It’s no secret that appliances these days come packed with features galore. But one trend that has been on the rise in recent years is wellness-focused appliances. As a result, appliance manufacturers are paying more attention to how their products can improve our daily lives, from washers and dryers that save energy and water to refrigerators that alert you when food is about to go bad.
Global consumer research conducted by leading appliances company Beko showed that four out of five consumers said that their cooking behavior has changed due to the pandemic, with key findings showing that over a quarter (29%) of consumers prefer brands or products that protect their health. Furthermore, 45% admit that COVID-19 is still a big concern for them; 90% of consumers state that they want to continue with the habits they learned during lockdowns, and 50% say that home appliances helped improve their lifestyle in some way.
This post will look at some of the latest and most significant trends in home appliances and see how they can help us lead healthier lives.
In 2022, cooking appliances will continue evolving to meet health-conscious consumers’ needs. One popular trend is the steam oven, which uses steam to cook food quickly and evenly while preserving its nutrients. In addition, induction cooktops, which use magnetic fields to generate heat, have become more popular as they are more energy-efficient than traditional stovetops.
According to EnergyStar, the per unit efficiency of induction cooking tops is about 5-10% more efficient than conventional electric resistance units and nearly three times more efficient than gas. As a result, we are already seeing a big bump with household induction cooktops. The global household induction cooktops market is expected to reach $13,538 Million by 2022- a forecast 5.8% CAGR.
Furthermore, air frying, a cooking method that uses hot air to circulate food and cook it crisp on the outside while keeping it juicy on the inside, has gained popularity as people look for healthier alternatives to deep frying. The NPD Group says Air fryer sales increased by 76% in the past two years, and air fryer usage has gone up by over 60%, while air fryer cookbook sales are up by 11%.
Finally, sous vide, a cooking technique that involves sealing food in a vacuum-sealed bag and cooking it in water at a precise temperature, will become more mainstream as people learn about its benefits (such as ensuring food is cooked evenly and preventing it from drying out). These trends will help customers lead healthier lives by making it easier to cook nutritious meals at home.
Refrigeration appliances have undergone a significant transformation in just a few short years. Once simply a way to keep food cold, today’s refrigerators now come packed with features designed to help families lead healthier lives. One of the most notable changes is the increasing emphasis on food preservation. As food prices continue to rise, consumers are looking for ways to extend the life of their groceries.
Refrigerators now come equipped with features like airtight seals, rapid cooling tech, and humidity control, which help to keep food fresh for longer. In addition, many freezers now offer cleaner craft ice. This feature uses ultrasonic waves to remove impurities from water, resulting in ice that is safe to consume and doesn’t alter the taste of your favorite cocktail.
And for the wine lover in the family, many refrigerators now come with built-in wine preservation systems. By keeping wines at the perfect temperature and humidity level, these features help to ensure that each bottle is as delicious as the last. Thanks to these health-focused innovative features, refrigeration appliances are now playing a starring role in assisting families in staying well.
Who would have thought that the most popular home cleaning appliances in 2022 would be those that focus on sanitization? But in a world still reeling from the aftermath of a pandemic, consumers are more interested than ever in appliances that can help keep their homes clean and sanitized. And manufacturers have responded with some innovative new features.
One of the most popular features is sanitization cycles in today’s dishwashers. These special cycles help to kill bacteria and viruses, making your home safer for your family. Miele’s ProfiLine, for example, can sanitize dishes with a final rinse temperature of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Furthermore, according to Houzz, LG’s QuadWash has a superheated steam function that activates at the end of the cycle. Also, many cleaning appliances now come with stainless steel interiors which not only look chic but help prevent bacteria growth.
If you’re someone who suffers from allergies, you’ll be happy to know that many appliances like the latest GE smart washers now come with a fabric refresher feature; this helps to remove allergens from fabrics, making your home a more comfortable place to live.
In 2022 and beyond, air quality is a top concern for families across the country. The American Lung Association talks about the challenges triggered by poor ventilation and how to use ventilation to protect your health. Ventilation design and construction have evolved to help keep homes healthy and pollution-free. In the kitchen, for example, downdraft cooktops are now connected to ventilation systems that automatically adjust to the amount of smoke and fumes generated; this helps to ensure that air quality remains high even when cooking large meals.
Furthermore, homes are now being constructed with enhanced air filtration systems that regularly remove pollutants from the air and removes promptly any odors or fumes from the kitchen. In addition, these new ventilation systems will also be highly energy efficient, helping families save money on their utility bills. Based on this, families can breathe easy knowing that their home is doing its part to help them stay healthy.
Voice-controlled smart automation has become one of the most popular features in new homes. According to eye-opening smart home statistics by Techjury- By 2023, an estimate is that nearly 53.9% of households in the United States will have some form of smart automation and 81% of consumers are more likely to purchase a new home that has smart technology. There are many reasons for this trend, but one of the most important is that smart automation can help people lead healthier lives.
For instance, you can program voice-controlled ovens to start cooking at a particular time and set voice-controlled fridges to keep food at a safe temperature. In addition, devices paired with Google Home and Amazon Alexa can be used to set oven timers, adjust the temperature of our homes, and even open the fridge door hands-free. These devices can help us stay on track with our fitness goals by tracking our steps, heart rate, and reminders to get up and move.
Also is using voice-controlled lights to improve home security and voice-controlled thermostats to save energy. But perhaps the most important way smart automation assists people in staying healthy is by giving them more quality family time. Techjury says that Smart home security not only provides protection but they also offer users peace of mind. With voice-controlled systems taking care of mundane tasks like turning off the lights or setting the oven timer, families can enjoy each other’s company without worrying about household chores; this is no small feat in an increasingly busy and stressful world.
As you can see, the latest trends in home appliances are all about wellness. From sanitization cycles to energy-efficient ventilation, manufacturers are doing their part to help families stay healthy and comfortable. So if you’re in the market for new appliances, keep these trends in mind. Your family’s health is worth it; until next time, stay well!