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Would You Want A Smart Kitchen?

Time 2 min read · May 20, 2019

By Shirley Swift

Would You Want A Smart Kitchen?

Would you want a smart kitchen?

Well the MyNI Team would be in the kitchen at parties but just so we can snoop around and see what fancy hi tech gadgets people have! The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform home kitchens across Northern Ireland in intriguing ways. But will it lead us to food heaven or hell?

Smart fridges

How smart does a fridge have to be we hear you say? Keeps things cold, job done. Not quite. The latest models come with internal cameras connected to smartphones. That way you can check what’s in your fridge from the supermarket so you don’t overbuy. The giant touchscreen plays music and orders shopping when you’re running low. Sounds like kitchen bliss if you ask us! But will the novelty wear off?

Would You Want A Smart Kitchen?

Smart fridge

Fridge cams

A fridge cam lets you look in your fridge while you’re out via a smartphone app. Some of the more advanced models claim they can recognise items of food and spot expiry dates. They can alert you to the fact that your ready meal is about to go off so you can gobble it up that night. Could these cams be a solution to the out-of-date food that gets lost at the back of your fridge? Perhaps – these gadgets are clever and cost-effective.

Food waste recycling bin

Recycling your food waste to stop it going to landfill is crucial. A food waste recycler bin will convert your food scraps into compost in your kitchen. It can handle up to a week’s worth of stuff – including small foods like egg shells – which you can use as compost or let your local council collect and turn into flowers, vegetables or energy. It’s a great way to protect the planet.

how-healthy-are-you

If your rubbish bin is overflowing with leftovers, vegetable peelings, and tea bags, why not put it on a diet? It’s easy to do. Recycling your food waste instead of putting it in the bin only takes a little effort and is an easy way to help protect the environment and save your local council money they can spend on local services.

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