Your friendly team of appliance repair technicians over at Profix Appliance tends to stay pretty up-to-date with the latest in kitchen appliance technology. As the 2010’s have progressed, there have been some interesting, futuristic innovations in the kitchen, including touch-and-swipe stovetop controls, touchscreen refrigerators that tell you what the weather is, and even appliances that are synched with one another!

Though our premium appliance repair service is always happy to fix your kitchen when it’s in need of some help, we figured that our readers might want to hear about the latest in kitchen technology. Let’s take a look at what modern appliance manufacturers have been cooking up these days.

Steam Ovens

When you first think of a steam oven, you might automatically assume that steam ovens would make your food wet, but that’s not the case here. It turns out that steam ovens actually cook food much faster than conventional ovens do, and it helps food retain its nutrients and flavor.

Wolf makes an oven that combines steam and convection modes through a series of pre-set programmed recipes, so all you have to do is simply put your food in. The oven is smart enough to figure out which modes it needs to apply to your food to get the best results. Plus, you can even tell the oven what time you’d like your dish to be ready, and it will turn on and adjust the cooking process as necessary to time your meal down to the minute.

Chewable Ice Machines

The Opal Ice Maker is the first to bring it to your kitchen. It makes soft, chewable nugget ice at home, just like the kind that you’ll find in restaurants and fast-food chains. Now, you can have restaurant-quality beverages without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen!

Countertop Beer Brewing

Yes, for all you craft beer aficionados out there, you’ll love this one. If you can sacrifice 20.5 inches of countertop width, then you can turn your kitchen into your own custom microbrewery. The PicoBrew Zymatic® allows craft beer enthusiasts everywhere to brew whatever beer style that they choose at home. Plus, you can track data from brewing sessions via a smartphone app. Brewing ingredients in the machines takes a cool four hours, followed by a fermentation and chilling period of up to three weeks in a separate keg.

Touch-and-Swipe Controls

Induction cooking is one of the latest and most efficient trends when it comes to smart cooking. Induction cooking heats via an electromagnetic field instead of conventional radiant heat, which gives the user more control and a faster cooking process. Like your smartphone, you control your cooktop by simply dragging your finger around the arc to adjust the heat for each zone as you cook. What a time to be alive.

Synched Appliances

With the advent of Bluetooth technology, tech companies have carried this over from phones and mobile devices straight into your kitchen. That’s right, now your smart appliances can communicate with each other. With GE’s ChefConnect™, its Profile Series range can speak to your microwave, and do things like automatically sync up clock times and turn on lights and vents when the cooktop is in use.

Apparently, GE’s next step in the synched appliance market is to make it so that the cooking times for your microwave, range and oven all come out at the same time, and arrive at the finish line simultaneously. Plus, they’ll come out perfectly cooked.

While new kitchen technology is revolutionizing the way we cook and eat, your appliances may not always be the absolute latest and greatest. When it comes to servicing your fine kitchen appliances in the Los Angeles area, give our appliance repair service experts a call at Profix Appliance to keep your kitchen running strong, even if it can’t talk to itself.