Smart technology is improving the way we live our lives, providing a plethora of benefits for homeowners. While smart thermostats, locks, and lighting have become more commonplace than ever, smart technology is starting to invade the kitchen, offering streamlined and convenient solutions that make meal preparation a cinch. Take your kitchen into the modern era with these smart technologies.
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If you’ve ever forgotten items on a trip to the grocery store, you’re certainly not alone, especially if you don’t routinely make a grocery list. Even forgetting the smallest item for a recipe can cause multiple trips to the store, cooking delays, and frustration, but there’s a simple solution: Hiku.
Hiku is a Wi-Fi-enabled device and platform that allows you to scan barcodes or say the product you want. It then takes this information and transfers it to an app on your mobile device. It even shows you the in-store item location if you shop at Wal-Mart. For the absent-minded chef, Hiku is an excellent ally.
Refrigerators have been commonplace in kitchens around the globe since the 1940s, and while advancements have been made over the past 70 years, nothing is quite as advanced and convenient as smart refrigerators. With built-in screens, smart refrigerators act as a television, family communication device, art canvas, grocery list, and entertainment center all in one.
Thanks to these features, a smart refrigerator is a sound option for your kitchen, and it’s another way to reap the benefits of upgrading to a smarter home.
Smart Slow Cooker
If you haven’t harnessed the power of a slow cooker in your kitchen, you’re missing out on hundreds of easy, delicious meals that you can prepare at the touch of a button. To make slow cooking even simpler, companies have added a Wi-Fi element.
Once you install the app for the slow cooker, you can change the temperature, cook time, settings, or turn it off and on from anywhere. For busy nights and hungry kids, a smart slow cooker is one of the best investments you’ll make.
Although an air fryer isn’t a smart technology in terms of connectivity, it’s still an innovative product you may want to consider. By circulating hot air throughout its frying capsule, an air fryer can replicate the crunchy exterior and moist interior of fried foods without the need for oil. Not only does food made in an air fryer taste amazing, but it also eliminates the adverse health effects that plague deep-fried foods.
Have you ever cooked something in the oven so long that it became inedible? If so, you’re in the market for the Range Thermometer. This meat thermometer goes into the roast before you slide it into the oven. Then, using an app, it notifies you when the roast hits the temperature you requested. With the Range, you never have to worry about ruining a meal, Christmas, or Thanksgiving.
Whether improving your culinary skills or reminding you to pick up items at the supermarket, smart technologies in the kitchen are revolutionizing the way you prepare, cook, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and those little snacks in between. Discover how you can benefit from these technologies and become the top chef of your home.