Most of us don’t have the time (or energy) to cook a healthy and tasty meal every day.
We want to start our day with a glass of fresh green juice and perhaps some oatmeal pancakes, but preparation and cleaning is a nightmare. We want to carry healthy snacks and lunches, but we’re often too tired to spend hours cooking.
Fortunately, there are smart kitchen products available that can help you cook better, quicker and healthier. The Internet of Things is welcoming a new range of smart kitchen appliances, from Wi-Fi-enabled cooking pots to automatic pan stirrers with pre-set timers. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the coolest IoT-inspired cooking gadgets that are changing the way we plan, store, cook and eat food.
5 Essential Smart Kitchen Gadgets
Whether you’re a coffee lover who wants to brew better java at home or a professional baker who needs precise measurements, these smart kitchen gadgets are sure to impress. Cooking has never been easier or more enjoyable.
Smart Wi-Fi-Enabled Crock-Pot
It’s basically an upgraded version of your Instant Pot. Besides functioning as a standard pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker and warmer, the device connects to your home Wi-Fi network (some are even Alexa-enabled). It also lets you control the cooking temperature, functions and time – anytime, anywhere. No more missing out on home-cooked dinners, even when you’re stuck at the office or have guests coming over. Moreover, the casserole-style locking lid makes it easy to carry food, which makes it perfect for potlucks, picnics, and barbecues. The non-stick coating makes for a hassle-free clean-up.
Smart Coffee Maker
There’s nothing better for a coffee lover than having a device to brew coffee at their command. This grinding and brewing auto-start coffee machine serves two to ten cups of freshly brewed coffee, right when you need them. You can choose from five different grinder settings, from coarse and medium to fine, for the best taste – depending on the bean type and desired drink. A crystal-clear LCD screen with highly intuitive controls and an auto-start feature gives you a coffee-making experience that’s quick, fuss-free and enjoyable.
Wi-Fi-Enabled Sous Vide Cooker
‘Sous-vide’ is a slow cooking process where you vacuum seal something, particularly meat, in a plastic bag and let it cook slowly in steam or a water bath at low temperatures. This results in incredibly juicy and tender meat that you wouldn’t get otherwise. This sleek and efficient device fits into any pot and is perfectly suited to cooking vegetables, meat, fruits, cheese and eggs. Simply download the ‘InkbirdSmart’ app to your smartphone and set the temperature and timer. Then, drop your desired food (in a sealed bag or glass jar) into any pot containing water and let this immersion circulator cooker do its job. The device will stop working and notify you when the water level hits the lowest recommended limit. It will also alarm you if the temperature reaches the highest set value. You can choose recipes from the app on your phone and on the device’s LCD screen.
If you run out of time to prepare healthy shakes and smoothies, this blender is for you. From tracking personal nutrition goals and pantry items to customizing shopping lists, this smart device acts as your personal nutritionist. Its built-in Bluetooth smart nutrition sensor connects it to the NutriBullet Balance app on your smartphone via Bluetooth and calculates the exact nutritional value of your beverage. You can also set your personal wellness goals, dietary restrictions and eating styles, and select from hundreds of recipes provided by the app.
Enter the new era of refrigerators with this range of Samsung smart fridges. Equipped with Family Hub and Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant, this four-door app-enabled refrigerator is more than you might expect. From managing your family’s calendars and playing music on Spotify to sharing pictures and staying connected, you can do it all right on your refrigerator. What’s more, the appliance comes with a built-in camera, so you can look inside your fridge remotely via your phone. No more being out at the grocery store and wondering if you have enough milk or chicken back home.
Whether you’re building a new kitchen or renovating your existing one, these smart cooking appliances are sure to make your culinary sessions easier and more enjoyable. From helping you prepare quick, simple, healthy meals to keeping track of your family’s health (through calorie tracking), these high-end appliances can do everything. All it takes is a simple voice command or finger tap.
Looking to build a smart kitchen and lead a healthier life? Start with these modern appliances.