Most French people like to cook, it’s a fact. But the sometimes hectic pace of daily life does not leave us time to appreciate the time spent behind the stove. Lunch on the go at noon, children who are hungry once their day is over … Sometimes, simmering good food is a challenge! For a few years now, countless mobile apps, TV shows and other easy tutorials have blossomed on the web. Today, artificial intelligence is coming to our kitchens through new and more efficient home automation systems. No more cooking classes to make onion recipes. An overview of the big trends of today and tomorrow, to become perhaps the next Top Chef in your neighborhood!
A connected kitchen
When we refer to home automation, we immediately think of automated alarm, lighting and heating systems. And if for once we talked about cooking? In the age of the internet, the Internet today wants to be connected, open to the world . Attention, you stop right now: it’s not about doing all the work for you! The three words to remember are: to suggest, to facilitate, and to accompany. Does it speak to you?
Reply to all
Like the smartphone or the weather station, the connected objects of the kitchen all have a common goal: to help us in our daily life. By a system of algorithms and keywords, they search, dissect and retransmit the requested info. Thanks to them, we also gain precious time. What to cook with the leftovers of my fridge? How to make macaroons or chocolate éclairs? How long does it take to get a calf egg? So many questions that get reliable answers, in the blink of an eye! But we must admit, we also love these culinary tools for their fun and fun side. With them, cooking becomes a breeze! Now you can not miss a recipe. And it’s the whole family that benefits!
From the plate to the well-being
In the field of well-being, we have witnessed the advent of connected bracelets and smart scales. The trend continues in the world of culinary home automation, offering new perspectives of better living. Even if it does not replace a dietician, we can now monitor its calorie consumption. Some devices even offer real nutritional programs , depending on everyone’s expectations. A coach at home, who says better?
Connected comfort: limits and controversies
As in the early days of home automation, the comfort of these new devices is still a luxury for some. Although they tend to become more democratic, there are still some obstacles to buying. Not to mention the fear of data piracy – a sensitive subject – which remains rare, we reassure you! We also think of those moms / dads reluctant to be divested of their role as chef in the kitchen. Do not be afraid. You have to see his device as a clerk . Obedient and cultivated, he runs without discussing! Of course, as with every new thing, there is always a fear of the unknown .In their time, pressure cookers and microwaves had also been criticized. That did not stop us from making our friends today. Everyone to have an idea so! But it seems that “to understand is to love already” !
To learn more, Here’s a quick tour of the latest products of the moment.
The intelligent robot
On the market for a few years, he is the faithful companion of your recipes. From simple guacamole to pastry entremet, he will stop at nothing. It weighs, ax, mince, mix and cook even your food. Connected to the internet, it gives the procedure to make the most complicated recipes. A must in your kitchen of tomorrow!
The smart refrigerator
With him, impossible to miss his cooking! Intelligent, it is able to adapt to the type of food. One selects its recipe, and it adjusts its heat according to the detected volume. It also displays its temperature on a screen in real time. A good idea to deter small careless hands!
The standalone coffeemaker
With its Slow Control technology, this range calculates the amount of time between two bites. If we eat too fast, she warns us with a vibration.
Connected to your smartphone, this magic plate helps to better balance its food portions. Equipped with weight sensors and three mini cameras, it does not hesitate to appear when you are a little too greedy .Various mobile applications are dedicated to him. Perfect for keeping the line.
And the kitchen of tomorrow?
Today, connected kitchen appliances still work independently. But what will it be tomorrow? What does the cuisine of the future look like? We went to inquire about the issue, and the experts seem to be unanimous. The kitchen of tomorrow will look like a complete ecosystem. Unlike today, communication between our devices will be fluid for a total interconnection. For those who do not like to spend time in the kitchen, the kitchen will never be a chore!
For the principle, it seems very simple. First, we ask the fridge about its contents. In function, he proposes us recipes . As he is smart, his choice is in priority on foods whose expiry date is close .This avoids any waste. Then it sends the data to your cooktop, which in turn determines its temperature . The oven will also have been warned upstream, and will be already hot when you need it. Finally, screens in the furniture or credence will follow a recipe, or even our favorite TV show!
In 2015, the Swedish giant Ikea notably imagined a hyperconnected space for the 2025 horizon . Placing the human at the heart of his priorities, he favors a sensory and intuitive approach rather than a 100% robotic environment. Technology, invisible at first sight, appears as a simple accompaniment. Everything will be around a wooden worktop , authentic. By placing a food on it, we will then see his data appear: weight, nutritional values, recipe suggestions … But it’s not over! The smart surface will also serve as an induction plate, to reduce the risk of burns.As for the fridge, it will be transformed into a pantry. As a shelf unit, it will also use induction technology to cool its content. Less energy expenditure, for controlled consumption. We’re already salivating!