20 Gifts the High-Tech Chef Will Love
From brand-new gadgets to new features on your favorite smart products, these high-tech kitchen gadgets are the perfect gifts for your favorite tech-loving home cook year!
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Anyone who’s ever used a hand blender knows the trials and tribulations of cleaning up after the fact. Enter this smart home device from Cuisinart that allows you to make a smoothie or pureed soup right in the cup, bowl, pitcher or pot, eliminating the need to clean up a blender at all. Cleaning the actual device is just as easy, thanks to an easy-wipe handle and dishwasher-safe attachments.
Breville knows how to impress and their new Combi Wave is no exception. At first glance, it looks like a fancy microwave, but this thing is as high-tech an appliance gets. The device is an air fryer, convection oven and inverter microwave all in one compact design. Of course, it features Breville’s famous Element iQ system, which uses smart algorithms to steer power to where it’s needed, when it’s needed, achieving the ideal cooking environment for perfect results.
This is a BIG gift for the chef in your life! KitchenAid’s new stainless steel Smart Oven+ is a double wall oven that connects to your smart home, allowing you to control all your baking, steaming, grilling and broiling right from a mobile app. The full-color touchscreen features a “Recipe Mode,” and the grill, steamer and baking stone attachments set this oven apart.
Do you know an at-home chef who could use a smart oven to help minimize stress at dinnertime? The June Oven might be the perfect high-tech gift. It packs a convection oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster and warming drawer all into one countertop appliance. Use voice commands via Alexa to preheat the oven, or use the app to have it ready to go by the time you walk in the door.
Smarten up the kitchen with the KitchenAid Smart Kitchen Display. The chef in your life can use the smart hub on their counter to instantly convert measurements via Google Assistant, as well as find the best substitutions and follow along with recipes. The 10-inch touchscreen display also provides house-dimming, playlist summoning and YouTube streaming. Oh, and it was specifically designed to be waterproof to keep it safe from messy cooks!
This high-tech air fryer can be controlled and monitored via mobile devices. It now features improved ergonomic angled display for better viewing, so cooks don’t have to bend over, along with a slimmer footprint to save countertop space. The air fryer is Alexa- and WiFi-enabled, providing you the ability to control the device with your voice or via the app when you want to cook, schedule, adjust and monitor meals.
This high-tech indoor grill sears, sizzles and air fry crisps. Features include the integrated smart probe for confident cooking every time, perfect char-grilling on every side with super-hot cyclonic grilling and surround searing technology.
Whether for kneading dough with your hands, peeling a juicy peach or crumbling fresh feta onto your salad, a touchless kitchen faucet is a major answer to the constant dilemma of dirty, wet and sticky hands. There’s just so much to love about this smart faucet from Kohler. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit, you can use your voice to turn the water on or off, or even to tell it how much water you want dispensed into your pasta pot.
Tell your favorite home chef to give up their one-dimensional toaster, because this year, you’re giving them this high-tech gem. The Breville Luxe Toast Select features six bread settings, including whole wheat, white, bagel, waffles, pastries and English muffins. It also features variable browning control, while the LED indicates your browning progress. The Lift & Look and A Bit More functions provide even more control of toasting time.
The highly anticipated release of the new Thermomix is finally here, and just in time for the holidays! Featuring 20 culinary functions and techniques, it’s a do-anything cooking appliance that will have your favorite chef giddy with possibilities. It can do everything from slow cook pulled pork to caramelize sugar, sous vide perfectly tender meat and veggies, boil water and even ferment homemade yogurt.
As aesthetically pleasing as it is high-tech, this 30-inch voice-activated range hood is equipped with an integrated cooking app, two built-in cameras (for video chatting while cooking and picture taking of the culinary creations!). As a range hood, it boasts a 600-CFM vertical exhaust ventilation system.
According to Samsung, their Family Hub Refrigerator lets you “find what you need, faster.” So, if your favorite home chef has been VERY good this year, you could give them this top-of-the-line smart refrigerator that features a touchscreen and apps that are easy to use. Along with a fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel exterior and customized cooling zones, it has a camera feed so when you’re at the grocery store you can check to see if you need eggs!
This compact countertop dishwasher uses just one gallon of water and doesn’t have to be connected to plumbing. Ideal for apartment dwellers who whip up delicious meals, and a bit of a mess, in a small kitchen.
All you do to use this mini appliance is plug it into a standard electrical outlet, pour in water, choose the modular racks that work with the items you’re washing, sit back and relax! The smartest part about this dishwasher is that it employs ohmic array technology to efficiently heat the water. Oh! And as a bonus, this device doubles as a sous vide cooker for seafood!
The creative cook in your life will be thrilled to try their hand at custom coffee capsules! The Capsulier Nespresso Coffee Capsule Maker allows you to create your very own blend of coffee by adding beans to the Capsulier, selecting the number of capsules to make and pressing start. In just one minute, the job is done!
It’s time for high-tech cheese! Well, almost. The world’s first smart home cheesemaker can now be pre-ordered for a May 2020 launch date. Give your favorite foodie a receipt of your purchase, along with some fun highlights about the product, like its ability to produce a 2-pound batch of cheese from any type of milk. And, via its mobile app, you can control the machine, read instructions, order ingredients and share and customize recipes.
For the chef who also loves home decor, give them this high-tech new indoor garden. It looks like an end table, but it can grow herbs and flowers using its smart garden system. They’ll love the ability to grow and cook a wide variety of leafy greens, herbs and flowers inside their home year round.
Give the gift of no prep, little cleanup and no stress with Suvie. This cooking robot/countertop oven uses the sous vide coooking method to prepare whole meals on demand. You can even place food in the device the night before to keep it safely chilled, then cook each item later, separately, controlling everything via the app.
Busy home cooks will love the convenience of Suvie Smart Meals, that can be ordered and delivered weekly. Place the meal in the Suvie, choose a time you want to start cooking, and the smart appliance automatically detects your food and refrigerates it until it’s time to start cooking. And, of course, when there’s time, Suvie will prepare meals made with your foodie friend’s own recipes and ingredients.
Give the gift of smart pasta this year! The Philips Smart Pasta & Noodle Maker makes fresh, flavorful pasta and noodles in no time, automatically mixing, kneading and extruding. You simply add the ingredients and voilà! The machine takes care of the rest, creating a half-pound of pasta in as little as 10 minutes.
The newest addition to the Instant Pot lineup, the programmable Duo Nova saves time and space for the chef on your gift list. It combines seven appliances in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer. Plus, it cooks up to 70 percent faster!
The brand new FoodCycler from Vitamix is a great high-tech gift for the chef on your list. The FoodCycler transforms fruit cores, vegetable peels, dairy, chicken bones and more into fertilizer. All you need to do is toss scraps into the bucket and press a button. The device takes the wait out of traditional composting, breaking down food waste into a tenth of its original volume in three to eight hours.