Once upon a time, talking to your microwave would have led to a few raised eyebrows to say the least. However, with the rise in smart kitchen gadgets we’re now left wondering, is it weird if we don’t talk to our household appliances?
What is a smart gadget?
Smart gadgets are products which include a tech element where there is not usually one. It is an umbrella term and can include products as big as fridges and as small as plugs for sockets. As well as simplifying life, some smart gadgets can also help you save on bills as they can be controlled and switched off remotely.
Generally the technology included in most smart kitchen gadgets is Bluetooth, which connects appliances with other devices (e.g. a mobile phone) so they can communicate with each other. This communication usually occurs via an app which you can control from your personal devices.
Of course, smart gadgets can be so much more than that and can involve other technologies such as voice activation and control.
So, if you’re bored of useless appliances that never actually do what you want them to or are looking to finally get round to that kitchen revamp, then here are the best smart kitchen gadgets on the market right now.
Apption Labs Meater Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
With BBQ season just around the corner, the pressure to prove that you are competent in outdoor cooking is slowly creeping in and there’s nothing worse than worrying about whether the meat is properly cooked.
The Meater thermometer solves this problem as it stays within your chosen dish throughout the cooking process. The probe is free of all cables and wires, and can be placed inside a joint of meat and then synced up to your phone. Via the easy to use app, you can control and check the temperature of the meat from as far as 50 metres away meaning you can actually enjoy the BBQ instead of hovering nervously around the food hoping it’s cooked.
The wooden charging unit is easy to use with simple red and green lights to indicate when charging is complete. We particularly liked how long the thermometer charge lasted; 24 hours of continuous cooking.
Buy now £98.99, Lakeland
Cuisinart Cordless 4 in 1 Automatic Wine Opener
A perfect gift for wine lovers, or anyone who has ever struggled with a corkscrew before, the Cuisinart automatic wine opener can detect the cork on a bottle of wine and smoothly remove it in one simple action. It also includes a built in foil cutter and aerator which will oxidise your wine in order to maximise and improve flavour.
The vacuum sealer and date marker are perfect for preserving unfinished bottles of wine and reminding you when the bottle was first opened. The cordless nature of the product means there are no annoying wires and batteries as it is all USB charged. A full 2.5 hour charge can open 50 bottles of wine.
Buy now £64.00, Cuisinart
Ember Temperature Controlled Mug – White 295ml
Getting the temperature right for a cup of coffee or tea is an art. Most times when we brew our morning cuppa, we either end up with …….