Smart technologies make our lives easier and easier. Nowadays, you may own talking kettles, smart oven, fridge, app-controlled meat probes, etc, which will do some essential things while you are cleaning your home or enjoying the morning coffee. So, eventually, smart appliances for the kitchen become a necessity, and here are the most important kitchen appliances for your home.
We will start introducing the must-have products for your smart kitchen with the introduction of fridges. Smart refrigerators tend to polarize opinion but one thing is certain: Samsung dominates this space with the iconic Family Hub baked into their fridges. The first thing to get straight, this refrigerator is not cheap. Connected fridges haven’t really penetrated our homes en masse. As such, the price has yet to tumble. That said, keep in mind that a regular fridge isn’t exactly cheap. With 28 cubic feet of interior real estate, you’ve got ample space even if you’ve got a large family. While Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri have a stranglehold on the digital assistant space, Bixby powers Samsung’s fridge.
The touchscreen is undeniably useful but you can also improve it if you could delete some of the superfluous apps bloating things somewhat. Many apps like the shopping, whiteboard, and calendar tools will make you wonder what you did before you smartened up your kitchen. You’ll get a camera inside keeping a close watch on inventory and you can smarten up your shopping thanks to Samsung. There’s also a web browser and the ability to order groceries from home. While we could hardly claim this appliance is strictly necessary, if you’ve got deep pockets then set need aside and usher incomplete convenience with the Samsung Family Hub.
Drop Scale with a recipe app
Do you often run out of ideas in the kitchen? If so, app-linked appliances like this Drop Scale give you enormous inspiration with hundreds of recipes on tap. Many of this only call for a single bowl slashing messy clean-up and allowing you to focus on racking up some tasty food. From chocolate chip cookies and banana bread to cupcakes and key lime pie, you’re spoiled for choice. Due to the functionality of the scale, you don’t need to keep smearing your greasy, food-splattered fingers all over it. Where traditional recipes are static, you’ll need to recalculate quantities unless you have that stereotypical family of four. No such nonsense with the Connected Scale. Watch directions on-screen so you’re covered if you prefer visual instructions. Sharing the results of your creativity is straightforward in-app so you can inspire your friends and family, too.
Xiaomi Smart Knife Set
What can be cooler than a smart knife set with other smart products in your kitchen? Well, it’s time to introduce you to the Xiaomi smart knife set. The knives are of high-quality stainless steel type 50Cr15Mov, and they are available in Cool Black.
In the matt black color, you will receive not only the blades of the knives themselves but also their handles. The minimalist design, traditional for the Xiaomi brand, can, thus, fit into the kitchen in your home as well.
Anti-corrosion and antibacterial treatment
The double microstructure has become the basic pillar of the production process (nanostructure + micron coating). Knives do not tend to stick to the ingredients you are currently cutting. You can own the membrane structure effect which promotes self-cleaning of the knife blade surface.
The black surface of the knife blade is covered with nanomaterials and features nano synthesis technology, which has even been certified. In terms of surface, it is also wear-resistant, so the matt black paint will not peel off. No matter what type of food is currently sliced, vegetables or meat, it will not damage the surface.
The surface of the knife is fired only at 280 degrees Celsius to achieve the hardness of the ceramic used. The knife has no pores and the surface treatment does not cover its imperfections.
In terms of anti-corrosion and antibacterial treatment, resistance to various acids and alkaline organic substances is ensured. The product is safe and will not oxidize.
Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus
No smart kitchen tech round-up would be complete without Instant Pot. Instant Pot is an immensely popular brand in the US and its name is synonymous with one-pot cooking. The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus multi-cooker can create meals up to 70% faster than traditional methods and does more than simply pressure cook food. You can also use it as a slow cooker, to sauté food, as a yogurt maker, rice cooker, food warmer, cake maker, or stockpot.
The beauty of the Duo Evo Plus is its simplicity. There are 48 presets onboard, allowing for easy cooking and prepping for things like rice, slow cooking, soups sous vide, fermenting, and proofing. There are also eight one-touch buttons on board for the most popular functions, making it even easier. The large LCD display provides everything you need to know about cooking time, temperature, pressure, and status, among others.
With a capacity of 5.7 liters, the body of the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus is ample enough to include large cuts of meat and comfortably serve a family of six. The pot is taller rather than wide, but we found that it could still house a large chicken inside – albeit positioned vertically instead of horizontally. Although this position makes distributing the juice a little harder when using the slow cooker feature, for example, it still produces tender results.
Mijia Induction Heating Cooker
The Mi Home (Mijia) Induction Heating Cooker is elegant and sophisticated, but it’s also quite functional. The design makes it simple to operate for any budding home chef. Creating rice is simple and fuss-free, whether it’s brown, GABA, sushi, or Japanese rice. Simply control your induction cooker using the designated smartphone app that works as a remote.
If you’re one to experiment quite a bit with your rice meals, then you’re in luck! This device can also make soup, congee, oatmeal, quinoa, and much more. Time in the smart kitchen has never been better with the different cooking modes offered by the product.
Simple to use
- Rinse your grains thoroughly in a rice washer or in the inner bowl of your cooker. Submerge your rice then take two handfuls and rub them against each other to remove the starch.
- When the water turns murky, drain your washer or pot. Repeat this rinsing process until you get clear water.
- Drain your pot again then add the necessary amount of water into the mix.
- Once everything you need is in the inner pot, simply press the “Start” button located at the center of the exterior.
- Connect your device to the wifi and app, you’ll get a notification once your grains are done cooking. If not, the cooker will still automatically switch to warm mode.
Read also: 14 Must-Have Kitchen Products From Xiaomi
WiFi Coffee Machine
You could argue that most single-serve coffee machines are plenty smart. The Atomi WiFi Coffee Maker excels on this count but is it any good? We’ll dive into that right now. Firstly, keep your expectations reasonable considering the budget-friendly price-point. This machine won’t stand up to heavy, sustained use. If you drink an average amount of coffee, though, you’ll get plenty of use from this unit.
You can take care of everything in-app from scheduling your brew to manipulating the strength. You can use voice control with either Alexa or Google Assistant assuming you have a smart speaker in place. To complete a flexible experience, you can easily run the machine without the app, too. As a crowning bonus, you won’t need an additional hub thanks to 2.4GHz WiFi baked in. A reusable filter means you’ll protect your pocket and your eco-footprint at the same time. The glass carafe gives you enough coffee for 12 cups so the Atomi is perfect for bigger families or serious coffee friends.
GE Kitchen Hub
Designed as a hub for your smart kitchen and your connected home, the GE Kitchen Hub is a mega 27-inch Android-powered touchscreen that can microwave.
Alongside the giant screen, two cameras – one for video chatting and another for viewing food on your cooktop – help you bring your cooking into the modern age. Video chat with your mom while whipping up dinner, or share pictures of your food over social media.
The Hub also features voice-command capabilities via Google Assistant, as well as access to Android apps for recipes, music, movies, and social media. It’s essentially a really big Android tablet in the middle of your kitchen – but it’s not taking up any counter space.
The Hub works with GE’s U+ Connect platform to integrate with other Haier/GE appliances including washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, air conditioners, wall ovens, cooktops, microwaves, and ranges – so you can control them all from the screen.