Move over robot vacuums and single-cup coffee makers, vintage cookware and gadgets controlled by a smart phone are poised to be the next big trends in kitchens.
This year, home chefs can expect to see a lot of products on the shelves that allow them to cook healthier and fresher, often without slaving over a hot stove.
Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometers and slow cookers will allow cooks to monitor meals from afar. Healthy home products that can deep fry and cook without oil or make ice cream without cream are also coming on line.
Having debuted at the International Home and Housewares show this month in Chicago, most of these on-trend items are hitting the market now or are due out this summer or fall.