Imagine how easier life would be if an oven could help you help create the tastiest daily menu, then determines the cooking temperature and the estimated time for preparation! Or imagine a dishwasher that you can control remotely. Or a fridge that tracks the ingredients all together with their expiration dates, and then makes suggestions for shopping and recipes that you will love.
How does it all sound to you? Is it unrealistic, or too perfect? Our series of smart home articles will explain all these mysteries, so you can understand the benefits of automatization. This time, we’ll focus on the kitchen.
The first thing you need to know about smart kitchens is that automated devices can save you between 30% and 50% of energy. In doing so, they can make the room more practical.
Confused? You are still not quite clear how the automated house helps you to save money? Then stay put. We will show how it actually works.
TIMELY AWARENESS OF PROBLEMS
You are preparing an easy meal before leaving the apartment, but when you do leave, one burner remains on. A few minutes later, your smart oven “realizes” that the device is on for too long and sends a notification to your phone so you can respond. You do it right away by using the appropriate phone app and the burner gets turned off even though you are already miles away.
The same applies in case you do not have to act exactly that second. For example, when certain parts of kitchen appliances are off when the light breaks down in the (microwave) oven when the electricity goes off and so on.
Besides the above-mentioned cases, the remote control can be also used for supervision. With tiny cameras in the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets, you will always be able to know which ingredients you already have at home and what you need to buy. This way, you can also track their estimated shelf life.
ENERGY (AND MONEY) SAVING
Automated devices have that great habit of shutting down whenever their sensors indicate that nobody is using them. This way they don’t allow you to use extra electricity or water. The smart oven will also turn off automatically when it reaches the maximum temperature or when water boils on the stove. So you will never burn your lunch again.
SMART KITCHEN FOR SMART DIET
Certain models of smart refrigerators that are connected to your phone or home panels rely on algorithms to suggest the foods you need to buy. These apps have a large archive of recipes, so your smart refrigerator can suggest the most appropriate meal based on the foods that you already own. Considering that the primary purpose of smart devices is to adapt to your lifestyle, the automation can also be designed in such way to support the healthy habits.
Coming home late from work, the last thing you need is a mountain of dirty dishes in the sink and the mess on the floor. With the right automation system, your dishwasher can be turned on at any time, while the robot vacuum cleaner takes care of the rest. The only thing left up to you is to turn the app on the right time (or remember to schedule it beforehand).
LIGHT & VENTILATION
Although we’ve already talked about the benefits of the automated shades, we would now like to emphasize their importance the smart kitchen usage. Every kitchen deserves a great ventilation system and daylight access. Thus, when it comes to the overall ambiance and comfort, the automation is more than welcome. Another good thing about smart kitchens is that you do not have to think hours in advance. It will all be taken care of – even when you are not at home.
No smart kitchen is actually attractive without smart design. And this is where we step in. Although our technical partners will make sure that all devices are neat and tidy and that no cables are off, it is our job to merge technique and design into one functional unit. In many households, kitchen presents the central room where the family spends most of the time together. As such, it should support not only your lifestyle but also your preferred aesthetics.
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