A Smart Slow Cooker
Who doesn’t love a slow cooker? Really, they are by far one of the best for bulk cooking and for those who are running between sports and lessons, work and school, and really don’t have time to stand there and check the temperature or doneness every hour. The Belkin Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker connects to your smartphone allowing you to adjust temperatures, turn it on and off and set the time so that you can change it throughout the day. No more needing someone home to turn it off. And at $99.99, price wise it’s not that bad either.
A Smart Oven
Even appliances are getting in on the game. And this is perfect. Connected to an app, the GE Profile wall oven allows for you to remotely turn it on to preheat (there you go already done before you walk in) check the temperature and change it and also use the meat probe that can check the temperature of the meat. It even tells you when the food is done. Remember leaving the house and thinking you left it on? Well there’s no more of that since you can turn it off remotely as well.
A Smart Fridge
Samsung, maker of smartphones, has made the FamilyHub Smart Fridge. Ranging in the area of $6,000 you have a camera inside that takes a picture of its contents every time the door is closed so you always know what’s in there, especially when you forget the list at the store. It also has alerts to tell you when food’s been in there too long, touchscreen that gives recipes suggestions based on ingredients, and you can even reorder food with a MasterCard. Pricy, but very useful I would say.
3D Pancake Printer
Really, it’s a thing and it’s called PancakeBot. At roughly $300 you can be the coolest parent around, especially for those sleepovers. Input the picture you want to recreate, add mix, and watch it go to work creating a masterpiece right onto the griddle below. I want to be that parent.
When grilling and cooking things like ribs low and slow you want to know the temperature but you don’t want to open it and ruin the perfect temperature, get the Maverick ET-735 Wireless Thermometer which will run you about $80. Now you can leave the grill closed and check the temperature from about 160 feet away. Pretty neat and can result in you being the queen or king of the BBQ this year.
For the Grower in You
Who doesn’t love fresh herbs that you can pick for yourself when need be? The cheapest high tech gadget on here, the Click and Grow Starter Kit which is a small planter, that’s electric that can help you plant and grow fresh herbs. It tells you when you need to water it, or add nutrients to the soil as well. Really it’s something that anyone can do 9even those who can’t keep a plant alive to save their lives).
Coming Soon Interactive Cooktop
How futuristic does that sound? Whirlpool is coming up with an interactive cooktop that you can get recipes on, access social media (there are amazing recipes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest if you didn’t know) and you can obviously watch videos on how to do things which is ideal when you are trying something new. Not yet available but it’s definitely something that you want to put in the home if you have the funds for it.