Smart kitchen appliances were regarded as fantasy just a decade ago. To have a kitchen attending to your needs and learning around them seems like something out of a futuristic film.
That being said, the future is here. These smart kitchen appliances are your best picks to make your kitchen more high-tech. This article runs you down on their uses and features, all of which are wired unto advancements of artificial intelligence (AI). There are actually many examples of AI that you didn’t know you were using every day — and this may be one of them.
What are Smart Kitchen Appliances?
Definitions of what is ‘smart’ still differ within the artificial intelligence community. Still, this article defines smart kitchen appliances as appliances that use machine intelligence and the internet to connect to other devices.
These can communicate with you through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other communication systems. They can also learn how you use them or what you use them for.
Beyond kitchens, there are also smart appliances for common household chores. For example, there are at the very least great robot vacuums for pet hair to get for your home.
What Are They Used For?
Smart kitchen appliances are used just as one would use standard kitchen appliances. There are appliances for countertops, drinks, and heavy-duty cooking.
These all serve different purposes, but they are all programmed to make your kitchen more convenient and capable of multitasking.
Best Smart Kitchen Appliances for Your Countertops
It would be wrong to start this list any other way than with The June Oven. This touchscreen, Wi-Fi-connected oven is the face of smart kitchen appliances right now, and it is no surprise as to why.
This has dual convection fans that reach every crevice of the oven, highlighting how important equal oven temperatures are. Not only does this provide the best quality of food, but it also makes cooking quick and cost-effective. It controls the heat of your oven all by itself.
While many other devices on this list rely on phone connectivity, The June Oven does the searches and setting adjustments by itself. Its touchscreen features are a better stand-in for your phone because it knows you use your phone for other errands too.
Here is a quick rundown of what this smart oven can do:
- Doubles as a convection oven
- Air-fry food
- Slow cook
- Proof your bread
- Warm food
A lot of the smart kitchen appliances on this list can multitask, but none are as good as the June Oven. This even has stone-fire settings, making it perfect for pizza nights at home.
Getting straight to the point, The Brava Experience is every common kitchen experience you would want to have. This is one of the smart kitchen appliances that can do it all, which justifies its steep price point.
With The Brava Experience, you get seven quality appliances in one. This device is easy to use and does not take up a large chunk of your time just for setting up. Possibly the best part of this is that it still delivers quality food (even better-tasting ones) because of its smart cooking.
The Brava Experience provides a faster cooking experience, but its smart features keep it from overcooking your food. This appliance can also serve as a stand-in for grills, pizza ovens, and broilers. With heat sensors both at the top and bottom, this oven is smart enough to know how to deliver perfect food at the right time. This can even monitor the internal temperatures of your food.
Best yet, this is safe and easy to use for the whole family. It uses UV light to heat up your food, which is still a budding technology in the field of smart kitchen appliances.
This Cosori Smart Air Fryer is a cut above its peers because of its Wi-Fi-enabled features, opening its doors to virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa. Alexa compatibility is not a new feat as you will see below, but it definitely is a new development to air fryers.
To start you off, the Cosori Air Fryer has 11 built-in presets that are all accessible with just a few presses. You can adjust cooking settings according to different meats like steak, poultry, seafood, shrimp, bacon, and frozen foods.
For vegetables, you can choose among french fries, vegetables, and root vegetable settings. Other cooking settings focus on bread, desserts, and preheating.
You can make these cooking setting decisions all on your phone. However, you can also choose to go through over 100 original Cosori recipes on your compatible app if you are stumped on tonight’s dinner.
Let Alexa or Google Assistant adjust and watch your cooking settings for you. A large benefit of using a Cosori recipe is that the air fryer knows everything it has to do with little to no programming.
There is more to toast than just heating your bread up, and the 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster knows that. This is a stand-out in this list of smart kitchen appliances and here is why.
With built-in cooking sensors, you can toast bread, bagels, waffles, frozen toaster pastries, and even English muffins. You can also choose the desired color and crunch you want for your toast. If you forget to take them out of this smart toaster, worry not, because it has manual reheating to get that perfect toasty temperature.
Control it through its touchscreen that doubles as an analog clock when not in use. Choose your desired browning for different bread types and temperatures. Most importantly, enjoy your toast in a matter of seconds. This cuts toasting time by up to half, making toasting for groups quick and easy.
