Are you thinking of turning your house into a smart home? You don’t have to go to the expense of remodeling everything. Instead, consider adding these high-tech appliances that will streamline your life and bring a smile to your face.
- A Wi-Fi cooker
The latest stovetops now have built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to control them via your smartphone. With timers and useful settings already built-in, you can even set it to preheat before you get home. This connectivity isn’t the only benefit. You can also split the oven space and create separate cooking zones to avoid the transference of flavors and smells. They also work perfectly with cookware sets for induction cooktops.
The world’s first wireless fridge camera can be retrofitted into any refrigerator. Using advanced imaging, it recognizes all the items in your fridge and learns what you buy over time. It even sends you notifications when products are about to expire. One of the camera’s best features is its “smart chef” that recommends recipes based on what you have in your fridge, reducing wastage and improving every meal.
- The smart grill
Smart grills have large cooking areas and integrated probes to make sure your food is cooked just right. They have settings for different foods and tastes, and with their smart temperature control and plate-embedded heating elements, they cook twice as fast as old-school grills while making clean-up easier.
- A thermostat that learns
The new smart thermostats on the market are able to understand your heating and cooling habits over time. After a few days of use, they will create an automated schedule based on your programming.
If you prefer manual operation, a twist of the dial allows you to change the temperature and other settings. When you change the temperature, the thermostat will show you how long it’ll take to reach your desired level of toastiness.
You can also control the settings on the thermostat via your smartphone. This also allows it to track your location so it can adjust temperatures accordingly, saving you loads in energy costs. As an IoT (Internet of Things) device, your smart thermostat will be able to connect to your digital assistant, allowing for further automation and streamlining.
- Smart trash can
You read that right – even trash cans are getting high-tech! The latest garbage-guzzling gadgets are fitted with sensors that can track movement, so they open automatically when you approach with rubbish. This cuts back on the spread of germs as you never have to touch the bin lid. Some models are even voice-activated, allowing you the unusual pleasure of being able to yell at your garbage can and have it do your bidding. Though it may sound odd, this feature comes in handy when you’re dealing with a dripping coffee filter and other common messes.
All you have to say is “open can,” and it’ll do the rest for you. It’s worth noting that the sensor operates according to stages. In its idle stage, the priority is to open the lid when it senses movement. Once it’s open, the sensor’s range expands, so the lid will stay open until you step away. These trash cans come in all shapes and sizes, some featuring a separate canister for recycling.
There’s no denying that technology has revolutionized the way we live. If you were to fill your home with the appliances featured in this article, you’d be in for a convenient, comfortable, and streamlined future.