Without the kitchen, the home would likely feel empty and confused. The kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, the center of your family’s day-to-day living. The forms our kitchens take say a lot more about us than just what color we’re loving lately, they reflect our priorities, and our goals, both for our homes and our lives.
The following kitchen appliance trends are about function, operation, and technology. How fast can we wash our dishes? What exactly IS steam baking and induction cooking? Can I really cook while sitting on the sofa? Let’s take a look…
We live in a world of interconnected electronics and devices that operate with the power of WiFi technology, and today the kitchen is no exception. You can preheat, monitor and adjust cook time and temperature of your oven, right from your smartphone. Self-Diagnosing appliances and Smart Assistant Voice Commands are quickly becoming a norm, if you’re familiar with how to use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, then you’re ready to start enjoying the same convenience when you use your appliances.
Monogram Luxury’s Professional Range features TrueTemp, a gas burner that can be set to hold an exact temperature. The GE Café Smart Built-In Convection Wall Oven allows you to open the door with your voice and sports an in-oven camera so you can check on your cooking from the other room. Here are some links to Smart Appliances. Thermador, LG Print Proof, Sub-Zero Wolf
Steam-baking simultaneously steams and bakes, and the combination benefits pretty much everything in your diet. So, what are the benefits? The water molecules in steam conduct heat better than air, cooking your food more quickly. Steam keeps the inside of proteins nice and juicy. Return some of the original moisture to leftovers. Steam is the key to getting truly crisp crust to baked goods. Here are some links to Steam Baking Ovens. Thermador, Wolf E Series, Gaggenau, JennAir
A standard electric or gas cooktop transfers heat (or conducts heat) from the cooktop to the pot or pan. Whereas, an induction cooktop ‘switches on’ an electromagnetic field when it comes into contact with your pot or pan (as long as the cookware contains a ferrous material like iron or steel). The heat comes on fast and instantly starts cooking the contents.
Induction stovetops have been found to be twice as efficient as traditional gas and electric stovetops, primarily due to energy not having to be converted to heat. Here are some links to Induction Cooktops. Monogram, Bosch, Electrolux, JennAir
Besides the energy efficiency of Induction Cooktops other kitchen appliances offer the energy savings you may be seeking. Monogram Luxury’s Professional Range features TrueTemp, a gas burner that can be set to hold an exact temperature. The GE Café Smart Built-In Convection Wall Oven allows you to open the door with your voice and sports an in-oven camera so you can check on your cooking from the other room. Here are some links to Energy Efficient Appliances.
So there you have it, a few trends in kitchen appliances that may change the way you cook, clean and live. At the very least they could be a beginning to a slight change in mindset. What do I need? vs What do I want? Or… it could be both. 🙂
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