Futuristic Appliances: The Kitchen of 2020

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 15 Apr, 2014
The International CES is a globally renowned electronics and technology trade show taking place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier this year at the 2014 International CES, the vendors’ focus seemed to be on making it easier to turn your home into a smart home. Shortly after that show, the industry was buzzing about […] The post Futuristic Appliances: The Kitchen of 2020 appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
Earlier this year at the 2014 International CES, the vendors’ focus seemed to be on making it easier to turn your home into a smart home. Shortly after that show, the industry was buzzing about the newest home gadgets and even we talked about several in our blog post, 8 of the Coolest Futuristic Home Gadgets.
At the 2014 International CES, Whirlpool introduced its interactive cooktop concept, calling it the kitchen of 2020, since it’s not yet a reality. But the idea is that once the cooktop concept comes to fruition it will integrate hands-free devices and touchscreens, allowing you to have a stovetop surface that also serves as a place to check the weather, search for cooking tips or find recipes on Pinterest. The kitchen of 2020 will allow you to multitask, integrating cooking and other activities, saving you and your family time.
Watch a video about Whirlpool’s Interactive Cooktop at CES 2014
Also on display at CES was Whirlpool’s upcoming refrigerator which streams music from Bluetooth-enabled devices. It features Harman/Kardon speakers and can play music, podcasts or other audio through the refrigerator from your tablet or smartphone.
The home appliance landscape is definitely changing as technology evolves. It’s hard to even imagine what our home kitchens will look like within the next 10, 20, or even 50 years. We’re headed straight towards living like the Jetsons. What we predict is definitely a more connected world within every part of the home, but as the Whirlpool product introductions at the 2014 International CES show, appliances will definitely be more connected in future kitchens. What kinds of technologies would you like to see?
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