15 Smart Kitchen Gadgets Every Tech Nerd Needs
Work smarter, not harder. Here's a handful of high-tech smart kitchen gadgets to make cooking even more satisfying.
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If your favorite chef loves fresh herbs, gift them some year-round greenery with an AeroGarden. This countertop greenhouse makes it easy to harvest basil, parsley, dill, mint, thyme and more. A built-in sensor automatically turns grow lights on and off, plus the foolproof system reminds you when to add water or plant food. Read our review to learn all about this game-changer. Now, who’s craving one of our favorite recipes with fresh herbs?
If you’ve been searching for one appliance that does the job of, well, pretty much every other appliance, check out the Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 indoor grill. In addition to its namesake function, this beauty air-frys, roasts, bakes, broils and dehydrates. Still not sold? A built-in smart thermometer monitors the internal temperature of your food, ensuring a perfectly cooked meal every time.
Wake up and smell the coffee! This sleek, smart Nespresso machine has Bluetooth technology that allows ‘spro lovers to create a perfect pick-me-up, place an order for new capsules and even brew remotely. Psst: Don’t make these coffee mistakes!
Save yourself trip after trip to the microwave. This smart mug keeps your favorite beverage at the perfect temperature for every sip. Plus, if you need to step away, you can control the mug with a smartphone app.
Ensure your breakfast is toasted perfectly, every time. This smart toaster features a touchscreen so you can select the item you’re toasting, whether it’s fresh or frozen and the ideal level of crispness. Oh, and you’ll save precious time in the morning, too. This genius appliance works much faster than a traditional toaster.
If you’ve missed out on the Instant Pot recipe craze, now’s your time to get in on the trend. This all-in-one device manages to act as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker and steamer. Heck, it can even saute and sear.
If you think a toaster oven is just for reheating leftover pizza, think again. This countertop smart oven from Breville comes with 10 pre-set cooking options and an LCD screen display. Plus, you can use it for toasting, baking, broiling, roasting, reheating and slow cooking. Whew!
Once you try the Philips smart pasta maker, you’ll never buy the boxed stuff again. This handy gadget churns out fresh, homemade pasta in just 10 minutes. Simply add your ingredients, then let the machine mix, knead and shape your favorite pasta.
Who knew that using a meat thermometer is essential when cooking the perfect steak? This clever wireless meat thermometer will crown you the official Cookout King or Queen. It monitors your food and helps estimate how long to cook and rest your barbecue masterpieces.
Prepare a flawless meal with the help of this smart sous vide. The temperature-controlled water bath cooks food with precision and the Visual Doneness feature in its app displays exactly how food looks when it cooks. What is sous vide cooking, anyway? Find out here!
Good news for tea drinkers! The lovely Breville smart tea infuser knows exactly the right temperature and steep time for any and all varieties of tea. You can even set your preferred flavor strength. So drink on, smart-tea pants.
Put down the whisk! This automatic gadget makes whipping up homemade sauces a breeze. It rotates back and forth directly in the pan to replace manual stirring.
Fried chicken? Check. French fries? Check. Doughnut holes? Check. Make the best chewy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside foods in minutes with this smart air fryer. No greases or oils required! (You’ll want to read our Test Kitchen’s guide to air frying like a pro before you get started.)