Some smart kitchen appliances go straight to the point, and that is the case for this Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker. No one enjoys being in charge of ice, as this can get uncomfortable fast. This is what Opal’s Countertop Nugget Ice Maker is addressing.
This ice maker will make you restaurant-grade ice in 20 minutes without taking too much space on your countertop. It can produce up to 24 pounds of ice a day but is not wasteful of the water it uses. Holding up to 3 lbs at a time, the Nugget Ice Maker does not overfill; it maintains its own reservoir of water.
What makes this smart is its Bluetooth scheduling system. If you are expecting to have guests over, you can schedule ice for a specific time. Do this through a compatible app on iOS or Android.
Instant pots are already notorious for being everything your kitchen will ever need. They are already several kitchen appliances in one, capable of slow cooking, pressure cooking, rice cooking, steaming, warming, and even dairy making (for some).
This Smart Instant Pot takes the cake and adds Wi-Fi-enabled features to the already handy Instant Pot. Let Alexa join in on your cooking and let her take the lead when you are too busy to handle the food yourself.
Simply choose what you will be cooking, and the Instant Pot’s autopilot feature will adjust its temperatures and cooking time for you. Whether it’s soup, beans, rice, poultry, or even cake, this Instant Pot has got your back.
If you do not know what to cook, the smart feature of this Instant Pot comes in handy for you. In a few presses of a button, you can read through thousands of recipes compatible with your Instant Pot. Alexa can help you with this search and can even guide you through each recipe.
It is no surprise why there is a budding community building around the Instant Pot. New family-sharing features can be the culprit, as you can share your favorite recipes across Smart Instant Pots.
Whatever it is, this Smart Instant Pot doubles down on the Instant Pot’s accessible features. It makes cooking and making connections even easier.
An often overlooked item in everyone’s kitchen is vacuum sealers. Sometimes there is not even a vacuum sealer to overlook because not a lot of people own one.
However, consider the cost of using makeshift plastic bags for food storage. By using other materials as vacuum sealers, you might be wasting resources you can use for other cooking methods. Most of the time, you are not even completely sure if your makeshift sealers will work.
Smart kitchen appliances spare no devices, as proven by this smart vacuum sealer. Use this for meal prepping, fridge organizing, and even for sous vides. It keeps your food fresh and sealed, ready to take on whatever plans you have for it.
This kitchen appliance has LED lights and soft-touch buttons that make interactions quick and easy. Reducing unnecessary preparation times, it also has two sealing methods to choose from.
Its starter kit has reusable vacuum bags of different sizes to reduce waste plastic that usually comes with sous vide cooking.
This takes up space and saves it at the same time. Smart kitchen appliances such as this one are the dark horse of AI. It keeps your food fresh, sealed, and always at the ready.
Amazon has been at the forefront of machine learning for a while. This does not end with Alexa, though. In fact, Alexa is only the beginning, and the Amazon Smart Oven is proof of that.
With over 30+ built-in commands for Alexa, the Amazon Smart Oven is four kitchen appliances in one device. You can use it as a microwave, convection oven, a food warmer, and even as an air fryer. This machine has longer cooking times compared to the Cosori air fryer, but the fact that it is one is still an incredible feat.
Let Alexa tell you when your oven’s been preheated or when your food is ready. Get rid of anxious waiting times and let your oven do the cooking math by itself.
Precise and easy, the Amazon Smart Oven can also scan barcodes and adjust cooking times accordingly. Heating frozen food can often be a guessing game, but the Smart Oven does away with that hassle.
Spacious and easy, this is one of the most cost-efficient smart kitchen appliances you can buy. It is a four-in-one experience that does a lot of the work for you. All you need is a phone and Alexa to get started cooking sumptuous meals in it.
The Tovala Steam Oven can do it all: it has five different cooking methods, hundreds of recipes, and even barcode scanning. All of these cater to whatever type of food-hunt you are on.
To begin with, the Tovala Oven can steam, bake, broil, toast, and reheat your food. Its edge comes from its Toyala IQ technology. Through this, your oven can cook on autopilot as the machine chooses how to cook food on its own. Connect your oven to your phone and choose cooking methods that create chef-precise meals.
