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The Future of Kitchens: Smart, Connected Appliances

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The Future of Kitchens: Smart, Connected Appliances


November 30, 2020
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Homeowners are finding more choices than ever before when it comes to high-tech kitchen appliances—and it may only be the beginning. Appliances with intuitive features and smartphone access are poised to become the new normal. Kitchens are catching up to the digital age, and as more Americans remain indoors and cook more often, appliances are seeing a resurgence of interest and innovation. Realtor.com notes that kitchen appliance categories have not changed much since the ‘70s when countertop microwaves entered the mainstream. But now, companies such as Miele offer appliances connected to a smartphone, which can alert a homeowner when they need to order more dishwashing detergent, for example.

Meanwhile, Bosch, Miele’s competitor in the luxury dishwasher market, has introduced Zeolite, an alkaline mineral compound, in its new dishwasher series. Among other tasks, the compound helps plastic items dry more efficiently.

Elsewhere in the kitchen, cameras in refrigerators can be called up on smartphones, allowing you to look into your fridge from the grocery aisle to see what you need to buy. For European homeowners, Bosch’s new Cloud-accessing system has a fridge camera to suggest recipes based on what you already have on-hand.

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