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Smart hobs and ovens score low in new consumer research

While connected home products have drastically transformed the way in which people live, a new survey claims that smart ovens/hobs are the product Brits least intend to buy in 2020, with only 17% wanting the appliance in their kitchen this year. surveyed 1,462 UK households to discover the smart home products they intend to own in 2020.

It found that a smart thermostat (71%) is the product that UK consumers most expect to own this year. Thereafter, 66% want to fit a smart doorbell in 2020.

It also seems home security is a high priority for homeowners this year, with 60% expressing a strong desire to install smart cameras around their property. Whilst 57% aim to have smart locks.

Interestingly, to get their daily caffeine kick, 44% anticipate purchasing a smart coffee maker in the coming months.

Other smart appliances fared slightly better than ovens and hobs in the survey, with respondents keen to own smart home products in the survey. Smart fridge-freezers (38%), smart vacuum cleaners (33%) and smart washing machines (30%) all resonated better with consumers that smart hobs and ovens.

Meanwhile, 35% of those surveyed said that they want to own a smart tap in 2020.

Robby Du Toit, managing director of, said: “The rise of smart home technology over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. With multiple smart home devices/appliances now available on the market, there is now greater choice than ever before.

“As Brits awareness and understanding of different smart home products gradually improves, the overall adoption rate for the technology will only increase, especially if the products continue to be innovative and make everyday home tasks/responsibilities quicker as well as easier.”