The Digital Kitchen: How Kitchens Have Become Technology Hubs
With the kitchen being the hub of activity in the home, and the advances in technology in recent years, it’s no wonder that the two have merged. Appliances have integrated with smartphones and just about everything is connected to the Internet now.
If you’re not sure where to get started with upgrading to a digital kitchen, take a look at some of these smart options.
If you last bought an oven in 1993, you’ll be amazed at the options available now.
Many ovens now combine convection heating with bursts of microwaves so food cooks faster. Some, like those from Turbochef, are pre-programmed with the best cooking methods for hundreds of different types of food, and cook up to 15 times faster than a conventional oven!
Others like the Samsung Flex Duo Oven project virtual LED flames onto the pot so you know when the oven is on. You can even cook two separate dishes at different temperatures at the same time – a savior when you’re hosting Christmas lunch!
Smart fridges have been around for a while but are getting smarter and more advanced all the time.
Some have cameras inside them, so when you’re out shopping and can’t remember if you need milk, you can use an app and have a look inside your fridge. Some can tell you when a product is about to reach it’s expiry date, and others can monitor your electricity usage and save you money.
Induction cooktops used to be something only wealthy people had, but now they are becoming mainstream as more options enter the market.
They operate as a magnet and only heat up when a pot is placed on them. Once the pot is removed they become instantly cool – a fantastic safety feature.
Modern day microwaves have come a long way since they first became available. Many now steam food and can make food crispy in the same way an oven would.
Smart microwaves also have more than one heat source, so food heats and cooks evenly. No more dishes that are boiling on the outside and still frozen in the middle!
The aim of any digital kitchen and cooking gadget is to make cooking easier. If you’re building a new kitchen or renovating your existing one, why not consider some smart appliances to add to the functionality of your home. Speak with one of our consultants here for more information.