The Latest Gadgets for Your Brand New Kitchen
Whether you’re renovating your old kitchen or building a new one from the ground up, you’ll want to check out the amazing selection of smart gadgets and appliances you can put to use in it. Here’s a short list to get you started:
- Amazon Dash Wand
The Amazon voice assistant, Alexa, is becoming an increasingly common fixture in 21st-century homes. Now Alexa has staked a claim to modern kitchens in the form of the Amazon Dash Wand. Originally unveiled in the US in 2014, the Dash Wand made it to UK shores last year and has only recently received the Alexa upgrade. The wand can be used to scan the barcodes of items you’d like to add to your shopping list, and the inclusion of Alexa means you can ask it pointed questions regarding recipes, unit conversions and more. It’s certainly a handy device to have in the kitchen.
- Bluetooth-Enabled Speaker
Sometimes, it’s the small things that make all the difference. With a Bluetooth-enabled speaker in the kitchen, you can easily queue your favourite song list and get on with the cooking. All you need is a smart phone or MP3 player in range.
- Smart Refrigerator
Smart refrigerators have come a long way in recent years, and Samsung is leading the pack. The company’s latest model is pushing the boundaries of what you expect for your refrigerator – so much so that they aren’t even calling it a fridge. Instead, they’ve dubbed it the Samsung Family Hub.The Family Hub does everything you would expect from a smart fridge, from compiling shopping lists and ordering groceries to offering a look inside the fridge via an LCD panel (so you don’t have to open the door and let the cool air out). In addition to all that, it also allows you to leave notes, mirror your television from the other room, stream music and more. It injects new life into the kitchen.
- Smart Scale
Simple but effective, a smart scale taps into the power of Cloud technology to simplify your recipes. It knows, for example, how much a cup of flour or a tablespoon of oil weighs, so there’s no need to pull out your measuring cups. Instead, you can just pour your ingredients directly into a bowl and the scale will tell you when there’s enough.
- Smart Rubbish Bin
Believe it or not, this actually exists. A smart rubbish bin is typically equipped with a barcode scanner that makes note of what you’re throwing away and adds it to your shopping list. It may not be a life-changing piece of technology, but it sure does come in handy!
- Smart Thermometer
Try out this gadget next time you’re grilling a steak, and you’ll never want to go back. You insert the thermometer into the centre of the steak, and it connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It will then let you know when your steak has reached the perfect temperature based on your preferences (rare, medium rare, etc.).
Dreaming of building a new kitchen in which to enjoy the latest culinary gadgets?