at the time of equip a kitchen with new appliancessuch as a washing machine or a dishwasher, we are used to buying them, having them at home, using them until they break down and if faults arise outside the warranty period, we take care of it ourselves or buy a new equipment.
However, it is this mentality that aims to change Haierintroducing the old concept of the rental and pay per usebut updated to the technologies of the 21st century and the ubiquitous mobile control.
The Haier Europe group, which includes brands such as Haier, Candy and Hooverhas announced that they will be present at the next IFA 2022 in Berlin to be held from September 2 to 6, where they will show their solutions and proposals for the Internet of Things, such as their universal application hOn, a platform that allows manage all appliances of the three brands and access various advanced services.
Rental and pay-per-use appliances
But apart from showing new appliances in different product ranges, the company has advanced that they will teach and explain in depth WashPassa new service that will offer a curious mode of payment for washing.
It is an all-inclusive solution whereby the manufacturer (in this case Haier or Candy) gives us a washing machine at home that they claim will be “ultra-technologically connected” for which we will have to pay a fee per month and an amount each time we use it.
They take care of everything else, providing the 4 types of detergents that the washing machine doses automatically when they are running out, to do maintenance and always have it ready.
Although at the moment they have not given many more details about this curious system, nor if it can be apply to other home appliances such as a dishwasher, on the Candy website for the United Kingdom there is already an example of what this service could be like and the prices in pounds, which gives us an idea of how much it can cost in the rest of Europe.
As we can see, the washing machine will have a drum for loads of 9 kilos of clotheswill have 60 specialized programs that will be divided by means of artificial intelligence and that we will be able to control and manage from a mobile application as well as with four large tanks for detergent whose content we can consult on the phone and that they are in charge of replacing.
As for the prices, according to what it says on the web, it has a £69 setup fee (we don’t know if this includes shipping), a £6.90 monthly fee and others £0.80 for each wash what we do.
Interesting? Well, it depends on the type of user we are, but if we are easy to move or do not want to have to worry about having the household appliances ready, this type of service can be a good option, as long as the prices accompany the service offered.