Run a perfect bath every time with the voice-controlled Kohler PerfectFill

Kohler PerfectFill
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Running the perfect bath just got a lot easier, thanks to the new Kohler PerfectFill system announced at CES 2022

If you’re like me, you need to put aside some time to run a bath that's just right. I'll typically sit around and constantly check the temperature by hand as it fills, because the last thing I want after a hard day’s work is a tepid tub. Even if you find that perfect temperature straight from the faucet, there’s the depth to keep an eye on as well; a flood is not going to help you relax. As a result, running a good bath is actually more hassle than you’d think, especially when compared to taking a shower.

Kohler's PerfectFill drain system should solve that, by integrating your tub into your smart home. With a simple voice command, or via the linked Kohler Konnect app, the PerfectFill system will automatically draw your bath to the ideal temperature and depth — no monitoring needed.

Kohler PerfectFill

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This means you don’t need to waste time keeping an eye on the water — in fact, you don’t even have to go into the bathroom to turn a faucet. You could pre-plan your baths; for instance, asking for one while stretching as you finish working out. So there's no need to wait around — it will be ready when you are. 

If more than one member of your household enjoys a soak, or you need a cooler temperature in the summer, you can save up to 10 pre-set bathing experiences.

Once you’re finished bathing, it can drain automatically from a simple voice command, too, making the whole experience as hassle-free as possible. The only thing you need to do is add the oils and bath bombs. 

And if voice-commands aren’t your thing, you can also use the included touchscreen digital controller which can be wall-mounted next to the bath. This will certainly look impressive in any bathroom. 

Kohler PerfectFill Controller

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The only drawback to the Kohler PerfectFill is that it won't come cheap. You'll need a professional to install it, and the system itself will start at $2,700. So, it’s really only for those whose days revolve around that perfect bath experience (or the very rich). It will definitely save time if you love to take a bath, but at such a price it’s not particularly accessible for the wider market. It should also be flagged that it’s designed to be compatible with a Kohler spout and bath — so you might need a whole new tub to get this tech.     

The PerfectFill will be available to order from Kohler from May 2022 and comes as a drain kit, including a valve, system controller and drain. It needs to be paired with a Kohler digital valve, Kohler spout (deck- or wall-mount) and compatible Kohler bath.

Be sure to check out all of the latest product news on our CES 2022 live blog, which we're updating with all the latest announcements. 

Katie Mortram
Homes Editor

Katie looks after everything homes-related, from kitchen appliances to gardening tools. She also covers smart home products too, so is the best point of contact for any household advice! She has tested and reviewed appliances for over 6 years, so she knows what to look for when finding the best. Her favorite thing to test has to be air purifiers, as the information provided and the difference between performances is extensive.