White goods/electrical domestic appliances do not interface with end-users well and do not allow interrogation on their status (diagnosis, durability, wear & tear). Manufacturers program their appliances in proprietary or other none Open Source code. Can we propose alternative approaches? Can we design both from a consumer’s but also a manufacturer’s side, an open-source interface, which enables end-users to extract purposeful information, e.g. # of cycles performed, status of parts or consumables, prediction of further life-span. It could also be used for testing, validating and possibly maintaining appliances. Could this become a standard (the Linux of white goods) and therefore contribute to durability and Circular Economy?