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How New Smart Appliances Make Working in the Kitchen Easier

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Calling all avid and creative bakers and chefs, I guarantee this is a problem that you have had in your home before. Throughout the years, technology has evolved in many ways. Think about it, who would’ve thought 20 years ago that we would have a phone that could use most functions on a computer and that fits into our pockets. The best thing about this? We’ve been introduced to numerous amounts of appliances.

Anytime I am scrolling or swiping across social media looking for design interest, I noticed a huge shift in kitchens to integrate smart appliances and user-friendly technology to act as a helping hand around meal prep. Between countertop microwaves, specifically Sharp Stainless Steel Smart Carousel Countertop Microwave Oven that works with Amazon Alexa, and the SuperSteam+™ Built-In Wall Oven with an app that can give you an extra hand.

Throughout this article, we are going to go through some of the top reasons as to how smart appliances and the concept of technology in the kitchen is a top reason to upgrade your appliances. Do you agree or have any additional tips? Connect with us on social and let us know your thoughts using #SharpHome on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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The Art of Convenience (and Apps)

The truth is in the title, having smart appliances integrated into your phone or device simply makes it more convenient to do other things without having to worry about physically being present. For example, I am the type of traveler who is always worried that I left something behind or mid-flight get worried and start to second guess everything. Did I lock the front door? Is my suitcase on the right plane? Or in this situation, did I leave my oven on?

Switching to smart appliances allows you to not only let these worries go away, but double or triple check them at the drop of a hat. If you own a SuperSteam+™ Built-In Wall Oven, you can download the corresponding Sharp SuperSteam+ Oven app. From there, you will be able to control your oven and put all your worries to rest. Staying at home? I get it, sometimes walking from upstairs to downstairs is simply out of the question (especially if I have a warm blanket and I am streaming one of my favorite sitcoms).

One other interesting feature about this is that there is something called remote start, which allows you to prepare your meal and then start it when you are ready. Have a meeting from 4-5 but your stomach begins to growl halfway through? Simply use the app and turn on the oven while you are in your meeting, allowing you to end minutes closer to a fresh bite to eat.

 

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A Sous-Chef on Demand

You can have the smallest kitchen in the world, but when you are preparing a multiple-course meal for the entire family it may seem as if two hands aren’t enough. And let’s face it, as much as we like a helping hand from our loved ones sometimes the best thing they can do is stay as far away from the kitchen as possible (if you know what I mean).

I have a proposition for you. How would you like it if you could ask your appliances to do stuff? Seriously, wouldn’t it be cool to just place something in your microwave and ask them to do something and for them to know how to work it? If this sounds appealing, then you have to check out the Sharp Stainless Steel Smart Carousel Countertop Microwave Oven that will make hands-free cooking a breeze.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that it costs tens of thousands of dollars to implement smart home and voice command features to your home when all you need to do is set up your Amazon Alexa device. From there, you can shout phrases like “Alexa, defrost seafood” or “Alexa, cook potato”. From there, the built-in technologies will detect the job that needs to be done, sending you off with delicious eats and as a helping hand.

As for a little personal story, my parents have been obsessed with all things Amazon Alexa so after purchasing this microwave oven for their mid-2000’s kitchen, they have turned from traditionalists to tech-savvy individuals overnight. Trust me, it’s worth it!

 

SHARP KITCHEN APP microwave.

“Wave” to the Future

If you have gotten up to this point in the article, then I could almost guarantee that you are as obsessed with integrating technologies into your kitchen appliances. Now that you are all in, you are going to love the mix between the microwave drawer, and the smart features that are designed to make your life simpler. After all, we love to offer tips on “Simply Better Living”.

The Sharp Stainless Steel Smart Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer Oven was designed on the aspect of making the overall microwave and kitchen experience better, with many interesting facets. It is no secret that we are all attached to our phones and use them more than the typical call or text. While on your little hand-held device, you can apply for a mortgage, book a vacation, and now add control to your microwave.

On the SHARP KITCHEN App, you can seamlessly integrate it into your new modern smart home. While on the app, you can send cooking instructions to the device and add up to 18 pre-set instructions of your favorite go-to meals. Similar to the SuperSteam+™ Built-In Wall Oven, you can be anywhere in your home and not have to hover over your microwave.

To dive a bit further, my favorite feature of this microwave unit is the smart cook feature. This showcases the unit’s ability to eliminate the guesswork with easier access to Sensor/Non-Sensor Cook and Defrost menu items. Have you ever not known how long to put something in for? Well, let your microwave take care of that and get ready for a delicious meal with a fork in one hand and a piece of mind.

 

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24 in. 1.2 cu. ft. 950W Sharp Stainless Steel IoT Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer Oven (SMD2489ES)

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About Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA)

SHCA is the U.S. Consumer Products Group of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of one-of-a-kind premium technology products. SHCA includes the manufacturing of certain Home Appliances in Memphis, TN, together with the sales & marketing and servicing of Home Electronics in the United States.  Leading products include Sharp Carousel(R), Microwave DrawerTM, SuperSteam+TM ovens, and Plasmacluster(R) Ion air purifiers. Sharp Corporation was named one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally, received a 2018 Thomson Reuters TOP 100 Global Technology Leader Award, and appears on the Forbes America’s Best Employers 2017 list.1

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1 Sources: Buyology Inc., 2012; APCO Worldwide, 2013; Forbes, 2017; thomsonreuters.com

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