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BY SHWETA KULKARNI, 29 Jan, 2020

    Seven 2020 luxury kitchen appliances that you need to be aware of.

    Technology has become a part of every home like never before, giving us control over all electronic devices at the click of a button. And while scores of super cool devices adorn most spaces of our house, the kitchen is not left far behind either. Today, with the advancement in technology, there are plenty of innovative gadgets and appliances that can transform your kitchen into a hi-tech zone. Here are seven 2020 luxe kitchen devices that can help save time, lessen stress and provide quick solutions to kitchen quandaries.

    COOL NEXT GEN REFRIGERATORS
    With every second item in your kitchen getting smarter, refrigerators aren’t left far behind. Today, the smart refrigerator is doing more than keeping your food fresh. Samsung’s Family Hub is one such refrigerator that is packed with several smart built-in features. It helps you keep track of food lists and gives you an inside view of your fridge on a mobile app, courtesy its three built-in cameras. What’s more, if you want, you can also listen to music and watch YouTube videos on Samsung’s Family Hub. One more smart refrigerator to take note of is the GE Profile French door refrigerator with built-in Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. This technology wonder is packed with several features and also doubles up as a coffee maker. How cool is that! LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator with SmartThinQ technology is plenty smart too and worth considering if you planning to invest in a refrigerator this year.


    HOTTEST OVENS
    One can’t deny the fact that an oven is an indispensable part of a kitchen and over the years, the countertop ovens have only become better with time. Now with super-enhanced technology, there are plenty of new models in the market that are packed with smart built-in features and make cooking a hi-tech experience.

    Engineered with steam technology, the upcoming Anova Precision Oven is undoubtedly one of the hottest new ovens to look forward to in 2020. Apart from its multi-function cooking, the oven cooks with either steam or convection or both. Other smart ovens to watch out for in the market are the super-efficient June Smart Oven, which claims to be seven appliances in one, and Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Smart Oven, which functions as a combination microwave, convection oven, air fryer and food warmer. Smart Ovens are indeed getting hotter and a definite must-have in your smart kitchen this year.

    IDEAL COFFEE MAKERS
    Coffee makers in the kitchen are not a rare sight, however, the latest bunch of hi-end coffee makers in the market are nothing but a boon to coffee lovers. With Bluetooth connectivity and cool features that let you control the brewing of your coffee with your smartphone, coffee makers today indeed have evolved and how. For instance, the Behmor Connected coffee maker is compatible with Amazon Echo, so getting your cup of perfect coffee is as simple as asking Alexa to brew it for you. The Behmor Connected Coffee Maker lets you control brewing temperature and set other precision brewing factors through your phone app. One can even make custom brewing profiles or select one from the library in the app. Cool ain’t it? Another smart coffee maker to watch out for is Gourmia GCMW4750 Barista Butler Coffee Maker and Grinder. Enabled with wi-fi connectivity it allows you to control coffee brewing with voice control using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Interestingly, the coffee maker allows you to even set your coffee to be ready whenever you want and from wherever you are. What’s more, its warm setting will keep your coffee nice and warm for up to 30 minutes after brewing completion.

    TOUCHLESS TRASH BINS
    A trash can is one of the most used items in the kitchen, so why shouldn’t it be smart as well, after all, who likes to constantly get their hands dirty when throwing something in the trash cans? Engineered with motion sensor technology, the latest range of touchless trash bins are hygienic, efficient, less messy and easy to use. Topping the charts is the itouchles Deodorizer Sensor Can, which is not only sleek in looks but also has the most advanced infrared sensor technology. It also has in-built odour absorbing filter, which eliminates garbage odours and so your kitchen is always fresh and clean. Competing closely with itouch Touchless Deodorizer Sensor can is the voice-activated trash can by Simplehuman. Apart from the motion sensor, this trash can also respond to voice commands, which proves to be extremely helpful, especially if your hands are full.

    BRILLIANT BLENDERS
    Blender has been one of the most useful countertop tools in any kitchen, with the advancement in technology they too have undergone a powerful transformation. With pre-programmed settings and compatibility with smartphones, the nouveau range of blenders helps you lead a healthier lifestyle. For instance, NutriBullet’s Bluetooth-connected model, allows you to use its app and gives you step-by-step instructions to blend your smoothies. Its smart scale and Balance app measure and log exactly what’s going into your blend and helping you make healthier decisions. Another blender that is ruling the market is the Vitamix A3500. With its self-detect technology and Wi-Fi capabilities, this blender is one of the coolest kitchen appliances available today. It also comes with five different program settings for hot soups, dips and spreads, smoothies, frozen desserts, and self-cleaning.

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