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How Do You Feel About 'Geeky' Kitchens?

How Do You Feel About 'Geeky' Kitchens?

This weekend's New York Times featured an intriguing article, "While in the Kitchen, Stir the Stew and Surf the Web," about the growing trend of kitchens decked out with all the latest gadgetry and technology.

In fact, the article goes so far to predict that these pimped out kitchens will soon have families rushing to everyone's favorite room for both their digital needs and nutritional ones. The article claims items like Hewlett-Packard’s new TouchSmart IQ770 PC ($1,699 at Circuit City), which is designed for "that kitchen of the future, where people turn on the computer along with the coffeepot, and then check the screen for the weather, ball scores and the family calendar as they breakfast," are setting this trend.

I adore my slightly geeky coffee pot, which does its little timer magic and makes sure my coffee is right on schedule every morning, but I see the kitchen as a nice, internet free zone where a family can come together, talk and enjoy food. Do you like the idea of more technology in the kitchen?
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veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
thats awesome
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
thats awesome
buffyrulez buffyrulez 8 years
well it's not for me...
buffyrulez buffyrulez 8 years
well it's not for me...
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I'm all for making the entire house as enjoyable as possible. That combined with my love of gadgets gives you a resounding "LOVE IT".
macgirl macgirl 8 years
My husband wired every room in our house, including the kitchen for the future when everything is tied to RFID tags and your Fridge can automatically set up a delivery from the market when the Milk is about to go bad. Staceyleeroberts brought up a point that concerns me... So if computers are completely outdated within a few years... What happens to your fridge with a computer in it? You take an appliance that can run for a decade or so and now make it obsolete in half that time or less. That's a really expensive gadget ;-)
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
Love it! Having my gadgets there might motivate me to cook more!
stefrose stefrose 8 years
The kitchen isn't for computers! Can you imagine Nigella Lawson with a laptop in the kitchen??!!!
Linny Linny 8 years
ugh. i hate when people have tv's all over their house- in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in every single bedroom, everywhere. are people so dependent on television that they can't take a bath or make a meal with out it? ok, no more soapbox. anyway, that being said, it would be nice to have something like this as an alternative to a laptop in a kitchen for a someone serious about their food, but other than that, i think it's unnecessary.
Linny Linny 8 years
ugh. i hate when people have tv's all over their house- in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in every single bedroom, everywhere. are people so dependent on television that they can't take a bath or make a meal with out it? ok, no more soapbox. anyway, that being said, it would be nice to have something like this as an alternative to a laptop in a kitchen for a someone serious about their food, but other than that, i think it's unnecessary.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
thats so true YumSugar! i bring my laptop into the kitchen to watch stuff when i am cooking something that will take a long time or i am doing a lot of dishes.
Food Food 8 years
i love it! my poor laptop gets a beating in the kitchen. it would be great to have something designed to do that, and i won't have to waste trees printing out recipes i'm going to toss (because i have them filed electronically).
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
I agree with gonedelirious! :]
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
i wouldn't mind having a small screen to check the weather and things like that--but i dont't think i will be surfing the web with my fridge any time soon
staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 8 years
Gadgets are great, but not when they are "in" other products. If they need repairs, it's a total pain and god forbid they stop working and you have no warranty left, you're stuck with an ugly blank screen on your frig. glam sugar has it right, some techy kitchen items are great, but I think others are just silly and another way to inflate the price. Remember, it's a kitchen, not an office or game room.
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 8 years
this is sweet!! i totally want one for my place!! :)
gonedelirious gonedelirious 8 years
I love receipes from the internet but i dont want to bring my laptop to where i can spill all over it, this would be fun...
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I love gadgets as long as they serve a specific kitchen function, like geeky coffee makers but I don't need to surf the net while I'm cooking. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I loooveee gadgets in my kitchen! I love all the little things I have to make cooking just THAT much more fun :)
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