Whether You’re a Family Chef or Enjoy Elegantly Entertaining, Updating Your Kitchen With New Technology Can Make Dinnertime Easier. It’s Time to Put Away Grandma's Crockpot. Here Are Eight Stunning Pieces of Home Technology That Your Kitchen Needs
28% of Americans think of the kitchen as a home’s most valuable room and the place where they spend most of their time. It’s hard to feel at home in an outdated kitchen. That’s why I’ve put together a list of eight pieces of home tech that will revamp your cooking space and transform your kitchen.
Modern technology has created incredible ways to make dinnertime simpler, and this oven takes it to another level. General Electric has created a 6.6 cubic foot slide-in oven with remarkable tech-savvy features such as Wi-Fi capability and glide touch controls. The GE Chef Connect feature allows you to connect the oven with an overhead hood and microwave for a streamlined kitchen experience. If fast preheating and self-cleaning abilities, as well as European convection for even cooking aren’t enough to convince you, an internal temperature probe monitors cooking temperatures so that you can ensure proper heating without opening the oven door, which makes big meals—such as roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner—a breeze. Plus, this 30-inch slide-in model will look sleek and seamless against your counters.
Upgrade your kitchen with this hi-tech refrigerator from Samsung. Enable the fridge’s Wi-Fi to monitor internal temperatures directly from your phone, and if you’ve ever made a trip to the grocery store but forgotten what you needed once you started wandering the aisles, you’ll love how this refrigerator makes grocery shopping easier. With three built-in cameras, you’ll be able to look inside the fridge on the go from anywhere. Equipped with FamilyHub, this Samsung refrigerator is also an incredibly helpful tool for coordinating family calendars and planning dinners, and the 21.5-inch touch screen built into the door means you can stay connected easily. Handwritten notes, photos, and stickers can be added to the custom home screen to communicate with the whole family. FamilyHub also allows you to stream directly from your refrigerator so you can play your favorite music or listen to a podcast while you cook. Additionally, the fridge’s fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior, EnergyStar certified high efficiency LED lighting, and independent fridge and freezer cooling controls to keep food fresher longer make this refrigerator worth every cent.
Google Nest Protect is part of the Google Nest smart home series that is designed to alert homeowners of smoke and carbon monoxide dangers within the house. This tool has been designed to calmly and promptly alert residents of dangers—hopefully before they get out of hand—and initially uses a human-like voice to announce early warnings when it first senses smoke.
A tool like this is important for every room, but perhaps most importantly in the kitchen. Alerting rising carbon monoxide levels from gas leaks started by a long-forgotten burner can save homes and lives. If you have Google Nest Protect installed in multiple rooms of the house, they can alert you about smoke in the living room even if you’re upstairs. Emergency notices can be directed straight to your phone to quickly and accurately convey emergency information, and with a family account, everyone can have access to the alarms. Most importantly, this smoke detector uses a split spectrum sensor to scan for both fast- and slow-burning fires so that you’re always prepared.
If you’re tired of disposable water bottles, consider installing a built-in wall water dispenser, like this Elkay ezH20 Liv Built-In Filtered Water Dispenser. With a filtration system certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, you can enjoy clean, filtered water with ease. This touchless dispenser can be installed anywhere in your home—not just in the kitchen. This dispenser could be helpful if you have a patio where you love to entertain while cooking in your outdoor kitchen. It’s simple to install, small enough to fit between two wall studs, and comes with a sleek glass and polished stainless steel facade so that it’ll look great anywhere in your home. This dispenser also keeps a running tally of how many plastic bottles you have saved by using the machine with a backlit LED green ticker.
This faucet is perfectly designed for the kitchen. Whether you’re kneading sourdough, baking sugar cookies, or stretching fresh pasta, hands get messy in the kitchen. Touching the spout will turn the faucet on and off, and with no knobs to turn or handles to twist, your kitchen stays cleaner. Touch Mode can be turned on and off, and water flow initiated by touch will automatically turn off after four minutes to conserve water. The faucet head detaches to be used as a sprayer, and you won’t have to worry about it dangling because its MagnaTite Docking system uses high strength magnets to keep the spray wand in place when not in use. Plus, the faucet head’s 20-inch pull down retractable hose makes it convenient to use, and the faucet’s high neck can rotate 360 degrees. This faucet makes kitchen tasks easier, is ADA compliant, and comes in four different finishes to accent your kitchen.
Although this technology is fairly rudimentary, adding a lazy Susan to your kitchen refrigerator can be a complete game-changer. This single layer, white lazy Susan is ten inches in diameter and has a non-slip surface to keep items from sliding. These small, compact lazy Susans are the perfect size for your fridge shelves and can make ingredients easier to reach throughout the entire refrigerator. It’s simple and straightforward but will amplify the usability of your fridge space—your kitchen organization will be better than ever before. Other popular places for lazy Susans are countertops for a selection of condiments, cupboards to store spices and oils, and cabinets so that you can select your favorite mug for morning coffee.
Maintaining a clean kitchen when you love to cook can sometimes feel cumbersome, and that’s where iRobot steps in. iRobot has created two life-changing gadgets for anyone who hates cleaning the floors. The Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum and Braava Jet m6 Mopping Robot work in tandem so that your kitchen floors can stay spotless. The Roomba 960 is equipped with auto-adjust settings to clean multiple floor types, so you can use it to clean the whole house with the help of its built-in navigation system. Advanced Dirt Detection technology alerts the machine to high traffic areas with more concentrated debris so that it can provide extra cleaning in those areas. Plus, its high-efficiency filter and long battery life mean that Roomba can capture 99% of dust, pollen, and allergens as small as 10 microns. Braava Jet uses precision jet spray technology to clean even the stickiest of messes, and it learns your kitchen floor plan as it goes so that it can optimize cleaning. Using this mop is as simple as attaching a Braava Jet cleaning pad, adding water and Braava Jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution, and pressing clean. When you purchase both Roomba 960 and Braava Jet m6 Mopping Robot, they can be synced to clean one after another, vacuuming first and then mopping, so that they can clean the floors while you keep doing what you love.
If you’re a frequent coffee shop patron, consider creating your own coffee bar in the kitchen. With Breville Barista Pro, at-home espresso drinks have never been so simple. Perfect if you love hosting brunch, midday cappuccinos for two, or indulging in a quiet morning alone, the Barista Pro is easy to use—even for beginners. Its LCD display is user-intuitive, making it easy to monitor grind, pour speed, and drink size. The built-in burr grinder can be adjusted to suit your specific grind preferences and amounts to maximize flavor. Breville has mastered the art of espresso extraction—the Barista Pro’s digital temperature control precisely measures water temperature for the perfect shot of espresso. This espresso machine also has a built-in steam wand so that you can create milk microfoam to top drinks and practice the delicate skill of latte art. Plus, this machine comes in five different finishes to match your kitchen: brushed stainless steel, royal champagne, black truffle, smoked hickory, and sea salt.
Upgrade your kitchen technology, and your kitchen will thank you. Whenever you’re ready to learn more about Hampton Bay real estate and New York homes for sale, reach out to for more information.