Our lives are permeated with technology; from the moment we wake to the moment we put down our smart phones at night, we are logged on, tuned in and connected. The kitchen is no different. The battle is on between the traditional home cook guided by real passion, intuition and creativity, and the engineers and developers focused on artificial intelligence that will make life in the kitchen easier and more convenient.
One of the most hotly debated kitchen trends at the moment is that of the high-tech kitchen; a Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connected and interactive space incorporating ‘smart’ appliances. In fact, there is even an annual summit focused on this; The 2017 Smart Kitchen Summit was held in October in Seattle, USA.
Although most of the technology and smart appliances showcased at this summit are not even available in South Africa, it does provide an insight into what the future of the South African kitchen may look like. Some of the amazing products already on the market include:
The appliances of the future will ‘talk’ to one another in a fully-connected kitchen and there are even some suggestions that cabinetry will follow suite. Kitchen cabinets that include touch sensors that record what produce is removed and automatically informing grocery shopping lists and online ordering.
However, we believe there is no technology that can replace the heart of a happy cook, and the comfort of a beautifully-designed quality kitchen that welcomes friends and family. Simply put, we can’t imagine a home where the kitchen is the brain, rather than the heart of the home.
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