Like other smart kitchen appliances, the Tovala can be connected to your Wi-Fi. This opens doors to hundreds of professional-grade recipes and even barcode-scanning. Either way, your food will be cooked exactly how it is meant to be. By scanning barcodes, you make the most out of your frozen meals. Tovala chooses the right temperature and heat time for your food.
Through a recipe library, you get to enhance your cooking skills with ease.
As a bonus, Tovala can also deliver food to you. While this is a separate subscription, Tovala meals have scannable barcodes and have settings in sync with your Tovala oven.
The Amazon takeover does not stop with Amazon products. Talk to Alexa even through your GE Smart Countertop Oven as well.
You can heat up food and have dinner ready by the time everyone is home with your voice. Not only that, but you can also specify the time and power level of your oven too. This makes it easier for you to customize how you want your food done, or if you want them done at all. It also has an on/off command.
If you can’t decide on how you want them, that is where AI comes along. This microwave oven has Scan-To-Cook technology, which calculates heating times and heat intensity for you. All you have to do is scan a barcode, and the microwave will know how that type of food should be heated. It decides on how long it should be heated, too.
The GE Smart Countertop Microwave oven automatically chooses the best settings for your food with a quick scan of its barcode. Microwave meals are not everyone’s first choice, but if you can make them perfectly, then they can be as good as a fresh cooked one.
Everyone loves pizza. Not everyone may have the same opinions on pizza (Hawaiian pizza still divides pizza lovers worldwide), but there is almost a pizza recipe for everyone. There are even many ways to cook pizza, but not a lot of people know that steaming your pies is even an option.
The Superheated Steam Countertop Oven is one of the few smart kitchen appliances that can cook with variety. What makes this different, though, is that it has five cooking modes that come from steam. You can toast, broil or grill, bake, warm, and specifically tailor the oven to pizza-making.
This countertop appliance packs a punch in customization, too. Like the smart toaster oven, you can choose how toasty you want your bread to be once inside this countertop oven. You can decide on this by choosing from up to seven shades of bread.
Getting into this device’s features, the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven can reach temperatures up to 485 0F. It has a timer that goes up to an hour and has enough space for a 12-inch pizza. What makes it smart is its variety of cooking methods, all made healthier by this oven’s use of steam.
Best Smart Kitchen Appliances for Your Drinks
With sharp and serrated blades, Enfinigy’s Power Blender can do anything you need a blender for. It has six programmed settings fit for different kitchen methods.
Getting to the basics, it has separate settings for smoothies and cocktails. These are not your common milkshakes, too, because the Enfinigy Power Blender can even cut through different nuts.
Its other settings include pulsing, ice cream making, ice crushing, and blender cleaning. Like the other smart kitchen appliances on this list, this is many appliances in one.
Each Enfinigy Power Blender comes with a QR code that gives you an all-access pass to Zwilling’s library of recipes. On this app, there are also instructions for every recipe, just in case you need help.
Moreover, you do not have to try these recipes alone. With this blender’s power, you can make drinks in large quantities. It has 12-speed settings and can accommodate up to 64 fluid ounces.
Getting a powerful blender can signal a shift in someone’s lifestyle. Kitchen appliances such as these open doors to healthy smoothies and juice cleanses.
If you are looking for this quick and easy shift, consider getting the NutriBullet Balance Smart Blender. It has an app that monitors your nutritional intake with you. Each ingredient you add to your blender will appear on your phone with precise nutritional information.
Imagine your blender telling you how healthy your smoothie is going to be. With the NutriBullet Balance Smart Blender, you do not have to. Its smart sensor scales will help you reach your nutritional goals. Should you not be sure what these goals are yet, the app also has virtual nutritionists that can guide you.
Moreover, NutriBullet’s app can create grocery lists for you if you are running low on your favorite food staples.
Connect to your blender through Bluetooth and your phone.
Amazon’s Alexa has infiltrated almost every American household in the last year. With releases like the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon has made sure everyone knows their virtual assistant’s name.
It seems like Amazon’s next target is everyone’s kitchen. The company has Alexa attending to your fill of food and drink, from toast to your coffee.
This smart coffee maker is an Alexa-compatible device that can ease you into an otherwise sluggish morning routine. For people who need a kick of coffee to wake up but are simply too lazy to make one themselves, this is a great buy.
