5 high-tech kitchen appliances for modern kitchens -- including a smart bin!
FLEX INDUCTION COOKTOP WITH INTEGRATED VENTILATION BY GAGGENAU
Every open-concept kitchen needs a powerful extractor to ensure grease and fumes do not leave the cooking area. Gaggenau’s extractor is built into the cooktop and removes 85 per cent of odours (thanks to activated charcoal filters) with minimal noise and energy consumption. The Flex Induction cooktop with integrated ventilation retails for $8,300, and is available in a stainless steel frame, as well as a frameless model for flush mounting.
Find it at the Gaggenau showroom, 11 Bishan Street 21, tel: 6356-1080.
LG SIGNATURE REFRIGERATOR
Have a habit of opening your fridge every time you crave a snack? This lets cold air escape, and your refrigerator has to work doubly hard to keep your food fresh. The LG Signature Refrigerator changes your snacking game and saves energy with its Insta View Door-in- Door feature, which lights up and reveals your refrigerator’s contents upon knocking. And when you do need to open the doors, but have your hands full with groceries, the auto open-door detector at the bottom of the fridge will help you out.
The LG Signature Refrigerator retails for $10,888, and is available at all major electrical stores.
NESPRESSO PRODIGIO COFFEE MACHINE
Smart appliances let you get things done faster and in a novel way, including preparing coffee while you’re still under the bed covers. Simply hook up the Nespresso Prodigio to an app on your phone to start brewing. You can also receive alerts for empty water tanks, low number of capsules and maintenance routines. This technology is available on Prodigio ($398), and Prodigio & Milk ($528), which comes integrated with an Aeroccino3 milk frother.
Find it at the Ion Orchard and Takashimaya Nespresso boutiques.
SENSOR BINS BY HIPPOMART
Keep your kitchen hygienic and stylish with these sensor bins. Clad in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finishes, the lid automatically opens when it senses you are near. Selected models come with features including soft-closing lids, a deodoriser compartment and lid lock. These durable and affordable bins also come in various sizes and shapes to best cater to different home spaces and user preferences.
Hippomart sensor bins retail from $149.90 at www.hippomart.sg.
PANTELLIGENT FRYING PAN
This frying pan is equipped with a temperature sensor to prevent underor over-cooking of food. It monitors temperatures in real time, and tells you when to adjust the heat, as well as flip, stir, and add ingredients, through its app. With the temperatures under control, the coating on this solid die-cast aluminium pan will last much longer – and you’ll learn how long to keep your ingredients on the pan for, too! The app is also equipped with easy-to-follow recipes, and an auto-pilot mode that adjusts cooking time and temperature independently.
The Pantelligent retails for US$129 (S$178) and is available at www.pantelligent.com.