Kitchen appliances are often taken for granted. They are used almost every day so we tend to use them without really thinking about it. But advances all over the world have been made in kitchen appliance technology that might change the way you think. From American to China, France to Japan, appliances have evolved from inefficient, though useful pieces of equipment into sought after and hugely convenient centre-pieces of the home.
So what makes your appliances so amazing? Let’s look at cooking first:
Induction Heating Technology
It was gas that came first in the cooking race. Then electric ceramic heating elements came along. Whilst both these are still immensely popular and in the majority of homes, there’s a new contender what aims to quietly sweep the traditional forms of heating under the carpet. This is induction cooking.
It’s a remarkable setup which utilises a set of magnetic coils under the hob. These react to the metal of the pan you are using to create a magnetic field. This field causes the metal to heat, not the hob itself. Therefore, the pan is the heating element here. The hob, whilst warm from the pan, does not actually heat up. This has been showcased by placing a tea towel or even a bank note between the pan and the hob. They remain undamaged the whole time.
As the pan is the element, this means that heating is much faster too. A pint of water will boil in a minute and half, compared to three minutes with a gas hob. It’s also much more eco-friendly, being up to 85% more efficient energy-wise, compared to traditional forms of heating.
How about cooling….
Using Google’s Android operating system or LG’s innovative ThinQ™ range, your fridge can do so much more than just store food. Both Samsung and LG have developed Smart Cooling technology, which serves to enhance your lifestyle and make life a little easier in the long run.
A wireless network that connects to your computer and smart phone give you a complete logistical overview of the fridge. Sensors and data input will give you an indication of how much food you have, when it will expire, as well as the actual location of the product in the compartment.
Your phone can be updated each time food is about to expire, which can definitely come in handy for perishables such as milk and eggs. Going even further, you can input food that you need into a shopping list. This list is then collated and can be downloaded to your phone when shopping or even sent to a supermarket website for online delivery.
The touch screen panels (which will probably become commonplace on fridges before long), can even be set to display photos, calendar appointments, and even the weather.
It seems the kitchen is becoming a very advanced place to be.