In the age of The Great British Baking Show, Michael Pollan’s books and documentaries, and social media moguls preaching wellness and detoxes, what we cook and eat is seemingly becoming a bigger part of our lives than ever before. With busy schedules and long work hours, it can be difficult to find time to cook three homemade meals every day. These gadgets and appliances can make it much easier to stay well-fed and well-nourished.
BrewGenie Smart Coffee Maker
Making fresh coffee is a great way to wake up, especially when your coffee maker can brew your cup while you’re easing out of bed. This smart coffee maker connects to an app on your phone, and will remind you to replace the grounds the night before so all you have to do in the morning is tap a button on your phone.
This machine is burn proof, can be set to brew on a schedule, and has a safety measure that prevents heating when there’s no water in the reservoir, reducing any fire risk. You can get yours for less than $50 here.
Wireless Meat Thermometer
Grilling or roasting meat can result in a delicious meal, but not getting the internal temperature right can lead to potential sickness. Traditional meat thermometers can be inaccurate, and sitting in the kitchen for hours while your food heats up feels tedious. With a smart digital meat thermometer, you can keep a digital eye on your food while you’re in other rooms of your house or out running an errand.
The Bluetooth Meater thermometer can be programmed from an app on your phone differently for which type of meat and cut you are cooking, and can be purchased for as little as $69.
Precision Sous Vide Device
Sous vide cooking is a technique where a vacuum-sealed pouch of food is bathed in water at a low, constant temperature. This French method keeps the juices inside meats and preserves flavor and texture that would be lost if food were boiled. This Precision Cooker can set a water bath’s temperature to the exact degree, and its Bluetooth connectivity lets you monitor the food and water without standing over the stove.
For less than $150, you can get your hands on one and be on your way to making oil-free, delicious meals.
Air fryers are an easy way to get the taste of fast food without that sluggish feeling after you eat. This digital interface air fryer lets you set temperatures and times for cooking so that you can take it easy while your meal or side dish is being prepared. Air fryers like this require little to no oil and come already pre-programmed for many common meals and portion sizes.
You can order one online or pick it up in store at Williams Sonoma for $199.