White goods are major household appliances such as stoves (British: chefs), refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, detergents, dishwashers, clocks and coolers. They were large household appliances that were only available in white. Even though you can buy them today in many different colors, they are still called white goods.
Large machines – durable consumer goods made of enamel-coated sheet steel – resemble white goods.
The term may refer to white fabrics, especially linen or cotton – for items such as curtains, towels, or sheets that have been historically made of white linen.
In the beverage industry, white goods are the color of air, such as vodka or gin.
White goods, such as water boilers, refrigerators, refrigerators, coolers, washing machines, dryers, and stoves were traditionally made white, hence the name. Today, they are available in many different colors.
White goods vs. brown
The name is in contrast to the black goods, which are long-lasting consumer electronics such as computers, digital media players, TVs and radios.
According to emmerriam-webster.com, white goods are:
“1. White fabrics especially of cotton or linen. 2. Articles (such as sheets, towels, or curtains) in the beginning or are usually made of white cloth. 3. Large household appliances (such as stoves and refrigerators) are usually eliminated from their white crust. ”
Definition: household appliances
The term household items refers to the machinery or equipment in our home that we use to perform tasks such as washing, cooling, heating or cooking. Household items can be divided into:
– Consumer electronics (brown goods), such as TVs, computers, radios, or sports consoles.
– White goods (large electrical appliances) such as washing machines and refrigerators.
– Small appliances such as toasters, coffee makers, and blenders.
In terms of their maintenance and repair, black goods often require high skills and knowledge, while white goods often require ‘cruel force’ and practical skills.
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White assets are gradually becoming networks – collecting and sharing data online. Many black and white goods, as well as many small electrical appliances, are expected to soon become part of the Internet of Things – the global infrastructure of the information society, allowing for the integration of tangible and tangible objects.
Simply put, our homes will soon be filled with smart, Internet-connected devices. Hardware on these devices will allow you to connect with other electrical devices, automation, and additional functionality.
A smart refrigerator, for example, detects what types of products are stored inside; tracks stock with RFID or barcode scanning. The device can also tell you when internal storage needs to be exported because their expiration date has expired.
Besides making a shopping list, smart fridges today can combine schedules for each family member, share photos and send a message directly to your smartphone. They can stream your favorite music, and show TV shows.
Cyber-security experts are concerned that in the future dangerous software will be created, for example, to slide the refrigerator door overnight, or to raise the interior temperature so that all decaying material can decompose quickly.
Proofpoint Inc., a California cyber-security company, announced the discovery of a ** large botnet infecting smart refrigerators and other household items, and sent out more than 750,000 malicious emails.
** Botnet is a network of private computers infected with harmful viruses or worms and controlled as a group without the knowledge of the owners.
Video – White recycling
This ERI video explains how large electrical items are disposed of. Did you know that in 2011 in the United States, more than 9 million refrigerators and freezers, 6 million units of a / c units, and nearly a million moisture-proof appliances were discarded?