EVERETT — It’s like a nanny cam for the fridge.
From your cellphone, you can see what’s inside — and whose hands are grabbing the beer.
Or say you’re at the grocery store and can’t remember if you need milk. No problem. Your phone can show you if the jug is half empty or half full.
Refrigerators, like phones, cars and so much else, have gone “smart.”
In addition to the inside spy cameras, Samsung’s Family Hub model has a 21.5-inch LCD touchscreen panel that is a glorified tablet. It can stream videos, play music, send emails and post to-do lists.
No more excuses not to unload the dishwasher: the memo is there in the font and color of Mom’s choosing.
You can even see inside the fridge without opening the door.
Nothing in there you’re craving?
“You can touch it and say, ‘Call Domino’s,’ ” said Devin Anderson, sales associate at Judd & Black in Everett.
The fancy refrigerator will be among the many items at the Everett Fall Home Show on Oct. 27, 28 and 29 at Xfinity Arena in Everett.
The show is a bonanza of ways to pamper your home with new windows, cabinets, flooring, furniture and electronics.
Many vendors will offer special deals on products at the show, event producer Bill Bradley said.
More than 200 home improvement and remodeling booths will be set up along with 120 booths comprising the Everett Gift Show, with about a dozen authors signing their books. One admission price covers it all.
The gift show will feature spices, sauces, candies, jewelry, clothing, pets wares, lotions, potions and more. Artists include Viviana Lopez, who makes sparkling jewelry from orange shells, coconut, banana pulp, nuts, beans and other items in her Bothell home-based business, VR Seeds & Stones.
The appliances sparkle in a different way.
Many major kitchen appliances are now available in a new coated stainless steel sheen.
“It keeps fingerprints at a minimal,” Anderson said. “Plus, instead of using stainless steel polish you can use a glass cleaner.”
Instead of the usual white inside, interiors on many brands are available in grayish colors with adjustable shelves. A fridge by KitchenAid has a removable marinating dish and stylish wood-grained serving tray.
Another popular feature on many brands is a separate cooling system by zone.
“They say you can put an unwrapped head of lettuce in these and get almost a month out of it,” Anderson said of the Samsung model.
The Family Hub refrigerator has three cameras inside, so you can see how that lettuce is withering (or not) without opening the door.
However, there aren’t cameras in the freezer, so you can’t see who is scooping up all the ice cream.
Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443; firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @reporterbrown.
If you go
Everett Fall Home Show and Everett Gift Show: Oct. 27, 28 and 29, Xfinity Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29.
Admission, which covers both shows, is $7 adults, $6.50 for seniors. Free for kids 16 and younger.
More at www.everettfallhomeshow.com and www.everettgiftshow.com.
Robert Dugoni, author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series, will be on stage and selling his books for $5 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Keynote speaker Todd Fahlman, who calls himself a “Jedi” real estate broker
Friday: 1:30 p.m. “The 5 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes”; 2:30 p.m. “How to Buy HUD Foreclosures”; and 4:30 p.m. “The Puget Sound Housing Bubble — to Pop or not to Pop?”
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. “The 5 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes”; 2:30 p.m. “How to Buy HUD Foreclosures” ; and 4:30 p.m. “The Puget Sound Housing Bubble — to Pop or not to Pop?”
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. “The 5 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes”; 2:30 p.m. “How to buy HUD Foreclosures”; and 3:30 p.m. “The Puget Sound Housing Bubble — to Pop or not to Pop?”
Friday: 2 p.m.“Your Social Security Benefits: It Pays to Know” by Jarrod Haynes, Voya Financial; 3 p.m. “Your House … a Used Car Without Wheels” by Jeff Poole, SED Construction; 4 p.m. “Going Ductless and Saving Money” by Bob McGee, The Heat Pump Store; 5 p.m. “Bath Design for Aging in Place and Staying in your Home” by Drue Hartwell, Luna Kitchen and Bath
Saturday: 1 p.m. “Your House … a Used Car Without Wheels”; 2 p.m. “Going Ductless and Saving Money”; 3 p.m. “Bath Design for Aging in Place and Staying in your Home“; 4 p.m. “Your Social Security Benefits: It Pays to Know”
Sunday: 12 p.m. “Your Social Security Benefits: It Pays to Know”; 1 p.m. “Your House … a Used Car Without Wheels”; 2 p.m. “Going Ductless and Saving Money”; 3 p.m. “Bath Design for Aging in Place and Staying in your Home”