Smart kitchen appliances to look out for this Christmas
There’s a revolution in the kitchen! Meet the smart appliances designed to change the way you prepare food and drink.
There has been a change in the way we use even the most mundane of devices in the kitchen. We’ve been used to both mains and battery-powered kitchen appliances for years, but now these handy gadgets and must-have accessories are becoming a bit more intelligent. This is thanks to technological advances in day-to-day objects, making the most of wi-fi, Bluetooth and how these products connect with the Internet.
This is a selection of some of the most fun and practical kitchen appliances you can look out for to give as gifts (or just keep for yourself!).
App controlled coffee machines
It’s now possible to control your coffee machine from anywhere in your home! You just asked ‘why?’ didn’t you? Fair question…
App controlled devices have given many devices a new level of functionality and coffee makers, being a staple part of a lot of people’s mornings, aren’t going to be left out. But now you can use your app while you’re out, or still in bed, to make freshly brewed coffee for when you’re ready. Depending on the model, you can even set the strength, temperature and number of cups, while always knowing how much water is in the machine.
Of all the things in our lives that need to be a little more intelligent, I’m doubting many of us would have plumped for ‘toaster’. But here we are…
However, when looking a bit closer into the idea, there really is something to be said for a smart toaster. Setting the right temperature so the toast isn’t to pale or burnt is often quite tricky. With the new generation of toaster you can see a countdown for when your toast will be ready, hit a button that actually gives the toast that little bit more time, or have settings for bagels and other bready goodies. You can also toast a design of your choice into the bread with an app!
A fridge cam could well be the lifesaving kitchen device you never knew you needed! It’s a simple idea that could actually make a big difference to how you shop. Imagine you’re at the supermarket, you may have a list, but there’s that occasional nagging doubt that there’s something you’ve overlooked. Now you can quickly check what’s in your fridge thanks to a camera that sends a feed directly to your smartphone. No more getting home to find you’ve forgotten that one essential.
If you want to go a little further with your fridge, and invest in a major appliance for Christmas, the smart fridge could be the answer.
How do smart fridges work? Smart fridges often have cams built in to keep an eye on what you’ve stocked up, and they can also help you keep track of your purchasing habits with incorporated shopping lists and logs of sell-by dates. It’s all easily accessible through an app, so you can always manage your grocery. When paired up with home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, some fridges can help you to order your shopping as you use the ingredients you need.