From Upright Breakfast Makers to Smart Water Pitchers

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 24, 2016
From upright breakfast makers that save on counter space to smart water pitchers that automatically order new filters, the April 2016 kitchen trends reveal a growing demand for products that not only save on space, but also help consumers complete tasks more efficiently. Indeed, with more consumers living in small dwellings, there is a greater need for more efficient kitchen tools.

When it comes to cooking tools, many consumers are looking from products that improve the functionality of their kitchen without taking up too much space. One clever example of a space-saving kitchen accessories is Cuisinart's Vertical Belgian Waffle Maker, which offers a more compact waffle maker solution. Another example is the Drop Block Knife Storage Drawer, which allows consumers to store their knives underneath a kitchen cabinet.

Beyond saving on space, the April 2016 kitchen trends also reveal a demand for more efficient products. This largely refers to tech-integrated products that allow consumers to perform common tasks quicker and more accurately. Some examples of high-tech kitchen tools include infrared countertop ovens, nutrient-harnessing juicers and smart water pitchers.