Whether you like cooking or not, we can all agree that, during some parts of the process, we could do with a little help. With amazing advances in kitchen technology, there are so many awesome gadgets to make cooking an absolute breeze. Your kitchen appliances can even connect to your smartphone via an app and basically take care of preparing meals for you! Let’s check out some of the most useful types of kitchen technology.
We never thought the day would come, but finally there are kitchen robots that can cook a meal from scratch with minimal human intervention. The Thermomix has long been a pioneer in this area, with their latest model, the TM6, able to carry out loads of functions including chopping, pan frying, blending and even fermenting, kneading dough and whipping cream. In the US, CookingPal are launching the Julia, which can do everything the TM6 can do but also lets you create recipes and even order food from selected partners. There’s also an app with voice control so that lazy chefs can oversee the cooking process from the comfort of the sofa. When it comes to kitchen tech, it doesn’t get more useful than this.
Cooking sous vide involves using a precisely controlled water bath to cook food to perfection. Today, sous vide machines with Wi-Fi mean you can communicate remotely with whatever you’re slow cooking via a smartphone app, so you know exactly when things are ready. For an avid sous vide cook, this is an indispensable tool for making sure your food can be slow cooking and never getting overcooked, even when you’re not at home. Look for brands like Joule and Anova.
Instant pots are a life-saver in the kitchen. Compact, affordable and easy to use, these machines comprise a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, and warmer in one, as well as having a sauté function. More recent models now come with WiFi, which lets you connect your phone to your instant pot so you can schedule and monitor the progress of your meals on the go. The Instant Pot app also has lots of pre-programmed recipes that make deciding what to cook a total breeze.
The June Oven is a compact little countertop oven that’s 7 appliances in one: convection oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer. It’s three times faster and more efficient than a regular oven and maintains a constant temperature, making it more accurate, too. It’s built-in camera will recognize whatever you put inside and automatically set the perfect cooking conditions, from a pizza to a 12lb turkey. It also connects to a smartphone app and Alexa, letting you control everything from afar as well as browse over 1,000 recipes. Anova recently launched a similar smart oven too.
If cooking is a chore for you, don’t despair—these amazing cooking gadgets have got you covered. From preparing the perfect piece of meat to communicating with your appliances while you’re out of the house, these pieces of kitchen tech are here to make cooking a total dream.