Smart kitchen technology that will save you time

Smart kitchen technology that will save you time

If you’re still managing to stay ‘on trend’ with all things IT, you’ll know that smart technology is increasingly finding its way into the kitchen.

Smart technology allows us to record a TV show whilst on holiday, turn our central heating on before we’ve left work and even adjust our lighting and stream music.

Fancy controlling your oven whilst gathering ingredients in the supermarket? Or even getting your fridge to do the weekly shop for you… you can do this and more, all without moving ever having to move from the sofa.

Here, Anglia Factors provide ideas to whet your appetite for what smart technology can do for your kitchen.

Fast connection to your slow cooker

Belkin’s app controlled slow cooker can be turned on and off through your phone, which means you don’t have to remember to turn it on before you go out.  Your lamb madras could be bubbling away whilst you and your family are doing much more important activities.

Quiet Nest

Nest originally started as a home thermostat, however, since Google came on the scene, the device has expanded its reach massively. Everything from turning lights on and off when you’re out to give the illusion that you’re there, to flashing red in an emergency when your food is burning. The innovation even extends to your laundry; Nest can connect to some brands of washers and dryers and automatically switch to quiet mode when you come home.  Ideal for people who have washers and driers in or next to their kitchen.




The fridge that fills itself

Samsung understand a kitchen is the heart of most houses, the fridge is the heart of the kitchen.  The Family Hub 3.0 never misses a beat, from using cameras to check how much ketchup you have left, to monitoring expiry dates and shopping directly for replacements, this thing is smart.

Self-watering plant pot

We’ve all grown a plant or herb and forgotten to water it, finding it shrivelled away a few days later.  Gone on holiday and returned to a house plant graveyard? The truth is that nurturing plants, particularly kitchen herbs, takes time and effort.  Something we don’t always have… so let something else take care of it.  Intelligent planters, capable of holding a month’s worth of water, will give your herbs a regular spray, so all you have to do is snip and eat them. Not a bad a deal.

Discreet charging tray

Even if you’re more country kitchen than intelligent fridge, there’s a smart way to keep the technology you’ve got tucked away under the counter. An inbuilt charging tray can discretely slot away in your kitchen desk drawer. Its oak finish belies the five devices you can connect at any one time. Ideal for boosting your phone’s battery before you need to display the great casserole recipe your found online.

Technology is finding its way more and more into our kitchens. From futuristic fridges to discreet ways to charge phones, without ruining the rustic look of your food prep area.  There are many ways to get smart about saving time, effort, and increasing safety.

Visit Anglia Factor’s Martlesham showroom or go to to see what the future has in store for your kitchen.