If there’s one area of smart home technology where we are spoilt for choice, it’s the kitchen.
The heart of the home is the place where food and family come together. So, establishing it as the smart hub of the home makes perfect sense.
The focus of a kitchen design has shifted from being less about bench tops and cabinetry and more about tech-savvy features. But the key to a tech savvy kitchen isn’t one that’s full of WIFI enabled gadgets, its one that makes life easier for families, home cooks and entertainers alike.
With new technology constantly creating easier and more efficient ways to do day-to-day things, incorporating this into your home is a no-brainer and the kitchen is the perfect place to start.
Here are some of the key elements every tech-savvy kitchen needs.
Cooking has never been easier, even for the culinary challenged. Appliances can now think for themselves thanks to a range of tech features, meaning you’ll never ruin a meal again.
From programs that prevent overcooking food to sensors that light up the oven as you walk by, smart kitchen appliances have you covered.
Cooking has never been so easy thanks to tech savvy appliances.
While there are a range of appliances available, it’s best to invest in the features that suit your home and your lifestyle.
If you love entertaining, look for appliances that cater to cooking large meals and if you have a family, user-friendly features will mean everyone can learn to cook.
What's the best way to find what works for you? Ask! Seek out the store that stocks the range you have your eye on, visit their website and ask lots of questions.
Some of the latest technology means you don’t even need to be in the kitchen to check on food in the oven, start up an appliance or see what’s in the fridge.
One piece of technology called Foodview (which is exclusive to Miele) allows you to see food cooking inside your oven from your smart phone.
It's the only pyrolytic oven currently available equipped with cameras integrated into the ceiling, allowing you to easily check up on food without disturbing the cooking process.
FoodView technology in action – exclusive to Miele.
This technology can also allow you to see what’s in your fridge through built in cameras and feed the images through to your smart phone. It also tags food expiration dates and creates a shopping list using memos that reminds you what you need.
Super time savers
There are plenty of other kitchen gadgets and gizmos on the market, but the best ones are the ones that will save you time. If you’ve always got your hands full, then voice assist appliances that connect to Google Home or Alexa are worthwhile.
Certain small appliances, like slow cookers and coffee makers can come equipped with timers, turning themselves on and off as needed so you don’t have to think about them.
Meanwhile, there are lots of ways to keep track of your shopping lists through voice activated apps and even a little machine called the GeniCan that attaches to your bin and scans items as you throw away the empty packaging, adding it to your shopping list. Now that’s not only tech savvy, but shop savvy too.
From kitchen calculators to recipe organisers, timers to weekly menus, there are literally hundred of apps to help you out in the kitchen.
The Miele mobile app offers a range of recipes.
But when it comes to being tech savvy, don’t let the huge amount of apps on the market overwhelm you. Choose the ones that you will actually use and choose wisely.
For example, there’s no point having three different shopping list apps that can all be accessed differently.
It's best to choose just one that will streamline the process, based on your kitchen set up through either voice command, smart fridge or manually adding to a app list.
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