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Comfort-focused cooking tools boost productivity with time-saving functionality
Implications - As ergonomics become a focus within health and wellness culture, the kitchen is becoming a center for innovation around products that save consumers effort as well as time. By doubling the functionality of tools to not only be more comfortable to use physically but also cut prep time considerably, brands are resonating with the busy, everyday cook who doesn’t want to clutter up their home with a multitude of gadgets. [More]
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Mar 17 - Sep 17
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Art & DesignLifestyleFoodKitchen
Spray bottle-formatted spices and other ingredients enable easy flavoring
Implications - Consumers are opting for spices and other foodstuffs formatted in spray bottles that enable a more easily measured means of dispensing such culinary ingredients that allows for a wide range of flavor preferences. A convergence of the pursuit of convenience and the new culture of the experiment foodie, this progression highlights the power of packaging design in reimagining the use of such common ingredients. [More]
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38,653 Total Clicks
Nov 16 - Aug 17
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Kitchen cooking appliances specialize for the culturally savvy home cook
Implications - As smart appliances make cooking restaurant-quality meals easier than ever, the truly elitist home cook is looking for ways to integrate their appreciation for global cultures by opting for niche appliances that can help them create authentic cuisines. This shift towards increasingly nichefied smart appliances indicates a growing desire for expertly crafted cuisine created at home for impressive results with minimal effort. [More]
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54,893 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Aug 17
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Home cooks leverage high-tech appliances to ensure the perfect dish every time
Seeking to elevate their dishes to gourmet meals, aspiring home chefs are becoming more refined with their approach to cooking, turning to advanced recipes requiring sophisticated cooking techniques such as sous-vide and flavor-infusion. In order to ensure that their culinary forays turn out pristine, culinary consumers are increasingly utilizing smart appliances that allow for easy monitoring of temperature and cooking time for the assurance of high quality results. [More]
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119,279 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Aug 17
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Voice-activated appliances make IoT more intuitive for the homeowner
Implications - Consumers can now get their very own personal assistant in the kitchen to help them navigate complex recipes, concoct delicious dishes and keep tabs on diet and nutrition needs for their families through smart technology that responds to vocal commands. With voice-control, consumers don’t need to be very familiar with the technical aspects of their IoT home, they can simply speak aloud and the connected appliances respond accordingly. The increasing integration of technology into the home is seeing a shift towards more intuitive usage that requires little effort on behalf of the consumer. [More]
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67,954 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jul 17
This Year and Warm
TechArt & DesignGadgetsKitchen
Fantasy and sci-fi franchises expand with lifestyle products for the kitchen
Implications - As cult movie franchises look to reignite buzz ahead of highly anticipated releases, many are re-appealing to now-adult fans with functional branded kitchen products that serve to playfully alleviate the pains of "adulting' at home. This progression highlights the mission of brands to assert themselves as larger-than-life cult movements by producing limited edition unexpected items that cater to a growing fan base with various overlapping interests. [More]
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102,827 Total Clicks
May 16 - May 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]
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181,527 Total Clicks
Jan 16 - Mar 17
This Year and Warm
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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]
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299,223 Total Clicks
Oct 15 - Mar 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]
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97,486 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jan 17
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Art & DesignKitchen
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]
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Mar 16 - Nov 16
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