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The function of most technological advancements is to help us cut back the time of manual labor. New kitchen gadgets are no different, except that the latest developments in smart kitchen appliances also change kitchen design, layout, and functionality as well. No matter the field, it’s always the case that the newer the gadget or appliance update, the easier its user experience. But with lesser need for our involvement even when opting for homemade dinners, are we also losing precious time for family bonding in the kitchen? Or do these developments do the opposite, giving us more time to do what we’d rather do and provide an improved design?
Here are some of the essentials (and some newcomers) for a smart home that are changing how our kitchens look and serve us.
How tech can affect how our kitchens look and how we use them
Integration, Integration, Integration
Nowadays, putting the word smart in front of anything usually means tech. However, in the kitchen, smart also means functional, efficient, and safe. The clean, tucked-away look of an integrated kitchen with its hidden appliances can play a huge role in how sophisticated your kitchen looks and functions. Regardless of the newest developments in AI making their way into kitchen appliances and apps, smart design should not be overlooked.
One smart, trendy, and recommended way of integrated design is having an induction surface for a stovetop. Chef Andrew Forlines’s kitchen remodel advice on how to design with new appliances in mind is “for folks to switch their cooking surface to an induction surface for cleaner, more powerful, precise cooking with reduced ventilation requirements compared to gas-burning cooktops.” Less noise, less danger, and more pretty.