Andrew Sweeny is the director of worktop manufacturer Pennywell Solid Surfaces. He regularly writes about interesting innovations in the kitchen industry, and he has created an infographic entitled ‘Smart Appliances and The Kitchen of Tomorrow’. This infographic examines some of the best smart appliances on the market today, and looks ahead to what the future holds for the household of tomorrow. Here, Andrew introduces how and why he put the infographic together…
“We are now living in an age where we constantly seem to be battling against the clock to complete all of our daily tasks, and where technology is having an increasingly large influence on how we run our daily lives. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that we are now in the era of the smart kitchen, namely one in which appliances come with cutting-edge technology that is designed to make our lives easier.
“I saw a very intriguing statistic that global yearly sale figures for smart kitchen appliances, which stood at $40 million in 2010, are set to surpass $26 billion in 2019. I had noticed a steadily increasing prevalence of smart appliances in households, but that statistic made me stopped in my tracks. It also prompted me to research and produce this infographic on smart kitchens, which explores why they are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners, what apps/products seem to be generating interest, and what are the next technological advances that we are likely to see in kitchens everywhere.
“It really wasn’t all that long ago that the notion of a cooker automatically programming the time it would take to prepare certain meals seemed highly fanciful, like something out of a sci-fi TV show, but now this is what kitchen life is like for homeowners who have embraced this hi-tech shift. Even though this is a trend that has steadily been gathering momentum for several years, it is still remarkable to contemplate. Before too long, a kitchen without smart appliances will probably be perceived as antiquated. Just look at the infographic and you’ll see how kitchens in a few years’ time will be drastically different to the present day.”