Smart technology seems to now be everywhere, but we are only at the beginning of the smart tech revolution which is set to impact every aspect of our lives, including the kitchen. Technology is slowly taking over our kitchens, from the fridge to the lighting, making the smart kitchen an unavoidable but very beneficial part of our future.
So, What’s Happening With Smart Kitchens?
Let’s take a look at some of the functions, trends and benefits that smart technology has brought to our kitchens so far.
According to Forbes, we are becoming increasingly familiar with voice recognising technology like Siri and Google Home. It is predicted to make lives easier in the kitchen for those with a variety of challenges, for instance, those with mobility issues, which can make it difficult to manoeuvre around a kitchen. They can ask Google Home, or any other voice device to turn the lights on and off, search up a recipe, and create a shopping list. There are also smart fridges available with voice recognising technology that allows people to purchase groceries then and there, without having to leave home.
Remote Control of the Kitchen
Smart technology allows us to control our kitchens from a distance. According to forbes, we are seeing a rise in connectivity and efficiency which is making managing work and home life easier. While at work, you can preheat your oven from your smartphone. There are also slow cookers available which allow you to monitor your cooking from your smartphone live, and it will send a notification to your smartphone when your meal is cooked!
Smart appliances allow us to save money and have greater peace of mind by saving money on our energy bill. Sometimes we look at the price tag of a smart appliance and pass on it without giving it a second thought. However, the mark-up is there for a reason. It is built well and saves us money in the long run by cutting the energy bill. For example, there are smart fridges which allow you to monitor the temperature of your refrigerator. If the temperature isn’t right, you can adjust it with your smartphone.
Communication Between Appliances
Not only does smart technology communicate with you, but it can communicate to other appliances as well. Smart technology allows for communication between appliances. For example, some smart fridges allow you to select a recipe and the refrigerator will send that information to your smart oven and set the temperature for you based on the recipe.
Future of the Smart Kitchen
According to gartner, by 2020 more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet. We’re not just talking about smartphones, tablets or computers here but dedicated function devices like microwave ovens, dishwashers, cooking devices and more. Smart devices are becoming even smarter and are taking over many aspects of our lives, improving our lives in the process. Who knows what else will be invented and how this technology will shape our future going forward.
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