How Technology is Changing Kitchen Culture
Once upon a time, the kitchen was a place where technology was frowned upon, our mothers would scold us if we brought our game boy in the sacred sanctuary of the kitchen. But the old school way of running a kitchen has slowly faded away, like in all walks of life the inevitable wave of tech has penetrated the stout walls of the old “kitchen culture”.
It isn’t just that there is newer equipment in the market, it’s the change in the mentality of the average user that brings about this transition. Nowadays there is hardly anyone without a smartphone in their hand and everyone is constantly being exposed to the undulating waves of advancing technology. So, it is to be expected that people would want the same technology in their kitchen.
The demand for the modern kitchen has been heard by companies like Leicht and Nobilia. A modern kitchen isn’t just a collection of gadgets and little whirring robots, as some 18th-century writer may have imagined it, it is an atmosphere. It shows sleek and subtle functionality, with everything focused on efficiency. They offer a completely integrated kitchen with the expertise of hundreds of years compressed into one single kitchen.
The Change in Numbers
According to surveys done in recent years, there has been a significant change in how people work in their kitchen:
- 59% of 25 to 35 years old cook with their mobile phone or tablets nearby
- 65% of millennial mums said that they cook while watching videos
- 14% people said that they view a digital list while shopping in the store
- 25% of people said that they looked at the recipe while buying at the store
These stats signify how the modern consumer wants the integration of tech in their lives. As we are always on the move, running with the fast-paced world it is essential that no part of our lives is left behind. Thus, the modern kitchen acts on this and helps you connect it to the rest of your life.
How the Change is Happening
Like when man first made the wheel, the possibilities with it were endless. Such is the case with kitchens. This untapped resource is slowly being exploited by all the companies today. The greatest thing we want in our lives today is time. We don’t have the luxury of wasting hours and hours in the kitchen trying to make food for the day. The great minds sitting in the “innovation rooms” have been coming up with great new things to help us in our endeavours.
In this day and age, we need efficient working of a kitchen. You don’t need to open huge books of cooking instructions just to look for how many cups of flour you have to put in your pizza dough. The internet is at your service, efficient and fast, you can look up anything and save a lot of time in your cooking. Gadgets like smart cookers, offer you the option of getting home to a well-cooked meal that you put in the morning, features like real-time temperature and time control means you don’t have to be at home to cook, you’ll do just as well from your office.
Most of the times we don’t know which groceries to buy when we are already at the supermarket for any other reason. Now with the integrated modern kitchen, devices will be able to send you a picture of the inside of your refrigerator so that you’ll be able to buy anything you need. Saving you the trouble of multiple trips to the market.
Ease of Use
Everything is interconnected. Most of the devices that are coming out these days have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. This means that you don’t need to go running around making sure everything is in order. You just have to pick up your phone, scroll a bit and you’re done.
Sometimes we just never seem to get the temperature right in the oven. Well, now with special sensors inside new ovens, it’ll just buzz you on your smartphone as soon as the dish is done. Easy right?
Recently with the advent of induction cooktops and ranges, the open flame inside the kitchen has been put out. These cooktops provide a smoke and fire free zone which not only is efficient but easier to use. No matches required, just a click of a button and you’re good to go.
Smart and Sleek
Modern kitchens not only boast great appliances and ease of access, they’re also beautifully made. The company that will install your kitchen, provides you with the answer to your every need in style. Drawers, cabinets and cupboards are all at your command. Sometimes newer IS better.
Come and see us soon at Kitchens By Design Coleford or give us a call on 01594 809682