Smart kitchen appliances are convenient to use, and this is no exception. Through your Alexa app or Amazon Echo, you can tell your virtual assistant to turn off and turn on your smart coffee maker.
However, that is not all this coffee maker can do. Through Alexa, you can also control your coffee’s brew strengths from regular to bold. If a bold drink of coffee still does not wake you up and you forget to turn off your coffee maker, Alexa is automated to turn it off for you.
All you need to do is fill this coffee maker’s reservoir of water, and it will surely provide you with a solid cup of joe every morning.
On the topic of the morning rush, waiting for water to boil can mean the difference between being on time and being late. Mornings can be a bit of a slow burn, so it is best to have fast-acting smart kitchen appliances with you.
An example would be this Cordless Electric Kettle from Epica. This brings your water to a boil in less than 10 minutes and can manage to keep it warm up to two hours. Its sleek design and heavy-duty material make for easy transfers from the kettle to your cup.
In keeping you safe, this electric kettle has automatic offsetting to prevent your water from boiling out and overwhelming your power supplies. It also has Cooltouch technology that minimizes your chances of getting burnt when you pick it up.
Most importantly, this electric kettle does not sacrifice quality for convenience. It can even serve as a coffee and tea-making assistant, giving advice on ideal temperature levels for the perfect beverage. This may not sound like a difficult choice to make, but the Epica Cordless Electric Kettle comes with six temperature levels to make sure you get the ideal water temp for your beverage of choice.
Making cocktails is fun, but it can also be a guessing game on whether or not you perfectly measured your ingredients. The Drink Pro scale gets rid of this issue by syncing to your phone and giving you an exact idea of how much you are filling your glass. It can detect weights from 0.5 grams up to five kilograms.
If it is your first time bartending for your friends, the Drink Pro comes with an app that gives you over 400 cocktail recipes to choose from. You can search for drinks of different serving sizes there, too.
This smart scale is one of the many smart kitchen appliances that guide you through your measurements. It tells you when to stop pouring drinks in your mix. There are higher costs when it comes to incorrectly measure your cocktails and this makes sure your night ends on a high note.
Waking up to the smell of coffee is possibly one of the best ways to wake up in the morning. It does not matter if it is a cup or a pot’s worth of coffee. The smell of a morning brew is enough to get someone up on the right side of the bed.
However, most of the time no one is brewing your coffee for you. This is why the Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker has many perks for these busy, modern times.
With a clock and timer, you can schedule your coffee brewing for the morning or even the next day. Scheduling for this device can be done up to a day in advance. This gives you the freedom to sleep in for a few more minutes, no longer having to add coffee making to your morning routine.
Do not worry too much about leaving it on as you rush out the door, though. This turns off automatically while keeping your coffee hot with its smart warming plates.
Lastly, you can choose your brew strength with this device. Smart kitchen appliances give you more freedom in how you want things done with precision and accuracy. Because of this, coffee lovers can enjoy their brews exactly how they want them to: regular, bold, and many more.
Best Smart Kitchen Appliances for Cooking
All home cooks would know about Tasty, the prominent food YouTube channel. An arm of pop culture site Buzzfeed, Tasty is the internet’s go-to for the best recipes presented in bite-sized videos.
Given this fact, it is quite surprising how Tasty managed to get on this list for smart kitchen appliances. However, their collaboration with tried-and-tested Cuisinart is not one to miss.
Tasty by Cuisinart changes your cooking temperatures according to the recipe you are following. It follows instructions along with you and adjusts the amount of heat it releases to match what you need. Note that it does this automatically. With this, you do not have to worry about these things yourself.
Not only that, but this One Top Smart Induction Cooktop also has a thermometer that you can use without an app.
This smart kitchen appliance keeps up with Tasty’s ability to make cooking at home easy and fun. By connecting to its One Top app, you have access to hundreds of recipes from one of the best cooking channels on YouTube.
While this reaps dozens of benefits for beginners, the One Top Smart Induction Cooktop can also be a big help to intermediate home cooks by helping you with difficult cooking methods such as poaching, sous vide, and slow cooking.
Smart kitchen appliances such as the One Top provide thermometers that do not need to be connected to an app at all times. One may think that this is normal, or that there are no other ways to heighten that one cooking step. However, smart thermometers beg to differ.
