Long gone are the days when a microwave was seen as the most cutting-edge kitchen technology. Smart kitchen gadgets have made their way into our kitchens, designed for those
looking to make the process of cooking, cleaning and preparing food a much easier and efficient process.
No matter whether you’re running a busy household on limited time and could benefit from some time-saving streamlining; you like the idea of home-cooked food but eat too many takeaways, or you’re a smart home addict looking for more technology, these top picks will be right up your street.
Though, with so many options out there, which gadgets are we most excited about in 2019?
Smart fridges are undoubtedly top of the list of the most coveted kitchen technology thanks to the sheer number of helpful functions and features they can offer us day-to-day. One of the smartest features has to be the internal fridge camera, which lets you see what’s in the fridge at home while you’re browsing the supermarket shelves. Many also have built-in touchscreens, complete with recipe inspiration and grocery ordering apps to help you plan and purchase dinner ingredients without leaving the kitchen. To top this off, many are also voice-activated, so you don’t have to lift a finger to plan your next family meal!
Beyond cooking, many smart fridges allow you to check the family calendar and even stream your favorite radio station, Spotify playlist or tv program through the fridge screen and inbuilt speakers.
Many ovens nowadays allow you to preheat the oven in advance from your phone. This is a great feature for those with busy lifestyles or children, who want to get home and pop dinner straight in the oven the moment they get through the door. After all, saving twenty minutes in the cooking process can make all the difference, especially when dealing with stroppy, hungry little tummies!
That’s not the only reason smart ovens make the list either! Timer mode also sends a notification straight to your phone when the cooking is done, meaning you can relax in front of the TV without having to worry about your food burning.
You may be thinking, how can a seemingly simple appliance be smart? These gadgets made the list because of what they do and how truly ingenious they are. Smart dishwashers have built-in sensors that detect a potential blockage or leak and can alert you to the problem. They will also cut off all water flow before a potential issue turns into a full-blown kitchen flood, saving your time and money on potentially costly repairs.
A Connected Hood & Hob
Ever forget to switch on the extractor fan when cooking, only to find unwanted smells lingering around days later? Many smart hoods and hobs work in sync so that the fan is automatically turned on to the correct setting as soon as you turn on the hob. So, not only does this keep the kitchen smelling fresh, but it also helps prevent your kitchen against damp damage, excess moisture and discoloration from smoke escaping.
Smart Washing Machine
Not sure how a washing machine can be made smart? Well, many machines now allow you to manage washing machine cycles, water and electricity consumption from your smartphone. This innovative technology has made returning home to a machine full of damp smelling clothes a thing of the past and can also troubleshoot any minor issues with the mechanics of the machine before they become any worse.
Feeling inspired to invest in a smart appliance to help your day-to-day lifestyle? Any reputable Kitchen Appliances Showroom should be able to point you in the right direction to make an investment you’ll enjoy for decades to come.