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“Smart refrigerators today aren’t really that smart. Unlike other smart kitchen appliances that can turn themselves on or off under specific conditions or trigger specific actions when necessary, today’s so-called smart refrigerators do basically the same things refrigerators have done for the past 75 years, albeit with a few added bells and whistles.

For example, LG’s ThinQ smart refrigerators include a variety of top-of-the-line features, including dual icemakers with Craft Ice, LED internal lighting, and more. The InstaView Door-in-Door feature lets you see inside the refrigerator without opening the door, which is nice.

Select models feature Wi-Fi integration with LG’s ThinQ app, which lets you change the temperature or order up extra ice from the ThinQ mobile app or your Amazon Alexa or Google Home device. You can also get notifications, via the app, if somebody leaves the refrigerator door open.

While all of these features are nice, none are particularly “smart.” It’s a bit of a letdown when you’re spending $4,000 or more on a high-end refrigerator to find out the only “smart” thing it does is supercharge the icemaker.”

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When it comes to a wise investment for your money, a “smart” refrigerator just doesn’t make sense. You’re better off getting a traditional model that looks and functions well. Of course, you could save hundreds or more if your current refrigerator just needs some repairs.

At Apple Valley Eagan Appliance we repair many makes and models of refrigerators. Check out our appliance repair page to learn more about this service or call us at 952-953-0080 for additional details.