Are you looking to renovate your kitchen? Naturally, you should consider things like flooring that resists spills, backsplashes that complement your paint colors, and countertops that are both beautiful and functional. But today, the state-of-the-art kitchen is less about the design and more about the gadgets.
Technology makes every other aspect of life easier – so why not the kitchen? With the latest technology, amateur and professional chefs alike can enjoy more organization, greater efficiency, saved time, and tastier meals.
If you take a peek at some of the top-of-the-line kitchens, here are some tools you’ll likely see:
1. Highly Efficient Appliances
Every year, appliances are made more and more efficient. Tech-oriented kitchens are sure to feature appliances with an Energy Star rating, which says they save a lot of energy and resources. Both your utility bill and the comfort of your kitchen will improve as a result of installing such appliances.
2. Fancy Cooking Gadgets
There are tools that can make every aspect of cooking easier, and tech-focused kitchens are definitely equipped with them. You might see: blenders run by computers, smart scales connected to smartphone apps, trash cans with sensors, waterproof tablets, interactive cooktops, and more.
3. Smart-Home Kitchen Organization
Smart-technology interfaces can help any kitchen run more efficiently and become more organized. For example, there are smart interfaces that inventory your pantry, offer cooking tips, provide timers, turn off appliances, and more. It’s easy to control these interfaces from a mobile device or a computer located in the kitchen.
4. Robotic Devices
As you may have heard on the news, robots are both driving cars and helping those with disabilities get around the house. Therefore, they could also help in the kitchen! Robotic gadgets can help with many things, including stirring at certain speeds while you work on other prep.
Kitchen apps come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re entering nearly every home in America. You can get apps to test when your food has gone bad, check nutrition facts, look up recipes, turn off appliances, and more.
6. Hands-Free Faucets
Not only are motion-sensor faucets convenient, but they also help conserve water. These take away the hassle of juggling pots and food as you operate the faucet. Just make sure you install a faucet that won’t turn on when something is laid to rest in front of the sensor. Some sensors will run for hours under this condition. You want a faucet that will conserve water and turn off when it doesn’t detect motion.
7. Voice Commands
Many new appliances have voice sensors in order to make cooking both safer and more efficient. The Lynx grill, for example, lets you adjust time and temperature with a single command. It can also speed up preparation, as the grill learns your typical cooking preferences. These types of commands may soon become standard in modern day appliances.
8. Computers in the Kitchen
Many kitchens have a portion of the wall or a countertop dedicated to a touch screen computer for use in the kitchen. This computer screen is all about making things run more smoothly as you cook. You can write grocery lists, email recipes, and even catch up on television shows while you bake or cook. Screens in the kitchen were once taboo, but now they’re an interactive part of cooking in American kitchens.