mobile application. In addition, the machines themselves are able to "communicate" with each other and automatically select the most suitable drying cycle in accordance with the type of fabric and the selected washing program.

    Hoover at IFA 2019: advanced home appliances with smartphone controls

    For home cleaning, the Hoover brand introduced the compact and powerful H-Free 500 cordless vacuum cleaner at IFA 2019. When folded, its height is only 69 cm, so it does not take up much space and is convenient to store even in a small apartment. In addition, it is able to stand upright anywhere without additional support.

    The H-FREE 500 uses the H-LAB brushless motor, which has enough power to clean large debris, hair, wool, and fine dust. The built-in lithium battery lasts up to 40 minutes of continuous cleaning without recharging. The battery can be charged separately from the vacuum cleaner itself.

    Hoover at IFA 2019: advanced home appliances with smartphone controls

    Thanks to the universal “3 in 1” nozzle located on the vacuum cleaner body, the H-FREE 500 removes dirt from any objects and surfaces, and an additional nozzle allows you to remove wool from furniture and carpets.

    In addition, the vacuum cleaner can also be controlled using the Hoover Wizard mobile application. Through it, the user can monitor the operation of the H-FREE 500 in real-time, as well as activate and control its functions, including the ability to check the charge, view statistics, monitor and receive notifications about the need for maintenance. Activation of additional options is also available, such as counting calories spent during harvesting.

    Hoover at IFA 2019: advanced home appliances with smartphone controls

    Another interesting product was the H-KEEPHEAT oven. This is the first and so far the only model on the market that can not only cook but also store dishes. According to the manufacturer, the finished products can be stored in it for up to one week. At the same time, food is constantly heated to the optimum temperature, so that at any time it can be taken out and served on the table without the need for additional heating.

    Prices and sales start dates for the presented new products will be announced later.



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