These Kitchen Appliances show why 2014 is going to be the Year of the iKitchen

By on 22nd January in Garden, Home Technology

Wifi kitchen appliances are coming in full force. Automated wifi kitchen gadgets that do your washing, boil your kettle, brew your beer and mop your floor are arriving on internet shelves in droves, reinventing everything that has ever been in your kitchen. We’ve arrived in the year of the iKitchen, and here are some of the best things about it.


I think we can all agree that a wifi kettle is up at the top of future gadgets. Isaac Asimov only created iRobot because he didn’t have the future-predictive scope to go this far. The iKettle hooks up to your iPhone, enabling you to boil the kettle from anywhere you like. It also has an alarm feature that wakes you up with a friendly wake-up message, asking if you’d like the kettle on.


The iKettle is available for pre-order at


Some people want beer, not tea. Handy then, that PicoBrew has been invented. Home brews and the popularity of small, craft beer companies has always had a steady popularity, but have exploded over the past two years, with a combination of brands like BrewDog and an army of hipsters promoting the least-known beers possible.

The PicoBrew is a costly piece of equipment at $1600 (US), but if you take time & frequency of beer into the equation then it could work out great value for money with the avid brewmeister.

Whirlpool interactive cooktop

The interactive cooktop has been impressing people at home & tech conventions for a while now. Most recently at the 2014 International Computer Electronics Show (CES). Have a look at the footage here:

This is a smart cooktop, but also a social one. This new cooking gadget of the future enables you to sync with your social networks, meaning you can drag a recipe off a Pinterest board, or post photos of your food for Facebook or Twitter, although there was no comment on whether Instagram-style filters can be added so don’t get your hopes up.

If you do find a recipe online, you can use the interactive surface or your own voice to turn an area of the cooktop into a hob.

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