Remember when recipes were on paper? Remember the time when Instant Pot didn’t exist and the simple task of cooking a typical weeknight dinner began mid-morning? It was a time when we had to manage our kitchen without the help of technology.
Unless you're intentionally living off the grid, hi-tech kitchen gadgets are at your fingertips and available at prices that the average family can afford. Whether you're looking to improve a cooking skill, speed up a process, stay healthy, or impress dinner guests, there’s a gadget out there for you.
Need a little inspiration? We’ve put together a quick list of some of our top picks at Amazon to get you started.
Digital scale connects to your phone
Ever wish you had a sous chef to help out around dinner time? For those that just don’t have natural cooking abilities and find it challenging to “wing it” when substituting ingredients, The Drop Scale has you covered. This Wi-Fi scale, along with a handy recipe app, simplifies the kitchen experience.
The Drop Scale and accompanying recipe app combined can help you to find a substitution when needed and make the necessary measurement adjustments. As an added bonus, you’ll get step-by-step instructions for your recipe. With a recipe, a scale to ensure accuracy, and an easy to follow guide, what can’t you cook?
Smart tea kettle works with smartphone app
But for those who love their tea and simply don’t have the luxury of time, the iKettle is the way to go. Using Wi-Fi and a smartphone, you’ll be able to start heating up the kettle from anywhere, anytime. The iKettle also features 4 modes for even greater convenience.
The wake-up mode allows you to set a time for the iKettle to start in the morning. The Home mode allows you to set a time for your water to be boiling by the time you arrive home. If you just want to keep the kettle on for a few cups in a row, the Keep warm mode will maintain the desired temperature for up to 40 minutes. New parents will rejoice in the last mode - Formula mode allows you to start boiling water remotely and receive a notification when the water temperature is ready for baby formula.
Digital mini scale is portable, great for travel
This little scale packs a lot of punch. In fact, The NutraTrack Mini Scale is referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of Digital Scales. With 160 common foods printed right on it, the nutritional content of 999 pre-programmed foods built in, and the ability to add up to 999 of your own custom entries, it couldn’t be easier to manage your diet. On the other hand, it’s small and simple enough to use as a traditional kitchen scale or bring with you during travel.
Get cooking: 5 unusual kitchen gadgets you will totally covet
Your kitchen is your kingdom. This is where you reign over a world of food and beverages. But if you’re a gadget-loving chef, then it’s hard to resist the siren call of a cool new kitchen machine. I’ve got a selection of some of the strangest and most entertaining kitchen gadgets on the market.