2018 is the year of ‘artificial intelligence’, two simple words that have become the foundation of every tech-oriented company. It is no wonder that it has taken over the kitchen as well. Despite Wi-Fi enabled appliances being showcased as early as the early 2010s, they have not seen the level of maturity and integration as they have had this year. Smart home assistants like the Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and even Apple’s Homepod with Siri are definitely gaining mainstream traction, with kitchen appliance picking up the pace to match, offering Internet of Things (IoT) appliances that perfectly integrate into any one of these smart assistants’ ecosystems. Beyond just slapping a Wi-Fi chip onto a conventional appliance, companies like Samsung are also featuring physical technological advancements with their Dual Cook Flex™ oven with its Flexible Door. The oven is connected so one can monitor and control the oven from their smartphones at any time. Electrolux also flexed their innovative muscles with their new SenseCook Pro hob range with features allowing the user to set the correct temperature in the pan, keeping it consistent for better frying results.