Hot New High-Tech Kitchen Appliances
October 18, 2016
Innovation waits for no one! Just as you'd upgrade your phone or computer to the latest and greatest version every few years, so too does it make sense to take advantage of all the high-tech upgrades that are now available for your kitchen appliances. Here are some of the coolest tech-influenced appliances you can now find:
Refrigerators with Built-in LCD Tablets
Want to make a digital grocery list and then email it directly to yourself? Looking to text your spouse that you're running late and they should put your dinner in the fridge for later? How about changing your dinner party music when you head to the fridge to grab another bottle of wine? More and more refrigerators are being sold with built in LCD tablets with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, basically bringing smart phone functionality to your icebox. Raise and lower the temperature remotely with your phone. Some new refrigerators even have cameras aimed at the inside of the bridge which can be activated remotely, allowing you to peek into your fridge while you're out shopping to see what you need.
"Innovation waits for no one!"
Programmable Coffee Makers
Love to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee brewing? A programmable coffee maker may be just the ticket! These smart appliances can be pre-loaded with water and grounds and a timer set to start brewing so that, by the time you're up and about, you've got a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you. Some even have WiFi capabilities, allowing you to adjust how strong you want your coffee – perfect for those mornings after a restless night!
Flex-Duo and Intelligent Ovens
Need to cook two different dishes, but don't want to stagger preparation? A flex-duo oven allows you to cook two distinct dishes at different temperatures simultaneously! Prepare dinner and desert at the same time. Alternatively, intelligent ovens automatically calculate how long and how hot to cook food, simply by processing what you've put in the oven and your preferred level of of doneness.
Innovations in dishwasher technology have been focused largely on maximizing energy efficiency and reducing water usage.
Remote Kitchen Thermometers
If you're cooking a full turkey or roast, getting the level of doneness you're looking for takes time and patience. Rather than being stuck in the kitchen for several hours, smart meat thermometers can be placed in whatever you are roasting, allowing you to check doneness remotely via an app on your phone.
Touchless Trash Cans
When you're cooking, the last thing you want to do is to wash your hands after throwing something away. Some trash-can makers have gone one better than the traditional food activated trash cans and created smart bins that open and close automatically when you wave your hand over them.
Smart Slow Cookers
With winter on its way, the virtue of a slow cooker is that you can simply add ingredients to the pot in the morn and have a delicious, hearty meal waiting for you when you get home. Smart slow cookers do this even more effectively, allowing you to remotely turn on and off the cooker as well as raise and lower the temperature as needed.
3D Food Printers
The future has arrived! Like something out of Star Trek, 3D printing technology can be used to create simple, cookable foods out of component parts on demand. The technology is still limited and has yet to reach market saturation, but keep an eye out for these high-tech food creators hitting stores soon!
Of course, new technology could inspire you to get a new look for your kitchen. Stop by a Wolseley Kitchen and Bath showroom to get a few ideas!