MEATER’s smart meat thermometer is a wireless thermometer that gives you the temperature updates that you need through your phone. As long as you have an iOS or Android phone, you can access your meat’s heat levels wherever within a 165ft distance.
As for this Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer’s features, it has sensors for both internal and external heat. Internally, it can track temperatures up to 212 Fahrenheit. Outside the meat, the thermometer can track up to 527 Fahrenheit.
Similar to Tasty by Cuisinart, this smart meat thermometer can follow recipes along with you. With its large Bluetooth range, you need not be around to interact with your thermometer. If you are slow pressure-cooking meat, you can sit around with your friends while the thermometer monitors temperatures for you.
You can program this device to tell you when your meats are at a specific temperature. It will alert you when it does reach that desired temp, making cooking more time-conscious.
On that note, this smart kitchen appliance can also estimate cooking times for you. This is a perfect gadget for any home cook who enjoys having visitors over.
If that is not enough, you can also connect this thermometer to Alexa to let the AI do most of the work for you.
Another smart induction burner you can use is Hestan Cue Smart Induction Burner and Fry Pan. Powered by a smart cue cooking system, this also communicates with recipes on your phone app and follows instructions along with you.
The pan and induction burner can adjust their settings to the way you need them to be. Possibly its biggest difference to other appliances is the fact that both pan and burner are smart kitchen appliances.
Once you add a battery to your stainless-steel pan, an internal smart capsule will start working. This will be responsible for synching your cooking systems with one another. From phone app to pan to induction burner, recipes are followed to the T.
To use this technology, you will need a phone and their official recipe app. Smart kitchen appliances with recipe apps tend to have step-by-step guides and videos. You don’t need to worry about searching for extra steps on YouTube if you have this sorted.
Connect it through Bluetooth and begin cooking dishes you did not think you ever could. You can even choose how done you want your meat to be, and this will notify you when your desired temperature has been arrived at.
Sous vide is not every home cook’s first choice of cooking method. However, anyone who has ever used sous vide knows how it delivers precise (and delicious) results often with exact temperatures and perfect water circulation. This Anova Precision Cooker is one of the many other WiFi-powered smart kitchen appliances. You attach its clamp to your pot of water and you can choose to monitor the water temperature through your phone.
Like other smart kitchen appliances on this list, the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker can also follow recipes with you. Different from other smart kitchen appliances, this gives you access to over a thousand recipes that use this complex cooking method. Cook all kinds of food, from chicken to vegetables to even eggs. All you need are your ingredients, a pot of water, a sealable bag, and your Anova app.
This is available in three different models: the Precision cooker Nano, the Precision Cooker, and the Precision Cooker Pro. Add the sous vide method to your list of growing kitchen skills.
A cheaper yet equally useful alternative to MEATER’s smart wireless meat thermometer is this one from iDevices. This kitchen appliance also tracks two temperatures at the same time. Moreover, it has a Bluetooth range of about 150 feet.
The biggest difference between this and the MEATER+ is that this does not follow recipes along with you. However, experienced home cooks may not even need this feature. Simple monitoring of both the internal and external temperatures of your meat may be all that you need to get a good meal going.
If not that, you can take note of temperatures of two separate pieces of meat at the same time.
A kitchen thermometer is a small kitchen device, but owning it can make a large difference in your food. If you want your food precise and at the perfect temperature, a smart kitchen thermometer is one of the best smart kitchen appliances you should get.
Largest and Best Smart Kitchen Appliances
Growing up, you may think a sentient refrigerator is a sure sign of an AI takeover. Granted, this is not the only thing AI can do. There are a lot of examples of AI that you didn’t know you were using every day.
Going back, it would be irresponsible to not add Samsung’s 4-Door Refrigerator with Family Hub to this list. When it comes to this era’s largest and best smart kitchen appliances, many look to Samsung for inspiration.
This line of smart kitchen appliances does everything you want and more. It focuses on both your necessities and luxury; it makes your kitchen a hub for your family. But what is a Family Hub in the first place?
A family hub is a command center for all your smart products. Through this, the entire family can plan meals, adjust temperatures, and track each member in every room of the house. These features are synced with your products, including your kitchen’s crowning jewel: the refrigerator.
