We spend a lot of time using smart technology, whether it’s our smart phone, the internet, the smart TV or even our smart watches. In today’s world everything is connected, and technology plays a larger part in our lives as time goes on. In recent years, the focus on the smart home and the internet of things has kicked into gear. And in our busy lives, smart devices have been developed to help us manage daily life.
We spend a lot of our time at home in the kitchen which doesn’t just involve cooking, but eating, socialising and catching up with family too. With this in mind, it’s plain to see why smart kitchen tech is increasingly popular. In fact, the smart kitchenware industry has exploded, and we’re now spoilt for choice. So what kinds of smart technology are available to add to your kitchen worktops?
The Worktop Charging Port
A kitchen can be designed to keep your smart devices neat and tidy and conveniently, always charged. When ordering kitchen worktops, why not incorporate a worktop charging unit, wirelessly underneath the worktop. Energy is transferred safely from a transmitter that powers up smartphones, tablets and more, through a Corian® surface to a smart device sitting on top of the worktop – charging turns off automatically when the device battery is full.
At Gemini Worktops we can help you design your worktops around your smart needs. We sell Corian® worktop surfaces, contact a member of our friendly team who can help you transform your ideas into reality.
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Remote Control Cooking
In the kitchen, there are plenty of smart technology that will help with the main function; cooking. A smart slow cooker would be a great addition to your quartz worktop. These devices can be operated from your phone, so you can turn it on or off, change temperature and even check how your dish is cooking, without even being in the house!
Smart Coffee Machines
Smart coffee machines are the invention we’ve all been waiting for. What could be better than using your smart phone to make a coffee from the comfort of your bed in the morning? Can you think of a better way to start the day than going downstairs to find a freshly brewed mug of coffee or tea on your kitchen countertop?
The Smart Fridge
If you’re upgrading your kitchen to a smart room, you will notice the rise of the Smart Fridge. From touchscreens and light-up transparent doors, to placing online orders for your regular groceries. These sufficient machines are a desirable item for the modern home.
Smart fridges aren’t just a fad or novelty gadget; these appliances are intelligent and have made major improvements on the traditional fridge freezer. They have programs that help keep food fresh; using improved airflow systems to maintain freshness and lower bacteria counts. Vitamin preserving lights keep fruit and veg nutritious and wholesome and freezer draws stay frost free, eliminating the battles of defrosting.
All smart home appliances are best brought together into one control centre, called a smart hub. When hubs first came onto the market, they were wired into the internet router. Now there’s the likes of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. They work wirelessly as hubs via app and voice command control. That’s right, smart hubs have their own app just like each individual smart home device. Rather than just controlling one device, the hub app can unify all smart home devices to one point of control.
The vast number of companies making different smart devices means it can be hard to get them to sync up and achieve the goal of smart-home automation. A smart hub can tie disparate smart tech together to help achieve it.