The kitchen is the most-used space in any home. It trumps the parlor ten to one; it’s where people come together, not where they sit to focus on their devices. It’s truly the most beloved area of the home, the neighbor to the dining room, and the epicenter of all the action—shouldn’t you have a few aces up your sleeve when you’re going to entertain or cook for your family? There’s gadgets in your kitchen that you’re suffering without, and you don’t even realize it. Luckily, we’ve got that magic list covered.
Kitchen Gadgets For A High Tech Kitchen
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker
Nespresso became the Keurig of the espresso world. This machine’s going to hold up to ten Nespresso pods, which operate in the same way as a K-cups. You’re not restricted to using the miniature espresso measurement cup included with the machine, either. The drip pan and spout are far enough apart to accommodate tall 16-ounce glasses. (I mean, that’s a lot of espresso, but we won’t judge). Ever used an espresso machine before? Then you know how it has to load pressure and heat; with this model, you wait a whopping thirty seconds, and you’re good to go. Bold, hot espresso in no time.
Epica Automatic Milk Frother
To go with your new Nespresso Pixie: why not make it a latte? Whether you’re going hot or iced you’ll be able to froth your milk with the flick of a switch. It doesn’t take long to froth, and holds 8.25oz of milk (with room for the froth, that is). This essential kitchen gadget piece is crated of stainless steel, and comes ready right out of the package. No need to fiddle with an instruction manual; simply plug, and play.
Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer
The cool kitchen gadgets are the ones that make your life easier, and just look plain awesome. This is the kitchen staple for anyone trying the paleo diet, or going gluten free—you can craft pasta out of zucchini, turn your vegetables and raws into brand new creations. For an extremely low cost, you get five different blade options, and endless recipes you twist out. Worried about just how low-cost it is? Spiralizer gives you a hassle-free, no questions asked lifetime replacement warranty. With a deal like that, you can’t afford not to dive in headfirst.
Darth Vader Toaster
This kitchen gadget speaks for itself. If you haven’t seen the original trilogy, you’ll be lacking a deep appreciation for including Star Wars in your everyday meal. Brand the name and logo onto your toast while Darth Vader uses the dark side to give you the perfect crisp. (Some say that the adjustable thermostat is to thank, but we know it’s really Vader’s doing). Officially licensed, and comes with a completely removable crumb tray for easy cleaning.
KLEMOO 48-Needle Meat Tenderizer
Okay, so this kitchen gadget device looks a little medieval, but it turns your cheap cuts into succulent and mouth-watering steaks in no time flat. 48 needles, crafted of stainless steel, plunge down into your cuts and tenderize every impact area all at the same time. You’ll never need another meat tenderizer. Mallets don’t really do the trick; they turn your food to mush if you’re not careful. This lasts a lifetime, and does a far better job than any method used prior. It pays for itself after the first three steaks; buy chuck, and taste filet mignon.
Herb Saver by Prepara
If you’re a fan of using fresh herbs in your recipes (and who isn’t?) you’ll be doing double somersault backflips for this nifty little money saver. If you’ve ever tossed out herbs after they’ve turned, you’ve thought about how expensive those little stalks of leaves were. This firs right inside of your fridge, and holds your herbs for up to three times longer. It’s completely BPA-free, and dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about anything being absorbed by your herbs. (The flavor also leaves when you wash it, so your rosemary won’t smell and taste like thyme from the previous batch.)
KRUPS Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder
If you want fine-cut spices (especially if you buy cinnamon sticks) or the perfect coffee grinds, you can get them all in the same device. KRUPS came out with the solution to all of our kitchen-based problems with one simple tool. This 200-watt motor is perfect for high volumes of coffee as if it were nothing. Get enough grinds for 12 cups of coffee in a single batch, or grind grains and herbs—it’s good for everything.
PolyScience Smoking Gun
Ever wanted to smoke your meats and other foods, but you don’t have a smoker? More than that, who has the time to actually wait for their meats to smoke? This handheld smoker is essential for those who want that beautiful smoky taste, but live in an apartment, or somewhere that they don’t even allow grills. This device produces cold smoke—yes, that’s a thing now—so you don’t have to worry about excessive heat or outputting too much. This kitchen gadget model comes with two packs of branded wood chips to get you started.
Philips Pasta Maker
Philips isn’t just America’s favorite brand of mid-grade small appliances, they’re Italy’s number one choice for pasta makers. Not only does this beautiful machine give you a pound of pasta in about fifteen minutes, but it also comes with four separate shaping blades for spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccini, and penne. Cleanup’s a breeze, and it comes with a packet with a bunch of different pasta recipes. The possibilities for Sunday night dinner are endless.
Pizzazz Countertop Roasting Oven
We didn’t think it was possible, but until you try this fantastic kitchen gadget, you won’t believe it. Pop this rotating oven on top of your counter, and get ready to enjoy amazing pizza. The top piece rotates around the edge of the roasting plate, giving you the even crisp around your pizza that you’ve been wanting. It’s also the perfect alternative to a microwave for reheating wings and leftovers without drying them out.
SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker
Come on, it’s always exciting when a new kitchen gadgets for the kitchen doesn’t require electricity in the slightest. Use the SodaStream C02 bottles to carbonate your favorite brand of water, and while you’re at it, why not toss in a little bit of flavor? The amount of creations at your disposal are endless with the included recipe book. Apart from that, the BPA-free, all-inclusive bottle comes with a twist cap to prevent carbonation from leaving the bottle, so you can store them for later.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
We don’t all have the time (or the cash) to go through the breakfast drive-thru every day. Instead, use inexpensive ingredients at home and make your own breakfast sandwiches. In four steps, you’ll be able to enjoy bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches on English muffins or bagels. You can mix and match and make some of the most delicious alternatives to spending your money on fast food breakfast. Your waistline will thank you in the end, too.
Salter Chopping Board Set
It’s a downright awful idea to chop your vegetables and your raws on the same cutting board. Four chopping boards are designed for different foods, such as meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, or whatever else you can designate the use for. These won’t absorb any bacteria or juices from your preferred foods, so long as you don’t scratch them up beyond repair. If you could, we’d applaud you since these are extremely durable. BPA-free and ready to ride in your dishwasher, these cutting boards will be your only chopping blocks for years to come.
Oxo Stainless Steel Salad Spinner
Nobody can properly mix up a salad. You get one bite with too much parm, another with heavy vinaigrette, and it’s just a hodgepodge. With this stainless steel bowl (with counter grips along the bottom), you get to toss all the components of your salad inside, and use the push-button to spin everything around. The interior comes with an integrated cullender to drain unnecessary amounts of dressing. Hey, we’ve all done that before—now you can make the perfect salad, every single time, without fail.
AMIR Food Thermometer
When you go for a thermometer, you always get the runaround: this one’s for candy, this one’s for meat, this one—stop it! You don’t need a dozen thermometers for those possible occasions. AMIR gives you an all-in-one option that promises what the packaging says. It goes from -58F to over 500F, so even if you’re broiling French onion soup (I don’t know why you’d want to temp it, but to each their own), you’d be able to pop in the thermometer, and not risk compromising the piece.
NutriBullet 8-Piece Blender and Mixer System
We all remember the infomercials. NutriBullet became one of the most sought-after kitchen gadgets for guys in numerous countries, because it made things simple. We don’t want to spent a lifetime in the kitchen for healthy solutions. If you’re big on your health, and your time is short, the NutriBullet gives you all the highlights, without all the filler. Bottled options from the grocer are expensive and unnecessary (not to mention the lies on the packaging), but with the NutriBullet, your protein shakes and Mean Green’s are only made of what you put into them, giving you’re the perfect pre and post-workout drink.
Twelve South HoverBar for iPad
How many times have you been trying to look at a recipe in the kitchen on your iPad, and you keep getting foodstuffs on it, or worse (I’m not saying I’ve dropped mine into a vat of Italian spaghetti sauce, but I’m not saying I didn’t). The HoverBar holder has the solution by holding your iPad while you watch the video, or read from popular recipe sites. Clamp it onto your counter or a cabinet door, and you’re good to go.
Flamen Easy Ice Ball Maker
The ultimate of all cooking gadgets for men—we want to enjoy scotch while we sear up this steak, okay? It’s been a rough day. Without watering down your top-shelf liquor, chill them with an ice ball. The surface of each individual ice cube melts into your drink, diluting it within minutes. With an ice ball, the surface slowly melts since there’s more concentrated cold inside, chilling your drinks with ease. This mold is BPA-free, and dishwasher safe.
Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press
We’ve all seen them on crazy restaurants on Food Network, but you we can actually make them at home. Cheddar cheese stuffed burgers, mushroom and swiss, whatever you want. This press is an essential kitchen gadget for anyone who enjoys putting a twist on classics, and entertainers who are looking to surprise their guests. This is dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and comes with a lifetime warranty. No questions asked, just return it and get a new one (not that you’ll need to).
Premium Class Stainless Steel Knife Set of 5
We all have those cheap knockoffs in our kitchen drawer. Those knives that doesn’t really make the cut (pun intended). With this set of five stainless steel knives, complete on an acrylic rack, you’ll be able to slice and dice without worrying if your plastic handle is going to release the blade, or if it’s going to rust in the dishwasher. It’s an eye-catching piece that’s certain to set the tone for how much of a boss chef you are in your own kitchen.
NerdChef Steel Stone
This is the essential plate for anyone looking to cook pizza at home. Ditch the ceramic, and get on with your pizza-loving life. This has twenty times the conductivity of any ceramic pizza dish, giving you a faster crisp on the bottom, and a more thorough cook all throughout. It comes preseasoned with flaxseed oil, and is guaranteed to be unbreakable. (I mean, it’s a solid plate of stainless steel. Kudos to you if you find a way to break it.)
Bear Paws Shredder Claws
We all want a cooler way to shred meats. Want that perfect steak and cheese? Don’t pay an absurd amount for pre-shredded meat, just grab a cheap cut and do it on your own. You’ll be tenderizing the meat as you go, giving you the most inexpensive sub you’ve ever had. (Seriously, those things get to be expensive.) As they say, “We know these will make your barbeque epic.”