So how can we know what a typical future kitchen will look like? We simply need to look at technological trends that are likely to stick. These trends may give us valuable insight into what we can expect from our kitchens of tomorrow. Let’s break down some of the more important kitchen tech trends shaking up the world of kitchen design.
Interactive Cooking Surfaces
Say goodbye to burners. The future of stove cooking, undoubtedly, lies in interactive induction hobs. Induction heating uses magnetic components hidden underneath the cooktop to heat pots and pans. But instead of just heating the bottom of the pot, induction heating heats the entire pot – meaning food is cooked faster and more evenly. Pots and pans can be placed anywhere on the cooking surface, not on one particular heating area. And the tech doesn’t end there either. Overhead, a projector will beam recipes, cooking information and other handy notes straight onto the counter top.
Some designers and suggest that fridges as we know them will disappear completely in future kitchens. In its place, inductive cooling containers will sit on induction shelves to cool your goods. Simply set the container on an induction cooling table, and food will be chilled in an instant.
Green Sinks and DishwashersIf there’s one future kitchen focus that will have the most impact, it’s the emphases on wasting less. The future of sustainable kitchens are looking bright. Discarded water from sinks and dishwashers, for example, won’t be flushed immediately, but divided into safe and unsafe water to be used to feed plants. Food waste will be composted, and devices of the future will have more functionality in smaller packages.
Porcelain and Quartz Countertops
Most homeowners have very strong opinions when it comes to countertops. And for good reason. Quality surfaces not only look good, but is better to work on and easier to clean. Granite and marble have always been popular kitchen counter choices, but it’s the rise of porcelain and quartz stone tops that might give us a clue how kitchens of the future might look.