From wi-fi appliances to remote control cooking, the humble kitchen is being turned into a smart hub, writes Marchelle Abrahams.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s no surprise that manufacturers are taking their smart gadgets into the one place that we spend most of our time in. From wi-fi connected appliances to remote control cooking devices, the Internet of Things is turning the humble kitchen into a smart hub.
Planning on upgrading your appliances? We’ve gone in search of six smart gadgets that every home should have.
LG InstaView Door-in-Door Fridge
LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door boasts a never-before-seen 33-inch sleek glass panel and array of innovative features.
“Whether you’re creating a shopping list or planning your next refrigerator raid, now you can see inside your fridge without even opening the door,” said Sulette Jacobs, Assistant Product Manager for Home Appliances.
The refrigerator also replaces conventional door handles with unique, square pocket handles that open from the bottom of the top door, adding a modern touch to its overall appearance.
More info: www.lg.com/za
GROHE Sense Guard
GROHE Blue Pure is the alternative solution for those who prefer the natural taste of still water.
Using a unique filter technology, it turns ordinary tap water into fresh H2O, removing all of the substances that can impair its taste. Finished in GROHE StarLight chrome, the faucet has separate internal waterways – one for filtered water and the other for unfiltered water.
More info: www.grohe-gcc.com/en_sa/
Duo 7-in-1 Smart Cooker
The Instant Pot Duo is the world's bestselling multi-cooker that combines seven kitchen appliances in one - a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, and yoghurt maker.
The advanced microprocessor technology and built-in sensors control a range of 14 smart cooking programs for perfect results in a fraction of the time. It saves time and space in your kitchen, locks in more nutrients and cuts down on electricity costs.
More info: www.yuppiechef.com
Drop Scale lets you put ingredients on its heat-resistant surface and view the resulting weights on your phone or tablet using your Drop Recipes app.
Choose from hundreds of tried and tested interactive recipes and let Drop guide you through them step-by-step.
More info: getdrop.com
Taurus Llet Celestial Milk Frother
This pristine white wonder of a machine brings you delicious instant froth for your cappuccinos and deserts by simply one touch of the blue illuminated smart button.
You can choose between the between the heating, frothing or heat & froth combined functions.
More info: www.loot.co.za
The HAPIfork is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast.
Information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard on HAPI.com to track your progress.
More info: www.hapi.com