Smart Kitchen Appliances For Your Culinary Experience At Home
Cooking has become a new hobby for many people during the Covid pandemic. Thanks to the latest smart kitchen appliances, creating a culinary experience at home is more efficient than ever.
If there is one thing that unites us all, it is food. The smell of it, the texture of it, the various combinations – food is far more than a basic need. Food are memories of lovers’ first date, a life changing trip abroad and childhoods. Sharing a homemade meal is therefore one of life’s simple pleasures – especially in view of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Every cuisine including Italian, Thai and Mexican, to name just a few, has its techniques and traditions, but the common denominator is that enjoying good food allows us to have new culinary experiences and creating new memories.
iF AWARD_WINNING DESIGNS 2021
It’s no wonder that the kitchen is the center of many modern homes. We moved away from the idea that home cooking is just a task and that the kitchen functions as production site. Cooking has become a new hobby for many people during the Covid pandemic and is more than ever associated with a feel-good factor. And creating a culinary experience at home is easier and more efficient than ever – thanks to the latest smart kitchen appliances.
A drill down into the statistics of the iF DESIGN AWARD reveals that manufacturers have brought a variety of smart kitchen devices to the market in the recent years. What connects them is their focus on being user-friendly, energy-saving and practical. Many of these smart devices can be controlled from a distance using manufacturer’s app on a smartphone or a tablet. Nothing is more convenient than having everything you need at your fingertips. All you need is Wi-Fi. If that should fail, the devices can usually still be operated manually.
iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 GOLD-WINNING DESIGNS
Innovative advancements in automation and AI technologies provide smart kitchenware with futuristic possibilities. And with each new technological advancement the realms of possibility are extended ever further. "Checking ingredients, scanning barcodes or smart codes, and analyzing weights as you pour – cooking will become a fluid and seamless process," says .
Short interview with Paul Cohen
iF: What fascinates you most about the contemporary possibilities of the smart kitchen?
PC: Being a master chef at home, skills and knowledge of the quality of produce, ingredients and serving sizes are critical. It's getting far more scientific. I think the ultimate smart kitchen will allow you to weigh, check and process food more accurately while cooking. Checking ingredients, scanning barcodes or smart codes, and analyzing weights as you pour – cooking will become a fluid and seamless process.
iF: What is your most important kitchen design object?
PC: I’m a coffee lover, I couldn’t wake up without it. I love to grind fresh beans and make an espresso. It's almost a religious experience. I’ve designed many coffee machines. Making the right coffee is all about nurturing the freshness of the bean and processing it at the right temperature and pressure. All of the designs have the user at its center.
PC: Think of an automated kitchen with cooking skills through deep learning called . Or the , a rice cooker that can also make soup or yogurt. And how about the with hot air technology for a healthier meal? Some of these smart appliances go far beyond time-saving preparations and flirt with the idea of entertaining guests. The faucet body of , for instance, changes color in response to rising temperature, alerting users when water is too hot to touch. Another example is . Here you can voice-control the machine with a smart speaker by sending voice commands such as "I would like black tea". Or do you rather crave for a wok menu? integrates an electronic scale for weighing spices to help accurately follow recipes.
Cooking everything perfectly while reducing food waste, water consumption and time in the kitchen. For a better future of food.