Fun doesn’t always have to mean frivolous! Almost all of these gadgets and gizmos are actually useful, with the exception of a few that are just too cute or ridiculous to pass up.
Smart Kitchen News
With Alexa, You’ll soon be able to control major appliances . You’ll be able to say such things as “Alexa, microwave for 40 seconds on high with the cooking capabilities of its Smart Home API , so that ” However, this technology also has to be built into the connected appliances too; Whirlpool has already created a skill for its connected microwaves, and GE, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung are working on integrating Alexa, too.
You can enjoy amazingly tender and juicy meat using the low-and-slow cooking method – “Sous vide” in which you vacuum-seal something — say, a steak — in a plastic bag, then immerse it in a hot water bath for a long time.
Precision Cooker takes the guesswork out by connecting to your smartphone via an app , and alerting you when your food is ready. What’s more, you have access to recipes and tips from Serious Eats, one of the better cooking sites online.
The Bluetooth version is $149, while a Wi-Fi model, which lets you monitor its progress even when you’re not at home.
The Wi-Fi model is $199, which lets you monitor its progress even when you’re out of home. while the Bluetooth version ,is $149
How do you know if the turkey is done? You could keep opening the oven and sticking a thermometer in the bird, but what if you could simply sit back and watch the football game and get an alert on your smartphone when the bird is cooked? That’s where it comes in handy. The Master Kit offers three meat probes as well as an ambient temperature probe, which makes it great not just for grilling, but smoking meat as well, too. It works over Bluetooth (it has a 150-foot range), and its app has recommended temperatures for all sorts of meats and doneness levels (rare, medium rare, etc.), and can send you alerts when what you’re cooking hits a preset temperature.
A kitchen scale is a must have, If no exact measurements used when baking, your pie or cake could turn out to be a disaster. It connected scale makes baking easy for newbies, guiding you through recipes on your iPhone or iPad, ingredient by ingredient. Want to double the recipe? A smart feature in the app will automatically change the amount of ingredients proportionally.
2-IN-1 KITCHEN MOUNT STAND FOR 7-13 INCH TABLETS – Best iPad Stand
Don’t want to take up counter space or risk splashing your tablet with your bouillabaisse while you need your iPad or some other tablet to look up a recipe? This stand can help you. Not only it can be mount to the underside of your cabinet, but also can sit on a desk, and fits tablets from 7 to 13 inches in size. Thanks to its flexible arm and a rotating head, so you can position the tablet just the way you want.
The one thing that will mess up a brisket, or any smoked meat, are spikes in temperature inside the smoker. You can either monitor or regulates the temperature inside your smoker With Wi-Fi-enabled. You can also control the temperature of your smoke using an app, or with its skill. They are available individually on BBQ Guru’s site, or as part of a temperature control kit that includes a fan and adaptor to fit a wide range of smokers such as the Big Green Egg. We used it to smoke a variety of meats, and everything came out juicy and tender.
Brewing your own beer can be a messy and inexact process. This makes it as easy as pressing a button. All that you need to do with this Kickstarter-backed device is insert packets of hops, yeast and grain, and the machine does the rest. A few weeks later, and you’ve got 5 liters of beer. It also partnered with more than 50 breweries, so you can replicate that awesome IPA that you can’t find in any store.
Its connected grill lets you attach two sensor probes to whatever’s cooking, and will alert your smartphone when they’re ready to eat. Its app is loaded with cooking and temperature guides, as well as recipes, and lets you control the grill temperature. The grill has a 420-square inch cooking area, porcelain-coated cast iron grates, and three burners, plus a 13,000 BTU side burner.