Kitchen appliances have been around for over a century. They have been assisting people with daily chores and making life easier for them. Appliances have come a long way from the early days. Modern kitchen appliances perform the same functions but in a more efficient and time-saving way. Constant innovation and technological advancements have led to the emergence of new appliances. Here are the latest modern kitchen appliances that are bringing recent innovations into kitchens.
Steam ovens are one of the modern kitchen appliances that are gaining popularity. These make use of steam instead of heated air or flames to cook food. Cooking with steam has numerous advantages over conventional methods. It helps to retain the nutrients in the food and preserves the flavor. Cooking with steam is healthy as the amount of oils used is less. The cooking time is also significantly reduced in a steam oven. They are perfect choices for calorie conscious individuals. Steam ovens are available as standalone or as a convection steam oven. A dedicated steam oven is cheaper but has limited cooking options. A convection steam oven will provide the traditional functionalities of baking and roasting along with steam and will facilitate cooking of a wide range of meals. Bosch manufactures a 30-inch steam convection oven. Bertazzoni also has a range of steam convection ovens.
Induction Cooktops are a modern alternative to gas and electric cooktops. They run on electricity and make use of an electromagnetic field for cooking instead of coils. Induction cooktops do not heat the ambient environment as much as gas or electric cooktops. They are comparatively safer to use as the cooktop surface does not heat up. Monogram manufactures 30-inch and 36-inch wide induction cooktops. The cooktops have five induction elements ranging from 1800 watts to 3700 watts. The traditional knobs are replaced by touch slider controls that allow the chef to precisely set the amount of heat. Each element has dedicated controls and timer. Monogram induction cooktops are available in black and silver finishes. Thermador also has a wide selection of induction cooktops.
Air fryers are modern kitchen appliances that allow people to indulge in crispy fried food without compromising health. Frying food in an air fryer requires less oil and the cooking time is also less. Air fryers use hot air to cook food. They can be used to make meat, chicken, fries and other crispy dishes. GoWise USA has a wide selection of versatile air fryers. The user interface is digital and allows control over the temperature and cooking time. There are various inbuilt presets for cooking common dishes. Air fryers from Philips and Avalon are also popular with users.
Nugget Ice Maker
Make restaurant like smoothies and cocktails at home with the Opal nugget ice maker. It makes ice that is chewable and crushable unlike the hard ice cubes made in a freezer. It is small enough to be placed on a countertop and is portable. It can produce 1lb. of ice every hour which is adequate for home usage. The airtight container can hold up to 3 pounds of ice. Priced at just $499, it is an affordable appliance for homeowners. Scotsman ice machines are an alternative option that have a higher capacity but are expensive.