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  • Crazy Smart Gadgets for the Kitchen

    In the past few years, the concept of an open, "connected home" is becoming more popular. Various automation changes are taking place within a home to connect the kitchen to the living room to the bedroom. Nowadays there are countless digital innovations that can bring an element of surprise and sophistication within the kitchen. The kitchen smart technology today is being designed to provide cooking assistance and convenience in the general kitchen process. Check out some crazy kitchen gadgets that can be added to your kitchen!

    Touch-Screen Oven: Now kitchens can include ovens that have a memory of their own. There are several very advanced ovens that are controlled through a touch screen or even an app, offering several cooking programs and recipes right at your fingertips. These ovens are connected to a very detailed recipe database and use the home's wifi to suggest any recipe based on the available ingredients! This advancement in using the oven saves so much time and energy of looking up the recipe yourself!

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    Voice-Activated Grill: How does a voice-activated grill sound? This kitchen device is perfect for both indoor and outdoor kitchens, controlling the temperature based on the meat and vegetables and the method of preparation. This grill is so advanced it eventually learns the users' cooking preferences, and preps the food accordingly. Along with food prep, the user even be be notified via text message on their smartphone when their food is ready!

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    Wireless Hobs: These days even the cooking zone can be wireless. Wireless hobs are available to control temperature and even communicate wirelessly with the chimney when the user starts induction cooking. Other hobs have touch screens with built-in menu settings where one can look up recipes online and download them to the hob's auto cook menus. Once those recipes are downloaded, they can be added to the personal menu and selected when required. Once chosen the cooking zone prepares the dish accordingly.

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    Touch Screen Control on Refrigerators: Just like many kitchen gadgets discussed above, even refrigerators are incorporating a touch screen option, which adds to the basic functions of the appliance, itself. Smart refrigerators have special controls that rapidly reduce temperature to quickly cool groceries or even special lighting to increase the vitamins of fruits and vegetables and protect them. Ultimately, the refrigerator is turning into a zone to preserve the freshness and nutrition value of all food items while keeping them cool at the same time.

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    Wash Ware: Even dishwashers have advanced with time. Many dishwashers have an eco-mode to lose less water and energy in cleaning the dishes. Other smart dishwasher also have special settings that allow the dishes to be cleaned using only half of the normal time, and even settings to make the sound extremely quiet.

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    Overall, the future of the kitchen is through smart appliances and increased use of technology. This concept of the "connected home" will become an increased part of our daily lives as we move forward.

  • Why Your Kitchen Should Have its Own Tablet

    The use of technology in our everyday lives is steadily increasing. We use our phones and tablets for online shopping, groceries, salon services, social networking, and many more tasks. Needless to say phones and tablets have become such an integral part of our lives that we simply cannot be without them! In fact, a constantly used space like the kitchen needs its own tablet. Designating a tablet for your basic tasks is the most economical way to convert your kitchen into a 21st century smart kitchen. Today's modern kitchens also have several accessories available for holding your tablet. The tablet holders can easily be placed in the kitchen without the risk of getting food or water stains on the device itself. Having a technology device in your kitchen in its designated spot can really increase the overall efficiency of your daily kitchen activities. Below are 5 reasons why your kitchen should have its own kitchen tablet.

    Recipe Access: A tablet allows you to keep yourself and your recipes more organized. There are countless apps that can be downloaded to organize your written recipes in the most efficient way possible. With time, handwritten cookbooks get dusty and fade. To preserve the old recipes, input that information into a recipe-organizing apps to access them lifelong! With a tablet, you can also access recipes from celebrity chefs! There are countless apps that give access to food-oriented websites and exclusive recipes originated by celebrity chefs. These apps are being regularly updated with new information that you can get first access to! Therefore, while cooking in your kitchen, follow along with a recipe on your tablet!

    Web Cooking Shows: Along with apps giving access to recipes, many television and online food platforms include live streaming of various cooking programs. Even video sharing apps such as YouTube have designated cooking channels, where users can easily access the videos and follow along while performing the kitchen tasks. In fact with the luxury of a kitchen tablet, users can re-watch, rewind, pause, and fast forward any online cooking video and follow along at their own pace!  Menu Display: Tablets are a great way to display menu items. There are countless presentation apps that can downloaded to create that extra excitement. For example, while entertaining instead of stating the menu over and over, why not have it written on the tablet itself? It adds a luxury and smart element to the enter display and to your overall kitchen. Displaying the menu also keeps you guests engaged and interested in your exciting smart kitchen.

    Immediate Entertainment: Along with food-related apps, cooking shows, and menu displays, a tablet is a simple source of easy entertainment. Most of us want to accomplish the kitchen tasks quickly due to them being tedious, and possibly redundant. With a tablet in the kitchen, you can easily play music or play your favorite TV show while being in the kitchen. Therefore, if you need to scrub the kitchen sink, remember to play your favorite playlist to make those mundane kitchen tasks a little more interesting.

    Home Information Space: As more and more modern homes move towards an open living household, the kitchen is more a part of the main house and household members use the kitchen as a social space, cooking space, or a communal space. The kitchen is the most dynamic room in the household, and it is the center of every modern home. Therefore, the kitchen becomes a space for gathering all types of information. A tablet is a great place to store all daily information. For example, all tablets have a scheduling feature through their calendars or accessible scheduling apps that allow users to inset their daily tasks. The utilization of such features on a kitchen tablet allows all household members to be organized and well-informed bout the daily or weekly activities. A kitchen tablet is ideal as all members can access it and view it at their own convenience.

    Overall, having a kitchen tablet allows for more organization and efficiency. It is a space-efficient and economical way to make your kitchen a smart kitchen, by allowing any user to accomplish several kitchen-related tasks with a single device. Start accomplishing kitchen tasks efficiently and quickly with your kitchen tablet!

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