The old saying “work smarter not harder” applies in buckets when it comes to slaving away in the kitchen. Technology has entered the kitchen in full force and not just in the form of fancy gadgets and appliances. Today, you can have a kitchen with technology integrated into every function and appliance–from the faucets to the fridge to the lighting. This is what we call a smart kitchen.
Technology integrated kitchens are becoming very popular in 2021 as homeowners experiment with novel technologies. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best smart devices available today for added convenience to the homeowner.
1) Smart Refrigerator
Smart fridges incorporate Wi-Fi connectivity into a refrigerator, allowing for additional features like voice control via Alexa or Google Assistant. A smart fridge might be able to let you know if someone left the door open, perform diagnostics, or keep track of the groceries inside. No longer just a humble icebox to keep your food cold and make ice, the next generation smart fridge also can act as a virtual assistant, control your smart home, and some fridges even can brew your morning cup of coffee. Although these technical marvels are often at a higher price-point than traditional fridges, they are worth it for the convenience they can bring.
Refrigerators with smart screen offering features as:
- a digital pinboard
- photo display
- a cooking screen for your recipes
- shopping list
- entertainment screen
- smart home screen
- a hub for the home smart devices
2) Smart Faucet
Smart faucets are the wave of the future. Once you experience the benefits of a smart faucet, it’s hard to go back to a basic fixture. Most smart faucets include hands-free operation (touch, motion, voice or a combo), emphasize efficiency, power, and aesthetics for all your sink-based duties.
Smart Faucets offering features as;
- touchless control
- measured water disbursement
- increased flow rate
- attractive design/ finish
- sensor style
- power supply
- voice activation
3) Smarter Cooking Appliances
The right technology improvement can make preparing dinner quicker and more thorough, with less watching the clock for complicated recipes and sensors to make sure everything comes out ready to eat.
Smart Ranges and Cook Tops – precise temperatura controls and the option to set the oven to preheat while you are not even in the room. Bluetooth connected range hoods that turn on automatically when the stove or oven passes a set temperature or triggered by humidiy sensors. Some smart microwaves have a scan-to-cook feature that allows you to scan in the label of your food item for the microwave to select the appropriate cooking settings and time required from the manufacturers’ recipe database.
The list goes on. There are a few smart kitchen devices that overlap with devices that can be used anywhere in the house. The lighting in the kitchen as well as throughout the house can be upgraded to connected options, allowing them to be controlled via apps that can change the light tone and color, or turn them on or off on a schedule. Smart wall controls and electrical outlet switches allow some of the same functionality, but they go right to the power source that a lamp or other appliance or fixture relies on.
All these smart appliances can be controlled remotely via a mobile app or a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Home assistant. Every part of your kitchen can be updated to allow a completely customized experience.
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