Top Chef

Added con­ve­nience in your kitchen leaves you free to per­fect your cook­ing reper­toire

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The kitchen is all about cook­ing, clean­ing and con­ve­nience—and an at­ten­tion to smart fea­tures can make this hard-work­ing space even eas­ier to work in. “The kitchen is of­ten the busiest place at home,” says Ng. “You’d ap­pre­ci­ate a smart kitchen cab­i­net that opens and closes au­to­mat­i­cally via touch sen­sors.” Mo­tion sen­sors can help pro­mote clean­li­ness, too. “The kitchen door could be op­er­ated via mo­tion sen­sor, so you wouldn’t need to touch the door han­dle, min­imis­ing con­tact with and re­duc­ing the risk of con­tam­i­nat­ing the food,” says Kong. Other con­ve­niences in­clude hid­den power sock­ets that can be re­vealed via tap ges­tures; multi-func­tional ap­pli­ances such as V-zug’s Combi-steam MSLQ oven com­bine steam tech­nol­ogy and mi­crowave func­tions, and can be pro­grammed to pre­pare healthy meals with pre-set recipes. You can also con­sider in­vest­ing in a smart fridge, such as the Sam­sung Fam­ily hub. It au­to­mat­i­cally de­tects and sends re­minders when you’re run­ning low on par­tic­u­lar food or drink, as well as com­pile shop­ping lists for your next gro­cery de­liv­ery. Be­fore you set about fit­ting your kitchen with smart de­vices, a good foun­da­tion is es­sen­tial. “Proper wiring of your home is very im­por­tant,” ad­vises Kaya. “When ren­o­vat­ing your home, I al­ways strongly sug­gest pay­ing at­ten­tion to what’s in­side your walls. It will def­i­nitely save you money and time in the fu­ture.”

SLICK AND CHIC Pair your cut­ting-edge de­vices with kitchen cab­i­netry that looks as sleek. Take for in­stance, the sys­tems from Ger­man brand Next125, which fea­tures clean lines as well as a mod­ern va­ri­ety of colours and fin­ishes. Avail­able at W. Ate­lier; wa­te­lier.com

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