Kitchens aren’t just about sleek designs and fancy countertops anymore. From smart coffee makers to ovens that think for you, today’s modern kitchen is truly impressive. These five gadgets will make your life in the kitchen much easier…and tastier too.
This innovative device is a convection countertop oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer all in one compact package. The June Oven comes equipped with an internal camera that identifies over 50 different types of food. Simply put your food into the oven, and it does the cooking for you.
If you’ve never tried sous vide steak, this gadget will make your day. Sous vide describes a process in which you vacuum seal a food item, such as a steak, and then slow cook it in the bag in a bath of hot water. The process takes longer than pan-searing or grilling but produces consistent results in the form of a juicy, tender steak every time. Sous vide cookers make the process simple by monitoring and adjusting the water temperature as needed.
If you’ve ever considered home brewing your beer, you probably started by researching the topic, only to discover the expense and time involved. PicoBrew makes the brewing process simpler and less time-consuming. Simply insert packets of hops, yeast, and grain, and the machine takes over from there. Give it a few weeks, and you’ll have a tasty home brew you can share with your friends.
Now that Whirlpool has acquired Yummly, the appliance giant is well on its way to creating the ultimate high tech kitchen. The Yummly app integrates with smart ovens and can pass on cooking instructions and make changes during the baking process. If your recipe calls for broiling for the last 10 minutes, Yummly instructs the oven to change the temperature and resets the timer. Soon Whirlpool ovens will be identifying fresh food and suggesting recipes as well.
The Hiku is a refrigerator magnet that serves as a grocery assistant. Scan a barcode or tell it what you need, and the Hiku creates a list for you. Download the convenient app, and your list is ready to go shopping when you are. These five innovative gadgets are revolutionizing how we use our kitchens, but they’re just the tip of the technology iceberg. The days when your oven didn’t make decisions for you are long gone. The advancement we’re seeing in smart tech around our homes has finally moved to the kitchen, and it sounds like it’s there to stay.