I like technology as much as the next geek, but only to the extent that it either really helps make my life easier, or it is really cool without a high cost of entry. Alas there are some technologies out there that miss both these markers and will not be seen in our household any time soon.
I'm sure there is some benefit to having a fridge with a video screen. "Playing music, displaying the weather, showing a calendar, functioning as a digital whiteboard, and putting together a shopping list are all activities that might make sense on a fridge. Some other features, like mirroring your TV or smartphone contents" might be beneficial if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
What parents really need are refrigerators and stoves that are smart enough to prevent little children from fucking with them. We have a french door fridge and for a long time, moose and squirrel could only open the freezer section. Now that they are older (two and a half) they can reach the fridge doors quite easily. They have the dexterity to open the doors but lack the understanding that they can break any of the ridunkulously expensive drawers within. Don't bother replacing those because finding the one for your exact model will be a Sisyphean task and will likely cost almost as much as a new fridge.
I want a fridge that will lock. Yes I know you can buy locks but those look ugly and are a PITA to open and close when you want something. How about a simple code or button that locks the fridge so toddler cannot open them? The best that is available today is you can lock the ice maker. BFD!
As for ovens, is it too much to ask for ones that with oven door locked? How about burner knobs that can be disabled and re-enabled when children are around? I'm really not gonna leave food in my stove the way I do a slow cooker and use my phone app to monitor, preheat and adjust the oven’s temperature.
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