6 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Faster and Easier
6 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Faster and Easier

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You upgrade your iPhone, so why not upgrade your kitchen gadgets? Sure, there’s something to be said for doing things the old-fashioned way, but with our increasingly busy lives, sometimes we just need a touch of technology to allow for more efficiency and precision with our cooking.

Investing in smart kitchen and cooking tools will not only save you time and energy, but it’ll also make you wonder how you ever survived without them! With the right items in your kitchen, you can cook faster, meal prep healthier, and make cleaning up easier.

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6 Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Faster, Easier, and Healthier

Here are six of our favorite kitchen tools to help simplify your cooking, and even make it a bit healthier!

 

1. Air Fryer

Kitchen Gadgets - Air Fryer

Do you love fried foods, but hate the added calories? Then you are going to cry tears of joy when you learn about the Phillips AirFryer. It uses hot air instead of oil to make your foods crunchy, so you can make your favorite crispy foods with up to 75 percent less fat.

Better yet, it’s so easy to use! You simply place your potatoes, chicken wings, vegetables, or anything else you want to “fry” up in the basket, set a timer, and let the air fryer work its magic. Technology: 1. Guilt: 0.

Get it on Amazon.

 

2. Sous Vide

Kitchen Gadgets - Sous Vide

A “sous vide,” also known as precision cooker, does just that: It precisely cooks your food at restaurant-quality level. Translating to “under vacuum” in French, a sous vide helps you evenly cook thick cuts of meat so you can avoid an end product that has a burned outside and a cold, undercooked middle.

With this handy kitchen tool from Anova Culinary, you simply place your food in a sealed bag, add it to a container of water, attach the sous vide, set the time and temperature, and watch as it evenly circulates heat to cook your favorite foods.

Bonus: With Bluetooth and smart device control, you can monitor or adjust the device from your smartphone, allowing you to cook from virtually anywhere. Make steak from the bathtub? That’s technology we can get behind.

Get it on Amazon.

 

3. Food Dehydrator

 

 

This one is for all my lumberjacks (and Jills!) out there. Have you ever wanted to make your own jerky, but didn’t want to gross out your roommates by laying out slabs of meat on your air conditioner? Or maybe you want to devour a bag of trail mix with hearty chunks of dried fruits without paying a premium price? Enter food dehydrators.

Dehydrating is a method of food preservation that removes moisture from food, inhibiting growth of microorganisms that cause decay and rot. You can make dried fruit, jerky, herbs, spices, and even dog treats in this gadget. If not for yourself, dehydrate for your dogs!

What’s particularly cool about the Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator is that it comes with an opaque Vita-Save exterior, which “blocks harmful light to help retain more of the food’s nutrients and vitamins during the drying process.” It also has 12 trays for maximal dehydrating at once.

Get it on Amazon.

 

4. Smarter Kettle

Kitchen Gadgets - Smart Electric Kettle

We just keep finding even more reasons to stare at use our phones! But this one is really worth it. This Wi-Fi-enabled iKettle allows you to pre-boil your water via an app. Just fill it up, set a desired temperature and time for it to boil, and wait for the completed notification.

Some of the features on this model include multiple modes, with a Wake Up mode that allows you to wake up to boiling water ready for your morning tea or coffee. You can even connect it to Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled devices. “Alexa, get rid of everything in my kitchen that can’t be handled by app.”

Get it on Best Buy.

 

5. Bluetooth Thermometer

 

 

Never undercook your meat again, thanks to this life-changing smart thermometer. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your iPhone, allowing you to track and set alerts for your food’s desired temperature with the device’s app.

And this isn’t only for making sure you cook chicken to perfection! Home brewers of beer or kombucha can also benefit from this device. Many reviewers state that this was a total game-changer, allowing you to track the temperatures of “multiple vessels quickly and efficiently without having to disturb [your] brew vessels.” That’s hot.

Get it on Amazon.

 

6. Digital Scale & Measuring Cups

Kitchen Tools - Measuring Cup

This combination measuring cup and digital scale is a modern and essential measuring tool. It’s such a time-saver for precision cooking and baking! It features an LCD screen built into the handle so you can quickly glance at your measurements to make sure they’re accurate, and then move on with your recipe.

The measuring cup has markers for every increment you could need, and the scale can toggle between grams and cups, allowing you to measure all your dry and wet items in the same vessel. When you’re done, just pop out the removable cup to wash it!

Get it on Amazon.

Chelsea Frank

About

Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them!