Kitchens have evolved over the centuries. Stoves were once bulky, wood-fired objects and few were fortunate enough to have them. Refrigerators were little more than cabinets with blocks of ice inside them. Most kitchen weren’t even equipped with sinks. Washing dishes meant taking them down to the creek or filling buckets with water. People from those early times would be speechless at the sight of today’s Dining and Kitchen setups where technology has taken over.
In 1886 when the first practical dishwasher was invented, people were amazed at the thought of a machine aiding in the kitchen cleanup process. Granted, these appliances are still works of wonder, but they’ve undergone incredible metamorphoses in recent years. Today, some models offer customized washing experiences and can be set up according to the load on hand rather than having to arrange the load around a specific layout. Being able to start a load from a smartphone while you’re out shopping is a feat all its own.
Once ice boxes were phased out by electric refrigerators, the possibilities seemed endless. Manufacturers and consumers in those days had no idea what was to come. At present, it’s possible to tap the door to see what’s inside rather than having to open it. People can carry on conversations with their refrigerators, and these appliances actually talk back. You can have them update you on the weather forecast before going grocery shopping and take a peek inside while you’re at the store to see what you need to buy.
Stoves have been transformed from utilitarian items to ultimate works of art. You can now bake two entirely different dishes at the same time using different temperatures for each. Cooktops come in every imaginable form and even accommodate over-sized pans. In some cases, each stove eye serves a different purpose. Of course, with certain models, you can put a casserole in the oven before leaving for work and tell the oven to start baking it when the time comes to head home via your smartphone.
Wonders will never cease in the realm of kitchen advancements. Appliances have been fully incorporated into the internet of things, giving people access to their appliances no matter where they may be in the world. Though these smart appliances may be secretly plotting to band together and take over humanity, for now, they provide ultimate convenience, simplicity and functionality.