IoT Made Simple: GE First Manufacturer to Have Suite of Connected Appliances on IFTTT

  • GE Appliances and IFTTT release the washer, dryer and dishwasher
    channels, becoming the first appliance manufacturer to have its entire
    appliance suite on IFTTT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The connected suite is officially complete: GE Appliances has
announced the release of three new channels on “If This Then That”
(IFTTT), doubling their existing IFTTT presence from three channels to
six and making GE Appliances the first appliance manufacturer to have
its entire appliance suite on the platform.

GE Appliances has been working with IFTTT since June of 2015, adding
functionality for users to get more out of their GE Appliances products.
The new channels add in functionality for the GE Appliances washer,
dryer and dishwasher units, enabling users to connect their appliances
to more than 100 other applications and connected devices, such as
Facebook, Twitter, smart lighting, and various other smart home products.

For example, the functionality could have smart lights blink when the
washer has 10 minutes left on the timer, or any time the wall oven is on
a smart thermostat can tell the HVAC fan to turn on.

“Having the full suite available on IFTTT allows consumers to stay on
top of their home appliances in new ways that are created just for them
and their lifestyle,” said Brett Luckabaugh, connected appliances scrum
master at GE Appliances. “With six GE Appliances channels on IFTTT there
are endless possibilities for consumers to create new recipes, giving
them more control over their smart home.”

Today, GE Appliances has over 400 connected users across its multiple
IFTTT channels, resulting in more than 3,000 “recipes” (commands)
running each week.

One of the most interesting features of IFTTT is that users can use GE
Appliances’ featured “recipes,” or create their own, allowing for the
connected appliances to integrate with other Internet of Things-enabled
products. IFTTT opens the door to the possibilities of how users operate
their GE Appliances products as well as their everyday lives.

“It’s exciting to see GE Appliances bring their vision of a richer, more
connected home to life with IFTTT,” said Anne Mercogliano, VP of
marketing for IFTTT. “Having their entire suite of smart appliances on
the platform creates new connections for the hundreds of existing apps
and devices on IFTTT that gives the power to users to tailor their world
to what is important to them.”

Consumers with connected GE Appliances products can check out the
showcased “recipe” IFTTT channels below:

GE Appliances Cooking:
Appliances GeoSpring:
Appliances Refrigerator:
Appliances Dishwasher:
Appliances Washer:
Appliances Dryer:

To learn more about connected appliances and their capabilities, visit
the GE
Wi-Fi Connect

About GE Appliances

GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative,
energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’
products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers,
washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water
heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to
build a world that works better. For more information on GE Appliances,


IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one
simple statement — if this, then that. The IFTTT community can create if
this then that connections, called recipes, between lots of different
applications, called Channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox,
Evernote, Gmail and others. IFTTT also works with devices like the Nest
Thermostat and Protect, Fitbit, UP wristband by Jawbone, and the Philips
Hue bulb. For a more comprehensive overview of IFTTT, see our about page.


GE Appliances
Kim Freeman
Manager, Global Public Relations