Could kitchens be the new centre of technological innovation?
If Berlin’s annual IFA commercial electronics show taught us anything in 2016, it’s that home appliance brands are best positioned to deliver the technological innovations people actually want in their homes. And, the kitchen seems to be taking centre stage. It’s the heart of the home! As such, appliance brands like Grundig are feeling freer to explore innovations in the kitchen – learning what real people want and staying true to their promise to make life better. As Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik said:
“Grundig’s mission is to create products that not only are the best in terms of design and product efficiency but also meet the needs of the digital age with smart, agile, lifestyle-enhancing products that deliver real benefits to real people.”
Enhancing your lifestyle, letting to you focus on what really matters, was certainly at the forefront of the Grundig innovation areas. The added twist was a focus on sustainability – feeding into Grundig’s Respect Food philosophy. Three products in particular seemed to encapsulate all of these benefits.
This oven innovation gives you the power to cook and cool dishes in the same oven. A dish that is prepared in the morning for example is then kept cool at 5ºC until cooking is started once again from the connected app. Not only does this convenience allow you to enjoy a delicious meal when you walk through the door, the cool, but not cold, temperature the dish maintains reduces the cooking time and energy required to heat it up later.
This product allows customers to grow fresh and healthy herbs from seeds at home. The HerbGarden™, which can be controlled with an app, includes three sets of growing chambers, an LED light box, air pump and fan that can be adjusted to control the humidity. Plants that are traditionally harvested contain pesticides and lose their nutritional value within thirty minutes. The HerbGarden™ is a much more efficient method of producing plants that are 100% organic.
Committed to combatting food wastage, the Freshmeter equips appliances like the refrigerator with sensors that preserve foods longer and inform you of their freshness. The Smart Food Sensor for example, recognises food spoilage and alerts you via the app, allowing you the opportunity to alter storage, or consume it.
During the six-day event, Grundig not only showcased it’s very best technological innovations, but also highlighted its commitment to sustainability. With Grundig’s focus on energy efficiency and resource conservation, ease of use, time saving and, of course, excellent design, IFA 2017 is sure to serve up even more mind-blowing Grundig kitchen innovations.