The French are crazy about cooking. In any case, this was explained by the study "Les Français et la transmission culinaire" carried out by Ifop in 2015. We learned that 87% of the French people liked to cook. Among young people, the figure is also very high. But unlike previous generations, they have often not learned through family transmission. The Internet has become an essential source of information for them. In other words, the smart kitchen has everything it takes to seduce them with its help in making good dishes, automating certain parts or even suggesting menus according to the content of the refrigerator. For them, as for all others, the smart kitchen is above all a new way of looking at food. Healthier but also more entertaining and above all less constraining. We explain to you what the arrival of home automation kitchen allows.
What is a smart kitchen?
Smart cooking takes many forms, depending on the needs you may have and technological innovations. For the time being, these are often connected objects that operate independently of each other. Global systems are more an exception than the rule. Among the possible technologies are the fork that can help you eat better, the refrigerator that controls the food you have in stock, the oven that you can operate from your smartphone...
Several logics therefore drive the desire to have a smart kitchen. It can be about wanting to eat healthier, stopping wasting food, learning to cook or simply buying time. Saving energy or controlling everything from your smartphone are also significant advantages. In short, the smart kitchen, like the connected objects in the rest of the house, often responds to the same logic: to be of service to us.
Facilitate, suggest, accompany, the keywords of smart cooking
Dozens of objects are available for your home automation kitchen. It is therefore difficult to make an exhaustive presentation. Here are three types of objects that are among the most accessible and frequent. If you want to know everything about the smart kitchen, go to our smart kitchen section.
Smart fridge. The first models arrived in the 2000s but they have been coming back in force recently. Their possibilities are numerous. The first idea is to let you know at a glance on the screen/tablet/smartphone, what is in your fridge and also the expiry dates. Some models also offer meal suggestions based on your habits and what you have in stock. Finally, it is sometimes possible to make a shopping list directly from there. It's more like a smart refrigerator than a connected one, they have a processor, RAM and a screen... A small computer in your kitchen in short. Discover our selection of connected fridges.
Oven connected. Whether you want to control it remotely, let it manage the cooking to make it perfect, the intelligent oven should soon become a must in the kitchen. We can also think in a similar register to the connected cooking plates which are more and more numerous on the market.
Coffee and teapot connected. What would you be without your coffee to start the day or a good tea to relax before going to sleep? Hard to imagine. And since preparing one of these two drinks can be an art, what could be better than relying on a connected machine? Ideal cooking according to the type of grain, perfect filtering... the options are already very numerous.
The future of home automation cooking
The future of the smart kitchen is partly already here. For example, the "Amazon Dash" buttons allow you to place an order with a simple click. Arrived in November in France, the "V1" of these buttons is already exceeded. Amazon launched dematerialized buttons in France at least in January to order any product. Previously, they were programmed for a particular product. We can therefore imagine that very quickly, we will be able to place our orders from our kitchen and be delivered at home by our supermarket or by a delivery. Practical, when an ingredient is missing to make a recipe.
We can also think of Grundig Vux. The "smart kitchen of the future" announced more than two years ago. Supposed to be released to the public at the end of 2016, it does not yet seem to be available. Its concept: use light projections to create control interfaces that can replace our traditional buttons.
It is clear that these two ideas are linked to the very concept of dematerialization. Remove physical elements to simplify actions and save time. It remains to be seen whether this is where the innovations of tomorrow will lie. At the beginning of 2015, Ikea had imagined the kitchen of 2025. Far from being a cold and impersonal place as might be feared in the age of automation, the brand offered a sensory and natural approach. Above all, if this space was ultra-connected, the human being was at the heart of it. This is enough to reassure all lovers of cooking.