When you’re looking for a gift for the cook who has everything, it can be hard to find something that will impress them. Fortunately, technology is evolving in all aspects of our life, including the kitchen. Whether they are an IT geek or a seasoned culinary master, we’ve got a list of gizmos that will revolutionize the way your favorite chef whips up a meal. Here are a few of our favorite high-tech kitchen gadgets:
- Egg Minder
With the Egg Minder you will never have to wonder if you’re eggs are still good or not. This device keeps track of how old your eggs are, and will monitor how many you have left. Egg Minder syncs up with a free app that sends you push notifications when its time to buy more eggs.
- Digital Nutrition Kitchen Scale
For the cook who does a little too much sampling while preparing, a digital nutrition scale is perfect. The scale will report all the important nutritional data about the food you place on it. By typing in a designated code for the food, the item’s weight is calculated to report nutritional values that have been approved by the USDA. Health-conscious people will love being able to measure solids and liquids and find out their carbohydrate, cholesterol, calorie, fat, fiber and sodium information.
- simplehuman Sensor Can
When you’re cooking a meal, it’s not too sanitary to touch a garbage can right in the middle of your prep. simplehuman has a trash can that opens with a wave of your hand, so you don’t have to come into contact with extra germs. Not only is it functional, the simplehuman trash can smells good and is nice to look at.
- Digital Measuring Cup and Scale
Any chef will tell you, extra utensils can clutter up a kitchen and need to be disposed of. With a digital measuring cup and scale, it combines two pieces of equipment into one, to increase your storage space and efficiency. The cup and scale will convert five pre-set ingredients—oil, water, flour, milk and sugar—from weight to volume and digitally display the conversion on the handle. This item is ideal for the perfectionist baker.
- The Smoking Gun
How many of us love smoked food, but don’t eat it very often because of the lengthy and process it requires? The Smoking Gun, as seen on Top Chef All-Stars, is a handheld smoker that infuses your food with the flavor of applewood or hickory. It is much safer and less time consuming than igniting an outdoor smoker and waiting around for hours for the flavor to work through. The extra bonus with The Smoking Gun is that flavor can be added to any food you want, even desserts or a pickle!
Any of these gadgets are sure to bring a smile to your favorite chef’s face. If not, buy them as a treat for yourself!