This disclosure describes techniques to provide customized responses to user queries for household tasks, e.g., use of an appliance such as a washer/dryer. The responses are customized based on information regarding appliances available within the household, obtained with user permission. The query may be received by a virtual assistant, e.g., available via a household appliance, or via device such as a smartphone, smart speaker, personal computer, etc. Information regarding the appliances is obtained, e.g., by indexing product manuals and other information. Results are provided that guide the user to complete the household task using an available appliance.
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Duggal, Ashish, "Customized query responses based on available appliances", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 31, 2019)