To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen. (The New York Times, 3/25/2018)
Yet the so-called smart kitchen remains a tough sell. With the kitchen often a hub for families and friends, habits there can be hard to change. And many people see the kitchen and mealtimes as a haven from their otherwise always-connected lifestyle. Only 5 percent of American households own smart appliances today, up from 3 percent in 2014, according to the research firm Parks Associates.
“Will we see a reinvention of the kitchen like we saw in the living room?” said Michael Wolf, a tech analyst who hosts a podcast and a conference about the smart kitchen. “I don’t think it will happen overnight. There’s going to be a lot of skepticism.”
- Purchase cost
- Maintenance costs
- Expensive components (e.g., touch screens)
- Difficulty to repair
- Longevity (talk to any appliance repair person about this topic)