2020 Premier Kitchen Design Show Highlights

Home chefs have become demanding after seeing what they can accomplish with a properly outfitted kitchen. To raise the level of their culinary skills, they delve into the most impressive kitchen setups they can find. What’s more, according to Homelight, a remodel can increase your home’s value by a significant amount. As technology has marched on, we’ve witnessed manufacturers get bolder and more exciting in their offerings. Even seemingly regular fixtures like faucets and countertops are breathtaking to behold. The 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show was a prime example of kitchen technology innovations and a push towards better facilities for home chefs. Additionally, it managed to showcase how far kitchen technology has advanced in such a short space of time.

Sous-Vide Masters

In the recent past, to get anything made sous-vide required you to go out to a restaurant and pay a lot of money. Luckily, kitchen manufacturers caught onto the demand for this French cooking method. Food and Wine magazine mentions that you can get sous-vide equipment that you can easily use within your home. The quality of equipment is crucial in a perfect sous-vide meal because it requires pinpoint temperature exactness. For example, signature Kitchen Suite offers a sous-vide built into their pro range so that home chefs can have the utility right at their fingertips.

Mixology – The Art of a Bartender

Crafting a mixed drink is one of the finer things in life. However, like any professional craftsman, you need to have the right tools and temperature to make a drink unforgettable. Modern appliances offer ways to form the perfect block of ice to ensure that a drink remains at the right temperature. As any mixologist will tell you, if you don’t get the ice right, you ruin the entire beverage. New water dispensers are also a creature comfort to bartenders, allowing them to adjust the glasses’ size to suit without having to worry about if the dispenser can handle the larger container.

A Smarter Kitchen

Technology works alongside art to create a kitchen that not only looks good but anticipates your needs. Smart fridges, ovens, and dishwashers were a novelty a few years ago, but today they are commonplace. With the production of cheaper IoT technology, even more manufacturers are embracing the trend of implementing smart technology in their appliances. With the added benefit of connectivity through your home WiFi, you can monitor the state of each of your devices. You don’t even have to be on the same continent with them.

What This Means for Us

As technology continues its inexorable march forward, we’ll get to experience things in our kitchens that would be easier to conceive in science fiction. Less than a decade ago, the idea that your fridge could order milk for you when it runs out was absurd. Today, we have simplified methods of doing these things that appliance manufacturers are embracing completely. Arthur C. Clarke was right – any sufficiently advanced technology, like any of these appliances, is indistinguishable from magic.