The ultimate connected cooking experience
If you love cooking and technology, then smart kitchen appliances may give you the ultimate cooking experience.
The kitchen is the hub of the home and the centre of so many wonderful experiences. It’s where children first learn basic culinary skills, and where recipes are passed on from generation to generation.
In recent years, advances in technology have helped automate parts of the cooking process, saving people time and energy in the kitchen. From keeping you updated on the progress of your food, or simply making sure you’re following a recipe correctly.
Gone are the days of spending hours in the kitchen, let’s take a look at the ultimate cooking experience.
Cooking made easy
Connected cooking technology is driving the future of smart homes. As everyday life becomes busier, smart home devices help give us control, convenience and comfort in our kitchens.
Have you ever been at the grocery store, shopping for dinner and forgot what’s in your fridge? You’re in luck. See what’s in your smart fridge just by using your smartphone and even get a glimpse of expiration dates through the inside camera.
Several brands are now selling smart refrigerators, it’s best to shop around and compare features to select the right one to suit your needs.
Voice control is on the rise because it’s hands and eyes free, meaning you don’t have to touch anything like a cookbook while cooking with sticky hands. You can even tell your oven to turn itself on and the timer to start. Managing your home through voice is a leading smart home technology of the future.
Amazon Alexa or Google Home
With a smart speaker like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can set timers to keep track of your cooking time. Smart speakers can also help with measurement conversions, you can simply ask “how many teaspoons in two tablespoons?”.
Easily announce dinner through the speaker intercom and keep yourself entertained by listening to music while you cook.
For the ultimate convenience hack, every time you run out of something, tell Google or Alexa to add ‘milk’ or ‘pepper’ to the shopping list. This will speed up your meal planning at the end of the week. When you’re stuck with what to cook for dinner you can also find recipes based on the ingredients you already have in the fridge – ‘Alexa, tell me a vegetable recipe’.
Perfect cooking time
Smart home technology allows you to take control of your cooking time from your phone. Some will even let you pre-heat your smart oven while you’re heading home from the grocery store or soccer practice. If you’re watching the footy and want to make food at home, your connected phone can act as a remote control, allowing you to turn on your oven from anywhere in the house through Wi-Fi.
Some connected appliances also have integrated cameras allowing users to check on their food without opening the oven door. No longer will you have to walk to the kitchen multiple times, or let heat and energy escape every time you open the oven door.
Your meal may take the whole day to cook, but you can spend less than 10 mins in the kitchen. Too good to be true?
With popular cooking shows like MasterChef regularly appearing on free to air TV, interest in new cuisines, food science, cooking styles and dining experiences have never been greater.
Smart home technology creates interactive recipe experiences and directs people step by step through the cooking process. Users can follow a recipe, measure the perfect amount, at the perfect temperature, allowing food to be prepared in the best possible way.
Making the leap from two-minute noodles to a multi-course banquet might not be as difficult as you think.
Energy efficiency and savings
Smart kitchen appliances are typically more expensive than traditional non-tech appliances. The costs usually include high quality technology, materials, and better energy efficiency, which may save you more money in the long run.
Do your kids open the refrigerator door all day, letting cool air and energy out? Or are you spending more money at the grocery store because you’ve forgotten what’s in the fridge? Since smart fridges also warn you of expiration dates, you can stop wasting food that might otherwise be discarded.
Check the energy star ratings on your appliances and always shop around for the best appliances to suit your individual household needs.
A clutter-free world of kitchen appliances
All-in-one appliances not only offer a range of benefits like a built in kitchen scale, but you can avoid the clutter and cost investment of multiple different appliances.
Who needs a bench full of clumsy kitchen contraptions designed to chop, mix, whip, grind, blend, heat, stir and steam, when you can get a single, overachieving multi-functional unit that does it all?
With easier access to recipes, conversions, and voice controls, you may enjoy cooking in your kitchen more than you have before.