NFC Intelligent Kitchen Electric Dual Interface Solution

Solution overview

Small kitchen appliances mainly include rice cookers, ovens, microwave ovens, electric saucepans and other products. Similar to the development trend of small household appliances, small kitchen appliances, as the largest component of small household appliances, maintain a rapid growth trend. In 2019, the total revenue of small kitchen appliances was approximately US$99.3 billion. In 2020, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, small kitchen appliances will increase significantly.

In 2020, the total revenue of small kitchen appliances increased by 17.82%, reaching 117 billion US dollars. It is estimated that the market size of small kitchen appliances in China will reach US$27.3 billion in 2025. Consumption upgrading is an unchanging trend. Health, smart interconnection, lazy mode and functional compounding are the future development direction of the small kitchen appliance industry.

With the continuous improvement of global consumer spending power, the demand for high-end small kitchen appliances may grow rapidly. In the future, small kitchen appliances will continue to be high-end with technological progress. New consumption scenarios and diversified subdivided consumer groups will further promote the development of the long-tail market. The demand for product differentiation is highlighted. In the future, small kitchen appliances will continue to be personalized.

For kitchen appliances such as rice cookers, coffee machines, air fryers, and ovens, manufacturers are gradually releasing high-end products, adding the concept of intelligence and cloud recipes to enhance product competitiveness and user stickiness.


Figure rice cooker


Hardware solution reference

This hardware solution uses the ZD-FN3/ZD-NN2 module for docking, the kitchen appliances are connected to the ZD-FN3/ZD-NN2 through the communication interface, and the kitchen appliances are controlled by using the mobile phone NFC touch. Realize the interaction between kitchen appliances and mobile phone data transmission.

The app on the mobile phone can transmit the data of kitchen appliances such as switches, cooking time, firepower, etc. to the product side by setting parameters. The manufacturer can save investment on the panel, and there is no need to open a complicated panel, and the user can also simplify the operation of kitchen appliances through a simple mobile phone operation.

This solution can change the intelligentization of kitchen appliances from wifi to NFC, which not only reduces costs but also makes it more reasonable to use smart kitchen appliances in the kitchen environment.

Figure   NFC smart kitchen appliance dual interface overall topology


Figure ZD-FN3 hardware module