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High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets for Your Favorite Chef

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

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The Future of Kitchen Technology

Move over Rosie the maid, the future of the house chef is nothing like we saw on the Jetsons. Amazing new kitchen technology already exists, and with many more innovations on the horizon. Take a look at what we have in store for us to make our culinary lives easier, more efficient, healthier, and visually dazzling. Science and art are intermingling with the brightest minds, resulting in culinary quarters like nothing you’ve ever imagined.

Nutrima by Electrolux

This gadget is still in the developmental stages, but it will change the way you eat and what you choose to put in your mouth, forever. The idea is a scale that charges by bending it. It’s constructed of the latest material in flexible technologies, combined with piezoelectricity. Nutrima will be able to analyze the food’s quality including: weight, freshness level, amount of toxins it carries, and it’s nutritional value and makeup.

3D in the Kitchen

Miele has a concept in the works, which is a range that will scan your hand to gather personal data. Next, 3D technology lets the scanner calculate our nutritional needs by easily putting a palm down on the range. Once the information is collected, which includes real-time analytics, we will know what our body requires at the time for calories and nutrients. Even better, it provides the user with recipes on a display screen that are appropriate to meet their dietary needs. Miele assures us that as far fetched as this idea sounds, it will be a common fixture on day.

Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan

This handy appliance is currently available and will make sure you never overcook anything again. Synced with an iPhone app, Pantelligent oversees the cooking of your chicken, fish, steak, or whatever you’re frying up. The app allows you to check the temperature at any time, without having to prod it with a fork, and it lets you know when its ready.

Seafood Walls

It has been predicted that in the future, you won’t have to go to the market to get your shrimp. This is because sea plant life and edible fish will be grown right in your kitchen. The wall will be stocked with a tank, much like an aquarium. Instead of keeping this marine life as a pet, you’ll be growing it and harvesting it for consumption.

Solar Powered Kitchens

Another concept for future kitchens is one that runs on total solar power. The idea is that solar bricks that are glass-like will make up the roof and external walls of the kitchen. Renewable solar energy will be harnessed to power the appliances, grow plants, and make your kitchen self-sufficient.

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Six Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

Your kitchen is a special place in your home. You and your family spend time together, you craft masterpiece dishes, mix drinks for your friends, and sometimes you just hang out at the counter and chat. Kitchens are no longer the places where you slave away with mixing bowls and whisks or sweat over a hot stove. Technology has infused the modern kitchen with style and flair, all while making cooking, baking, entertaining and serving more efficient. Boost your productivity with these six must-have kitchen gadgets.

  1. Food Prep Pad

The Prep Pad is a digital food scale that helps you determine the best portion size. In addition to weighing your food, the gadget provides nutritional data for your food choice. Input the food you are weighing, or scan the barcode, and review all of the information on your iPad.

  1. Air fryer

You can fry your favorite treats without having to dunk them in colossal amounts of oil. The air fryer has a drawer for your favorite vegetables, fries, and other fry-worthy foods. Once the food is in the drawer, you simply drizzle a little olive oil over the top for the crisp taste you crave.

  1. iGrill

iGrill is a thermometer that remains it the food while it is cooking. The cord extends out of the oven to a digital display screen. Instead of popping open the oven a dozen times, you can glance at the screen or get temperature readings sent to your smartphone.

  1. Wi-Fi Crockpot

Crockpots are awesome, but using one can be stressful. Not too long ago, you could only wish you were able to turn the crockpot on while you were at work. Now you can. The Belkin Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker allows you to turn it on or off, adjust the temperature, and receive reminders with your smartphone.

  1. Ravi Instant Wine Chiller

If you are a wine drinker, you have probably been in a situation when the wine is flowing just as much as the conversation, but when you need a new bottle, it is not at the right temperature. Being the savvy wine drinker you are, you either waited or suffered through, but those days are gone. The Ravi Instant Wine Chiller is a tube that attaches to the top of the bottle and instantly chills the wine as it is being poured.

  1. Whirlpool interactive Cooktop

Okay, it’s a concept that was revealed at CES 2014, but it is awesome! The interactive stovetop accommodates your pots and your Pinterest account. The stovetop allows users to access recipes, social media pages, and email all while they are cooking; the interactive screen is right on the stovetop.