Think about how many “smart” devices you own. You probably own a smartphone, maybe even a smart TV, but what about a smart kitchen? Much like the rest of our day to day lives, our homes are becoming increasingly automated with technology and the room you use for cooking, storing and preparing food is no different.
Last week we discussed ways in which you can create a Victorian style kitchen, but this week want to look towards the future and explore ways in which you can incorporate new technology and appliances.
Smartphone controlled slow cooker
There are a lot of smart appliances available, however a smartphone-controlled slow cooker isn’t one that appears on many lists.
So, how does this work? Well, it connects to your home Wi-Fi network, as well as being controlled by an app. So if you are cooking a roast, curry, or a stew, you can control the temperature and time via your smartphone, regardless of where you are.
This is not only perfect for creating a smart kitchen, but also means you do not need to worry about leaving an appliance on all day. By adjusting it has setting from work or wherever you are out, you are able to have dinner ready the minute you walk through the door. No more snacking on junk food while you wait on your roast cooking!
How many times have you found something in the back of your fridge and realised that it has been out of date for a week or possibly even longer? Probably more times than you care to admit, we understand.
Well those problems can be eradicated with a smart refrigerator as it can actually tell you when food is about to go off. They have an ability to scan your food, or you can even set reminders for when certain items are about to expire so you can use everything up on plenty of time.
This massively reduces waste and some smart fridges even come with a built-in tablet so you can get recipes and cooking instructions instantly. While they aren’t cheap (most will cost well into £1000’s) they are a good investment and a cornerstone of creating a smart kitchen.
A smart layout
Finally, no smart kitchen can be complete without the right layout. You can have all the gadgets and cutting-edge appliances you want but the layout has to match your unique approach to storing, preparing, and cooking food.
Efficiency and a sensible workflow are hugely important in a kitchen, as you should look to keep the space you need to cover to a minimum. For example, having a cooker at one end of the kitchen
and the sink at the other is unnecessary. Make use of the work triangle as a smart way to lay out the room, ensuring that you split the kitchen into groups of spaces where everything you need is accessible. Food storage and cooking in one area, washing and cleaning up in another and your appliances should be grouped together too.
Tips for a smart kitchen
These aren’t the only things you can do to create a smart kitchen in your home, as you could also go wild with other smart appliances. These could include cookers or scales and you could even use energy efficient LED lights and advanced recycling solutions to further bring the room into the 21st century.
At Kitchen Warehouse, we believe that having a kitchen makes use of the technology we have available today is a must. We also know that you will see the benefits in your everyday life by using them. Want to discuss your options for creating a smart kitchen with us? Then be sure to fill out our online enquiry form or get in touch with us directly by giving us a call on 01765 640 000 or email us at [email protected].