Modern cooking has come a long way in the past 50 years and we are edging ever closer to the houses of tomorrow that people then were only dreaming about. The advancements in technology and innovation are moving more and more towards automation, ease of use and convenience, control via touch and voice, and a fully integrated system of appliances and electronics throughout your home.
The doors on all appliances are moving towards either a French door design or a side-open design, like this French Door oven from GE Cafe. This saves space while also saving you from struggling to bend down, pull food from the oven or microwave while also circumnavigating the door, and then close it again with full hands. Most of the newest appliances come with Wi-Fi and synching abilities, allowing them to talk to each other, cut back on energy usage, and free up your time.
Induction cooking, like this Jenn-Air 36" Ceramic Induction Cooktop, is increasing in popularity because of its speed and safety: heating through electromagnetic fields and giving you precise control over that heat while only heating up the cookware, not the eye itself and certainly not the entire house! Some induction cooktops, like this GE Profile 30" Built-In Ceramic Cooktop, include touch-and-swipe controls, meaning your connection and use of your cooktop is now even easier and more intuitive.
Ovens are adding in steaming abilities, meaning your food retains its nutrients and flavors better than ever before. This combination of steam and convection modes can be seen in the Thermador Masterpiece 24" Oven, and the oven can even figure out the best way to prepare meal for you with the help of a few button presses.
The newest appliances can also connect, these days, using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies, they can sync up clock times and automatically turn on lights and vents when needed.