The future is now (or so they keep telling us). So this is no time to keep your kitchen in the past. If you have any interest in making your life a little easier (at least when it comes to preparing meals), here are some gadgets that you might want to check out:
If you don’t have a nose for quality control, there’s now a better way to tell if your meat is spoiled before you take that risky first taste.
The FOODsniffer is a handheld device that wirelessly connects to your smartphone (via an app) and measures raw meat gas levels, analyzes results, and instantly tells you the level of freshness. This “eNose” knows if your raw meat, poultry, and fish are safe to eat, even when you’re not sure.
Kill up to 99.9% of germs as if by magic!
The Verilux CleanWave® Sanitizing Wand is perfect for cleaning counter tops, computer keyboards, remote controls, phones, pillow, upholstery and more–without the need chemicals. UV-C Light technology has been proven to sanitize and destroy odor-causing bacteria.
If you’re looking for a better way to connect your kitchen–and to ensure all your recipes turn out perfect– Drop was designed with you in mind. A wireless Drop Scale and Recipe app connect so every step of the baking process is totally synced in real time. The smart scale weighs your ingredients and intuits recipe scaling and ingredient substitutions.
The secret to better toast is in the palm of your hand.
SpreadTHAT! is the better butter knife that melts butter as you spread. And the best part? The only heat it requires is the warmth of your hand. Waiting for butter is a thing of the past. If you demand spreadable butter straight from the fridge, you probably need this in your life.
You don’t even need to know how to properly cook salmon to have properly cooked salmon for dinner with this smart pan. Pantelligent controls the cooking temperature and time, so all you need to do is follow some directions on the smartphone app. If your kids (or you) don’t know how to cook, this pan will teach you.
Everything is easier with a button.
With the Hiku you can create a shopping list and share it with your phone, so you always know what you need. This little button recognizes your voice and scans barcodes to make grocery list-making a breeze.
If a robotic at-home bartender isn’t the way of the future, then I don’t know what is.
If you want to impress your cocktail party guests (but your mixology falls a little flat), this app-controlled robotic bartending appliance thoroughly mixes cocktails and infuses bitters to make the perfect cocktail in seconds. Somabar has the recipes, ingredients, and experience of a bartender or mixologist–so you don’t have to.
In a perfect, futuristic world you’d be able to make espresso anywhere you go.
While the world may not be perfect, we are living in the future–at least where espresso is concerned. The Wacaco Minipresso is a compact and extremely portable handheld espresso machine perfect for travelling. There’s no need to leave your favorite gadgets at home! In the future, everything is portable (right?).
Sous-vide is essentially a method of cooking vacuum-sealed foods under water (with precise temperature control). The Mellow sous-vide machine is designed specifically for home cooking. The remote control system (which can be accessed via your smartphone of computer) lets you control your meal prep no matter where you are and can even learn about your own individual taste preferences.
The next time you plan on enjoying a meal outside, harness the sun’s power to cook it.
The GoSun solar stoves utilize sunlight and a solar vacuum tube to roast, steam, bake, fry, or boil food without the use of any type of fuel. In as little as 20 minutes, you can be enjoying a hot meal–powered by the sun! Now that’s the future of meal-making.
Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.