It wasn’t long ago that food replicators, holograms and computers that respond to your voice were the stuff of science fiction. These futuristic appliances are making that vision of the future a reality (although you’ll have to wait a while to get your hands on some of them).
3D Food Printer – Funded by NASA, the 3D Pizza Printer is intended for extended space travel and works by “printing” pizza building blocks from powder cartridges. Who knows what other kinds of food could be eventually printed?
Mini Dishwasher – Decidedly impractical for a family of four, this pint-sized power washer is just big enough for singles. It even recycles its own water!
Smart Refrigerator – Designed for the modern family, smart refrigerators are turning a formerly humble appliance into a multi-media food management hub with features like integrated apps, receipt scanning, expiration date monitoring and grocery list management.
Under-Cabinet Tech – Perfect for any high-tech kitchen, this modular under-cabinet system can be customized to fit your needs with accessories like plugs, lighting and tablet/smartphone holders.
iPhone Thermometer – For the griller in your family, the iCelsius turns your iPhone into a food inspection thermometer, displaying real-time temperature measurements.
Personal Microwave – Ideal for reheating small food items, this mini microwave weighs only 12 pounds and fits on your desk.
Learning Thermostat – For anyone who hates programming the thermostat, this smart alternative programs itself, learning your preferences and patterns as you adjust it.
Disappearing Range Hood – A must-have for every gourmet kitchen,the Jenn-Air Accolade range hood pops up from the countertop to clear the air and then disappears on command.