Of all the places in your home to make “smart” with the latest tech, the kitchen is a top priority. Your kitchen sees a lot of traffic on a daily basis, whether you’re brewing your morning coffee or cooking dinner for yourself or your family. Why not lighten the load a little by incorporating some of these handy kitchen gadgets that will save you time and effort?
There’s something on this list for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quick way to make healthier dinners or you want to lessen the time you spend cooking in the kitchen. Here are the best smart kitchen tech products you can buy in 2020.
Best smart kitchen tech products:
Instead of pressing a bunch of buttons, you can use Amazon Alexa to control the AmazonBasics Microwave. Alexa features a large number of preset microwave settings for food and drinks. For example, the microwave enables the appropriate heating and time settings if you say, “Alexa, reheat one cup of coffee.”
If you want it by itself, the AmazonBasics Microwave is available for $59.99.
The best way to describe the June Oven is as an all-in-one smart appliance. It serves as a convection counter-top oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster, and warming drawer. There’s enough space for a 10-pound turkey or 12-inch pizza.
The smarts start with the built-in HD camera to check on your food. Using AI, the camera automatically detects over 50 common foods and suggests an automatic cook program.
You can control the June Oven with the Android-based touchscreen. You can also pre-heat the oven using Amazon Alexa and use one-tap cook programs for over 200 types of food.
The June Oven is available for $699.
Anova Precision Cooker
The idea of sous vide is to evenly cook food in a bag without overcooking the outside. The food method also helps retain the food’s moisture. That’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in.
The Anova Precision Cooker is a sous vide immersion circulator. The product features an IPX7 rating for water and dust resistance, a Wi-Fi connection, and step-by-step directions for recipes. You can control the device from your phone and have it so your meal is ready by the time you get home.
The Anova Precision Cooker is available for $199.99.
Yes, the Drop Scale is a food scale with Wi-Fi. As silly as it sounds, it comes with several nifty features.
For example, you can connect the Drop Scale to your smartphone and get step-by-step interactive recipes with the ingredients you weigh. Even better, the scale and app will show you alternative recipes and tell you if you need more or less or an ingredient.
The Drop Scale is available for $65.83.
Google Nest Hub Max
Assuming you want a smart display in your kitchen, the Google Nest Hub Max is perfect for the kitchen counter. You can control the 10-inch display with your voice, thanks to Google Assistant. You can look up online recipes and watch cooking tutorial videos on YouTube. Also, you can control other smart devices in your kitchen and home.
Weber iGrill 2
For certain foods, you want to make sure you cook them to the right temperature. Those looking for exact numbers will want to look at the Weber iGrill 2.
The iGrill 2 features a 200-hour battery life and a magnetic base. The two meat probes are heat-resistant up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit and measures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t know what you’re doing, the app features recommended temperatures and alerts you when the meat hits the preset temperature.
The iGrill 2 is available for $51.30.
Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
About a year ago, the refrigerator in my home stopped making ice. We never learned why the ice production stopped, but we wish we had the Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker.
The device produces 24 pounds of ice each day, with the bin holding three pounds at a time. As the name implies, the Opal makes nugget-shaped ice. Regular ice can damage your teeth over time, but nugget ice breaks easier.
No water hookup is necessary, though you should replace the water every 25 hours. Also, you can create an ice-making schedule with the app and get alerts when the bin is full of ice.
The Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker is available for $409.98.
Cosori Air Fryer
The Cosori Air Fryer is a fantastic smart option if you’re looking to incorporate healthier meals into your diet. Air-frying foods uses 85% less oil than traditional frying. Plus, there are over 100 pre-programmed recipes in the VeSync app. And new recipes are being added all the time, so you’ll always have plenty of meal ideas at your fingertips.
The VeSync app i just mentioned is the app you can use to control your air fryer from a distance. Or, you can also control it through voice commands with Alexa.
One of the biggest bonuses with the Cosori Air Fryer is that the basket is dishwasher-safe. You’ll save time during both cooking and cleaning!
The Cosori Smart Wifi Air Fryer is available for $119.99.
iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
The iDevices Kitchen Thermometer allows you to track two separate temperatures at a time. If you’re cooking two whole chickens at the same time, for example, you can track each one with a separate probe. There’s no need to keep poking back and forth throughout the cooking process.
This thermometer comes with a 150 foot Bluetooth smart range. This means that if you’re grilling right outside, there’s plenty of range for you to sit on the couch while you wait. You can track the cooking process directly from your phone.
Plus, it has an illuminated display and it’s magnetic. You can easily place it on the inside of your oven or on the side of a grill.
The iDevices Kitchen Thermometer is available for $79.99.
Have you ever come home after a long grocery trip and remembered something you forgot to put on your list? It happens to all of us, and it’s incredibly frustrating. GeniCan can make your life a little easier by helping you make a grocery list as you throw things away.
You can install GeniCan in any trash can or recycling bin with some powerful magnets. As you empty boxes or milk jugs, all you have to do is scan the item’s barcode with GeniCan. Any scanned item is automatically added to your grocery list in the GeniCan app on your smartphone.
Let’s say you have an item without a barcode. You can put your hand in front of the scanner for about 2 seconds and GeniCan will ask you what you want to add to your list. You can give GeniCan a quick voice command, and it’ll automatically add
The GeniCan is available for $149.99.
The Instant Pot is a huge hit in the kitchen appliance world for a reason. This device combines 8 appliances in one. You can use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, sauté pan, steamer, or a warmer. The sky’s the limit, especially with the 1000+ pre-programmed recipes you have access to on the Instant Pot app.
You can use the Instant Pot app to control settings from a distance in your home. Or, you can also use voice commands with Alexa.
The Instant Pot’s 6-Quart capacity is perfect for large family dinners or weekly meal prep. Plus, the stainless steel inner pot is dishwasher safe, so clean up is super easy!
The Instant Pot is available for $149.95
Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker
With the help of Alexa, the Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker can make your morning routine a breeze. You can ask Alexa to turn on your coffee maker, start brewing, and more.
Or, you can also incorporate the coffee maker into a morning routine with Alexa. Then, you’ll always know that you’ll have a fresh, hot pot of coffee ready for you as long as you say, “Alexa, good morning.” This helps you get out the door faster and start your day on a good foot.
Another nifty feature of Hamilton Beach’s coffee maker is that both the water reservoir and the brew basket are front-fill. This means you don’t have to worry about moving your coffee maker out on the counter or detaching anything to fill it with water or coffee grounds. If this doesn’t sound like the smart coffee maker for you, check out our guide for the very best smart coffee makers.
The Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker is available for $89.99.