The Samsung 4-Door Refrigerator is one of the most advanced smart kitchen appliances on this list. Imagine seeing what’s inside your fridge without ever having to get up. This is the future this fridge offers since it has three cameras installed inside.
As a bonus, you can also use this fridge to create digital shopping lists, order food, and look for the best coupons. It has tie-ins with Amazon Dash, GrubHub, and other grocery stores. Even specific ones like Nespresso can be accessed through this Samsung appliance. Take your pick and get orders with a click of a button.
If these were not enough, this Samsung refrigerator also plays music. It really does way with kitchen experiences that do not feel like a scene from a movie.
LG users will not miss out on Samsung’s fun because the company also has a line of smart kitchen appliances. Specifically, people are raving over their SmartThinQ fridge.
A list of smart kitchen appliances would be amiss without LG’s smart fridge. Using Alexa, you can shop, plan, and even play music with your fridge. Not sure about the quality of the food inside? You can control the fridge’s temperature through your phone so you don’t have to worry about your food going stale.
The whole appeal of smart kitchen appliances is that they give each gadget more purpose. LG’s smart fridge becomes the hub for managing your kitchens—from the food it has to the music playing. Like the Samsung smart fridge, LG has built-in cameras that help you view your food whenever and wherever.
You must be wondering what the difference is between this smart fridge and Samsung’s. Beyond the device compatibility, this LG fridge has a SmartDiagnosis System. In a nutshell, this is an automated response to a malfunctioning smart fridge. The moment your fridge starts experiencing problems, it calls up LG call center reps on the phone. This happens whether or not you are at home, by the way. With this, you get quick feedback and hassle-free contact with LG’s best people.
If you are not an Alexa subscriber, LG has you covered: this smart fridge is also compatible with Google Assistant.
Another example in this list of smart kitchen appliances that make your life easier is this GE Series Electric Range. Control your oven’s functions from rooms away with its Wi-Fi connection feature. This is your slow goodbye to nervously checking your oven every 10 minutes when you are cooking.
This is one of GE’s most powerful smart appliances. With about 30 inches of space and two oven doors, it will be impossible to serve food late at your home parties. The two doors contrast each other’s weaknesses, making a smooth cooking experience especially with guests over. The lower door is better for large pots, and the upper door is best for the usual oven uses like preheating.
The GE Series Electric Range makes preheating and ventilation easier to work with. For first-time bakers and chefs, a precise oven with equal heat distribution makes all the difference.
The Series Electric Range can accommodate almost all pots and pans of all sizes, syncing their timers and heat levels too. Do this with your Wi-Fi connection and phone app. As a bonus, this also has self-cleaning oven racks: the ovens can clean themselves at the same time.
With a steep price point, you get what you pay for. This GE Series Electric Range includes two self-cleaning racks for the lower oven, an upper-oven self-cleaning rack, and a cleaning sponge and cream.
A trashcan is most likely one of the last smart kitchen appliances you imagined on this list. More often than not, humans might ask themselves why they would need a sensor trash can for.
The simplehuman Sensor Trash Can is voice-activated and infrared-capable. With three microphones and sensors built into its body, this trash can knows when to open and close on its own.
Saying “open can” triggers this appliance to open, even if it was said in the midst of a roaring party. It closes after you say “close can”, but it can also automatically shut down after 10 minutes. You can have your trash at the ready whenever you need it to be, and your bin makes disposal even easier.
If you do not have the voice or energy to speak, this trash can’s infrared sensors can track your hand waves too. When you want to throw out the trash, simplehuman has designed this to store and dispense liners on its own. You can expect this to seal itself and release its liners in a neat and orderly fashion.
For any neat person, this trash can is a smart buy. It keeps unnecessary kitchen smells at bay, does not need much to function well, and keeps your kitchen neat.
Last but not the least is this G7000 Dishwasher from Miele. While a dishwasher already has a level of autonomy with cleaning, Miele takes it to the next level.
Through your phone and Wi-Fi, you will have synced updates from your dishwasher. Never have to worry about running low on detergent ever again because this dishwasher sends you reminders. Through the Miele app, you have complete control over your G7000. Stop and start whenever you want to, but you can also schedule your cleaning cycles. This feature is similar to the best robot vacuums in the market as well. It seems that the biggest impact of smart appliances is accurate scheduling.
