Internet access and fridge freezers are two things that you wouldn’t expect to see combined in the same product, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe that, in the next 100 years, this technology will become commonplace. The fridge freezer of the future is expected to come with a touch screen which, when individual ingredients are scanned across, it suggests a recipe, while it will also let you know what food you’re running low on and allow you to make video calls to anyone in the world and write shopping lists.
Korean electronics company LG are working on this technology, and, like a modern Fridge Freezer from appliancesdirect.co.uk, will be a handy appliance to have in any kitchen, especially if you’re short of time to do certain chores or think of something to cook. While this might sound like a distant dream, the fact is that, with a handful of smart appliances on the market today offering features not too dissimilar, you might not have to wait too long until you can buy a fridge freezer with internet connectivity.
People who find that they don’t have enough time to do daily chores rely on appliances such as dishwashers and smart washing machines to make their lives easier. Dishwashers can save time by cleaning the dishes, while modern-day washing machines can perform a daily wash in just half an hour while using far less energy and water than older appliances. Energy efficiency is a key feature of many modern appliances, with future appliances expected to use even less electricity, gas or water, with some models potentially using 100% renewable energy, which will be music to the ears of people wanting to spend less on their energy bills.
According to the MIT, kitchens are seen as being messy, unsafe and difficult to maintain, but future innovations in kitchen appliance technology, not to mention other items such as utensils and lighting should make that part of the home a much safer place to cook and clean in. Aside from smart fridge freezers, a futuristic kitchen may contain smart kitchen utensils that can tell you if you’re cooking something wrong or how hot or cold a drink, sauce or soup is. It may also involve the use of wireless electricity, which is currently being developed.
While many of these ideas are either still in the development stage, modern kitchen appliances are still pretty sophisticated. They can do things that, even five years ago, would be unthinkable. They can make everyday household tasks a breeze and help to save time, money and effort. Without those appliances, can you imagine being able to find the time to do tasks like washing clothes, let alone find the time?