Smart technology is being introduced into almost every aspect of our lives, and our homes are no exception. From voice activated virtual assistants to smart lights, technology is making our lives easier than ever before.


If you’re thinking of modernizing your kitchen, now is a great time to invest into smart gadgets. Prices are dropping, and there are an increasing number of quality products flooding the market that will suit any interior design tastes.

At the same time, you want to ensure that you don’t experience the pitfall of paying thousands of dollars for equipment that you’ll honestly never use.


So what smart kitchen appliances and design elements are really worth investing in?


Smart Appliances

Let’s start with the big one: Your appliances. Now you can get everything from “smart dishwashers” to ovens. A smart dishwasher simply means that the appliance is connected to your temporary WiFi network and paired with an App that you can manage from your smart phone. This allows you to control your dishwasher better than ever before, including monitoring wash cycles and water usage and to getting actual guidance on what settings are optimal for your load. On top you can stop and start your appliance, even when you’re not at home. However, not all smart dishwashers are equal. Some are more effective at leaving your dishes sparkling clean than others, so be sure to read best dishwasher reviews before you spend your hard-earned cash.


Much the same applies to washer-dryers. A lot of the big brands include Samsung and Kenmore are rolling out machines that will make doing your weekly clothes wash less of a chore. These super home appliances give you a lot of the added control mentioned above such as setting exact start and finish times for each wash cycle, and finding the best cycle for particular fabrics. On top the best washer and dryer models offer wash cycles specifically geared towards killing harmful bacteria or for saving water (and the environment).


Smart Lighting

For most of us, the kitchen is where we spend a lot of our time. Even if we’re not passionate cooks, it’s often a center point in our home. To make your kitchen even more unique, experiment with smart lighting. As with almost all other smart gadgets, smart lights can be controlled from a smart phone app. You can set them to change hue, color and brightness depending on the time of day and your mood. For some models, you can use voice activation to switch the lights on/off and to dim them. You can even get your smart lights to sync with your favorite music, if you’re having your friends over for a dinner party. Expect to pay a little more for smart bulbs but if you get good ones, they’ll actually reduce your energy consumption, so they’ll pay themselves pack in lower utility bills.


These are just a handful of ways that you can make your kitchen enter the modern era. By taking the time to do a little online research, you can discover even more clever ways to make your life a lot more convenient.

By the way, the all-in-one Aicool smart trash can will make your kitchen smarter and make your life more convenient.