KITCHEN GADGETS FOR 2021 AND BEYOND

Sometimes it can be hard to shop for foodies who already stock their kitchen with the latest and greatest appliances, tools, and utensils. Kitchen gadgets make food prep, cooking (and cleaning up!) easy, safe, and fun whether they’re making weeknight dinners for the whole family or perfecting the next big holiday meal. 

By Vineel Raj

From small kitchen tools to countertop appliances, there is a broad array of products to choose from when you’re looking to upgrade your own kitchen, or you’re searching for the perfect gift for your favorite cook. It doesn’t matter if your kitchen is large or small or whether you cook for one or many. There are plenty of tools that will help you work smarter and faster—and make cooking tasks easier

LG Wifi enabled Instaview fridge 

Nothing beats the convenience of having more food when you need it, and with a generous 23 cu. ft. of space, the LG fridge features the Full-Convert™ Drawer – now with five temperature settings to fit your family’s needs. Choose from Chilled Wine, Deli/Snacks, Cold Drinks, Meat/Seafood with adjustable dividers. The distinctive InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerator will enhance even the most beautifully crafted kitchen. The sleek tinted glass panel illuminates with two quick knocks, so you can see inside the easy access compartment without opening the door, reducing cold air loss to help keep food fresher longer. Priced from $4,999

Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker

There’s no doubt about it, the Instant Pot has become the “it” appliance in modern trendy homes. The 6-quart DUO60 is one of the most popular models. It has seven cooking modes (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer) and 14 preset cooking programs that make it simple to cook dinner from scratch on a busy night. It even cooks perfect yogurt! Priced from $129

Breville the Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder  

This high-tech coffee grinder from Breville is for the serious coffee drinker. It features professional-style stainless steel conical burrs designed to reduce heat and protect the bean’s essential oils. An electronic timer allows you to adjust grind time in 2-second increments and 60 grinding settings—from super fine to super coarse and everything in between. Priced from $299

Magimix Vision – See-Thru toaster 

Experience a toaster with a viewing window that lets you watch the toasting process in action. Set the toaster to an automatic brown setting, or simply press a button to pop up your toast when it’s browned just the way you like. Four quartz heating elements produce crisp, uniformly browned toast. Four preprogrammed heat settings include Toast, Bagel, Reheat, and Defrost. Priced from $80

Sony Xperia kitchen Edition tablet

The best of Sony in a tablet. It’s sharper, faster, and more vivid. It’s also the world’s thinnest 10.1” tablet, with highly durable dust and water-resistant design that lets you enjoy it while food prepping or cooking. The Xperia Kitchen Edition is your meal-prep partner, optimized for helping you find and plan healthy meals and organize shopping lists. Priced from $299

Orange Prep Pad 

The Orange Chef Prep Pad-Smart Food Scale gives an accurate breakdown of calories, fat, protein, and carbs in your meals—pre-packaged or homemade. You also gain access to a food library of more than 300,000 items with the added ability to scan barcodes. It can also track and log meals with a 1-year battery life (4 AAA batteries included), Bluetooth 4.0 (w/ single button auto-connect). It requires iPad 3 or newer, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPhone 4S, or more recent, iOS 7 or newer; Device requires internet connection. Priced from $99

Sonic Decanter- Ultrasonic Decanter for red or white wine

The Sonic Decanter decants red or white wine in as little as 15 or 20 minutes and improves the taste, aroma, and mouth feel of any wine, table wine, and premium wine. Patented wave energy process results in a more integrated, softer, less stringent, and more flavorful wine while improving new bottles or reinvigorates re-corked wines. It’s easy to use: add cold tap water, place bottle in the device, set dial for red or white wine, and wait for a chime to alert you that wine is ready. Price $250

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