North Olmsted, Ohio… From touchscreen tablets to cars that charge by plugging into the wall, technology has made leaps and bounds in the last few decades, and kitchens are no exception. Kitchen tech goes far beyond gimmicky handheld blenders and single cup coffee machines too, the latest products on the market are constantly two steps ahead of consumer needs, and can shave hours off of the daily routine.
For homeowners planning a dream kitchen, here are three technological innovations that are absolute musts.
1. User-Friendly Faucets
If you've ever had to manually turn on your kitchen faucet after you'd been prepping raw chicken, or tried to fill a giant stock pot with water only to find that it doesn't fit in your sink, chances are Moen's recent line of kitchen faucets are for you.
Models like the Haysfield Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet hold the solution to both problems. Its Motionsense™ technology responds to users' simple hand movements to activate water flow, while also employing the Reflex system, one in which the faucet handle retracts and literally puts itself away. This system allows for smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking every time.
2. High Tech Countertops
Top-line countertop manufacturers are racing to present their newest technology to consumers, and it's no wonder why: It applies to all smartphone owners, which comprise almost two-thirds of the country. What is this mysterious innovation? Imagine never having to hunt down a phone charger in your home again because your countertops automatically charge your phone on contact. This embedded, inductive charging is not only super convenient, but also consumes minimal electricity which is good for the environment.
3. Smart RefrigeratorsThe latest lines of home automation products on the market now are astounding in their adaptability. If you are the primary meal preparer in your home, a smart refrigerator would be your best friend. These amazing appliances can learn what items you use most,like milk or eggs, and send you a notification when you need to restock. They can also assess their contents and help you build your grocery list. For ultimate control, smart refrigerators can also be programmed to alert you when they are opened, and even send "stay out of the fridge" messages to your kids when they come home from school.
You don't have to wait for a complete kitchen remodel to make life easier. Upgrade your faucet, countertops, or fridge today!