The Latest Technological Developments with Kitchen Appliances

  • Cooking is something that humans have been doing for thousands of years and we have actually become quite good at it. It is an action that we complete every day because we need food and nutrients to survive. But, as humans, we also enjoy exploring different ways of making the food, simplifying the cooking process, and finding new flavours to combine. The new technology that is being developed for kitchens is mainly focusing on automation. Automation is the process of developing equipment that completes tasks without human intervention. It is essentially programming the technology to “communicate” with each other to make a connected kitchen.  

    New connected kitchen developments from kitchen equipment suppliers are showing us what the future looks like and what the future of innovative kitchen equipment is. Smart kitchen appliances will mean a higher level of automation, which, in turn, will result in better product quality, more productive employees, and less time taken to complete the meal. This can be great for commercial kitchens, as automation makes it possible to cook certain dishes under the exact same conditions every time which guarantees constant quality, taste, and aroma, all while saving time for kitchen staff.

    In the 21st century, connectivity is key. With smart kitchens, the appliances communicate with each other via Bluetooth or WIFI connectivity. What this means is that the appliances can prepare for the next step of the cooking process by communicating that their part of the dish is nearly complete. When the food in the oven is almost done, the oven communicates with the microwave to start warming up the sauce.

    Let us take a look at some of the best smart kitchen appliances and devices that you can buy!

    Automatic Pan Stirrer: Some dishes require you to stand and stir the pot constantly while the food cooks. This device will save you time and energy by automatically stirring the pot for you on a timer system which will allow you to step away and focus on other tasks.

    Smart WIFI Instant Pot: This is everyone’s favourite and most used item, except that it has been upgraded! Not only does it act like anormal pot, but it can also act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, cake maker and a warmer all wrapped up in one box. The WIFI enabled version allows you to connect the device to an app that is Alexa-ready.

    2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster: Smart toasters come with a touch screen display and have some really cool features like smart cooking sensors that perfectly toast bread, bagels, waffles and English muffins! It also has a super-efficient 15 second reheat function for when your toast gets cold.

    Smart WIFI Air Fryer:  This air fryer has 11 different cooking modes and can pair with an app that helps cook over 100 different recipes and it connects to Alexa so you can use it without touching a single button!

    With all these new developments coming out, we will soon be living like the Jensen’s! All of our cooking processes will be automated, and meals will be perfect every time.