Do you need new kitchen appliances? Are you doing a kitchen remodel? Moving to a new home? Has your existing refrigerator, oven or dishwasher just worn out?
Here are some of the latest trends and innovations in new kitchen appliances.
The refrigerator is often considered to be the heart of the kitchen. Many manufacturers are listening to customer requests and providing units with more storage capacity. A large refrigerator used to be considered up to about 26-28 cubic feet, newer models come in sizes of up to and over 30 cubic feet.
Glass door refrigerators are here. Glass doors allow you to see what’s in your refrigerator without having to open the door to check. In the future they may also be combined with smart displays, to provide detailed information about what’s stored inside.
Improved ice-makers that produce ice of higher quality, greater quantity and much more quickly.
Internet and AI connectivity. While still in its infancy, this is a growing trend among manufacturers. Imagine a refrigerator that will keep an inventory of everything inside, alert you when foods are about to go bad, suggest recipes for you and even generate shopping lists.
Like refrigerators and dishwashers, ovens have seen big tech developments over the last few years.
Modern ovens can do much more than just cook your meal. New models can do everything from air fry, microwave, convection bake, auto roast, slow cook and keep food warm until ready to serve.
Some ovens now offer touchscreen doors, built-in cameras and Bluetooth thermometers that can sense when your dish is perfectly cooked.
Dishwashers might not seem exciting, but they are a vital part of a well-equipped kitchen. New dishwasher technologies save water and energy and more easily clean those hard-to-reach surfaces.
Most dishwashers do a good job of cleaning and drying your dishes, but what are some of the newer features you might want to include?
Some of the best new dishwashers implement steam cleaning. This innovation sterilises dishes as well as leaving them with fewer water spots.
Multiple rotating arms to clean all those hard-to-reach spaces. Adjustable racks, so you can fit and organize all your dishes with ease. Innovations in dishwasher motors have made them much quieter and less intrusive while at the same time reducing water and energy consumption.
Almost all newer appliances offer some type of connectivity. This essential feature allows you the ability to control your appliances remotely. Turn on your oven, and start your dinner before you start your drive home.
Smart appliances can very often diagnose themselves. This allows you to receive alerts of potential malfunctions and get them taken care of before anything goes wrong.
Smart appliances can help you cut energy costs. If your refrigerator is running too cold, a smart fridge will send an alarm notifying you the temperature is not set properly. You can schedule your dishwasher to run when utility rates are lower.
When it’s time to replace your current kitchen appliances, be sure to look for these features in your new ones. You’ll be happy you did.