With our craving for smart technological upgrades, we leave everything covered with automated features. However, one room – also known as the heart of one’s home – is left neglected, depending on our manual skills too much. Needless to say, the room is called the kitchen.
Nowadays, kitchen innovations are storming the market. If you don’t want to bother yourself with traveling around the city and its retailers, you can always do your research on the Internet and find the functional tools you want to bolster your cooking with. Beware, though, as you may get addicted to them and not imagine your life without having more of these wonders in your kitchen.
Let’s see the list of 10 kitchen products that rule the roost:
1. A fridge with a coffee-making machine
This is a brand new feature when it comes to refrigerators. Such fridges come in French door or side-by-side models and they use a Keurig K-Cup Brewing system in the dispenser that is attached to the door. You can get a hot or an iced coffee from the dispenser, depending on your current mood.
2. A pen for decorating latte
It’s a pen that allows you to decorate your home-brewed coffee with different spices, creams etc. An ideal choice for a Valentine’s Day gift or for a name-day present. Now, you will be able to experience and master the true art of coffee decorating, which has never been simpler. What a nice way to express your love to your partner, too, isn’t it?
3. A Coffee maker with built-in Wi-Fi
Sometimes, you want to have extra 15 minutes of a power nap in your bed but you’d fancy a cup of coffee waiting for you as soon as you put the shoes on your feet. It’s a perfect solution for people who have shared the tendency to forget about setting the timer and pour the coffee into the pot. A Wi-Fi Coffee maker can be controlled via your smartphone while you’re awake yet still in bed. The only drawback for American buyers is that this product is available in Europe only.
4. Food Preparation Pad
This appliance will help you eat more healthfully and maintain better shape and condition. The Food Prep Pad works with an iPad or iPhone and is equipped with a nutritional guide. The food library installed in the system consists of more than 300,00 items, and it provides you with complex details about calories, proteins, carbs and fat, which is brilliant for people who want to control their weight and educate themselves at the same time.
5. Smart slow cooker
Another high-tech piece of the appliance is a smart slow cooker, which you can control with your smartphone so that you can turn it on and off from any place in the world. Keep in mind, though, to plug it in before leaving the house.
A smart slow cooker offers extra options such as adjusting the cooking temperature when you need to have a high temperature for a certain period of time and turn it down after that. The cooking time can be changed via smartphone as well.
6. Smart egg tray
You may have seen everything. You may have bought everything. But what you missed for sure, is a smart egg tray that can hold up to 14 eggs. As soon as you’re done with that, place it in your refrigerator and connect it to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. The app will let you know when you start running low on eggs or if they are soon to expire. You may very well check that by opening the fridge’s door but why bother yourself with walking?
7. Wine preserver
Not everyone finishes a bottle of wine within a dinner time. Some of us want to sip it slowly and then put it somewhere to rest until they are ready for the next serving. A smart wine preserver stores one to two open bottles of wine and helps them preserve their dedicated temperature, making them available for consumption up to 10 days. More importantly, the freshness throughout that period remains and the wine is as fragrant as the day the cork was pulled out of the bottle’s neck.
8. “Air-fried” cooker
Have you ever dreamed of eating all the deep-fried, crispy food without causing a fatal heart condition in your early 50s? The air-fried cooker is here to help you achieve the win-win situation. With a little help of air and a sufficient amount of oil, you will receive the desired level of crispiness and taste your delicious fried food without breaking your diet to a dangerous extent.
9. Power bank
A charging station in a kitchen is a must in 2016. It’s a perfect addition to your kitchen island and it will allow your electronic devices to charge in one location so that you can cook in peace and control everything without making a step with your foot.
iPort devices are very popular for Apple enthusiasts. There are connected to your iPad and the base station is made to suit your kitchen countertop. Should you want a wall-mount variation, there is plenty of them available in stores. Such a device will provide you with a comfortable access to your tablets; With that in mind, you will be able to scroll the page with your recipe without taking the eye off the working area.
Kitchen tablets are extremely helpful for cooking. However, many homeowners have complained about grease and sticky liquids covering their screen’s surfaces. No longer do they have to worry about that, for contemporary kitchen tablets are equipped with screens that are resistant to spills of oils and dirty hands. According to some rumors, some of the kitchen tables can be submerged for even 30 minutes without suffering any damage.
Kitchen tablets are geared with cooking and measuring apps that enhance your culinary experience. They come with a Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth meat thermometer and other features that will help you create perfect dishes with a Masterchef’s accuracy.
11. A kitchen scale connected to recipes
This one is a bliss for all people who are fed up with weighing everything separately on the scale. The trick with this device is that it’s connected to your smartphone’s app, which has recipes installed in the system. If you connect the scale to your app and choose the recipe you want, you will see the screen with all ingredients you need. You can add them one by one and the scale will show you when one of them is full. It’s perfect for making cakes, cookies, doughs and sauces. Actually, it’s great for everything you have to measure in a group!
12. A smartphone-connected induction cooktop
Cooking is a complex process, especially if you aim for ‘gourmette’ dishes. With that said, it takes a lot of vision control from the homeowner and the same amount of attention spared for each step. It would be nice if you could control the temperature in various sectors of your oven while slicing veggies for the salad? Nowadays, you can purchase an induction cooktop that will not only prevent your dishes from getting overcooked or even burned, but it will also be connected to your smartphone app in order to allow you control the temperature from any room of your house, should there be a need for a quick toilet between cooking and entertaining your guests.
How about you? Have you ever tested these products? Have they become an integral part of your kitchen or did you rather get rid of them, as you considered them redundant?