Intelligent appliances bring the garden into the kitchen
Everyone that knows me, is aware of my fascination for gadgets in the kitchen. I just love finding another star product that makes our lives easier, saves time or is just so clever it makes me smile.
The kitchen is a great place for gadget appliances as it is at the heart of the home, and so many activities take place making it a hub for family life.
We have already seen the introduction of many smart appliances, these products can be connected to the internet via a smart phone, allowing users to control them remotely.
In the kitchen this has led to ovens that can be switched on whilst you are away from home, and real time alert messages that tell if you have left the fridge door open. It is possible to know what’s inside your fridge with built-in cameras that link to your phone, watch TV whilst you cook or even control the rest of your home systems with voice control technology built onto the fridge.
All clever stuff but the news that LG launched a fridge freezer that grows herbs, at a technology exhibition in the States this month, caught my eye.
This “indoor gardening appliance” is tentatively called the LG Harvester. It uses light, temperature and water controls to create an environment for gardening in your kitchen.
The fridge will work with a line of all-in-one seed packages and with a monitoring app to keep watch over your garden from anywhere, manage settings and give you gardening tips along the way. Each package will contain seeds, peat moss and fertilizer, to grow your herbs and salad leaves.
With one of these in the kitchen there would be easy to create fresh, healthy home cooking, and it would save having all those plastic wrappers and bags!
We are likely to see this and other smart indoor gardening fridges hit the shops in the UK sometime soon, so watch this space.
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