Everyone welcomes how advanced technology has improved our lives, particularly in the kitchen. Just take a look at all of the “smart” appliances that have populated the market. These can even “talk” to each other through a mobile phone.
At Planen, we want to concentrate on basic IT advances that are benefiting the lives of the chef and amateur cook. These innovations allow them to prepare meals more efficiently, suitable for the fast-pace in today’s society.
So, let’s go over what kinds of popular hi-tech kitchen gadgets are out on the market right now that we think will go mainstream in 2014. And if they do not catch on, that is fine too, although we think that would be a missed opportunity. You may already have a few of these gadgets in your kitchen.
The touch screen oven from Gorenje is very impressive. Not only does it tell you when to add in an ingredient, but it can figure out what you are preparing so you really cannot make a mistake. You get a selection of 65 pre-programmed meals, with the ability to programme an addtional 150 meals of your choosing. This is like a fool-proof cooker with a great memory. That is truly progress. The silver and black design also looks very chic in the kitchen. That should be mentioned, too.
This silver-tone, square piece of kitchen equipment is a water oven. This claims to cook whatever meat you put in perfectly. The meat is put in a bag, then into the oven. It is supposed to make the most tender meat that you have ever eaten. “One thing for sure – it is a really easy way to cook,” say Julian from Planen kitchen designers in Surrey.
This IT scale will take the work out of measuring for your cake mix. It can measure almost anything and will tell you in a instant how much you have. You get measurements in cups, tablespoons, millilters – all at once.
This nice-looking porcelain mug is not really a high-tech gadget, but we wanted to include it here because we really like it. This mug has a little corner that makes it easy to pour, and which serves as a perfect spot for a spoon. The shape also makes it easier to hold because you don’t really need a handle now. They can be neatly stacked up on top of each other, so you will not have to worry about space if you own a few mugs like this. You can even leave the spoon in!
This hot sandwich maker will let you condense three steps into one. It will toast the muffin, cook the egg and melt the cheese so that after you take a few minutes to read the paper, you will have the whole sandwich ready for you. This device cooks the sandwich and puts it together for you. If you want to save time, this is the gadget for you.
We wrote about the HAPIFork last year, so it is not really new. It is activated by the Smartphone. We were so impressed by it that we thought it would be worthwhile to mention it here again. This gadget is great for people who are trying to lose weight because it keeps track of how much food is eaten, and the frequency between each bite taken. The purpose of this device is to help the individual slow down his pace of eating so he thinks about each bite that he is taking. When a person slows down his eating and takes each bite more mindfully, he will end up losing weight. This makes a lot of sense to us.