There’s no denying that the Internet of Things has slowly crept into almost every aspect of our homes.
Today, smart gadgets that make cooking a breeze are invading our kitchens — and we welcome our new electronic rulers.
From smart air fryers to automatic rice cookers, we round out our top Singapore picks to give your kitchen the upgrade of the century.
Smart rice cookers
Cooking rice is almost like painting a picture – finding the right pressure, volume and balance is crucial. But what if you had a rice cooker that did all of that for you? Smart rice cookers make the process so seamless you’ll never look back.
For inspiration, smart rice cookers like the Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker let you adjust the texture of your rice to your liking, schedule when to cook it, and automatically adjust the water level and temperature from your phone.
Just pop your rice into this magic machine and voila! Your rice will be cooked to perfection, just the way you like it.
Intelligent hot air fryers
Air fryers have proven to be the healthier option for our favorite foods, coupled with the convenience and ease of use. So what does a smart air fryer do to make this already popular gadget even better?
Now, imagine not having to individually reheat meals for your family or trying to figure out the right length of time for the food you want to roast.
With a touch of a button on your phone, you can schedule your roast, choose the right duration and temperature, and even get a reminder to turn the food when it’s time.
For inspiration: The Philips Premium Airfryer XXL comes with its own remote control and time-controlled cooking. Think multifunctional, go digital – heat meals for the whole family without having to stand in the kitchen for too long or not at all.
Have you ever messed up a toaster and got a rock instead? Bet you were toast! (Got it?) Smart toasters are able to assess the moisture content of the bread you put in to give you the perfect toast every time.
If you are adventurous you can choose from the different recipes to taste new types of dishes that will be proposed to you.
Or if you prefer to be in control, you can even customize the hue, crispiness and finish of your toast. This is progress to toast to!
For inspiration, smart toasters like the Revolution InstaGLO® R180 Toaster really are a gift from God. Imagine having customizable options for bread, shadow and crispiness, and more. It opens up a world of possibilities you didn’t know you needed.
Food Recycling Machine
For the environmentalists among us, this is exciting. With a food recycling machine, you can reduce your kitchen waste and turn it into usable soil amendments — making it easier to not only clean up and take care of yourself, but the planet as well.
In addition, this ingenious creation is able to limit odor emissions from waste with filters, so it can be placed practically anywhere in your kitchen without worrying about odors. Don’t worry about not disposing of the garbage!
For inspiration, the Vitamix® FoodCycler® FC-50 is the only way to go if you’re looking for a more sustainable path in the new year.
Stop wasting food, not even the unwanted parts – just recycle it as compost to use as fertilizer. 2022 is your time to shine as a plant mother.
You may be wondering how clever a trash can can be – read on. With a smart trash can, you can forget to hold the trash can open to throw your trash or accidentally close it in the process.
The container is context sensitive with motion sensors. These smart bins come with specially fitted inserts built into the bin itself to ensure the perfect seal and grip every time you replace it. Disposing of rubbish has never been so easy.
For inspiration, SimpleHuman’s semicircular sensor can is a beauty made of stainless steel coated with silver ions that offer germ resistance.
Not that you need to touch the trash can anyway – the adaptive motion sensor can pick up cues from the environment and gently open and close as needed.
Smart kitchen faucets
The faucet is often the heart of a kitchen – a device we rely on so much and works as well as it is until you hear what smart faucets have to offer.
Turn on the faucet with just your voice when your hands are full, monitor and control the amount of water you use, get the right amount of water for your recipe, and even define presets for custom water amounts.
And all while reducing the spread of germs or the need to constantly clean your faucet.
Get inspired: Turn to the Sleek U by Moen Smart Pulldown Kitchen Faucet for efficiency and more control over handle position with four different methods. Here’s the best part – it’s voice controlled, hands-free, and has an entire app just for your convenience.
All in one food processor
If all that wasn’t enough, how about having your own Sous Chef to help you reach the pinnacle of your culinary excellence? An all-in-one food processor acts as a second pair of hands in the kitchen – replacing over 20 appliances in one.
You can chop, blend, whip, weigh, grind, knead, chop, sauté, sous-vide and much more at the push of a button. With this machine, your cooking experience becomes seamless, so you can focus on your creation – all of which contribute to making your dishes healthier.
For inspiration: The Thermomix TM6 is an example of a second pair of hands in the kitchen. It’s 20+ devices in one – you can confidently get one job done while knowing the device is saving you precious minutes elsewhere by taking on a task or two.
Connect everything to an AI hub for the perfect Smart Kitchen experience. Imagine being able to start your laundry cycle, set your oven to the exact temperature and duration, or even view the contents of your fridge while knowing your inventory and expiration date—all while you’re on the go.
All of your kitchen appliances work together to ensure you stay on top of the house details while you can focus on your other chores.
For inspiration: link all Bosch household appliances with Home Connect for the overall experience – you can start your wash cycle, set your oven to the exact temperature and duration and view the contents of your refrigerator when you’re on the go.
This article was first published in City Nomads.