5 Ways Technology is Transforming Our Kitchens

by Emily on June 15, 2017

in Articles

The kitchen of the future doesn’t yet include robots making dinner for us, but it does include technologies our parents didn’t have at their disposal, and have ventured far beyond energy efficient dishwashers and refrigerators. Here are five ways technology is transforming our kitchens today and in the near future.

Information Appliances

Information appliances are becoming ubiquitous. While we started by talking to infotainment systems in our cars, asking for directions and recommendations for restaurants by the nearest exit, they have now arrived in living rooms. They read audio books out loud, answer questions and give us the latest news. They are now becoming common in kitchen appliances, whether adding items to a shopping list stored in the cloud, ordering items as soon as someone discovers they are low, or reading instructions off of a recipe website as someone cooks.

The ability to order meal kits with a one hour delivery time because you realized you have company coming in two is certainly a shift from the historical norm of riffling for the takeaway menus or wipping up a quick something. The option of ordering that one item you forgot because your infotainment system can quickly search for open supermarkets or local takeouts saves time and stops worry.

The Internet of Things

The internet of things refers to internet connectivity in everyday devices. In theory, you could end up with a refrigerator control board diagnosing a refrigerant leak and calling for service without the homeowner ever knowing. Due to the risk of fraud involved and privacy concerns, the real world version of this is a fridge reporting the error to a home automation system and informing the homeowner that the temperature in the fridge is climbing, and asking if they want to order service. A less obvious version of this is the digital picture frames built into some cutting edge refrigerators, flipping through photos from someone’s online photo gallery and sometimes generating internet connectivity errors. Fewer refrigerators are able to play cooking videos visible to someone working on the stove, but they do exist.


Induction cooktops allow you to cook your food without the immediate risk of getting burned, but the high cost of induction cookware and stovetops has limited their adoption. However, material science is improving the cookware everyone else uses. For example, the best stainless steel cookware not only resists corrosion but is naturally non-stick. The newer multi-ply stainless steel cookware cooks faster while still being durable, scratch resistant and dishwasher safe. Copper cores and aluminum cores are the most popular. Carbon steel cookware is more popular in Europe; it requires seasoning like traditional cast iron cookware but is nonstick and cooks very evenly. It handles high heat like cast iron but without the difficulty of cleaning it afterwards.

Smart Cooking Appliances

We’ll leave aside the 3D printers designed for use in the kitchen, since they remain the purview of bakers making edible laminates based on photos and complex designs most of us aren’t going to try on a regular basis. The reality is that you can find smart appliances like ovens that are already programmed with thermal profiles for a hundred different recipes. In that same vein, homebrewers will appreciate the “smart” brewers with dozens of pre-programmed profiles to make the perfect ale or lager.

In 2017, a voice activated grill appeared at trade shows. The grill can cook the food to your stated preferences and text you when the food is ready. The more common versions of this “intelligence” are microwave ovens that more evenly reheat or defrost food. For those that already post images of their restaurant meals, Whirlpool has already pioneered a cooktop with social media integration so you can read recipes off the same work surface as you use to cook and share pictures of it as you create the meal.

Improved Energy Efficiency

There are innovations on the horizon like refrigerators being designed not to use refrigerants but ultrasonic waves, though these are not yet commonplace. The real world application of advancing technologies are the refrigerators with two compressors, engaging the second only when the energy expenditure is necessary. Dual-zone refrigerators and strictly controlled temperature and humidity levels monitored by appliance control boards as smart as small computers are becoming commonplace.

Conversely, the design of appliances hasn’t quite caught up with all the smart control boards in them, so it isn’t as easy to reboot the refrigerator as it is your PC. We may see the same technology make its way into dishwashers so that it uses the right temperature profile to clean the dishes perfectly without having to enter a complex programming sequence at the start; this saves water and energy over the common practice of setting it to heavy duty and to use hot water just to make sure everything comes out clean.

Many homeowners are waiting for these appliances to become verbal, so that they can communicate what the dishwasher thinks is wrong instead of blinking error codes at them. As the kitchen becomes more networked, you may find the display on the fridge reporting that the dishwasher has a clog in the drain hose, which is why it shut down.

Some appliances are designed with sensors to detect when the stove is empty or the cooktop has nothing on it, automatically shutting down if it thinks it is abandoned. These safety features are likely to become more common because of the aging population prone to forgetfulness, though they originated as energy saving measures.


Information appliances are routinely sitting in the corner of the kitchen, answering questions, reciting recipes and ordering items on demand, including pizza if you ruined the roast. Smart appliances have the capability to order service but more often inform owners when there is an error. Cookware is now made of new hybrid materials that combine the best of all materials involved for even heating, durability and ease of use. Finally, artificial intelligence is making its way into kitchen appliances to cook your food perfectly and simplify food prep.

