Splurge-worthy smart kitchen gadgets | Digital Trends


It’s always fun to find a bargain or pick up something you really covet on sale, but sometimes gadgets and electronics are worth the splurge. We review many kitchen tech, appliances, and accessories, but these are the ones that have earned their place in our kitchens.

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Anova Nano

master sous vide

Strong Points

  • compact size

  • Device touch screen display/control

  • sophisticated design

  • Sturdy construction

  • app control

Cons

  • No Wi-Fi connection

  • small clamp

  • Pots tend to be too tall and need more water

The Anova Nano is a free standing sous vide that can be placed on any pot, pan or basin. You can plug it into the wall and operate it from the app. Nano heats water to a specified temperature and holds it at that temperature for hours. That is, it is impossible to overcook something. Sous vide keeps food at the perfect temperature so you can have the perfect steak (or many other foods) every time.

Anova Precision Cooker

Anova Nano

master sous vide

Tinco Toastie One

The smart toaster is surprisingly convenient

Strong Points

  • Bake two pieces to different crispness

  • color touch screen

  • perfect result

Cons

  • high

  • A little bigger than a normal toaster

Tineco’s Toasty One is a smart toaster that detects your bread and adjusts the heat to ensure it’s toasted perfectly every time. He can make two slices of toast at the same time with completely different degrees of doneness. It has a touch screen so you can choose the exact shade of your toast. It won’t be cheap, but it will be a gadget that will captivate your guests.

Tineco TOASTY ONE smart toaster with touchscreen, 2 slices toast individually, automatic lift, high-end stainless steel design with unlimited toast adjustment, freshly baked, reheated and frozen

Tinco Toastie One

The smart toaster is surprisingly convenient

Cuisinart Evolution X hand beater

Cordless appliances in the kitchen make sense

Strong Points

  • no wire

  • can be used anywhere

  • Great for RVs and camping

Cons

  • Not as powerful as corded models

For those on the go, the Cuisinart Evolution X is a handheld blender with several different heads for immersion blending, frothing and even frothing drinks. Perfect for moving around in the kitchen. No need to connect to an outlet, so you can mix dough and quiche anywhere, such as on the stove or at the dining table. Even if you already have a handheld blender, there are many reasons why the cordless version comes in handy, especially for someone who owns a camper or his RV.

Cuisinart RHM-100 EvolutionX cordless hand mixer, 5-speed, grey/black

Cuisinart Evolution X hand beater

Cordless appliances in the kitchen make sense

Amazon smart soap dispenser

Touchless is the future!

Strong Points

  • compact

  • Touchless; no germs

  • nice design

Cons

  • May be bulky in some homes/sinks

A few years ago this might have seemed like a silly splurge, but these days it’s a smart investment. We avoid contact with all types of germs, whether it’s COVID or salmonella. Amazon’s Smart Soap Dispenser is perfect for anyone with kids or who likes to stay clean. Depending on how far you place your hand under the spout, you can control the amount of soap dispensed and it will light up for 20 seconds ( recommended wash time). It can also be used in Alexa routines to play music.

Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser, Automatic 12oz Dispenser with 20 Second Timer, Works with Alexa

Amazon smart soap dispenser

Touchless is the future!

Loft Lighter X

A wireless way to light the grill

Strong Points

  • there is no chemical way to start fire

  • rechargeable

  • reusable

  • Also plays the role of a bellows and makes a fire

The rechargeable, cordless Looft Lighter X is worth a look if you’re using a charcoal grill. A unique tool that not only lights the charcoal fire, but also acts as a bellows to supply all the vital oxygen to the grill. Simply click and touch the charcoal, and when the charcoal begins to spark or glow, pull the lighter back to provide a wider area of ​​heat and more air flow.The charcoal will ignite within a minute is off to the race.

Loft Lighter X | Next Generation Cordless Charcoal Starter | Super heated air reaches 1200°F in 60 seconds | Lights all fuels: briquettes, fireplace logs and more

Loft Lighter X

A wireless way to light the grill

Thermomix tm6 cooking robot review

Thermomix TM6

All-in-one kitchen robot

Strong Points

  • 20 cooking functions in one unit

  • Easy to use

  • Thousands of recipes available

  • nice big screen

  • Automatic cooking mode in addition to recipes

  • self cleaning

Cons

  • high

  • Requires an annual Cookidoo Recipes subscription

Thermomix TM6 is an all-in-one cookware. Blenders, food processors, pots, rice cookers, whips, and steamers. In fact, you can grill proteins on top of steamed vegetables to cook an entire meal at the same time. It’s quite expensive, but considering that it can replace dozens of home appliances and gadgets, why not give it a try? Oh, and this “kitchen robot” is all the rage across Europe.

Thermomix TM6

Thermomix TM6

All-in-one kitchen robot

u by moen smart faucet review 3

U by Moen smart faucet

talk to tap

Strong Points

  • Provides accurate water temperature

  • accurate measurement

  • Voice control works well

  • nice design in many styles

  • Battery power or AC

  • DIY installation possible

  • Versatility: SSE handles, motions, voices

Cons

  • Considerable initial setup required

  • Some people may find it difficult to install

Talking to a tap might sound a little decadent, but hear me out.U by Moen is a smart faucet that can dispense precise amounts of water with a voice command and can be activated with a hand movement. It has a wand wash setting that keeps the faucet running for 20 seconds, pausing and continuing while you apply the soap. No need.

U by Moen Smart Faucet

U by Moen smart faucet

talk to tap

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Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro

Run chef recipes like a pro

Strong Points

  • cook food evenly

  • 13 cooking options

  • A smart app that works seamlessly with your oven

  • Eliminates the need for multiple small appliances

Cons

  • Bagel feature not working

The Joule by Breville is a combination oven and air fryer. It’s voice-activated and packed with smart features designed to optimize your cooking time. It can also be used for dough fermentation and fruit dehydration. The companion app is packed with hundreds of recipes from New York Times Cooking (no subscription required), Top Chef Alum, Breville Test Kitchen, and more. Best of all, you basically cook your own recipes, including flight plans. Want to surprise your guests? Quickly cook delicious croissants and bake them to perfection.

Joule® Oven Air Fryer Pro

Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro

Run chef recipes like a pro

With so many amazing gadgets on the market and new models being introduced all the time, it’s easier than ever to incorporate technology into your kitchen. See if you can save.

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