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Score: 7.3
New and Warm Top 5 Examples: 4,553 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Mar 17
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Modern kitchen appliances take the guesswork out of preparation
Implications - Marrying modern consumers' competing desire to create things for themselves and need for convenience, cooking appliances are being designed to work in a more automated way. Providing users with reassurance that their meals will turn out as desired and limiting their involvement in the process, this approach to modern appliances is gaining traction. [More]
Score: 7.8
New and Warm Top 6 Examples: 7,824 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Mar 17
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Kitchen appliances are enhance with steaming capabilities
Implications - As healthy eating stays on the forefront of consumer’s minds, home cooking is seeing an evolution with sous-vide and steaming taking precedence as some of the healthiest forms of meal preparation. Innovative cooking appliances paired with connected technology make steaming food and using the sous-vide technique faster and simpler than ever, appealing to consumers looking to make smarter choices in the kitchen. [More]
Score: 6.3
This Quarter and Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,537 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 17 - Jan 17
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Stove safety features provide peace of mind to consumers
Implications - As the chaotic life of the modern consumer has led to major worries around distracted cooking, big brands are designing new safety features that safeguard against burns, fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Manifested in both built-in features and post-purchase add-ons, this progression highlights the consumer expectation that brands help them reclaim time previously spent mitigating basic household safety concerns. [More]
Score: 7.7
This Year and Hot Top 6 Examples: 10,403 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 16 - Nov 16
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New technologies make 3D-printed foods increasingly accessible
Implications - The convergence between technology and experimental cuisine has led to fast-evolving revolution in the food world due to increasingly accessible 3D-printing. As once seemingly futuristic concepts continue to be realized, accessible products are now available for use by professionals and consumers alike. This shift demonstrates that despite widely reported apprehension, consumers are beginning to embrace a technological future of food both in and out of the home. [More]
Score: 6.4
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 7,358 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 15 - Oct 16
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Homeowners are purchasing condensed appliances to simplify cooking
Implications - As connected homes devices become increasingly prevalent, their use becomes more specific. Connected kitchen appliances are shifting towards streamlining the cooking process to hone in on the most mundane parts of the consumer lifestyle. This speaks to the need for consumers to maximize the simplicity of smart technology by using it to enhance quality of life, as opposed to using it for simple convenience. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 9,369 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Sep 16
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Novice consumers ease into grilling with technological solutions
Implications - First-time or inexperienced grillers are turning to hi-tech appliances and mobile apps to help ease them into the process. Devices and apps such as these reveal that, while consumers are interested in preparing their own goods, they continue to prioritize convenience and efficiency. These solutions indicate how comfortable and willing consumers are to learn from technology and digital solutions. [More]
Score: 4.9
Warm Top 6 Examples: 15,727 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 14 - Nov 15
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At-home beverage receives a multi-functional overhaul
Implications - Multi-functional, smart appliances offer people the chance to not only make, but also customize, products they would normally purchase outside of the home. These devices ultimately offer a high-tech method of production that allows consumers to feel in control of the creation of their own goods, and also speaks to customization in the digital age. [More]
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Score: 7.3
This Year and Hot Top 6 Examples: 54,090 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - May 16
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Kitchen appliances adopt abstract form and function for the future
Implications - Redefining the cooking process, kitchenware brands are creating appliances that cater to evolving consumer needs in new and unconventional ways. Combining abstract aesthetics with integrated tech and mobile features, these products not only add a creative element to the kitchen, they also predict and prepare for what everyday routines in the future will look like. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 16,848 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Oct 16
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Precision-based appliances are accommodating consumer preferences
Implications - Consumers are becoming more particular when it comes to food preparation, and this shift is reflected in the types of kitchen appliances they use. Appliances that are visually optimized not only allow consumers to interact with their food, they also offer instructional value that enables them to prepare their meals more precisely. This shift suggests that consumers are looking for appliances that will accommodate evolving preferences. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Year and Hot Top 4 Examples: 15,925 Total Clicks Date Range: Apr 15 - Oct 16
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Kitchen appliances adopt dual-functioning features for experiential allure
Implications - No longer satisfied with single-purpose products, today's tech-savvy generation is searching for goods that surpass expectation. Offering multifunctional features that allow consumers to prep, cook and organize meals all in one go, these appliances speak to a heightened sense of efficiency, suggesting that despite their busy lifestyles, consumers continue to desire home-cooked meals [More]