Samsung Electronics is showcasing its latest home appliance innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco for a second year.
Samsung’s demonstration in connected living – including its Chef Collection line of built-in appliances and its Family Hub for 2018 – reflects a home market undergoing rapid change.
Millennials, purchasing more homes than ever, are expected to make up 43% of homebuyers taking out a mortgage by the end of 2018. Homes are also getting smarter, with the number of residences that use at least one smart home device projected to increase fivefold to 280 million over the next four years. The next generation of homebuyer expects meaningful and personalized technology in all aspects of their lives. With people spending 60% of their waking hours at home in the kitchen, their homes are a reflection of their connected lifestyle.
“Change in the home is moving at a faster pace than ever, driven by home buyers who want technology that both simplifies and inspires their lives,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics America. “As we enter a new era in connected appliances, Samsung’s enriched connected experiences are transforming the way we use our kitchens and the things we are able to do there.”
Family Hub: Connected Living, Inside and Out
The Family Hub refrigerator offers a new way to live the connected lifestyle, allowing homeowners to manage groceries, keep in touch with family and experience entertainment with more fun. Equipped with apps and other services that provide access to what you want, the Family Hub brings the outside world into the kitchen, and the inside out while you’re on the go.
The outside is brought in through connected features. You can bring your child’s ballgame into the kitchen by sending a photo right to the refrigerator’s 21.5 inch digital screen. You can bring the family room into the kitchen by mirroring your favorite TV show on the digital screen, thereby never having to miss a moment of programming when preparing a meal. You can bring the front porch into the kitchen, even if your hands are full when cooking dinner, by seeing who’s at your front door with the Ring app.
You can also bring the inside out through the connected mobility of three View Inside cameras in the refrigerator. So if you are stopping off at the grocery store or farmer’s market on the way home from work, you no longer have to guess if you’re out of fresh ingredients for dinner.
Chef Collection: Center Stage in the Kitchen
Chef Collection offers connected modern luxury lines of appliances. Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities in all appliances provide connected control whether at home or afar.
Bold backlit illuminated knobs on the ranges, Virtual Flame on the induction cooktop, and tastefully integrated analog and digital controls on the wall ovens all allow you to see at a glance the exact state and status of your appliances.
The Chef Collection Flex Duo Oven with smart divider can convert from one oven compartment into two to cook multiple dishes at different temperatures at the same time.