Life seems to be getting more and more convenient, productive—and automated. With smartphones, smartwatches, and more, the home is the next place society is turning to smart features to bring greater comfort, efficiency, and enjoyment to each day.
Ready to automate your home? Everything from your lights to your thermostats can be controlled by cloud-based virtual assistants.
The kitchen is no exception when it comes to convenient smart appliances to enhance your life. As the hub of the home, upgrading your kitchen to help you manage its daily tasks can yield more free time for you to enjoy the people you love most.
What Is a Smart Kitchen?
Want to improve your cooking, log your calorie intake, and add great convenience to your daily routine? Smart kitchen appliances augmented with apps can enhance your lifestyle. Embrace simplicity by using your smartphone to oversee kitchen functions, and program them with voice controls.
Benefits of a smart kitchen:
- Increase your home’s safety. How many times have you accidentally left something cooking too long, creating a fire hazard in your biggest investment? With a smart kitchen, you can turn your stove down or off from anywhere in the range of a Wi-Fi network.
- Decrease your utility bills. The energy efficiency of smart kitchen appliances lowers your energy usage and reduces your environmental impact.
- Add productivity to your daily life. The convenience that smart kitchen features offer you maximizes your productivity each day so you can do the things you love most.
Redesigning your kitchen’s layout to accommodate the smart appliances that you want to incorporate is a great way to bridge over to a smart kitchen.
Smart Kitchen Features
Where is a good place to start? Here are some of our favorite smart kitchen features and appliances to consider:
Get exact water measurements and temps right from your faucet
You can install a smart faucet in your kitchen sink that is voice-activated and will deliver exact amounts of water at the temperature you request on demand. No need to dirty your ring of tablespoons or measuring cups when you can conveniently ask for a half cup of warm water.
Add a (modest-sized) smart screen to your kitchen
Why add a smart screen? Recipes! Get recipe ideas, instructions, and even videos on the screen as you venture out with new flavors for you and your family to savor. These come in 8-10-inch options and bring answers right to your fingertips.
Include a smart dishwasher
Its accompanying app starts wash cycles, assesses the number of dirty dishes, and allots the right amount of detergent to clean your dishes. Not only that, but it orders detergent when you’re running low.
Install a big-screen smart home center above your cooking range
In addition to providing ventilation, the space above your range can double as a smart hub. With over 5,000 recipes, a camera, and even Netflix and Hulu apps pre-installed, you’re sure to love the convenience and efficiency it provides.
Add a smart refrigerator
With a camera built into the fridge, you can see what you have at home from the store as you shop. The refrigerator’s meal planner feature suggests meals based on the ingredients you currently have, and even helps you track expiration dates. Sensors on your refrigerator monitor your food inventory and notify you when you are low on staple foods, or whatever you need. Leave notes for family members and manage your smart home right from the refrigerator.
Upgrade your electric range to a smart one
Use the accompanying app to preheat your oven before you get home from work, or (if ingredients allow), put your meal in the oven before leaving for work and have it cooked as you arrive home. Air-fry a delicious meal, and enjoy the ease of cleaning with the self-cleaning feature.
Get a voice-activated microwave
Combine your virtual assistant with a new microwave and literally let the technology figure out how long to microwave what you’re cooking.
Perfect your meat cooking
Enjoy a wireless thermometer that ups your meat cooking—whether it’s in your kitchen or on your grill. With two sensors on a single probe, this smart device will measure the temperature and estimate cooking times for the perfect savory outcome.
Enjoy a smart coffee maker
You can not only have your coffee maker brew you a cup of coffee, but you can control the temperature of your coffee through an app on your phone so it will be just right. Ahh!
Install a smart scanner to your trash can
Believe it or not, there is a one-of-a-kind scanner that scans the items you throw away. Using voice control, it can automatically identify what you disposed of and add the item to your shopping list so you remember to buy it the next time you shop, and so you don’t need to overstock your pantry.
Ditch measuring cups with a new kitchen scale
If you love to bake, you can accurately measure ingredients on a smart kitchen scale. An app on your phone connects to it and helps simplify even the most complex recipes. You won’t even need to use spoons and cups to measure anymore!
Get a smart blender
A smart blender has a built-in timer that automatically turns off your blender. Its accompanying app comes with over 500 recipes and 17 baking programs.
You Deserve to Enjoy the Kitchen of Your Dreams
Why settle for anything less than the vision you have for your kitchen?
Imagine the beauty and function of a gorgeous kitchen renovation. Our in-house design team at Lakeside Renovation & Design is ready to create a custom design plan and our expert kitchen remodeling contractors and carpenters will implement the perfect layout for your greater St. Louis area home seamlessly.
Take a moment to learn more about our kitchen remodeling services.