Kitchens today are equipped with appliances with cutting edge technology. Since the microwave, more and more innovative gadgets have been making their way into the kitchen arena. Most of these gadgets are designed to make your life easier, more comfortable, and make cooking simple as well. But which are the best gadgets for your kitchen?

Here are 7 of the most sought-after kitchen gadgets in 2019, suggested by the top suppliers of quartz worktops in Surrey, UK.

1. Smart Fridge

A Smart fridge is one of the most coveted kitchen appliances today. This fridge (e.g., Family Hub 3 by Samsung) comes equipped with many advanced features and functions that come in handy in everyday life. The Smart fridge, for instance, comes with a built-in internal camera that connects to the home network through Samsung SmartThings. This allows you to see everything inside the refrigerator remotely, even while at the supermarket. It also has a touchscreen tablet that you can use to order groceries, check recipes, and anything else related to cooking. The other good thing about it is that it is voice activated.

2. A Smart Oven

Nothing is more satisfying than knowing you can preheat the oven even before you get home. With the Samsung Smart oven, you can do just that via an app. The preheat function saves you more than 20 minutes you would otherwise spend waiting for the oven to heat up, among many other useful functions.

3. Connected Hood and Hob

There are times when we forget to switch on the extractor fan while cooking. The only time we notice this is when the entire kitchen is overwhelmed with unwanted smells from last night’s dinner. With a Smart hood and hob, you never have to worry about forgetting anything; the hood has an automatic trigger that switches the extractor fans on as soon as it detects excess moisture or kitchen scents.

4. A Smart Dishwasher

Almost everyone today has a dishwasher installed in the kitchen. Very few homes, however, have a Smart dishwasher installed. A Smart dishwasher won’t just help washing the dishes; it comes equipped with sensors that will detect anything from a leak to a potential blockage. The dishwasher will then cut off water supply on detecting the leak/blockage, then alert you right away. This way, you can avoid coming home to a flooded kitchen, or worse, the entire house.

4. Cabinet Plus

Have you ever checked the back of your kitchen cupboards only to find packages and jars full of already expired products? It happens to almost every one of us, hence the saying, ‘out of sight, out of mind.’

A mechanised shelf can help you reach everything in the cupboard just by the touch of a button. With the cabinet plus, you will be able to see under-used ingredients in hard-to-reach areas of the cupboard easily. With everything within reach and sight, there will be minimal wastage in the kitchen

5. A Hot Water Tap and A Multifunctional Sink

Modern sinks today are designed to be multifunctional. While you can use the sink to fit attachments ranging from drainers, colanders, chopping boards, and ice buckets, the sink can be converted into a workspace too. Smart sinks also come with a hot water tap installed. This means you can get boiling, hot or cold water from the same tap – this saves you from having to use the kettle. With kitchen spaces growing smaller by the day, having a multifunctional sink with a hot water tap could be a space saver.

6. A USB Charging Tray

The average household has at least several Smartphones and other handheld devices. All these devices need to be charged at some point. Making it possible for the family to charge up their phones or tablets while in the kitchen is an excellent idea. You don’t want too many tangled wires near the sockets just because everyone is charging their device. A USB charging tray should help keep everything organised. The tray comes with built-in charging ports for convenience. You can even have it inside an easy-to-access kitchen drawer to make it more organised.