What’s Cooking in the High-Tech Kitchen?

From hands-free faucets to WiFi-enabled refrigerators, the latest technology has upped the ante when it comes to the high-tech kitchen. Ahead, some of the most innovative appliances that do everything from letting you watch your soufflé bake from the inside of the oven to watching a how-to recipe video while you try your hand at crafting the perfect béarnaise sauce.


Building upon the innovation of the Family Hub refrigerator, Samsung’s Chef Collection brings thoughtful technology to a pro-level suite of built-in cooktops, ranges, wall ovens, hoods, dishwashers and refrigerators. The Chef Collection line brings many innovative features to the built-in category, including View Inside cameras, which lets users see inside their refrigerator from anywhere, and induction cooktops with Virtual Flame technology, which gives the visual of gas cooking. Bluetooth capabilities allow the ventilation hoods to adjust fan settings based on the amount of heat coming from the cooktop below. WiFi connectivity gives the home chef seamless control and monitoring of the cooking process via smartphone.


Energy efficient and easy to install, the Eco-Lucent LED lighting system from Federal Brace has color-changing lights that are perfect for under-cabinet task lighting. The system consists of an aluminum channel that houses the LED light strip with a frosted cover, and is easily installed with 3M strips. An infrared remote provides complete control over the system, from selecting the colors—there are 16 to choose from—to adjusting the light variations.


Kohler’s Sensate touchless faucet offers a hands-free experience for a cleaner, more hygienic kitchen environment. Sensate’s intuitive Response® technology is ready to follow your move: a wave of a hand—or an object such as a pan or utensil—turns it on or off. The Sweep® spray creates a wide, strong blade of water for superior cleaning, while Kohler’s new docking system, DockNetik, secures the pull-down spray head to the spout magnetically.


Interactivity and sharing life’s moments are just two uncommon advantages of GE’s over-the-range kitchen hub. This 27-inch smart screen can communicate with other connected appliances including GE-brand washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, wall ovens and, of course, ranges. Scheduled for release later this year, the kitchen hub will feature live video chat functionality with multiple camera angles, a cooktop-facing camera and ample task lighting (hello, amazing Instagram photos), access to family calendars and schedules, and endless recipes and cooking resources. Over-the-air updates keep the kitchen hub current and in tune with the latest features.


Hey, June! The world’s only intelligent convection oven, June boasts Adaptive Cook Presets, an internal camera and Food ID technology that promise to cook your food perfectly every time. With the ability to convection bake, broil, roast, slow cook, toast, air fry, dehydrate, keep warm and reheat, June can cook anything. And with June’s mobile app, you can control your oven from anywhere, watch your food being cooked and be notified when your meal is ready. The app also features easy to follow, step-by-step video recipes.