Futuristic kitchens are already here. Those Hi-tech ideas that you never thought would go beyond the drawing table are now in stores. Emerging technologies have turned the contemporary kitchen into more than a geek’s delight, with intelligent and efficient appliances and gadgets that not only take the drudgery out of cooking, but also ensure that you get your dishes to turn out recipe-perfect every time. The basic stove-top, oven, and grill kitchens have given way to ones fitted with electronic timers, Wi-Fi thermometers, microwaves, and induction cookers. For the more ecologically aware kitchen users, there are star-rated energy efficient gadgets and solar cookers.
Here are some hi-tech ways to cook and store leftovers that you will want for your kitchen.
1. Induction Cookers
Induction cookers do away with flames and fumes in the kitchen that come from conventional gas burners. They function on the principle of inducing resistive heat in metallic cooking utensils by generating an oscillating magnetic field within the induction cooktop. This method is especially efficient as it eliminates loss of heat during transmission. It is fast as well as safe as there are no flames or hot parts. Though this method works only with metallic (best with steel and iron utensils) containers, the speed at which it cooks, the safety factor and the energy it saves make it the most viable option for the modern kitchen.
2. Smart Refrigerators
The new generation of smart fridge comes with features like an LCD screen that can be used to watch TV, surf the web, or leave message the ability to help you prepare your grocery list by auditing what is there in the fridge, and even record and play back voice messages for your loved ones. The Independence series from Miele, for example, come loaded with their Remote Vision Wi-Fi technology using which the fridge can alert the service center if there is any problem with the machinery. This speeds up response time, since the engineers have already diagnosed the problem and don’t have to waste time sending for the required spare parts.
3. Infra-Red Deep Fryers
Infra-Red heating is one of the most efficient methods for certain types of heat transfers. Deep fryers have already made a big leap by going electric from the earlier gas heated fryers. Now, infra-red fryers have eliminated the need for deep frying in oil, enabling you to make fried foods without the health risks associated with traditional deep frying in oil. Char-Broil’s Big Easy Infra-Red Turkey Fryer lets you fry turkey or other birds (up to 16 lb) without oil in about 8-10 minutes per pound of bird weight.
4. Wireless Thermometer/Timers
Long cooking or grilling times no longer mean you have to be tied down in the kitchen. With the new wireless devices, you can see the current temperature and the programmed temperature on your remote monitor. The Digital Probe Thermometers from CDN comes with a clip on remote unit that you can use from a range of up to 100 feet. There are other devices that allow you to interface your thermometer with your iPad or iPhone too.
With these gadgets and many others that combine cutting edge technology with the objective of turning your cooking experience into a pleasurable and efficient one, you can upgrade your kitchen and be in sync with the future that is already here.
5. Cocoon Cooker
If you are a non-vegetarian with a clear conscience this is your chance to be free of guilt. This stove will increase premixed animal cells, oxygen and nutrients to give you the green flesh. And you thought the meat and vegetables?
6. Kalorik table top wine cooler
If you like perfection and thirst for it, than it is for you. Wine cooler not only cools your wine, it keeps just the right temperature. Divine drink wine from now on!
It is a pocket-sized, microwave built in the kitchen for a cup of beans through your USB port on your computer. Now, if you work 24 / 7 on the front of your office, there is one thing that you could safely eat beans!
8. Wake N Bacon
Will you wake up in the morning with a delicious smell of bacon? This product can help you without any problems. Keep a frozen piece of bacon to the pan and the bacon starts to boil 10 minutes before your alarm time. Attention, because there is no snooze button on this thing.
9. Panasonic’s Dish Washing Robot
Wouldn’t you like someone to help you Dishwashers specifically for all our guests around? This product does all this and more accurately than you can imagine. Collects the dishes from the sink, rinse them and download them in the dishwasher. Now there cried unwashed dishes.
10. Remote Control Beer Pager
Who does not drink and not have his beer spilled by accident. No more. Beer pager beer, keep it cold. With an additional feature to play sounds funny to push of a button on the remote control, this product is just so cool.
About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger who also happens to be a health buff as well as nature lover. Apart from fitness, computer and gadgets are an important part of her life. Currently she is trying to learn more about mobile games to make her desktop full of fun games. Being a nature lover she frequently writes on green design, green house etc.