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Shonali Jain June 16, 2017 at 12:32

Nice article with some really interesting points. I would say IoT is an important player in this field. From refrigerators that let you know what you have to grocery assistant which tells you what items you are running out of, it has taken the way a kitchen works to a whole new level. cant wait to see what other options we get to see in the next year or two.


Jayant Gosain June 16, 2017 at 19:40

Indeed technology is changing our homes, kitchen, bedrooms and the way we are living. With some smart home gadgets, we can actually do a lot of great things just by our voice. Moreover, the smart cookware is also turning a kitchen to a Smart Kitchen.
Future is awesome.
Thanks for sharing it. Enjoyed the read.
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Nikhlesh Gupta August 23, 2017 at 21:05

Technology is now a part of our life which is making our daily life very easy and fast. Using these kitchen gadgets and technology we can easy our kitchen work too 🙂
thanks for posting about these tech transforming kitchens. 😀


Kim September 2, 2017 at 08:56

I think we’re good at this stage of technology. I think appliances with the ability to detect errors and transmit them to your network is just asking for home infiltration.

However, it’ll be really cool if we did have robots in some way. Eventually we’ll be there sooner than we think.


Pooja Thakur September 6, 2017 at 17:30

This is great article

Thanks for sharing this. yes, IOT as a technology is changing our kitchens.


aditya October 3, 2017 at 05:00

Kitchen will be replaced with Technology Kitchen soon. In this future kitchen food making process will be fast. 🙂


Jitender October 16, 2017 at 17:36

Everyday new technology launching in kitchen sector. It’s changing kitchen workflow and making life easier.


Surya Prakash October 28, 2017 at 19:08

Thanks for sharing this. yes, IOT as a technology is changing our kitchens.
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Angie November 2, 2017 at 16:10

I love technology but I feel that might just become overwhelming for most people. It takes away from the simple type of life.

Guilty as is, I use my phone all the time for information. I guess were in that age where digital information is everywhere. Why not implement it everywhere


sachin singh November 4, 2017 at 10:23

technology in kitchens changing day by day


A.S Mughal April 8, 2018 at 11:49

I am waiting for the time when AI based robots cook in our kitchens. Spicy foods any where everywhere 😛


Aayush May 14, 2018 at 20:30

Thanks for sharing this.


Vinod May 21, 2018 at 16:05

Nice and informative article about Technology is Transforming Our Kitchens


Avinash June 18, 2018 at 18:57

New technology makes life easier and easier


shivamani July 17, 2018 at 14:15

not only the kitchen but also total Home. BTW well-written article.


Rohan August 7, 2018 at 12:56

Yes, even now its changing into smart kitchen using AI based devices.


Prateek Arora August 10, 2018 at 20:58

Integrate some AI, Iot in the Home Application to make Life easier


Akshya Nagar August 24, 2018 at 15:02

Even, Nowadays the fridge is getting smarter. Example – Jian Yang’s Fridge in Silicon Valley TV Series.


Fun Tech September 7, 2018 at 09:05

Thanks a lot for sharing with us. yes, IOT as a technology is changing our kitchens now these days


Androidword October 20, 2018 at 22:28

nice post about Ways To Transforming Our Kitchens I hope these methods are use full for me


Jasmeet October 27, 2018 at 12:17

When its Come to technology and separately in a kitchen. Every Day new devices are launched.


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nice article, thanks for sharing 🙂


Abdullah November 30, 2018 at 07:50

Technology is now reached in every corner of our life


Aarav December 6, 2018 at 13:58

Thanks for sharing this amazing technology information. Keep it up.


Hales December 22, 2018 at 21:06

Nice article with some really interesting points. I would say IoT is an important player in this field. From refrigerators that let you know what you have to grocery assistant which tells you what items you are running out of, it has taken the way a kitchen works to a whole new level. cant wait to see what other options we get to see in the next year or two.


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Manoj March 21, 2019 at 22:12

Now, technology will also change our bathroom.:)


Best Garden Shredders March 23, 2019 at 18:57

Technology has transformed our lives very much in past 50 years. Today anyone can access any information, weather, maps, navigation , fast communication on their smartphones. Thats a Great blessing to Mankind
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Ashish Patel April 3, 2019 at 06:19

Thanks a lot for sharing


ranjot April 7, 2019 at 18:31

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Manish Verma May 26, 2019 at 23:37

Thanks for sharing this article. Now we really know more about this after reading this. All these things are very valuable to us. Now we easily transform our kitchen with technology. Thanks a lot.



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