Smart technology has managed to find its way into the kitchen, where it’s making cooking way easier and more enjoyable for people all the time and it makes a fantastic gift for the home chef in your family.
By using simple interfaces and smartphones, more people than ever are able to be self-reliant and cook for themselves. This new technology has made cooking more efficient and less likely to turn out wrong, so smart kitchen gadgets make great gifts for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen.
One of the most increasingly popular styles of cooking is called sous vide. Sous vide is when you heat up water, which has meat in a plastic bag in it. The meat gets cooked perfectly, so when you take it out, you only have to sear it and then it will be ready to serve. Of course, this presents an excellent opportunity for a smart device to come into play.
One of the most popular sous vide devices available is the Anova Culinary Sous Vide cooker. The Anova doesn’t require any special equipment outside of a pot, some water, a plastic bag, and the device itself.
By using either the app that connects to it or the device itself, set the appropriate temperature and watch it go to work. You can see on your phone what the temperature is at, so you don’t have to keep walking over and checking on it.
Because the Anova circulates the heat evenly, you will get even results and no overcooking. Once the food is done, you can make any last adjustments outside of the pot, such as searing the meat, and then serve it.
If you’re gift recipient is a lazy cook, then why not buy the Tefal Actifry Smart XL. Choose from hundreds of recipes from it’s app and the appliance will cook that meal, and their phone will ping to tell them it’s finished.
Another great smart kitchen device people will want this Christmas is the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Smart Cooker. This pot acts as seven different pots, including a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, and more.
You can control it easily using your phone or the simple interface on the front. The app allows you to view user submitted and preloaded recipes, and set your pot’s settings according to the recipe.
If you want to give a present to a tea or coffee lover, then maybe you could look at buying the Smarter iKettle which you can switch on using your smartphone, or perhaps the Nespresso Expert and Milk coffee machine which will make the perfect cup of coffee with the help of an app.