Modern technology and the internet is now becoming a part of everyday kitchen appliances. And this is just the beginning.

Read on to see how your future kitchen will look like.

In the coming years it is a given that your home appliances will become smarter. This is a strange concept to grasp, but with the growth of the Internet into a realm where everything is connected and communicates, then it is a very real and exciting possibility.

Smart Appliances Are Already Among Us

If you have stayed a night in a modern hotel recently and have snuck something from the bar fridge, then you probably would have wondered how they knew exactly what you took without looking into the fridge. Well, these smart fridges, equipped with sensors that transmit their stock levels through the Internet, are just one of the few developments that are already reaching everyday kitchens.

Here are a few other advancements that you may or may not have already heard about:

  • Fridges automatically reordering from your local supermarket;
  • Pantries that suggest recipes based on what you have;
  • Spoons that tell the temperature, acidity and viscosity of your dish;
  • Soft kitchen sinks that don’t break dishes;
  • Oven timers based on your dish rather than time.

 

Technology To Change Your Habits

But these are just the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to our kitchens becoming smarter, the only thing that we can be sure of is that these advancements will start coming faster and more frequently than ever before – the technology literally is accelerating.

One of the leading institutions in this field is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ‘Counter Intelligence’ Team. Their mission statement is rather simple, to maintain the kitchen as the centre of the house, reversing the trend of choosing quick meals on the run rather than home cooking. With a focus on attaching internet connections to appliances, making utensils that can help you cook and installing sensors that will keep you safe from fire or poisons, you can see that they are truly pushing for the kitchen of the future.

One amazing new project is a machine named the Dishmaker, that builds your plates as and when you need them rather than stacking them in cupboards. This smart kitchen technology is already making its way from the Universities and research institutions through to the consumer.

“Dishmaker”, which is about the size of a regular dishwasher, can make plates, cups and bowls in approximately one minute each, taking as much time to return the dish into its original circle-shaped raw material. “In 15 minutes you can have all the dishes you need for a family of four” – according to the MIT researchers involved. Photo courtesy: MIT.

“Dishmaker”, which is about the size of a regular dishwasher, can make plates, cups and bowls in approximately one minute each, taking as much time to return the dish into its original circle-shaped raw material. “In 15 minutes you can have all the dishes you need for a family of four” – according to the MIT researchers involved. Photo courtesy: MIT.

Fridges that monitor the useful life of food, reorder staple items such as milk and clean themselves already available to purchase.

More Technology for Less Hassle

But what does all this mean for the consumer? How successful will these smart home appliances be among ordinary men?  Does it mean I now need an MIT Engineering degree just to cook dinner for two? Quite the opposite really, what this new technology will lead to is an easier and more enjoyable kitchen where chores are a thing of the past and more time can be spent on what you enjoy, cooking delicious food for family and friends.

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