In the next five years, smart appliances will be a bigger part of our lives than ever. The major technology companies are trying to make everything from fridges to ovens smarter, but what does that mean for you? We researched the experts to find out how the future of cooking will look different in 2023.
Kitchen of the future
_”Kitchen of the future.”_
This is a phrase that is often used to describe smart kitchens, but I think it’s a bit misleading. Yes, having an automated kitchen can be really cool and useful for many things—and it will definitely make cooking easier in some ways—but there are other aspects of modern living that are much more important than what happens in your kitchen. For example, I don’t think we’ll see any major changes in how we cook food until we have reliable 3D printers available at reasonable prices at places like Walmart or Target (or even Amazon).
But let’s take a look at what might happen if you bought a smart kitchen:
- Voice Assistant: There are many voice assistants out there now—Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Alexa (the Echo Dot), among others—and they all do basically the same thing: help you control devices connected through Wi-Fi using your voice commands instead of pushing buttons on a screen or using apps on your phone/tablet/PC/laptop computer. If one day these assistants start getting smarter about understanding natural language queries like “When was this dish last made?” then they could become very useful indeed!
To sum up: the future of smart kitchens is now.
The technology that’s already in your home may not be as visible, but it’s there and it’s easy to use. You don’t need to worry about having a smart kitchen if you don’t want one—but if you do want one, then it’s time to get started. There are plenty of ways for people who aren’t ready today but want their home to become smarter tomorrow.
You’ve probably heard about smart appliances, but what does that exactly mean? A smart appliance is one that can be controlled remotely and is connected to other smart devices. Smart appliances are also more energy efficient than their traditional counterparts. They use less electricity and water, which helps lower your monthly utility bills.
Smart appliances can be controlled by voice commands or even automatically through artificial intelligence (AI). If you have a smart device with the Google Assistant built-in, for example, you can ask it to adjust the temperature of your thermostat or turn on/off your lights at home by simply speaking into the microphone provided by Google Assistant on your smartphone.
The end of the sink.
The sink is dead. It’s been replaced by the bathroom and your dishwasher, respectively. First, sinks are beginning to be mounted on the wall as part of the kitchen’s overall design scheme. Second, they’re being replaced by fridges with built-in dishwashers that make cleaning up after dinner a thing of the past.
A smarter oven.
So what does it take to make an oven smart? Well, it’s not as difficult as you might think. First, you need a device with a touchscreen interface and the ability to analyze your cooking habits. Then, you need software that can send commands from the internet to your oven’s controller board in order to adjust its settings on the fly—and viola! Your oven is now smarter than ever before!
But how do these appliances know what temperature should be set for each dish? Well, first of all: by learning about their user’s cooking habits through machine learning algorithms (which will eventually become mandatory). Secondly, they have sensors built inside them which measure things like humidity levels or internal pressure so they can adjust accordingly based on their needs at any given moment in time.
The most advanced models even feature voice control functions through Alexa devices, such as Amazon Echo or Google Home speakers (which is pretty awesome). This way users can simply tell their device what type of food they want to be cooked without having any interaction with actual buttons (although some folks still prefer this method).
A second dishwasher.
You can’t build a smart kitchen without a dishwasher. Dishwashers are more efficient than hand-washing dishes, and they’re even more efficient than using the sink to wash your dishes.
A smart dishwasher has sensors that can detect when you’re done loading it with dirty dishes, so it starts washing them immediately instead of wasting time waiting for you to set it up. In order to get this kind of efficiency out of your current dishwasher, you’d need an app that tells the machine when there’s nothing left in its tub; then it would start washing right away. But what if we could figure out how much water each load uses? If we could do that, we could save even more energy by only running full loads when there’s enough dirty stuff ready at once (or alternatively just run half or quarter loads all day long).
In the near future, you can expect your faucets to be smart. You’ll be able to control them with a smartphone, a voice-activated speaker like Amazon Echo or Google Home, a smartwatch (like Apple Watch), and even gestures. Some of these might already exist in your home—you could probably order one online today if you were willing to pay hundreds of dollars for it—but we expect that most people will wait until they’re less expensive or more widely available before buying them.
Cabinets get smart.
- Cabinets will be able to store more.
- Cabinets will be able to control appliances.
- Cabinets will be able to monitor the kitchen.
- Cabinets will be used to store food and other things like wine and silverware in, as well as spices and dishware.
The microwave is replaced by induction heating. The benefits are many:
- Induction heating is more efficient, so you can use less energy to heat your food faster.
- Induction heating is safer because it uses magnetic fields instead of radiation to heat your food. This reduces the chance that you’ll burn yourself while making dinner or cause a fire if there’s a problem with your electrical wiring, like in the past when microwaves were popularized.
- Induction heating is more versatile than microwaves, allowing you to heat almost any object that can be put on top of a stovetop; this includes pans filled with water for cooking pasta or soup!
The future of the smart kitchen is here. It’s time to start planning your kitchen remodel, and we can help!
The smart kitchen of the future will have a wide range of appliances, including:
- Smart ovens that preheat quickly and cook perfectly every time
- Smart dishwashers that clean themselves, making you look like a domestic goddess or god (depending on your gender)
- Smart faucets that let you control the temperature from anywhere in your home via an app
The Smart Kitchen of the Future will bring a new level of convenience and efficiency to your cooking. You’ll be able to cook an entire meal with just one appliance, which means less time cleaning up! It will also save energy by using just the right amount of water and energy needed for each dish.