10 High-Tech Essentials for Your Kitchen

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Our kitchen is probably the most significant room in the house. Be it early morning breakfasts or late night snacks, you’ll find yourself roaming around the kitchen in search of something to eat. Given the amount of time the average family spends in the kitchen, some high tech gadgets can help us spend more time eating and relaxing and less time cooking, shopping and cleaning. There are some great new high-tech gadgets to consider ranging from the Sous Vide Precision Cooker to a simple temperature monitoring app such as theiCelcius. Let’s have a look at some of thesehigh-tech products.

 

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Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control Coffee Maker, Compatible with Alexa

Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ

Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Bluetooth, Immersion Circulator

iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can with Odor Control System


1.Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control Coffee Maker, Compatible with Alexa:
Coffee is what gets our day started and puts us in the right mood. The Behmor coffee maker is all what you need to get out of bed. Working in sync with your voice, the Amazon Alexa app helps you place a request only by voice. What makes this coffee maker smarter than others is the remote operation via your phone through which the brewing temperature can be controlled. Other options include precision brewing and pre-soak time. You can create a brewing profile on your iOS or Android devices to start brewing only with a touch of a finger.

PROS

  • Informs through text
  • Behmor app controls all the function
  • Lightweight and portable

CONS

  • Proper seal absent

2.Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven with Element IQ: An entrusted name, Breville has been producing reliable and long-lasting electronics for a long time. This mini smart oven has taken the lead an average 4.5 star review and a lot of positive feedback. The oven has 3 rack positions and a crumb tray. The dials include 8 pre-set functions that adjust the temperature and heat according to the option you select. The most interesting feature is the ‘bit more’ option on the oven. It lets you bake your toast or your cake a ‘bit more’ to get it just right.

PROS

  • 4 Quartz elements with IQ
  • 8 pre-set function options
  • Affordable

3.Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System: Even though this pan may seem a little too pricey, it offers a wide range of options for every type of cook. Especially, if you’re a beginner, the pan will set the temperature as you proceed with the cooking according to the recipes. The smart induction burner, smart fry pan and the app with recipes are constantly synchronizing the output through Bluetooth for you. The smart induction burner can be operated through the Hestan cue app along with manual touch as well.

PROS

  • Recipes included in the app
  • Precision and temperature control is great

CONS

  • Not very large
  • Expensive

4. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Bluetooth, Immersion Circulator : Extremely popular and high in demand, the Sous Vide Precision Cooker can be attached to any pan or pot and used to derive great results. The best part about this product is that it does not leave your meat or other food items raw, undercooked, and overcooked or with cold spots at all. The sleek product can be operated via Bluetooth as well through phone apps and you can monitor the progress as well. There are around 1000 recipes that come with the Sous Vide Precision Cooker and you can save your own as well for a later date.

PROS

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Affordable and easy to carry

5. iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can with Odor Control System : Cleanliness is always isa top priority when it comes to kitchen matters. The iTouchless stainless steel trash can is a great option for a clean smell free kitchen. With its odor control filter, smellsareneutralized and it absorbs unpleasant odors. The trash can is finger-print proof and germ resistant as well. You have the option of operating it with batteries or adapters, as it works on both. The trash can uses 13 gal trash bags and has an extra wide lid for bulky items. The lid will open when you place your hand about 6 inches away from it and will remain open till the time you move it way up. This promotes safety and germ-free environment.

PROS

  • Affordable
  • Works on infrared technology

CONS

  • Lid shuts down if hand goes out of the 6-inch reach
  • Batteries and adapter not included

 

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Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender, Built-In Wireless Connectivity

Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

Black & Decker EC1200 Grand Openings Can Opener

Presto 06852 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass Cover

Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener


6. Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender, Built-In Wireless Connectivity
The Vitamix blender is not only attractive in looks but works just perfect as well. The blender has an inbuilt wireless connection that adjusts the speed automatically. Moreover, this can be used to create a number of items including frozen desserts, nut butter, baby food and hot soup; recipes for the four items are listed in the handbook as well. The Vitamix smart blender can be controlled through your iPhone or Android phone as well or used manually.

PROS

  • Inbuilt wireless connection
  • 500+ recipes included in the app

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Noisy

7. Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure CookerThis 7 in 1 instant pot works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer, all in one. Moreover, it works best for producing side dishes or other servings even when you’re travelling as it is ideal for 2-3 people. The instant pot offers 11 features that can be used to program the machine and has the ability to keep the food warm for upto 10 hours after being cooked.

PROS

  • Accessories included; soup spoon, rice measuring cup etc
  • Adjustable temperature

CONS

  • Serves only 2-3 people

8. Black & Decker EC1200 Grand Openings Can OpenerThis is not only a can opener but comes with a cold storage compartment as well that allows you to place your beer can or soda inside. The can opener has an in-built bottle opener and a knife sharpener as well. Place anywhere in your kitchen and open cans without any extra effort. After opening every can, the blade or knife is cleaned with a mild inbuilt detergent and can be later wiped with a cloth.

PROS

  • Portable and compact
  • 3 in 1 along with a wash system

CONS

  • The blade might not immediately catch the can opening

9. Presto 06852 16-Inch Electric Skillet with Glass CoverThe presto electric skillet can be used to cook a scrumptious meal and later used as a serving dish too. The surface is non-stick which makes it very easy to wash and clean off with a pad after use. It is best for creating grilled chicken, stir fry, roasts, stews and casseroles. The skillet takes limited space and allows you to monitor the cooking process through the glass lid.

PROS

  • Electric griddle and serving dish
  • Easy to clean and takes less space

CONS

  • Surface can be damaged if kept in water for too long

10. Presto 08800 EverSharp Electric Knife SharpenerThe presto knife sharpener creates a razor-edge knife immediately after being placed in the machine. The knife is given a sharp cutting edge through the process of precision grinding. This makes sure each knife is sharpened according to the size and type. The knife is to be dragged through the slots and your work will be done. It is easy to use and clean as well, along with being affordable.

PROS

  • Instantly sharpens the knife
  • Precision grinding

CONS

  • Noisy

Modern technology is definitely invading the kitchen. Check out these great high-tech gadgets to upgrade your kitchen and cooking!