The kitchen is one of the most important spaces for comfort, cooking, and quality time with friends and family. For many, it is the heart of the home, and the place where we gravitate to the most. For that reason, the kitchen is one of the first spaces people choose to upgrade when it comes to home remodeling.
When thinking about new ways to upgrade your kitchen, it is important to consider what your kitchen means to you. What performance elements best suit your individual needs and lifestyle? In what ways do you use your kitchen most? For some, the kitchen is a space that facilitates a healthy lifestyle through cooking healthy nourishing meals. For others, it’s a space where they entertain, and spend time with family. And for busy parents, the kitchen is a beehive of activity between cooking, cleaning, and rushing out the door to take the kids to school.
As technology becomes smarter and smarter, innovations in kitchen technology make everyday tasks a breeze. They can make entertaining more effortless, they can make cleaning more efficient, and they can help you cook like a top chef. From devices that simplify everyday tasks, to new alternatives to traditional cooking methods, to home smart technology, take a look at some of our favorite innovations in kitchen technology. Find out what the future can hold for your kitchen.
HydroTap by Zip Water
The World’s Most Advanced Drinking Water System
Did you know that you could get instant boiling, chilled, & sparkling filtered water from one faucet? It is possible, with the incredible Zip Hydro-Tap Faucet – the world’s most advanced drinking water system. It provides you with instant access to all the water you need in your kitchen.
It can be added to your existing kitchen as well as new construction and remodels. Not only does this system deliver on convenience, it reduces the use of plastic by eliminating single-use bottled and canned water – all with a style that makes it as attractive as it is effective.
The SKS 48″ Dual-Fuel Pro Range
with Built-in Sous Vide & Steam Oven
As one of the most versatile ranges in the industry, it features a first-of-its-kind built-in sous vide, induction, and gas all in one cooktop. It is also Wi-Fi enabled. The two-zone induction cooktop can be combined for use with a griddle, teppanyaki plate or large cookware. There is an 18-inch Combi-Steam / Convection oven. The 30-inch oven features ProHeat™ convection and Speed Clean technology.
Sous Vide is built right into the cooktop. You can sous vide meat, fish, vegetables, and more to retain optimum flavor and vitamins without having another appliance on your counter. The Dual-Fuel range features a touchscreen display with the Cook & Gourmet recipe guide which allows you to choose from various recipes and get step-by-step instructions for preparing a flawless meal.
Probably the finest kitchen range hood there is – Ventahood offers strikingly beautiful, remarkably effective range hoods. Vent-A-Hood’s engineering makes their hoods more powerful, quieter, and easier to clean than any other.
Their patented Magic Lung® blower system provides the quietest ventilation on the market. They also have the only patented filtration unit in the industry, the E-Z Clean™ system, which is dishwasher safe, and can easily be removed, cleaned and reinstalled without a service technician.
The Miele G7000 Dishwasherwith Powerdisk®
Miele G 7000 dishwashers can do things ordinary dishwashers can’t. The innovative AutoDos system with PowerDisk® technology always dispenses the optimal amount of detergent. For the perfect synergy of cleaning, drying and gentle handling, achieving perfect results.
The M Touch display is innovative and visually appealing. You can control it easily, quickly, and intuitively by tapping or swiping the control panel.
No matter where you are – with the Miele mobile app using MobileControl, you can put your G 7000 dishwasher to work at any time. Thanks to AutoStart, you have the additional option to program your dishwasher to automatically start at one or several pre-determined times.
Brizo SmartTouch® Technology with VoiceIQ™
Brizo’s innovative SmartTouch® Technology allows you to activate water flow with a simple touch to the faucet body, spout, or handle, SmartTouch® Technology brings a new level of convenience to the kitchen. This functionality makes it easy to activate water flow only when needed, helping reduce water usage and increase efficiency of motion.
Just by speaking, Brizo’s VoiceIQ™ technology allows you to turn your faucet on or off, dispense an exact amount of water, or use the innovative handwashing mode to ensure you’re following CDC handwashing guidelines to help protect your health.
To use, simply install the Voice Activation module with a SmartTouch® faucet* and pair it with a connected home device (such as Amazon®, Alexa® and Google® Assistant-enabled devices), a power source, a Wi-Fi network and a Wi-Fi connected device (such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone) for setup.
Once it’s installed, you can start handwashing mode by activating your smart device and saying, “Tell Brizo to wash hands.” The water will turn on for a 5-second pre-rinse, then off for a 20-second interval to lather your hands with soap and on again for another 10-second rinse. You can also warm the water to up to 95°F or create custom presets to fill your espresso maker, stock pot, humidifier, or other containers.
Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™
Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™ Dishwashers are designed to take the time and hassle out of cleaning so that we can spend more time doing what we enjoy. Their concept of a “Considered Kitchen” is one that allows us to continue to socialize and engage with one another while we perform tasks like cleaning.
The Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™ Dishwasher is an innovation born of this deep understanding for the life lived around appliances.
The Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer™ Dishwashers offer the convenience and flexibility to wash and stack at the same time. Each drawer washes independently and fits a half load, so you can run one while you load the other.
Designed to seamlessly blend into cabinetry for a cohesive aesthetic, and easily distributed within the kitchen to best suit how your own personal patterns of use, DishDrawer™ Dishwashers provide ultimate design freedom. In addition, they’re exceptionally quiet.
Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer™
Fisher & Paykel believes that when it comes to food preservation, one temperature does not always fit all.
Their Integrated CoolDrawer™ is a Multi-temperature Drawer that lets you change between five different food modes at the touch of a button – fridge, freezer, pantry, chill and wine. Effortlessly switch between set temperature modes such as Pantry mode for dry storage of fruits and pastries, or Chill mode for convenient beverage storage when entertaining guests.
The CoolDrawer™ refrigerator is customizable and can fit seamlessly into any kitchen, living room or entertainment area within the home, providing cooling options to suit your lifestyle.
PLUM Wine Dispenser
PLUM Wine are the creators of the first appliance to automatically preserve, chill and serve any bottle, by the glass.
Plum’s preservation unit stores the wine bottles independently to replicate ideal conditions letting you savor your favorite vintages at their best, and ready to pour the perfect glass at a single touch. With Plum’s “virtual sommelier”, Plum can identify the vintage, varietal, region, and winery, creating a virtual tasting room to be explored.
Gaggenau Combi-Steam Oven
With a rich history of German engineering dating back to 1683, Gaggenau products are known for their innovative technology, durable materials, bold lines, ease of use, and lasting craftsmanship.
The Gaggenau Series 400 Combi-Steam oven offers the versatility of a steam oven without the hassle of maintaining a water tank. It is plumbed so there is no need to add water manually.
The door is available hinged on either side and swings wide out of your way. It features a fully automatic cleaning system and a push-to-open handleless design. The one-touch control panel and interactive visual display are simple and easy to use.
Not only is it a refrigerator, but it’s a food preservation system. Most refrigerators just have one compressor and one evaporator, but Sub-Zero refrigerators have two. Their dual-compressor system and dual evaporator system ensures that both the refrigerator and the freezer maintain their optimal temperature.
Sub-Zero refrigerators also come with an air purification system (based on technology developed by NASA), that purifies the air of ethylene and odor every 20 minutes.