When it comes to your kitchen and appliances, if you were to look around and think which ones you think could be turned into internet-connected smart devices, the likely culprits are the fridge and the microwave.
And while these are indeed items which have been updated with smart tech inside, below are other unsuspecting appliances which you introduce to your kitchen to give it a smart upgrade.
There is nothing better than pouring in the ingredients of a stew or a roast into a slow cooker in the morning and then letting it do its job throughout the day. Or is there?
Could it be better if you could see the food cooking from your smartphone or if you could control it remotely, including turning it on, off, and changing all of the settings?
Smart slow-cookers are here and they come with a bevy of connected features, including the ones listed above.
That’s right, kettles! Smart kettles like the ones from the Groupon Coupons page for Home Decorators Collection include microcomputers which can detect the altitude of the kettle and adjust the boiling point of the water automatically. Of course, smart kettles are also able to keep the water at a temperature you set.
Just when you thought it would get any stranger, a smart trash can comes along. Of course, given that it’s a trash can it offers limited function, however would the ability to scan your empty cartons as you toss them away and have them added to a list or automatically reordered for you tempt you to upgrade?
With the inclusion of a small barcode scanner and a wifi radio, smart trash cans are able to take care of one of the most forgotten tasks – putting items on the shopping list once you throw them away!
While you may know that you can buy a refrigerator with a TV on the door, did you know that you can buy one with a touchscreen monitor which also allows you to perform tasks like browse the web, monitor your baby cam, or even your security cameras?
Smart refrigerators have received a big update since their initial arrive years ago when all they could really do was show you the news while you ate breakfast. Of course, their smarts don’t end there.
Including a range of sensors, smart refrigerators are able to automatically sense the type of food in each area and attempt to adjust its setting to accommodate each item. As you can imagine, this not only improves the quality of stored food but also the taste!
When it comes to your kitchen, there are a number of ways you can give it a smart upgrade, including the ones mentioned in this article. If you have been thinking about upgrading your kitchen but don’t have the time or the budget for a full renovation, consider a tech upgrade by way of introducing smart appliances.