The kitchen is perhaps the most important room in a modern home.
To fit in with our busy lives, kitchen appliances have gotten smarter and smarter, giving us a plethora of smart kitchen gadgets to choose from.
We have picked the best 8 and compiled them here to help you populate your kitchen with time savers, waste reducers and effort removers.
1. Amazon Echo Show
With a 7 inch display and sturdy stand, the Amazon Echo Show is perfect for the kitchen.
This has more utility in the kitchen than other Alexa-enabled products, due to the relatively large touch-enabled screen.
Ask Alexa for recipes, cooking tutorials and measurement conversions, or simply set a timer and put on some music while the broth bubbles.
2. Amazon Dashwand
It’s a light-weight option if you don’t want to splash the cash on the top end Alexa products. The Dashwand includes all basic Alexa features, however, the feature that stands out is the barcode reader that will recognise products and reorder them for you as your larder depleats. This smart kitchen gadget is voice controlled, and has a magnetic body for easy storage on the fridge.
3. LG ThinQ Smart Fridge
If the smart kitchen gadget market goes buoyant, LG is going to be the company that is going to take this market by a storm. They’ve been developing a range of smart kitchen appliances for several years. Their first smart fridge appeared in 2016 and ran a Windows 10 OS. Their latest creation has their own bespoke WebOS system in the background.
The fridge has a range of energy saving options built in, however the thing that makes it really useful is a virtual tagging system that will help you manage the contents of the fridge. It will alert you when food is about to go out of date and if integrated with Alexa, the LG ThinQ will restock the food that’s running out.
4. Behmore Connected Brewing System
This smart coffee maker makes an excellent addition to the kitchen for any caffeine addict.
Controlled via an app on your smartphone, it allows you to set temperature control, pre-soak time and altitude.
What's great about this coffee maker is its full Alexa support including Dash for reordering beans and grounds without any fuss. When you ask Alexa to make you a coffee in the morning, you'll be sure to get it.
5. Simplehuman Sensor Trashcan With Voice Control
The Simplehuman Sensor trashcan is a kitchen bin that you can use without touching, replacing the pedal with both voice control and motion sensors.
One great feature is the variable range sensor. While closed and idle, it only detects slightly above the lid. However, once opened the sensors detect whether you are still close by, closing the can if you aren't.
Available as a single refuse can or a dual recycling and refuse set up. Powered by mains or AA batteries. These trashcans look great, however, if you want to conceal it, have a look at our bespoke kitchen cabinets that can be made to measure to fit your new gadgets. This makes it possible for you to have a classic kitchen that is up to date with the newest technology.
6. Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump
Hand sanitiser pumps are notorious bacteria traps. The Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump uses motion sensors so that you don't need to touch it to use it.
This sleek soap dispenser pre-mixes soap and air to dispense foam with no mess, thanks to a snapping silicon valve. The cartridges are easily replaced and a variety of brands of soap are available.
7. Smart Crock-Pot Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are always great for the kitchen, but Crock-Pot have stepped up the game with their smartphone-enabled offering.
Not only can you set the temperature from your phone, but you can also set a cook time and have it shut off (or switch to “warm”) when it is done – all without needing to be in the kitchen at all!
8. iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
Every kitchen needs a thermometer, and this smart thermometer from iDevices is one of the best.
It features a dual prong system, allowing for two separate temperature readings. This is very useful for cooking two pieces of meat or even a large turkey.
The device is bluetooth enabled with enough range to cover the whole house, and boasts a 150 hour battery life.
9. Mellow Smart Sous-Vide
A smart kitchen gadget for the more advanced cook, Mellow is a fully-featured smart sous-vide that can be controlled entirely from your smartphone.
This gadget is perfect for busy people, as food prep can be done in the morning and be placed in a standard food bag inside the sous-vide. The food will stay fridge-fresh until you start the cooking process from the app.
Dinner will be ready by the time you get through the door!
Responsible housekeepers like to reduce waste, and with the Vacuvita vacuum sealer you'll find waste reduction becomes far more efficient.
This gadget seals dry foods in an airtight bag that can keep it fresh up to five times longer than it might otherwise. Vacuvita stands out because of its stock logging app, which keeps track of the food you have stored.