Future Kitchens of Tomorrow: IoT and Smart Kitchen Appliances

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The Internet of Things is becoming more of a part of our lives everyday. Even smart kitchen appliances like smart dishwashers and fridges will help to make your life better with alerts, notifications, and controlling your devices even from outside your home.

A lot of these smart devices are even available today. Check the trends on the kitchens of the future using the Internet of Things and smart kitchen appliances in the infographic below.

Smart Kitchens for a Smart Future

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Revolutionize Your Relationship with Your Kitchen by Bringing in Something Smart

A smart phone is one thing, but a smart kitchen?

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What could possibly be so smart about a kitchen?

If a kitchen was really so smart, wouldn’t it be able to cook you dinner and feed your kids and take out the trash? And maybe give you a foot rub while it’s at it?

Right now, there isn’t a kitchen that can magically do all of that. But after you’ve experienced a true smart kitchen, your sad old microwave really will look pretty dumb.

Imagine a world where the appliances that fill your kitchen not only talk to you, but talk to each other to make your life easier. This is a kitchen that knows your wants and needs, a kitchen that is connected to your phone and your internet to make your life easier, a kitchen that makes the world a better place.

Getting hungry just thinking about it, huh?

Lucky for you, this is not the impossible kitchen of the future. In fact, this world of wonder is well within your reach, and probably within your budget.

Isn’t My Old Kitchen Good Enough?

Well, to be honest with you, no.

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You don’t have to go quite that far, but there are so many things that new smart kitchen appliances can do for you. So before you play the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” game with yourself, take a minute to see what a smart kitchen might look like in your home and in your world.

First off, smart kitchens can (and will) save you money. It’s estimated that by 2020, smart kitchens will save the food and beverage industry at least 15%. Imagine what that would look like in your own home.

Smart kitchen appliances can also save you time, which some days is even more valuable than money. Touch screens, WiFi connectivity, increased efficiency, flexibility, and voice command compatibility are just a few of the features that most modern smart kitchen appliances offer.

Can you imagine?

Instead of working a whole second kitchen-based job when you get home from the money-making gig, you could be saving money in your smart kitchen and spending more time doing the things that you love instead of washing dishes, prepping meals, or making grocery lists.

Sounds like a dream. But with the introduction of even a few smart kitchen appliances into your home, you could be living it.

So What to Add?

Smart kitchen appliances don’t need any extra planning or organization to be effective, functional, and awesome in your home. It’s just like buying and installing a regular dishwasher or coffee pot or Crock Pot, only better.

Super Hot Crock Pot Smart Pot

The days of waiting around home all afternoon because you had a roast in the crock pot are long gone, my friend.

With the Crock Pot Smart Slow Cooker, you can adjust the temperature, check the cooking time, and turn the machine on and off from anywhere, as long as you have your phone with you. The WeMo app makes it easy to adjust time or temp on your crock pot, and you’ll feel so much more freedom when the crock pot is the only thing tied to the kitchen.

Simply prep the pot (like, put your food in it), plug it in, and make sure you’ve got the app ready to go. Whenever you’re ready, set your temperature and your timer, and WeMo will make sure it’s happening. Affordable, easy, and delicious, this smart kitchen appliance is a must-have for families on-the-go and parents who are tired of scheduling their lives around dinner.

For the Health Conscious, the Food Tracking of the Future

This one is pretty incredible. And if you’re into logging your food and keeping track of your calories and eating a consistently healthy diet, you have got to try it.

The SmartPlate Top View will literally change the way you see your food. After a simple picture, it will automatically tell you how many calories are on your plate. It will also give you the nutritional information, the appropriate serving size, and give you advice and guidance about what food steps to take next to meet all of your dietary and health goals.

It’s crazy. This plate can give you so much information, and of course it doesn’t just sit on the plate and stew.

After you pile your SmartPlate with whatever you happen to be eating, you’ll snap a picture of the food with your phone’s SmartPlate Top View app. The program will identify the food, analyze its nutritional content, and add it to an electronic log of your eating habits. It’s accurate, it’s handy, and it’s efficient: the whole logging process takes less than a couple of seconds.

The SmartPlate really revolutionizes the idea of tracking your food: it does it all for you!

What’s Smarter than Getting Someone to Do the Dishes for You?

Seriously, what is smarter than that?

Buying a smart dishwasher for your smart kitchen is smarter, probably, because you don’t have to convince it to do the dishes every night.

Smart dishwashers are awesome, and not just because they wash your dishes. They’re extra powerful, so forget about the necessity of re-washing. They’re super quiet, so no more timing your dishwasher runs with your trips to the grocery store. And, perhaps most importantly, they’re connected to you at all times.

A connected dishwasher means you can start it whenever you want. You can stop it whenever you want. You can check for leaks and breaks or problems with the rinse cycle, or you can add an extra dose of drying to those loads full of muffin tins. And, best of all, you can remotely lock and unlock the controls on the dishwasher itself. No more helpful toddler pushing buttons.

