The way we outfit our kitchen has changed dramatically over the years, as almost everything we buy is going modern and into the digital age. Kitchen appliance designers are relying on technology to help update tasks such as cooking, storing, and cleaning up. These new technologies are bringing innovation to the kitchen like we’ve never seen before and will likely continue to grow and expand as the years go by.
Here are 5 kitchen technology trends we are keeping our eye on.
Smart appliances that allow for improved automation and cleaning capabilities like touchless faucets are now considered a must-have in any kitchen today. And companies such as Kohler are even taking it a step further, by adding voice automation with their touchless faucets. This allows you to not only stay sanitized but also allow your faucet to pour exact amounts of water.
INTERACTIVE COOKING SURFACES
The future of cooking undoubtedly relies on interactive induction hubs. Induction heating uses magnetic components hidden under the stovetop to heat your pots and pans. But, instead of just heating the bottom of the pan or pot, the cooktop will heat the entire thing.
Not to mention, your pots and pans do not need to be in one specific spot but can be anywhere on the cooking surface. The technology doesn’t stop there either, as projectors are allowing for your favorite recipes, cooking information, and notes to shine right down onto your countertop.
GREEN DISHWASHERS & SINKS
If there is one area of kitchen remodeling that continues to grow, it’s technologies that are cutting down on waste. For example, bad water from sinks and dishwashers won’t drain out immediately, but rather become separated into safe and unsafe water to feed plants.
The sinks of the future will also help you conserve water via two drains, one for reusing water, and another that will take the contaminated water to the sewage lines.
SMART KITCHEN ROBOTS
Smart kitchen robots have already made their way into American kitchens thanks to companies such as iRobot, who brought the robotic vacuum cleaner to floors in 2002.
Glimpses into the future show us a kitchen equipped with two robotic hands that will take over the cooking duties completely. Kitchen robots have been tested and proven to handle the entire cooking process for over 200 recipes.
GREENTECH HOME GARDENING
Urban gardening is coming into the kitchen of the future. With hydroponic devices readily available, you’re able to grow herbs, tomatoes, and edible flowers all in the comfort of your kitchen without having to use soil. Automatic irrigation and light will make sure your plants stay healthy and ripe for at least two weeks.
Kitchen technology companies will continue to look into the future, with many smart tools being added to the market every year. One great example of evolving kitchen technology is automation which reduces food waste, making cooking more intuitive and more environmentally friendly.
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