The revolution will not be televised. Instead, it will be baked, it will be refrigerated, it will be washed and it will be dried. In 2018 new technologies, innovations, and new frontiers promise to change the way we think about home appliances. Whether it’s pushing the boundaries of our expectations or integrating seamlessly into our busy lives, manufacturers have stepped boldly into the future. This year’s hottest appliance trends redefine normal and make science fiction a reality.
The biggest trend of 2018 is the continued growth of Wi-Fi and internet-enabled appliances. With the swipe of your phone smart appliances are providing near limitless ways to integrate seamlessly into your lifestyle, as manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of connectivity.
From Samsung’s Family Hub to connected laundry pairs, to Cloud interfaced kitchens suites expect to see a push towards further integration and convenience as smart appliances adapt to your routines, improve self-diagnostic tools, and increase energy efficiency.
With the introduction of FlexWash and FlexDry technology, Samsung takes the lead in laundry innovation. Offering two machines-in-one; the ability to wash (or dry) two loads of laundry at different cycles, at the same time is a game changer. It’s faster, it’s more efficient and as anyone with kids can tell you, it’s a lot more convenient.
French door refrigerators continue to dominate, while manufacturers such as KitchenAid push the boundaries of flexible refrigeration with 4, and even 5-door models. Programmable and convertible compartments allow for more control, more convenience and also better food preservation.
The Family Hub
Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerators have taken the home appliance market by storm and driven demand for WiFi connected appliances to new heights. Easier meal planning, better family scheduling, and even entertainment at your fingertips are just some of the benefits of a connected family centre.
Door Within Door Refrigeration
Perhaps the most convenient refrigerator innovation of the last few years, door-within-door technology allows access to groceries through a hidden compartment within the right panel of your French door refrigerator. Door-within-door features allow you to make food and beverage choices without opening up the main compartment of your fridge saving both time and energy.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Eco-conscious and budget-savvy consumers continue to drive the demand for high-efficiency appliances. Manufacturers continue to refine and improve energy usage with more efficient design and a move towards European design.
Black Stainless Steel and Finger Print Resistance
They say everyone looks good in black, and that’s especially true for stainless steel appliances. Black Stainless Steel is sleek, chic and most importantly more fingerprints resistant than their metallic counterparts. With continued demand for smudge resistant stainless steel, manufacturers have responded with improved finishes including expanded options in black.
Collapsible tines, removable compartments, and adjustable racks are just some of the ways the latest dishwashers allow you to effectively clean more dishes at once. Combined with improved wash cycles and dedicated cleansing zones getting your dishes clean has never been easier.
The most precise, safest and efficient cooking method available, induction cooking, continues to expand as consumers discover the benefits of electromagnetic technology. You’ll still need induction capable cookware to get the full benefits, but look for the induction market to grow as manufacturers expand into new models and features.
Isabelle, Your Appliance Expert