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Kitchens of the Future: 7 High-Tech Appliances Great for Budding Chefs

Whether you’re hoping to make a career change or you’re wanting to expand your repertoire as a budding chef for yourself and maybe your family, there are always ways to make learning a new craft a whole lot easier. Cooking is one of those life skills it is always worth taking the time to improve. Taking some extra time to cook your meals can help make each meal extra special and help you enjoy some even more delicious food. Not only that, but the food is one of the easiest ways to provide sustenance for your body – so it’s only natural that we should spend even more time perfecting all of our favorite and soon-to-be favorite dishes.  



One of the most popular appliances for everyone from students to people that are always in a hurry, microwaves are always there when we need them most. Capable of cooking something simple and savory like some ramen or something deliciously sweet like cooking a brownie quickly in your favorite mug, there’s microwavable food for everyone and every occasion. It only makes sense that one of the first things on your list of appliances is a microwave. Nowadays microwaves come with all kinds of funky features to make easy cooking even easier. If you’re unsure of the type of microwave that would best suit your needs, why not check out sites like for some awesome recommendations.  


The next thing you need to consider is where you’re going to put all your amazing and unique new ingredients. To store them safely, it is probably wise to invest in a decently sized fridge. Whether you need to keep your food cold or completely frozen, fridges are a great way to store leftovers and fresh ingredients. As with most appliances designed for storage, bigger is most definitely better. Fridges also come with a whole bunch of awesome extras. Whether it is a water cooler that will help you stay hydrated with cold and refreshing water whenever you need it. Beyond that you can also get a fridge with an ice maker, providing both cubes and crushed ice depending on your preferences. That means you’re always able to make yourself a deliciously cold daiquiri whenever you feel like it.  


Generally speaking, one of the most well-known appliances in the kitchen is the oven. The perfect way to cook food to crispy and delicious perfection. There is no end to the possibilities of oven-cooked food. You can use your oven to make a delicious snack or a hearty dinner, whatever you fancy. Considering how much use your oven gets on a daily basis, it is no surprise that ovens should be high on your list of appliances to splurge on. However, don’t stress, if you haven’t a massive budget, you may find more benefit in looking at a wide range of ovens to find the perfect oven that fits nicely into your price range. There are plenty of cool features to ovens, such as the grill which can help you make great tasting food.  


Another important aspect of the kitchen that may be worth taking more time to consider is the hob. Whilst some ovens come with a hob, you can also purchase hobs that can be installed into your worktops to conserve space. Traditional hobs can sometimes get dirty very quickly and after a few years, they can be very difficult to clean. That’s why more and more people are making the switch to glass hobs. Smooth and far easier to clean, glass hobs can also be more efficient when it comes to heating up your food, in turn conserving more energy and therefore allowing you to save money on your electricity bills.  


Sometimes overlooked in the kitchen, kettles can help save a lot of time and energy when it comes to boiling hot water. In the time it takes you to take out an adequately sized pot, fill it up with cold water, place it on the hob and wait for it to heat up, you could already have perfectly boiled water. The boiling water is then immediately ready to go straight into your ramen or cups of coffee in a fraction of the time. You’ll also be able to save time washing up as you won’t need to clean the pot once you’re done. 

Rice Cooker

A great addition to any kitchen, rice cookers allow you to have perfectly cooked rice at the click of a button. Rice is an excellent addition to almost every meal and can help you stay fuller for longer. A supplementary addition to each meal, whether you prefer delicious white rice or some healthy brown rice, there is a rice dish out there for everyone. Whether you want some quick fried rice or you’re looking for something to bulk out your meal, rice is always the answer. Not only does it help you cook your rice far quicker, with very little effort you can have wonderfully fluffy and perfectly tasty rice every time.  


Boiling Hot Tap

Similar to a kettle, you can now get a tap installed into your sink that instantly provides boiling hot water at the touch of the button. You will never again have to stand idly by while you wait for your massive pot of water to boil. You can save yourself plenty of time and can have cups of coffee literally as soon as you want them. Sounds like a win-win. 

Barbara Jones is a technology savy journalist. She loves to cover gaming, gadgets, AI and financial technology. Prior to becoming a journalist, Barbara was an IT professional.