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The connected kitchen will contribute at least 15 percent in savings in the food and beverage industry, while leveraging big data analytics, according to Gartner. The research company also sees benefits for retail, healthcare and insurance industries as well as helping solve sustainability issues. The idea of the smart kitchen is no longer a fantasy or full of out-of-reach technology for the average consumer. The connected kitchen is here, and gadgets and appliances are flooding the marketplace.
But not everyone needs talking dishwashers to simplify their kitchens and make cooking easier. From smart scales to skillets, a connected kitchen can take the guess work out of meal preparation. Not sure where to get started? Here are five gadgets to get your kitchen connected and ready to start cooking.
Drop Scale lets you place ingredients on your scale and use its resizing feature so you can adapt the recipe depending on the ingredients you have left. It makes altering your recipe on the fly a breeze without the advanced knowledge about cooking required.
Orange Chef’s Countertop gadget makes nutritious suggestions on what you might like to eat after a busy day or hour at the gym. It assists you in tracking exactly what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day and helps you put your meal together. Connect Countertop to your iPhone or iPad and use its mobile app to get started. Countertop also integrates with Vitamix blenders with the help of an app. This keeps Countertop in the know when you’re throwing fruits and veggies into it to make a smoothie.
Breville Smart Oven
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.