Gadgets really does made our life easier. Every year there are certain gadgets for a certain activity. Below are some kitchen gadgets that will make cooking and kitchen security simple and easy.
If the thought of preparing a meal makes you come out in a cold sweat, ensure you never overcook your food by upgrading your existing stove with the Meld Knob. This device actually consists of three parts that work together: a thermometer that attaches to any pan, the titular knob that replaces one of your cooker’s existing ‘dumb’ and an app for your android. The first task is to select what meal you’re cooking from the companion app’s recipe book; this will then communicate with both devices. The temperature sensor will know precisely when said dish is too hot and tell the knob to turn down the heat. Created by two former Amazon engineers, Meld was crowdfunded through Kickstarter, and is due to go on sale in September. Meldhome.com
For a lot of people, the act of making toast is duly followed by the scream of the smoke detector. With this clever device, though, you need never worry about that again. The Google-owned Nest Protect will speak aloud and tell you what room there smoke is and even send an alert to your phone. This smart smoke detector can distinguish between smoke and steam, and even sense the difference between a smoldering and fast burning fire. If you need to evacuate at night, Nest Protect’s emergency lights will guide the way. False alarm? You can also mute the Nest Protect from your phone. Nest.com
Do you ever get plagued by a nagging feeling that you’ve left the heating on when you’ve headed out for the day? While it may look like the evil supercomputer from 2001: Space Odyssey, Nest Thermostat is actually here to reassure you. It will automatically turn of the boiler when its proximity sensors realize you’re not there. Over time it will also learn your habits, including your preferred temperature and what time you leave for work in the morning, and will then adjust the heating accordingly, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills. Nest.com
Anova Precision Cooker
Like a wand that will turn you into a gourmet cook, Anova Precision Cooker specializes in sous-vide cooking. Connect it to your pan, select a recipe from the companion app, then leave Anova to prepare your on-trend foodie dish. The Precision Cooker heats your food to the exact temperature you desire, and not a degree more. Because the food is sealed in plastic pouches, no moisture can escape and the food can’t dry out; because the heat is precise, the food can’t be overcooked. It even connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can see the current water temperature and set it to the level your dish requires. anovaculinary.com
A watched pot never boils, or so they say, and the same goes for kettles. If this is the case, tap an app on your phone and carry on with what you’re doing – safe in knowledge this Wi-Fi connected gizmo is peculating in the kitchen. Firebox.co.uk
Sage Smart Toast
From pioneering chef Heston Blumenthal, this four-slice toaster ensures you won’t burn your breakfast. Tap a button and the toast will glide up and down to show you how it’s browning–all without interrupting the toasting cycle. sageappliances.co.uk
Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan
Select what you’re cooking from the app and this 12-inch non-stick frying pan with a temperature sensor and Bluetooth will give you step-by-step instructions, while ensuring your dish doesn’t overcook. Android compatibility is coming soon. pantelligent.com
Mr. Coffee Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo
Even if you aren’t ready to start brewing your own beer or following complex recipes, surely you wouldn’t mind some help perfecting your morning cup of coffee? That’s where Mr. Coffee’s WeMo-enabled Smart Coffeemaker comes in. It’s a top-of-the class coffeemaker that you can operate with your tablet or smartphone, letting you set automatic brewing schedules in advance. It even sends push notifications to your phone when your coffee is ready. That’s much easier to wake up to than an alarm clock.
Brewing your own beer never been this rewarding and fun, but it requires a significant time investment and a fair amount of equipment. With the PicoBrew Zymatic, most of the time-consuming work is automated, so you don’t have to watch a boiling pot, regulate the temperature, or add hops every 20 minutes. The Zymatic also gives you access to a large list of recipes online, and it lets you share your own with an active online community. It is packed with the things that need for brewing, and you can even buy pre-assembled ingredients through internet in case you don’t want to purchase your own ingredients.
One kitchen staple we all use almost every day is the humble fork. But the Hapilabs Hapifork is no ordinary utensil. The Hapifork measures the time you take between bites, and it vibrates when you’re eating too fast. It also connects to your phone via Bluetooth, letting you track your eating habits, including the duration of your meals, the number of fork servings with the average interval between bites, and your percentage of success rate, which is measured by the times you bite properly.