Essential Household Gadgets

2012 is awash with new and exciting gadgetry for your home. Appliances, kitchen tools, home improvement tools and more are hitting the market this year. Before you dive into a flurry of buying, make sure you know what to look for. Everything from magnetic ranges with smart cooktops and eco-friendly electric radiators will be introduced to consumers.

Top Kitchen Gadgets

Thermador is introducing a new smart cooktop that uses induction heat. For those not familiar with induction ranges, they magnets to heat pots for cooking. What makes this new range really special is that there are no designated heating areas; the entire surface can be used as a cooktop. Another exciting product for your kitchen is the fingerprint recognising espresso machine.

Electric radiator
Electric radiator

When you need your morning coffee fix, you want it exactly the way you like it. With this innovative new machine, every coffee lover in the house can program their favourite espresso beverage to be prepared at the touch of a finger. Are you ready to handle more smart appliances? Pretty soon, your washing machine may ping you when a load is done. Your fridge may double as a radio and a whole array of new apps are in development for your entire range of home appliances.

Home Improvements and Modernisations

Energy efficiency is another big push for the New Year. Replacing older heating and air conditioning units is more than a fashion. Rising energy costs push finding stylish and efficient heating solutions to the top of many home improvement lists. Not every household can afford the large investment required to completely replace a heating system. However, there are compact electric radiators that avoid the issue.

Eco heaters are the new wave in efficient home heating. Eco heaters install almost flush to the wall and can work with any décor. The panel is completely customisable, so you can paint it to match an existing room design. The low wattage makes them the most cost effective heating solution on the market. While they are not designed to provide the main heat for a home, they do help you save when you are stuck dealing with an older unit. Installing zoned heating is a major expense, but these single room units offer all the benefits of zones without the expensive installation. Additionally, these permanent install electric radiators do not pose the same fire risk that older model heaters do.

Save Money and Buy New

Many of the new gadgets hitting shelves do not just streamline your life, they also save you money. Energy efficient products like the new cooktop and eco heaters give you maximum functionality, while saving money in the long run. Fun expenses, like the fingerprint recognising espresso machine might be out your price range, but it gives you something to look forward to. New luxury items often start out very expensive, but they do not stay that way. Careful budgeting could bring any one of these products into your home during 2012.

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