CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) is in full effect in Las Vegas this week, and we’re seeing some impressive new gadgets unveiled to help us in the kitchen. Although we still can’t talk to our refrigerators, we are getting close to that reality due to the new “Internet of Things” trend, which finds more and more household items getting linked up. Samsung, LG, and Keurig all made appearances with new appliances this year. Let’s take a look at how they’ll be changing our kitchens in 2016.
Keurig is the company that made single servings of coffee readily available at home with their pod-based technology. Now the company is bringing us a cold option with freshly made sodas courtesy of Coca-Cola pods.
LG Signature Refrigerator
LG’s new Signature line of appliances promises a high-end approach to refrigeration. The new Knock-On technology makes the fridge door transparent when you knock; with the Auto Door function, the fridge will open for you when it detects when your foot is nearby.
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
If you ever wanted to watch TV or browse the web in your kitchen without your computer or smartphone, Samsung has your solution: the new Family Hub Refrigerator, with a 21 inch touchscreen built right into the door. TV, weather, music and web browsing are all available to you, and there’s even an app to let you order groceries with the touch of a button.
Panasonic High-Power Blender
Panasonic is jumping on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon this year with their new High-Power Blender. This blender can cream, chop, grind, churn and more–perfect for smoothies.
Smarter unveiled three new gadgets this year with Fridge Cam, Mat, and Detect. The Fridge Cam gives you in an inside look at the contents of your fridge. The Mat lets you know when you are out of something by checking the weight of a product. And Detect is for your ovens, dryers and other appliances to let you know when a task is complete–the oven is preheated, the clothes are dry, etc.