As for gadgets, consider investing in a Wi-Fi-connected meat thermometer. The device lets you track internal meat temperatures on your phone, letting you focus on other tasks while dinner is in the oven — and ensuring perfect results every time.
Then there’s voice control, a technology that’s finding its way into the kitchen through smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. These “digital assistants” can perform an array of cooking-related kitchen tasks. They also enable hands-free control of other kitchen components. For example, you can turn the lights or kitchen faucet on and off by voice command, helpful when your hands are busy with meal prep.
The nice thing about today’s smart kitchen technology is that it’s optional. If you, or others in your home, like to do things the old-fashioned way (checking the contents of the fridge before you hit the store, for example, or turning lights on at the wall switch), that’ll work. When you’re ready to take advantage of the intelligence, your smart kitchen will be ready.
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