State-Of-The-Art Kitchen Gadgets

Touch-screen kitchen gadgets

While we haven’t quite achieved hovercrafts and robot butlers yet, state-of-the-art appliances are changing the way we interact with our kitchens. As our use of the room has changed, the technology that is used within it has had to adapt to meet our needs.

Modern kitchen gadgets range from smartphone apps that tell you how fresh your eggs are to cutlery that measures your eating habits. As boiling hot water taps increase in popularity, even the trusty kettle is becoming a thing of the past. Some smart tools will cut down food preparation time and take the annoyance out of mundane tasks, whilst others help keep your cookspace clean and in order. However, all kitchen technology shares one common goal, to make your life easier.

Touch-Screens Take Over

For the modern chef, tablets have become the go-to tool for looking up recipes and online how-to videos. However, fast track to the future and browsing the web using your bench-top might be the new norm. Although picturing yourself tapping on the dinner table to send an email might sound far fetched, touch projection technology turns household surfaces, like fridge doors and countertops, into giant interactive tablets. Instead of built-in displays, an overhead projector beams information onto an object and can be conjured or dismissed at any time, meaning you won’t need an entire remodel to get the latest kitchen gadgets.  

Smarter Kitchens

The kitchen may be ‘the heart of the home’, but why can’t it be the brains, too? The Internet of Things is making a new wave of smart kitchen tech possible. This increase in connected devices will make it easier for you to remotely monitor and control your appliances from a smartphone, completely changing the way we store, cook and consume food. Both big appliance makers and and new disruptors are starting to apply a combination of smart apps, cloud and other technologies to make the kitchen more responsive and intelligent. So whether it’s sensors that know how long the stove has been left on or handy voice-activated home hubs, one thing is certain, talking gadgets make the ideal sous chef.

Technological Innovation

The promise of an invention that would drastically change domestic food production is decades old. Well, say hello to the 3D printer. This technology is already used to manufacture electrical parts and prosthetic limbs, but the possibilities for its use are expanding into the kitchen too. Instead of being loaded with cartridges that contain plastics, the cartridges in 3D food printers are filled with edible materials. It then dispenses the ingredients from nozzles, layer by layer, until a product has been created, perfect for any baker that wants to design their own architectural cake supports or sugar sculptures. Pioneers of this device hope that one day, household countertop printers will allow each family member to 3D print the dinner they want, when they want and the machine will also be able to take into account likes and dislikes, food allergies and nutritional needs.

Find out how we could help design the modern kitchen of your dreams by contacting Black Rok Kitchen Design now and make an appointment to come and see us at one of our two showrooms in Uckfield or Heathfield.

D.M.N.M GutteridgeD.M.N.M Gutteridge
22:08 21 Mar 24
Thoroughly recommend the Black Rok team. We put in a new kitchen and got excellent advice through the planning process. We asked to see a number of different layout options on the computer and Jamie was very patient and helpful. The installation team were first rate and took great pride in their work. Overall very satisfied.
Linda WoodhouseLinda Woodhouse
16:39 05 Dec 23
Having downsized, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of turning my narrow, shadowy, U-shaped, very basic kitchen into one that I actually wanted to spend time in. I now have a light, airy, functional space with practical ‘innards’ and modern, intuitive appliances. Thanks to Jamie and Ed the kitchen layout has been totally transformed and the best use has been made of the space with a sleek handle-less design and contemporary narrow worktops. Both Jamie and Ed have communicated professionally and openly at all stages of the project and Ed was even instrumental in steering me towards my final colour choices! I would thoroughly recommend Black Roc for their design and fitting capabilities.
steven eckhardtsteven eckhardt
15:00 20 Nov 23
WOW! Black Rok did a really fabulous job job with both design and fit. We have a high quality contemporary kitchen and appliances. The fit was done in just a few days with care and precision. We have had no issues but Black Rok have kept in touch and visited to ensure we are satisfied which of course we are. Fabulous colour and all very functional. Great decision to use Black Rok and we have no hesitation in recommending them.
Nigel BraggNigel Bragg
16:08 17 Apr 23
We have nothing but positive things to say about the team at Black Rok Kitchen Design. Having spent 3-4 years dithering over getting a new kitchen, we finally decided to take the plunge last year. We had 2 criteria: a sleek, modern, German style kitchen provided by an independent, local business with impeccable references. After coming across the Black Rok website, we were immediately taken by the striking designs and reassured by the volume of glowing customer testimonials along with photographs of recent projects. From the moment we met with Jamie in the Uckfield showroom, it was clear that he understood what we were looking for. Although we had some pretty fixed ideas on design and layout, Jamie was able to take those ideas and enhance them seamlessly into an overall design scheme that exceeded our expectations in all departments. We had a few design meetings, several phone calls and email conversations, and within fairly short order were signing off on a final specification for delivery in early 2023. In the lead up to installation, communication was great and the technical drawings provided by Jamie for layout of plumbing and electrical services were described by our builder as the most detailed and accurate he had come across. Indeed the Black Rok team came onto site during the preparation works to meet with our builder and electricians to ensure a smooth installation process. Everything was delivered on time and exactly to the agreed budget. The cabinets and interiors are really well made and constructed with an engineered precision you might expect of a German manufacturer. The installation team of Ed, Zac and Jake were really personable, treated our home with great respect and worked extremely efficiently to ensure the kitchen was installed quickly and accurately. They solved every problem posed to them, displaying great attention to detail and tidying up diligently at the end of each day. We are utterly delighted with the new kitchen, which certainly delivers a "wow" moment when friends and family come to visit. The quality of the workmanship is incredible value for the overall price paid. We still pinch ourselves when walking into the room and are so pleased with ourselves for choosing Black Rok.
philip mccabephilip mccabe
07:30 11 Jan 23
Fantastic, intelligent and responsive service from Jamie and Ed from start to end. The kitchen design stood out from the beginning for its attention to detail and a real understanding of what we wanted from the space. They recommended excellent builders and then worked with them to make sure that the end result was picture perfect to the design. Fitting was spot on from a skilled, diligent team and we were never kept waiting. Issues with 3rd party appliances were dealt with in a way which made it crystal clear that our satisfaction was the priority. Brilliant. Easy 5 Stars.
Helen DaviesHelen Davies
19:03 24 Oct 22
We are so pleased we elected to go with Black Rok kitchens, as they have designed and installed the kitchen of our dreams! Throughout the process, from design to installation we were reassured by the professionalism of Jamie and Ed. Jamie created a fantastic design for our kitchen and suggested ideas we had not previously considered and the installation by Jake, Zak and Ed has been completed to an exceptionally high standard! Nothing was too much trouble. If you're considering upgrading your kitchen, don't hesitate to contact Black Rok, you won't regret it.