How many times have you had a pot boil over and wished it was clever enough to turn itself off before it made a mess of your hob? And wouldn't life be easier if you could switch on the washing machine whilst on the train home from work, using just your smartphone?
Of course, all of this sounds too obviously helpful to ever be real. But wait, you might be inches away from a more connected home. We've collaborated with Argos to highlight some brilliant upgrades for your everyday appliances.
1. Samsung 4-Door Refrigerator
As long as your fridge keeps food cold and maybe provides you with some cold water from time to time, there’s nothing more it could provide, right?
Wrong. The Samsung 4-Door Refrigerator with 8" Wi-Fi Enabled LCD quite literally, opens up new doors.
It comes with apps including weather, recipe search, memos (for things like shopping lists) and a photo-upload functionality so you can turn your fridge into a central information hub for the family.
The handy recipe search enables you to simply type in the ingredients you have in your fridge before being presented with a selection of relevant recipes; great for using up any odds and ends you have left at the end of the week.
2. Dual Cook Steam Electric Oven
An oven that cleans itself is the stuff of dreams but guess what?
Say goodbye to scrubbing with harsh chemicals for hours. Self-cleaning ovens are here and they’re going to make your life so much easier.
Ovens with "Pyrolytic" self-cleaning systems mean burnt on grease and and spillages are soundly zapped by very high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to leave behind a perfectly-clean oven smugly displaying an easy-to-wipe-up little mound of ash.
3. Smartphone-Controlled Kitchens
Have you ever wished that there would be a warming cup of coffee waiting for you on your arrival home, or hoped that someone had left the heating on for you to sit back and relax? These dreams are now about to become reality.
Argos have released their smartest gadget yet! We introduce the Belkin WeMo plug.
This tiny gadget of glory will transform your home life, letting you control most of your appliances from your smartphone.
4. Stoves Richmond 1000Ei Induction Range Cooker
Induction hobs are definitely the over-achievers when it comes to stove-top cooking. They cover everything from controllable heat sensors to warming functions so your food will never get cold.
They are perfect for the forgetful chef but also the control freaks of the kitchen. You will never worry about ruining dinner again!
You can find pyrolytic ovens and super-smart induction hobs at Argos.
5. Kenwood Chef Sense
From mixing to kneading, mincing to chopping Kenwood have it covered. They have recently released their brand new Chef Sense, a machine that can do pretty much anything!
Put your baking and preparation worries away and transform yourself into a kitchen whiz with this amazing product.
6. Sous Vide Supreme
For all of the budding chefs that have to achieve perfection, the Sous Vide Supreme will be your new best friend.
It is the first water oven designed specifically to bring the gourmet sous vide cooking method into home with incomparable cooking results.
7. Philips Airfryer XL
All the deliciousness of deep-fried food with hardly any of the fat… what’s not to love? The Airfryer XL also has 50% more capacity, so you can fry even more things!
With accessories including homemade pizza functions and brownie trays, not everything has to be deep fried.
Release dates will be issued by Philips soon.
8. LG Smart Refrigerator
Struggling to decide what to have for dinner? The LG Smart Refrigerator goes one step further with their Smart View feature which lets you see what’s in your fridge using your smartphone.
Whether you’re travelling home from work with a rumbling tummy or are in a busy supermarket without a shopping list, you can take a peek at what’s inside your fridge to figure out what you need to buy. Clever.
Here’s what Argos have to offer when it comes to find the perfect fridge freezer for your home.
9. The Barisieur: Coffee Alarm Clock
Although it’s not a kitchen appliance The Barisieur is definitely an appliance that all coffee addicts should have.
With a beautifully rustic design, the state of the art coffee brewer will transform your early morning starts and make life that little bit easier.
Find out more: at Josh Renouf Design.
The Thermomix is the all-in-one kitchen appliance that has been designed to change your life. Vorwerk have designed the appliance to set temperature, mixing setting and timings for you to cook fast and delicious food.
Your kitchen nightmares will be a thing of the past!
Take a look at the fantastic range of products from Argos.