Moreover, this also has a PowerDisk feature, exclusive from the manufacturers at Miele. This has state-of-the-art powder and rinsing, getting into each crevice of each dish while also saving up on detergent. Unfortunately, this needs to be changed every two months or so.
If you think this is too high of a maintenance cost, the G7000 works fine with regular dispensers.
When buying smart kitchen appliances, cost should not be your only consideration, though.
Considerations When Buying Smart Kitchen Appliances
Prices can be steep when it comes to smart kitchen appliances. Sadly, AI is yet to become as accessible as we want it to be. So before deciding on smart kitchen appliances to buy, do consider their cost.
This is a growing market, with prices beginning from a couple of hundred to over two thousand dollars. There is always a price for comfort, and you must decide to yourself if the convenience they bring are going to be worth it.
Obviously, you are going to have to shell out for the bigger appliances. These are long-lasting and durable, so see these as long-term investments.
For smaller appliances such as toasters and coffee makers, you may get second thoughts. If you do, you can check the other considerations below.
Smart kitchen appliances offer ease and convenience, especially for larger families. Having a system in place for grocery lists, to-do lists, and grocery shopping will help larger households optimize their daily activities.
However, these appliances may be too space-consuming for smaller households. Remember that these are not simple devices. They have deep machine-learning technologies built into them. These appliances are not easy to move around or bring out of the kitchen.
The smart fridges, for example, will take up a lot of space in your kitchen. However, smart kitchen appliances such as coffee brewers can take up a lot of countertop space, too. While these are two very different sizes, each centimeter of space is important for small apartments.
As with any purchase, the most important question is always whether you need an item or not. Smart appliances are here to make your life easier, but they also have maintenance costs that can do the opposite.
For example, a Miele dishwasher, with all of its grand features, will need you to replace your Power Disk every two months. If you barely stay at home, this can be a counterproductive buy.
Moreover, smart kitchen appliances will not be easy for people who are not up-to-date with the latest technology. This might even make kitchen processes longer for them. That is why you must always gauge your skills and habits before you buy AI’s brightest new toys.
In contrast, big families will benefit from a systemic kitchen. With a set time and schedule, family members no longer have to scramble around to get the next thing done. Busy people, always out for errands, can also appreciate features such as seeing what’s in your fridge even if you are not at home.
Most smart appliances need electricity to work. Their connections to centralized clouds and/or machine learning capabilities are probably what makes them smart.
These cannot be possible without an energy source. Take note of how much energy smart kitchen appliances will be consuming before making the splurge. If you’re unaware, they can significantly raise your electricity bill.
Still, one of the benefits of using smart kitchen appliances is that they can self-regulate their energy consumption. There are examples on this list where smart kitchen appliances turn themselves on and off without any help. This saves you resources and time, so there is a convenience to using smart kitchen appliances, too. While pricey, they can be cost-effective in the long run.
Smart kitchen appliances always look sleek and modern, with tones of grey and black. They are usually heavy and made of metal, so there are not a lot of lively styles to begin with.
This is not a common concern to people with smart kitchen appliances. But just in case you have a theme for your house, it would be best to know what your purchases will look like. Obviously, these will not blend well in rustic and natural environments, but it is all up to the interior designer at the end of the day.
Pros and Cons of Smart Kitchen Appliances
There are a lot of considerations in choosing your smart kitchen appliances. Since most of these are several appliances built in one device, you can opt to buy just a couple for your home.
To make your decision making easier, here is a brief rundown of the pros and cons of smart kitchen appliances.
- Electricity bill-friendly (most of them are)
- Saves you time
- Saves you space
- Made with quality materials (most of them are)
- Gives you perfect and precise results every time.
- Sleek designs give your home extra style.
- For those who are not familiar with tech, these can be inconvenient to use
- Some require a lot of electricity to work
- Lowers your data security
- Not as useful if you do not have other smart kitchen appliances in your home
- Apps are not always up and running.
Smart Kitchen Appliances Are The Future
Your homes are always your call. These smart kitchen appliances will bring you the convenience and comfort you never imagined were possible. However, this can only happen if you were a user of their standard versions in the first place.
Buy the smart kitchen appliances that you know you will use in your day-to-day life. These will be different because each family is different, but this list gives you a breakdown of your best options.