Gadgets coming to a kitchen near you
The high-tech gadgets that will be revolutionising your home and kitchen very soon…
IFA 2012 may have seemed like it was all about computer gadgets but there was a lot more on show than just tablets and laptops. A host of home appliances and kitchen gadgets were on display aiming to save you time and money.
The Philips HomeCooker is a new innovation, it’s both a food processor and cooker. Demonstrated by cheeky superchef Jamie Oliver, who worked with Philips to design the new kitchen applicance, he said, “I just wanted to clean up traditional design and make it beautiful. And above all, I wanted to make it simple.”
Oliver demonstrated the device by rustling up a fresh and fragrant Indian curry from scratch and in just ten minutes. He also described the device as “an extra pair of hands in the kitchen”, as the HomeCooker will chop, stir, steam, sauté, boil, fry and simmer. A key element is that it can slow-cook and stir too.
Check out the HomeCooker demonstration below:
UK design experts Gtech were showing off their new AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner. Not only does it dispense with the danger of tripping over cords but it’s 20 times more efficient than a standard vacuum.
It also holds its charge for three times longer than its nearest market rival. Just be glad that’s only an hour, so you won’t have to vacuum for too long.
We’re all used to those energy efficiency ratings on appliances, but Bosch was showing off a new range of super-efficient home appliances that boast a new A+++ and beyond efficiency rating. So you can be assured that when you buy these appliances you’ll be using the absolute minimum energy.
For example, its new ActiveWater Eco2 dishwasher saves water by reusing the final rinse water of the last load to pre-rinse the next load. The advanced Zeolite drying system outperforms the A+++ energy rating by 10% too.
Panasonic in the kitchen
Making the leap from your living room into your kitchen, Panasonic is hoping to take its success in the Far East appliance markets to Europe. You’ll be familiar with the sleek designs of Panasonic audio and TV equipment but it looks like you could be choosing those same design for your kitchen.
With models ranging from kettles and toasters to induction hobs and electric ovens, Panasonic is promising a total assault on UK kitchens. These are cutting edge appliances with A+++ energy efficiencies as well.
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