Smart appliances, smart homes, and a whole new level of interconnectivity is the future, and it’s starting right now.
Gone are the days where appliances were basic machines that helped you get the job done. Now, the sophisticated technology in every appliance does more, so you can do less.
Read on to learn about the latest and greatest modern appliances that are making waves this year.
Modern Appliances Are Your Kitchen’s Focal Point
The latest appliance trends these days have elevated appliances from necessities to design elements.
Modern appliances will transform your kitchen into a sleek and techy space that boasts all the modern conveniences of 2019.
If you are planning a kitchen renovation soon, good for you. Updating your kitchen is one of the best home investments you can make. In fact, your ROI is nearly 80%.
Even if you aren’t doing a kitchen reno, swapping dated appliances for the latest and greatest models can give your kitchen a new, edgy vibe.
So what kitchen appliances are we talking about? Here are some of the best ones to consider.
Bluetooth technology is no longer just in the car and for handheld devices. It’s now part of the next wave of kitchen appliances.
Many brands of appliances now allow your various appliances to communicate with each other.
So when your cooktop is in use, the fan on the hood range will automatically turn on. And when dinner in the stove is almost ready, the microwave can get to work preparing a side dish.
That way, dinner is all ready at the same time.
Smart Fridges and Stoves
Smart modern appliances make your time in the kitchen much more enjoyable, efficient and environmentally friendly.
Most smart appliances come with an app you can download to your device. The functions on the app let you control various settings.
Let’s look at some of the features you can expect from smart kitchen appliances.
Let’s say you accidentally left the fridge open and head back down to the basement. The app will let you know.
Or maybe you’re at the grocery store and not sure if you need milk or eggs. The app will tell you the contents of your fridge.
Some smart fridges even have voice support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can order food online. You can also add items to a shopping list you’ve already got going.
One of the best features of many smart fridges is the quick-view feature. Simply tap on the door panel to see what’s inside the fridge without opening the door. This is the perfect solution for when you need a snack but need to think about what you should have.
Many smart fridges come with a built-in tablet. It can surf the web, check Pinterest for your favorite recipe, play music, store your family’s weekly schedule and display your latest family photos.
The inside of a smart fridge is just as clever. With adjustable shelves, you can be sure to fit your contents, no matter their size. More compartments and dividers mean better organization for your food.
There are even special food zones.
Now, fridges have up to nine different storage zones such as a special drawer for thawing frozen meat and a freezer pocket for storing frozen pizza.
Like the smart fridge, a smart stove will have Wi-Fi connectivity. You can use Alexa, Bixby or Google Assistant to control your stove via voice. Plus, you can control it from the app.
On your way home from soccer practice with the kids? Preheat the oven with a couple of clicks. That way, you can throw in the chicken nuggets the moment you get home.
You also get notifications when the oven is pre-heated, when the timer beeps or if there is a problem with your appliance.
The new advances in technology mean that you can heat and cook food faster and more evenly with less energy use.
Some smart ovens have two separate oven compartments to allow you to cook different foods at different temperatures at the same time.
You can connect to various food apps and your stove can preheat to the recipe’s temperature, cook for the required amount of time and turn itself off when done.
Some smart stoves have a gas-powered cooktop and an electric oven for the best of both worlds.
One of the biggest appliance trends in 2019 and beyond is steam ovens. Steam ovens harness the health benefits of steaming food.
Cooking foods in an oven at 350-degrees (or more) can destroy many nutrients in the food such as vitamin C and folate. By using a steam oven, you retain these beneficial nutrients.
Steam ovens use hot steam instead of dry heat to cook foods. Since steam makes for a moist cooking environment, there’s no need to add oils in your dishes.
Plus, steam ovens have a smaller cavity than traditional ovens. That means preheating is faster. Cooking times are also much shorter than in a regular oven.
For years, the dishwasher has lived alone below the countertop. But now, more and more modern appliances are joining the dishwasher on the ground.
A microwave built into the bottom cabinet removes it as an eyesore on the countertop or at eye-level.
In condos for 1-2 people, a smaller fridge can be neatly tucked under the countertop. Or families can add a second fridge/freezer right under their counter instead of having a separate one in the basement or garage.
Final Word on Modern Appliances
We hope this guide to the top-trending modern appliances helps you decide what to invest in for your kitchen.
Are you ready for a a sleek and modern kitchen perfectly suited to your family’s dynamic?
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