Appliances with accessible iOS apps

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Hi everyone! What appliances do you use (for the kitchen, cleaning, or anything else) that can be controlled through an accessible iOS app? Just curious.

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Submitted by Lukas on Sunday, December 29, 2019

I have a Neato Botvac Connected. This model is a couple years old now but it's definitely much more powerful at actual cleaning than the Roombas. The Roombas boast a lot of fancy gimmicky features, but when I had the option to compare the performance of the two lineups, Neato is definitely the winner, especially if you have a golden retriever guide dog who sheds like crazy. The app has gone through several stages during its development where its accessibility was not the greatest, but it's generally stable and reliable. The only button I had to label by myself was the one to show or hide the battery percentage of the cleaner.
Lukas

Submitted by Travis Roth on Monday, December 30, 2019

Club AppleVis Member

The Instant Pot Bluetooth model's "Smart cooker" app is accessible enough to use. (I'm unsure if the Wi-Fi model uses this same version of the app.)
The Anova immersion circulator has an app that also can be used. (The Anova is used for sous vide method of cooking.)
My Samsung induction range uses Smart Things. While the app isn't perfect and I don't try to do much with it as it is just faster to type on the keypad, it is accessible enough to alert me when the oven's preheating cycle is complete, and I can check the temperature and mode the oven is set to to verify I have it set the way I want.
Hope this helps.

Submitted by Maldalain on Monday, December 30, 2019

Taotronics Bathroom Scale. The app is accessible and personal weight reading can be stored and there are user presets to store data for each user. Also it syncs with Apple Health app.

Submitted by Jared on Monday, December 30, 2019

I was looking at sous vide cooking but am not sure how to do this when blind? Specifically how do you sear meat? Based on my experience when trying to cook in a skillit I suspect I would have a hard time.

Submitted by AbleTec on Monday, December 30, 2019

Hello. The WiFi version of the instant pot now has a very accessible app. Also, one can access it by using the Instant Cook skill w/either Alexa or Google.

I was actually thinking about doing a podcast regarding this, but I know the submission guidelines for this have recently changed--& I think changed again--so I'd like some clarification as to what those are prior to working hard on something only to have it rejected out-of-hand.

Submitted by J.P. on Monday, December 30, 2019

The Instant Pot Wifi is quite accessible. You need to play with app, designed somewhat poorly. Casori has a new wifi 5.8 Air Fryer with accessible app.
I returned the new amazon Smart Oven. Very accessible through Alexa and app. It’s quite large on the countertop. The air fry function is atrocious, not truly a air fryer. The preheat for convection oven can take well over 25/30 minutes. I’d wait for 2nd generation, but does work well for most things.

Submitted by brandon armstrong on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

hi their, the cosori smart air fryer wifi model has an accessible app called vesync.

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