The machines are taking over! Slowly but surely, technology is finding its way into every aspect of our lives. We fully expect it on a smartphone and we are used to it in our watches, our TVs and music players. Not content to stick to normal electronic devices, technology is now playing a major role in kitchen appliances and gadgets. Trust me, this is a good thing.
Now you can comfortably lie in bed on Sunday morning and tell your coffee machine to brew up your favorite blend, check in with the fridge to see what you need when you pop out to the shops later and tell the oven to start preheating so you can have your breakfast muffin when you get up.
I love it. Some of the concepts are ahead of their time, some are more for the novelty factor but many of them are really intelligent, practical gadgets that will make your life just a little bit easier.
Here are my top 5 gadgets to update your kitchen in 2017.
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Bluetooth Food Safety Detector
This clever device will analyze your food and determine if it is still safe to eat. Some of us do not have the best sense of smell and once you get even a hint that food might have gone bad, it is almost impossible to get the idea out of your head. Take the guess work out of it and use a Bluetooth food safety detector.
It works by passing the compact handheld wand over the food. It picks up any VOC gasses coming off the food and will send a message directly to your phone, telling you the status of the food. It will either say it is fresh and safe or spoiled. It also tells you if food is still safe to cook but needs to be well cooked as some spoilage has started.
So rather be safe than take a chance and have yourself and the rest of the family not too happy later on. Leave it up to technology.
Digital Measuring Bowl
Food preparation, cooking and baking just gets easier and easier, much of it thanks to modern technology. Kitchen appliances have already made things better but the new breed of high-tech equipment makes it a breeze. Life is far too short to spend the better part of the day slaving away in the kitchen like Granny used to, yet we still want fresh, wholesome food. Then comes the worst part, after cooking or baking you have used every bowl, measuring cup and spoon in the kitchen and you now have to clean it all up.
This is where the amazing Modern Home Digital Mixing & Measuring Bowl will come to the rescue. It will save you time, and dirty bowls, by measuring your ingredients all in the same bowl. After adding each ingredient, just press the button and it is ready for the next one. No need to look at old conversion tables either, this gadget will measure in whatever units you require and display the readings on a LCD display. It works equally well with liquids or dry ingredients and is 100% accurate. You can use it for everything you want from all kinds of mixers, blenders and Juicercruiser. You will have all your ingredients ready in no time and only one bowl to clean. What a pleasure.
Smart Grocery Shopping Button
The inelegant Hiku device will patiently wait for you to update your shopping list, either through voice commands or by scanning the item. It then syncs with a shopping list app on your phone for you to use when you go to the store. No more scribbling on the kitchen blackboard and walking around the shop with scraps of paper.
What has to be one of my favorites is the smart fridge. The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator has cameras on the inside to see when you are out of certain items and will even help you stick to your diet with sensors that monitor your consumption. It can tell when items have gone bad as well. The fridge keeps track of all of this information and sends it straight to your phone. As an added bonus, it will even play music for you.
After a long day of letting technology do most of the hard work for you, why not pick up your phone and order a cocktail from the Somabar while you sit and relax.
It will sit on your table and as soon as you instruct it, either on the gadget or from your phone, it will whip up your favorite cocktail in a matter of seconds.
That was just a taste of some of the many smart kitchen gadgets that will make your life a pleasure. Less time in the kitchen means more time to be with friends and family or to simply relax by yourself.