In this article, we outline five must-have kitchen accessories for any modern kitchen. If you are planning a brand new kitchen, or just upgrading an old kitchen, these five accessories are things you must consider including. They may seem a bit extravagant, and the technological components may not seem critical, but the benefits and convenience they allow can transform your kitchen experience.
A smart refrigerator is a term used to describe a new class of refrigerators connected to the internet. Many different brands make many kinds of smart refrigerators, and they all have varying features and benefits.
What can they do?
At a basic level smart refrigerators can send messages, and notifications to an app on your smartphone, letting you know what is happening inside the fridge. Alerts can be simple things such as telling you the door has been left open, telling you the current operating temperature, to advising you that light globes are no longer working and need replacement.
At another level, the more expensive smart fridges turn into internet surfing devices. Some of the high-end smart fridges include LCD touch screens, which means it is basically like having a tablet built-in to the front of your fridge. From this display, you can organize your life by viewing upcoming appointments, checking the weather, and reading and hearing about the news.
Other advanced features found in top-end smart refrigerators include alerts about stock levels inside the fridge, and even the ability to view the inside of your fridge, through a video streaming feed from your phone no matter where you are.
You could argue that many of the features included in smart fridges are not necessary, and are not even useful, but for many people, the allure of increased technological interaction with the refrigerator will be a temptation too good to pass up on.
Though there is a good chance you already have Alexa somewhere in your home we recommend that you get a dedicated Alexa unit for your kitchen. The ways that Alexa can help you in your kitchen are numerous.
One of the biggest ways Alexa helps in the kitchen is the ability to seamlessly place an order for any ingredients that you have run out of, or nearly run out of. There is nothing more frustrating than going to make something in the kitchen and realizing you don't have the ingredients you need. If you have Alexa available right in your kitchen, as soon as you notice the flower supplies getting low, or that you have almost run out of salt, you simply make the relevant Alexa command and top-up supplies will be at your house on the same day, if not soon after.
Another way Alexa can be of significant help in the kitchen is to answer questions you have about what you are making. Whether you are asking for a full recipe, looking for tips on how a certain cooking technique should be done, even how long something should cook for, and at what temperature. Alexa can be a very valuable resource for this type of information as well.
Lastly, what would a good bake-off be without some background music? Alexa can stream your favorite songs, as long as you need, while you do what needs to be done in the kitchen.
It might come across as a bland, or boring suggestion, but don't be fooled by the benefits and value you will get from an extra wide oven. A standard oven will suit you well in most situations, and you may not even realize how much you would benefit from a wide oven. But once you have a wide oven, you can never go back.
Especially when you have guests over, and you are catering to a large crowd, you will not believe how much extra food you can cook in the same amount of time.
If you are planning a new kitchen or renovating your existing kitchen, do yourself a favor and put in solid stone worktops. Solid stone worktops are the ultimate bench surface. They are low maintenance, easy to clean, super resilient to spills and heat, and have an amazing look.
Not only do they make your life a lot easier in the kitchen, but they add value to your home. Every piece of solid stone is unique, and having a one-of-a-kind piece of beautiful stone in your kitchen gives it an uplift no other appliance or texture can.
To learn more, check out the range from Solid Stone Worktops.
Wifi Enabled Instant Pot
It may come as a surprise, but the classic ‘instant pot’ appliance now comes with Wi-Fi.
Many would question whether the Wi-Fi connection is necessary for an instant pot, but let us assure you it is. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to remotely turn the pot on and off, and monitor the food temperature whilst not needing to be at home.
It's the perfect way to start your food cooking at the perfect time so it's ready as soon as you get home.