There is a new trend developing and homeowners are beginning to notice it. This trend once considered as a luxury has now become a norm in the society we live in. A norm that both home buyers and agents are placing at the top of their must have list when searching for the next move. If you are wondering what the trend is, then wonder no further because the most talked about trend right now is Smart Homes, more precisely Smart Kitchens.
We use smart phones, smart watches in our everyday lives. Very soon, if you have not started upgrading already, the smart kitchen will be a daily convenience too.
A recent study conducted in the United States revealed more home buyers are interested in managing and controlling the technology in their homes through a device such as a smart phone or a tablet, than some years ago.
With estimated numbers of smart homes rising from 4.6 million to 24.5 million in just five years, the United States leads the way in overall smart home and smart kitchen adoption. Smart kitchens withtheir connected appliances are actually sleeker, smarter and greener than they were years ago.
It is exciting that we are finally entering the age that people in the 1950s dreamt of. With the aid of technology, more kitchen appliances are entering the smart age. Kitchen appliances such as oven or a refrigerator can be controlled from your phone.
Smart kitchens are not only cool, but they are efficient because your cooking activity will now become less stressful.
Smart kitchens are kitchens that have all its appliances connected to the Internet in order to reduce cooking time. All the smart devices in a smart kitchen can network and give homeowners a unique kitchen never available before now. For example, a Samsung smart fridge can display all the contents of the fridge even without opening the door; programming of your slow cooker from the comfort of your office is also possible. Smart kitchens will definitely save you a lot of money and time
Efficiency of Smart kitchen
So much energy is being wasted when your kids stare into the fridge with the door open trying to choose a snack. Opening f the refrigerator’s door means that it has to work harder to keep its content cold. A smart refrigerator allows your kids to see the content without opening the fridge door.
It is now possible to slow cook your food while you are out shopping. If it gets cold due to your stay outside longer than expected, just warm the food with a swipe from the app on your smart phone. Smart kitchens have now eliminated the act of overcooked food.
Smart kitchens could actually make you a better cook. Some people bring smartphones and tablets in the kitchen to read recipes about the food they intend to cook. There are smart phone apps that you can download that will enable coordination of all your smart appliances, thereby reducing your cook time. An app could automatically begin preheating your oven and turn on a mixer that knows exactly what speed to operate on.
Smart devices in your kitchen are not only efficient; they are also upgrading the safety of our homes and kitchens. Smart kitchen can change the way you coordinate meals with your family.
Kitchen smart devices you need in your kitchen
Samsung Family Hub Smart Refrigerator
Samsung smart fridged are called family hubs. Samsung smart fridges are fitted with a giant touch screen, thereby enabling you to play music and order new groceries when you are running low. It also display your calendar. Cameras are installed inside the fridge that will take images of the food inside and let you access the feed from your smartphone or tablet. So, you can check to see if you need to pick up more milk before you leave work. You can also mirror your Samsung TV feed on the display. Depending on the size you want, there are a few different models.
Siemens Nespresso Prodigio Espresso Maker With Bluetooth
If you hate waking up in the morning from your bed and heading down to your kitchen to prepare coffee, hate waiting for those unbearable minutes before it finally gets ready, then this smart device is for you.
You will love this Nespresso Prodigio Espresso Maker with Bluetooth.
It’s a high-quality coffeemaker you can control with either your smartphone or your tablet over Bluetooth. It allows you to schedule brew time, start a brew remotely, and even manage your capsule stock all from your smart phone.
Samsung Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with WeMo
Smart crock-pot is manufactured with WeMo installed in it. You can adjust cooking settings from any location with Internet access. You can check on the temperature, cook time, change settings to warm and even turn off the device using the free WeMo app right from your smart phone or tablet. If you are sitting in traffic, this crock-pot makes cooking more convenient than ever.
Samsung Anova WI-FI Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Sous Vide precision cooking is a relatively new concept, but one that home cookers often swear by. Why? It’s essentially fool proof. Precision cookers make it easy to get professional results at home, circulating water around the pot while ensuring consistent temperatures throughout your ingredients. The best part is that the precision cooker also connects to your phone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing you to cook your meals with the touch of a button. Their new app allows you to schedule cooking so you can come home to a perfectly cooked meal.
Siemens Egg Minder Wink App Enabled Smart Egg Tray
You know when you’re just not quite sure if the eggs in your fridge are still in good shape to eat? The Quirky Egg Minder will solve your morning grind. Not only will it keep count of your eggs, it will tell you which ones are the oldest and which ones are going bad.
Siemens iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
This smart kitchen appliance is a dual probe Bluetooth thermometer that enables users to check the progress of their meal right from their smart phone or tablet.
Samsung Brita Infinity Smart Water WI-FI Pitcher
The Brita Infinity Smart Water Pitcher is a Wi-Fi enabled pitcher that tracks usage, checks filter quality, and automatically orders its own replacement filters. This little pitcher just wants to make sure that you are never without fresh, safe, and delicious drinking water at home.
It is equipped with a dual screen carbon and ion exchange resin activated filter which reduces contaminants, the taste and odor of cadmium, copper, zinc and mercury.
iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot
The iRobot Braava 380t Mopping Robot is a cleaning, mopping robot that won’t stop until the job is done. And that’s just what users like to hear.
This product works in two modes: dry sweeping or damp mopping. It has a navigation system that works like an indoor GPS, which helps Braava keep track of where it has already cleaned and where it still needs to go. This function works because it has an associated NorthStar Navigation Cube, which projects a signal that the product uses to determine its location. As Braava cleans, it uses this signal to build a map of the area, such as walls, obstacles and more.
Samsung Vacuvita Home Base
The Vacuvita Home Base is a great way to store food on your kitchen countertop. This system vacuum seals its contents every single time it is closed, instead of taking up space in your cupboard or kitchen. This means that you can reduce waste (because food will last much longer) and the associated app also helps you keep track of your stored foods so you know when it’s time to eat them. Never eat an unripe avocado again. It’s also perfect for travel, or for a chef on the go.
Bringing together all of these smart devices highlighted above can give you a unique smart kitchen. There is no need worrying yourself anymore on what to eat when you get home from the office. Whether it is an iPhone and iPad or an Android tablet these smart devices are controlled through Wi-Fi and the apps on these devices. Whether you are looking for complete home automation or just to control a single appliance, all you need is a smartphone or tablet and a Wi-Fi connection to get started.