7 crazy cool kitchen gadgets to buy now
Time for a gadget glow-up! These seven must-have bits of culinary tech, from cooker tops that are smarter than you to sparkling water on tap are the hottest hospitality tickets for spring. Get there before your neighbour does!
But first, coffee
Hot off the press (like a coffee press, geddit?), this brand new Artisan Espresso Maker from KitchenAid, though a little pricy, is a game-changer for your morning cup of jo. With a 15-bar Italian pump, portafilter, and steam wand, plus a totally sleek look, this baby will have you whipping up authentic cappuccinos and espressos like a real Italian barista (possibly less hunky) in no time.
one smart cooker
Billed as the “world’s smartest cooker hood” (a little niche!), RorosHetta Sense just won the 2022 KBB Innovation Award. Using 70% less energy than standard, it measures the air quality and adjusts to make your kitchen cleaner and less polluted. It’s also the quietest on the market right now, and boasts precise hob temperatures. And it looks great!
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Fry me a river
Hands down, this Vortex Plus 6-in-1 is the best air fryer on the market right now. As the name not-so-coyly suggests, you can also bake, roast, grill, reheat, and dehydrate. It’s compact for dinky counters, yet still has room for six portions. It runs quietly, is easy to clean, and has that neat window so you can see how your food is doing. And the clincher? It reduces cooking smells, so goodbye funky kitchens.
sparkle and shine
Already revered as a really great boiling water tap, the Quooker CUBE has now cemented itself in the market by offering sparkling water as well by turning the tap in a different way. Twice as nice! SodaStreams could never. It’s entirely safe, reduces plastic, time, and counter space, and Quooker will collect empty CO₂ cylinders to recycle free of charge.
This look a bit like a sex toy to anyone else? (Don’t worry, we don’t think vibrators are kitchen tech.) It’s actually the essential gadget for any true vino connoisseur: a CuisinArt wine opener! At the touch of the button, this bad boy removes any kind of cork, and even comes with a vacuum sealer to preserve unfinished wines. Go on, have a glass.
Green thumbs up
Effortlessly cultivate your own countertop herb garden with this Click & Grow Smart Garden, which uses ‘Smart Soil’ inspired by NASA technology (we’re hearing ‘space herbs’, and we like it). Built-in sensors ensure your plants have the perfect amount of oxygen, water, light, and nutrients, so all you have to do is pluck some for a garnish.
This Sowden Juicer from the Danish brand HAY is a glorious mix of style and purpose. Coloured in a charming, mid-century-style pastel yellow and blue, it looks lovely on a kitchen counter. Combine this with the ease of the electric mechanics that guarantee fresh, pulp-free juice, and the cinch in which you can dissemble and clean it? You’ve got a winner.