Eurocucina has been postponed until 13-18 April 2021, making this year’s kitchen trends as important as ever.
Lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak means no more eating out and, for some, it might be a reason to avoid home deliveries. Since those doing home-office will be spending their meal times in the kitchen, here are a few trends to consider.
Running Water: Hands-free Means Germ-free
It’s the perfect time to talk about hands-free sink faucets to get the water running. Since most bacteria and virus transfers go from our hands to our face, leading to infection, faucets that can be activated by voice control or motion sensors are the way to go.
The U by Moen, for example, is controlled via Moen’s iOS or Android mobile app and can also be controlled by Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant to provide any volume of water up to 20 liters at precise temperatures. It also works manually. Read more about the company’s MotionSense touchless faucets here.
BLANCO also has a set of smart mixer taps. The SOLENTA-S Senso has an innovative sensor technology and start-stop function for touch-free operations. The Senso model of BLANCO SOLENTA-S has a sensor-controlled start-stop function. The proximity sensor on the spray arm turns with the kitchen mixer tap to prevent it from being triggered unnecessarily. Other highlights include the hose sheathed in segmented metal and the option of switching from a bead jet to the spray mode.
Another reputable brand with such technologies is Kohler. It has a touchless kitchen faucet called the Sensate. Sensate’s intuitive Response® technology works with motion sensors. A wave of your hand or an object such as a pan or utensil turns it on or off. Sweep® spray creates a wide, forceful blade of water for superior cleaning. Kohler’s docking system, DockNetik, secures the pull-down spray head to the spout using a magnetic force.
Need some help choosing a mixer tap, also known as a faucet? Check out our buying guide here.
Tech Helps: Home-office Cooking
At first, it seemed as though we would have more time on our hands, but as the weeks of confinement continue we’re starting to realize we’re busier than ever. If we’re not in virtual meetings, responding to emails, performing our work tasks; we’re in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch or dinner—or taking out the trash or disinfecting the whole house, again. To facilitate the process of cooking as you work, take a look at some of these products.
Julia from CookingPal, a smart kitchen hub that can measure, chop, mix, blend, knead, steam, and cook your ingredients all with the same base. The Smart Kitchen Hub looks like a tablet and is Julia’s control center. You can use it or the CookingPal app to follow recipes, stay updated on your meal’s progress and control cooking processes from any room in the house.
GE Kitchen Hub is an over-the-range hood with a 27-inch tablet attached to it. It also has a downward-facing camera that gives you a better look at what you’re cooking, a forward-facing camera for video chatting and smart connectivity for streaming music, TV, and cooking videos. See featured image to this article.
Miele has a cooker hood capable of communicating with its induction hobs via Con@ctivity 3.0 technology to automatically operate at optimum settings and switch off when the hob is no longer in use. The Miele DA7078 Aura 3.0 cooker hood is part of the brand’s series Generation 7000. The Aura offers adjustable LED illumination and can be used over an island. Rated A for energy, cooking odors and grease are efficiently filtered through a 10 layer stainless steel LongLife AirClean filter.
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