Reinventing The Kitchen
While the smart home has been around for a while, now the latest and newly improved addition to these homes is the smart kitchen. The kitchens of the future will have your devices like your refrigerator, oven and your FitBit helping you deciding what to eat for a meal.
The smart kitchen is fitted with intelligent gadgets like a smart fridge and cooking range that communicate with each other. In the future the smart kitchen would also help to organise your groceries and in turn cut out any wastage of food. For example when a produce is reaching its expiry date or when you are running low on a particular item, your smart fridge will keep track of your stock and automatically send you a reminder. Thus helping you save on your grocery bills ultimately.
While these fully connected smart kitchens are still a good way off from being put into action, there are already several devices available in the market that could contribute to the completing the kitchen. There are handy app connected machines like smart frying pans, which can control the heat and cook your food perfectly according to your specifications and warn you when it’s too hot, an automatic coffee-maker that can be controlled from your smart device and a range of other such options.
Tech giant Samsung has recently released two products that hold a prime position in the smart kitchen, the WiFi Range and the Family Hub Refrigerator. The fridge has a touchscreen of 21.5 inches that not only tells you what’s inside without actually opening it, it also has features like a calendar for the whole family, internet radio and music streaming facilities.
The WiFi cooking range on the other hand is less intelligent. It has a control panel to program the oven and a Smart Control option that allows you to change the settings and the cooking time and remotely turn it on or off. However that is the extent of the smart functions.
With gadgets like these, the future of cooking looks far easier and more exciting as well!
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by techtalks @TechTalks September 14, 2016 6:09 AM UTC