Seriously, what is smarter than that?

Buying a smart dishwasher for your smart kitchen is smarter, probably, because you don’t have to convince it to do the dishes every night.

Smart dishwashers are awesome, and not just because they wash your dishes. They’re extra powerful, so forget about the necessity of re-washing. They’re super quiet, so no more timing your dishwasher runs with your trips to the grocery store. And, perhaps most importantly, they’re connected to you at all times.

A connected dishwasher means you can start it whenever you want. You can stop it whenever you want. You can check for leaks and breaks or problems with the rinse cycle, or you can add an extra dose of drying to those loads full of muffin tins. And, best of all, you can remotely lock and unlock the controls on the dishwasher itself. No more helpful toddler pushing buttons.

Let the Smart Coffee Do Its Job so You Can Do Yours

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The Smarter Coffee 2.0 machine takes coffee pot timers to the next level.

This beautiful little machine will let you check all sorts of information and start the coffee making process from the comfort of your very own cozy bed. You can check the water level, update the coffee brew strength, pre-heat the coffee pot, and keep the coffee pot warm all with just the touch of a phone button.

With this smart kitchen addition, you can really wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee without having to kick anyone out of bed to start the process.

No Need to Dash to the Store Last Minute Anymore

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It’s late.

Your sweatpants and apron are on and you’re frantically pulling ingredients out of the cupboard. You were so prepared; this is going to be an excellent sit down family dinner.

But just as you start grabbing bowls and spatulas and measuring cups, it hits you. You’re out of butter. Or cheese. Or potatoes. Or some ingredient so integral to the final delicious product that you have not choice other than to throw on some jeans, get in your car, and high tail it to the nearest grocery store where you pay more than you should for a product you already thought you owned.

It gives you stress just thinking about it, doesn’t it?

But with the addition of the Amazon Dash to your smart kitchen, you will never have to do that again.

Never.

The Amazon Dash lets you scan the barcodes of items and add them to your electronic grocery list. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting that one thing— be it toilet paper or milk or your kid’s favorite flavor of yogurt— again: just scan the packaging before you toss it. And, if you’re out of something less scannable, like a green bell pepper, you can add the item to your list yourself.

Pretty handy, huh?

Perfect Eggs Every Time

With a name like Pantelligent, you might even consider trusting it to do your taxes.

Don’t go that far, but the Pantelligent smart pan can legitimately do a ton of things for you and your pan-cooked food.

The Pantelligent will tell you when the pan is ready for food (the hardest part of the whole cooking ordeal, really), when the food inside of it is ready for a flipping, and when the situation can be finished.

Smart kitchen and the Pantelligent pan: 1. Dumb kitchen and the frying pan with the nonstick surface scraped off from one too many washings: 0.

How Much of That Do I Need?

The Drop Scale is weigh cooler than it sounds.

Get it? Weigh cooler? Because it’s a scale?

Excellent jokes aside, the Drop Scale will give anyone the ability to cook for any size of group. It will automatically tell you how much of each ingredient to add, and can even make substitutions for you based on what you have in your kitchen. There are recipes galore connected with the Drop Scale: it will make you a culinary mastermind in no time.  

Are You Going Shopping, or Are You Ready for More?

Those were just the smart kitchen appliances.

There’s a whole other world of smart kitchen options for people who really want to up their kitchen game. It’s called IOT, and it is ready for you.

IOT stands for the Internet Of Things, and it refers to all types of internet-connected devices. Many recently developed IOTs have super practical kitchen applications and are ready for shopping, purchase, and use in your smart kitchen today.

Smart Home Hub for the Kitchen

Ubi is like a Smart Home controller but it’s just for the kitchen. It will monitor and connect you to nearly every aspect of your kitchen and is easy to pair with other internet-connected appliances and devices.

Paper Instead of Plastic

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There is a company that is currently working to produce wrapping paper for refrigerated food. And not only would this just be cool, the paper would be smart: smart enough to tell you if the food inside it is bad or contaminated.

This one isn’t available just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Soon, your smart kitchen could prevent you from getting sick in addition to telling you when to flip your pancakes.

Genius Trash 

The GeniCan is similar to the Amazon Dash, but it takes out the middleman. Installed on the top of a garbage can, you merely have to swipe your now-trash food product barcode over the GeniCan and it will be added to your grocery list. No more digging through the garbage to see what you ran out of this week.

Water Saver 

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The HydroPoint360 will tell you if, where, and how you’re wasting water in your kitchen. It will keep you updated about any leaks or water waste and will give you suggestions about fixability.

Are You Convinced Yet?

Smart kitchens are the future. But not that creepy Big Brother future— they’re part of the good, helpful, AI-is-friendly future.

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And they’ll save you money. Who doesn’t want that?

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