Whether you consider yourself a professional chef or a professional delivery-dialer, everyone could use a little extra help navigating chaos in the kitchen.
These impressive smart appliances take daunting cooking tasks and turn them into genius methods of making meals you’ll want to eat again and again. Some offer connectivity to Wi-Fi and smart home devices like Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, while others offer compatibility to smartphone apps. Regardless, all are designed to make cooking easier and more enjoyable.
And if you’re looking to bring your existing appliance into the 21st century, opt for a smart plug that can be controlled with your smart home device.
June Life Oven
There’s more to this smart oven than its convenient Alexa compatibility. June features more than 200 smart cook programs that are developed by chefs to guarantee perfect results every time, and offers a built-in HD camera that automatically recognizes more than 100 different foods to prepare them properly.
Hamilton Beach Smart 12-Cup Coffee Maker
Make your morning coffee even before you make it out of bed. This smart 12-cup model works with any Echo device to brew up a piping-hot pour at your command. Simply say, “Alexa, turn on my coffee maker,” and you’ll be happily sipping away in no time.
Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
If you thought making dinner with Instant Pot’s cult-favorite multifunctional cooker couldn’t get any easier, the brand brought out a smart model that connects to your Alexa device to help turn it on and off, keep track of cooking progress, and alert you when your meal is ready. Combine that convenience with 13 one-touch smart programs (think slow cook, stew, slow cook, rice, and more!), and you’ll never go back to your stovetop again.
Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
Vitamix is a prominent brand in professional kitchens, but it also offers intuitive smart capabilities that make blending easy for cooks of every level. Built-in wireless connectivity automatically reads the chosen container size and accordingly adjusts program settings and blending times, so you don’t have to lift a finger to make the perfect frozen margarita.
COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer
Cooking up crispy, yet healthy dishes has never been more conducive than with this Alexa- and Wi-Fi-compatible air fryer. Control your appliance from the compatible app on your phone, or through your Echo device to cook, schedule, adjust settings, and monitor the progress of your meals. You’ll get the same great taste of fried foods without the fat!
Tasty by Cuisinart One Top Smart Induction Cooktop
SHOP NOWsmart cooktop probably looks familiar (it’s the same one used in BuzzFeed’s professional kitchens to cook up killer recipes on camera!). Connect it to the One Top app for step-by-step guidance through hundreds of recipes. It also precisely keeps an eye on the cooking process with an integrated surface sensor that measures the temperature of your pots and pans, and has an in-pan thermometer that accurately monitors the temperature of your food.
MEATER+ Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
Unless you’re a pro chef, it’s almost impossible determining when your food is done. This wireless smart thermometer connects to a compatible app on your phone to precisely monitor meats, and it’ll even notify you when your steak has reached a perfectly pink medium-rare. It’s a foolproof gadget that guarantees consistent results every time.