Whether you’re an amateur cook or a pro, you want to make your at-home’s cooking experience faster, simpler and tastier. Smart home’s technology is becoming more prevalent when it comes to home’s security and electronics. But we don’t really think about smart home’s appliances. And we really should. The right smart tech in the kitchens makes your life easier, your meals faster, and even helps your food taste it’s best. These are five smart kitchens appliance that can make your meals easier.
1. NutriBullet Smart Blender
Whether you’re big on fitness or just starting out, the NutriBullet smart blender is a great way to eat healthy raw ingredients. Its Bluetooth functions allow you to break down ingredients to their maximum nutritional value, with a much finer grind than typical blenders. You can also weigh your ingredients and use the app to perfectly measure serving size, and check out the nutritional value of your smoothies, soups, and more!
- A built-in blue-tooth app that connects to your phone
- Set and track your personal nutrition goals on the app
- Recipes included
- Plastic is BPA-Free
- Won’t sync with your Fitbit
- Food must be cut into small pieces
2. iDevices Kitchens Thermometer
If you’re looking to improve your cooking game, you need a good meat thermometer. The nice thing about the iDevices kitchen thermometer is it gives you the perfect temperature, without tethering you to the stove. Like the Nutribullet system, it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. The app is easy to use, and you can select from preset temperatures, or choose your own. You can even share your data between devices!
- Easy setup
- Wide variety of meats, temperatures, and recipes to choose from
- In-app recipes
- Two meat probes
- 1-year warranty
- Loses accuracy with large dishes like turkey or roasts
3. Wemo Wifi-Enabled Crockpot
If you’ve got any experience in the kitchen at all, you probably know what a time-saver a good crockpot is! Wemo’s Wifi-Enabled crockpot is a step up in your crockpot game. Not only can you come home to a fully-cooked delicious meal, but with smart tech in the crockpot, you can check on your meal at work, start the timer from the office or on the go, and change the temperature or time as you go.
- Easily customizable
- Can cook for up to 7 people
It only works when the Wifi is reliable since it needs to set up on your home network.
It’s true that smart fridges have made shopping a lot easier, but not everyone can afford to replace a major appliance for one that can spout your entire grocery list back to you. That’s where Hiku comes in. It’s powerful magnet sticks right on your fridge. You can add your shopping list manually, or through voice recognition. Scan items as they come in, or to let the machine know you’ve run out. Then, bring up your shopping list on the app, so you never miss a thing. You’ll cut down on impulsive grocery buying too, which will save you money in the long run.
- Grocery list syncs across multiple phones
- Cheaper than a smart fridge
- It takes self-discipline to scan and speak each item as you use it up or enter it into the fridge.
- The occasional ad
- Voice recognition could be more sensitive.
5. Samsung Smart Oven
When you are ready to go all out and buy a big smart appliance, an oven is a good place to start. The Samsung model is reasonably priced, with a host of features that include wifi connectivity, so you can preheat on the ride from work, and steam cleaning and self-cleaning options, as well as two powerful convection fans for an even clean, and even, LED surface lights for “virtual flame.”
Smart home tech has become indispensable, whether you’re talking about keeping your home secure and comfortable or creating delicious meals. A kitchen is a great place for your smart home tech to shine, whether it’s to help you make shopping choices, or cook the perfect meal when you’re stuck in the office.
- Glass touch controls
- Monitor your stove from multiple devices
- Two convection fan
- Poor customer support