The future of the kitchen is smart—literally!
If you don’t know how to prepare even the simplest of meals, smart kitchen appliances nowadays can do most of the thinking for you. They may also inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen and maybe even become a better cook.
Here are some of the most helpful kitchen appliances that can make cooking easier and help prepare your favorite meals faster and better than ever before.
1. Convection Oven That Roasts Food Evenly
Convection ovens have a fan that circulates the air inside the oven. By sustaining the exact temperature on all sides, this type of oven cooks your food more evenly.
The June Oven is an example of a full countertop convection oven that can also:
- Slow cook
- Air fry
What makes June even more convenient is the ability to control the oven using the June App app. You can keep an eye on the food inside the oven and adjust its time and temperature from anywhere in your home.
While June does cost a pretty penny, this convection oven is a high-end and versatile smart kitchen appliance.
2. Smart Coffee Maker That Brews the Correct Coffee Ratio Every Time
With a traditional coffee maker, you have to measure the ground coffee and water correctly before brewing them. If not, your brew will taste too strong or mild, and you’ll be forced to make another batch. But thanks to smart coffee makers, you won’t have this problem anymore.
Using a smart coffee maker like the Hamilton Beach Smart 12 Cup Coffee Maker, you can:
- Choose your preferred brew strength
- Program it to brew a certain amount of coffee at a scheduled time
- Control the coffee temperature
Plus, you can do all this using voice commands because it connects to Amazon’s Alexa.
3. Smart Refrigerator That Organizes Your Food
Smart fridges detect their contents and collect information about each one based on their respective barcodes.
If you’re preparing your shopping list, you can see what you need by looking at the LCD screen on the front of the fridge. With the Samsung Family Hub, you can also view recipes using the ingredients in your refrigerator right from the smart screen. There’s even an option to listen to Spotify or watch videos from the SmartView app displayed on the screen as you prepare your meals.
Smart refrigerators are more vital than ever before because of their ability to manage food expiration dates. Smart fridges inform eco-conscious shoppers which foods are about to expire so that they can use them sooner. This feature allows consumers to reduce waste and put their groceries to good use.
4. Multi-Cooker That Cooks Your Favorite Dishes With a Press of a Button
A multi-cooker is a pressure cooker that is also a slow cooker, rice cooker, and several other appliances all in one.
Among the different smart multi-cookers available, the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker is one of the few with Wi-Fi connectivity. Using the CHEF iQ app, you can monitor your meals and release the pressure automatically. This way, you can prepare your dishes without even touching the appliance.
5. Sous Vide That Brings French Culinary Technique Into Your Kitchen
“Sous vide” translates to “under vacuum.” Sous vide cooking is a French technique of sealing food in airtight plastic bags and submerging them in temperature-controlled water. This method is popular with chefs because it cooks food evenly while retaining juices and natural flavor.
With a smart sous vide appliance, in particular the Anova Precision Cooker Nano, you can replicate this technique at home with no formal culinary training needed.
These immersion circulators have a wand-like appearance that heats the water for you. And you don’t need to set any timers, this sous vide will let you know when the food is done.
Not only are these smart kitchen appliances Bluetooth, Alexa, and Wi-Fi-compatible, but they also come with hundreds of recipes you can try.
6. Smart Dishwasher That Does All the Cleaning for You
After preparing your meal and enjoying it, the last thing you want to do is clean up. But with smart dishwashers, you let the device do the hard work for you.
When you start the wash cycle using a dishwasher like the GE Profile™ Top Control, you can monitor the status from your Wi-Fi-connected smartphone. It will then alert you if the dishes are clean or if there’s not enough detergent or rinse aid.
You can even control water consumption so that you use just the right amount when rinsing dishes. This can help avoid water spots and it can conserve water, too.
Choosing the Best Smart Kitchen Appliances
You don’t have to be a master chef to create fantastic dishes, thanks to smart kitchen appliances that can help make the process easier. As a result, you now have everything you need to cook your favorite recipes (and clean up afterward) with less hassle than ever before.