About Smart Kitchen
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical or tangible objects or devices interconnected through multiple network technologies. These objects or devices can communicate with each other and with the external environment through the Internet.
Smart kitchens are an integral part of smart homes. Smart kitchens provide a smart environment, which makes it easy for the user to perform meal-preparation activities. It integrates a wide variety of technologies, including appliances (e.g., smart refrigerators, dishwashers, cookware and cooktops, microwave ovens), sensors, and a user interface. A smart kitchen has the following features:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Smart Kitchen Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Smart Kitchen Market: Dacor, Electrolux, GE Consumer & Industrial, Haier, LG Electronics, SectorQube, Onida, Samsung Electronics and Whirlpool.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “In a smart home, appliances such as kitchen equipment, heating modules, lighting systems, AC units, computers, TV sets, entertainment systems, security devices, and camera systems are connected using electronic communication units such as smartphones and tablets. Home appliances are also making use of artificial intelligence to accurately predict consumer preferences based on past data. A smart home uses advanced sensors, offering the user complete operational control over the appliances.”
According to the report, Compared to traditional appliances, smart kitchen appliances consume less energy, as these are capable of providing continuous feedback to the user on energy consumption. Energy saving will be a major factor that will drive growth in this market. It will also lead to governments encouraging adoption of smart kitchen appliances among individual consumers.
Further, the report states that the initial cost of smart kitchen appliances exceeds the price of conventional appliances. Consumers are skeptical about investing in smart kitchen appliances owing to lack of awareness regarding their benefits.
Dacor, Electrolux, GE Consumer & Industrial, Haier, LG Electronics, SectorQube, Onida, Samsung Electronics, Whirlpool.
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