There is little doubt these days that in the U.S., our kitchens have become a family gathering place. U.S. homes have been designed with an open kitchen concept for many years. (In France a kitchen without a door is called an “American kitchen”). Entertaining and conversations always seem to generate outward from the kitchen. Meals are now consumed at a kitchen peninsula or island, and the kitchen is now referred to as the heart of the home. So, it’s only natural that appliance manufacturers would seek to leverage this trend with products that fit consumers habits of treating the kitchen as the heart of the home.
Refrigerators have long been THE place to leave messages. Now, Samsung has introduced a refrigerator that they’ve dubbed as the Family Hub. Featuring a 21.5” digital screen, this fridge is loaded with high tech features inside and out. The screen not only has a white board for scribbling notes, it’s wi-fi connected so you can stream music from Pandora, listen to podcasts, and check your Google or Outlook calendar. There’s more, much more – you can even keep watching the game by streaming from your Samsung TV in the living room. Of course, this is the logical place to keep your shopping list. The Samsung Family Hub makes it easy – you don’t even have to open the door since there are 3 cameras inside the refrigerator. In fact, you can check the contents when you’re at the grocers using the Samsung app. To learn more about the new Samsung Family Hub refrigerator, visit the Arizona Wholesale showroom in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson.
If you’d rather not use your refrigerator as a communications center, this fall GE is introducing their own kitchen hub placed over the range (it doubles as a vent hood).
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