The latest developments in kitchen tech
As humans, we have come a long way with how we cook and keep food, consistently pushing the bounds with new technologies that make food preparation and storage more of a luxurious affair. But compared to the last two decades, recent years have seen some serious upgrades to kitchen tech.
Makers of domestic appliances stay competitive by evolving new innovations that make the processes we carry out around the house almost effortless. Having a smart home is now the “in-thing” and no other room inspires more creativity than the kitchen.
One of the most essential kitchen gadgets is the fridge. Used as early as 500 BC, there is no equipment that can match its efficiency when it comes to food preservation. Most manufacturers try to furnish their products with an array of features that will help conserve the freshness of edibles for long periods but you will be amazed at the amount of technology invested in the most modern fridge products.
The inelegance of managing multi-door refrigerators has been recently replaced with a convertibility option that allows switching between fridge and freezer modes. Several leading brands now offer refrigerators with features like 360 0 Airflow and Ice Beam Door for consistent cooling. These units are now also designed to perform optimally regardless of high ambient temperatures and long periods of power outage.
There was a time you will be good with anything that popped out of your toaster. And no matter the degree of sear desired, you’ll be lucky to have a perfect toast. But the age of the smart home has really changed the way we prefer our food to be cooked. You won’t believe how sophisticated toasters have become today.
The toaster is one of the many cooking equipment that benefitted from the ground-breaking technologies being applied to our culinary processes. From design to feature and function, these seemingly simple devices can now customize browning, defrost, monitor toasting cycle, reheat, and cook an array of foods. The only thing these new toasters can’t do is feed you.
And yes, we also have the air fryers, microwave ovens, rice cookers and mixers. The main reason we should be thankful for the latest versions of these kitchen appliances, is that they are faster, versatile, convenient, and ever efficient. And manufacturers offer us all these qualities without compromising reliability.
Then we have the apps that enhance your cooking experience, to say the least. In 2018, leading tech and consumer appliances company GE Appliances launched an immersive kitchen hub. The GE Kitchen Hub is a 27-inch touch screen that’s equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, time organization, and live video chat functionality.
And that’s not all. You should meet the Tetra by Heatworks, an internet-connected countertop dishwasher that can clean plates, bowls, cups and cutlery of two full place settings. And it does it all in 10 minutes. This revolutionary dishwasher needs no plumbing. It also doubles as a cooker for seafood as it is capable of heating water far above the levels to which regular dishwashers could.