Smart Kitchen Appliances That Both Men And Women Will Appreciate
Who said kitchen has to be boring? Give it more CPU power!
If you’re like me, you think kitchen appliances are boring. Luckily, we live in the age of technology, and it’s easier than ever to sci-fi the shit out of your kitchen! Here’s my dream geek kitchen.
Breville BTM800XL One-Touch Tea Maker
I own this tea maker for around two years now, and I swear by it! You put in the tea, click a few buttons and forget it until it beeps when tea is done.
No mess, easy to clean, and the coolest part about it is the automatic basket, which lowers into hot woter for the required amount of time, so your tea will always be done perfectly by the book.
4.6 out of 5 stars, 984 customer reviews
- Tea Basket Cycle - Auto Lowers and Lifts
- Auto Start
- 60 minute Keep Warm feature
- Variable temperature control
- Time Since Brew - LCD timer to monitor freshness
Programmable! The best feature.
I received the tea maker yesterday. Washed with the cleaner first, then also repeated washing with baking soda, and the smell which some reviewers complain about was gone. Baking soda is the best cleaner ever.
Experimented with different kinds of tea.
So far I can't say that the tea taste is better than made in traditional kettle, but it's easier to use this tea maker.
I programmed this maker yesterday night, and perfectly fresh tea waited for me at the kitchen when I woke up today. It's priceless! I absolutely love that.
I wish my espresso machine could be the same way.
Here is the picture from today, with tea almost gone already. Although I'm coffee lover, morning cup of tea was very nice to start my day.
This is a great tea maker
This is a great tea maker, but costs more than I think it's worth. I would have purchased a cheaper model if I could have found one that automatically starts in the morning. That's the only feature that sets this one apart from the others.
A lot if people complain about the plastic on the basket, buts it's only on the rim and the basket kid so it's plenty sturdy and never touches the tea. I don't have any issues with this.
Quite expensive but works fairly well.
It's okay. Very expensive. Doesn't keep tea very warm
Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Cooking stuff takes forever? Not with a pressure cooker. It produces healthy food, saves your time, saves energy, and probably reverses the global warming too, I wouldn’t be surprised.
4.6 out of 5 stars, 24,914 customer reviews
- Instant Pot Duo Mini, the ideal companion to the Instant Pot Duo, the number # 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Rice Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
- Perfect for smaller families or to make a small dish for two, side dish or while traveling such as camping, traveling by RV, boating, sailing, hotel excursions Cooks up to 12 Cups of rice (Cooked), 6 Cups of rice (uncooked)
- Features 11 Smart Programmable digital controls – Rice, Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Sauté, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Keep Warm, and Pressure Cook
- Note: The Instant Pot Duo Mini max capacity is 6 cups uncooked rice (12 cups cooked), please use the rice measuring cup that comes with the Duo Mini
- Up to 24 hour delay start, automatic Keep Warm up to 10 hours, and sound ON/OFF, , 10 Safety Mechanisms - UL and ULC certified
- Stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot, food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom dishwasher safe
- Accessories include: Rice measuring cup, stainless steel steam rack without handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, condensation collector and recipe booklet, To maximize performance of cooker only use genuine Instant Pot accessories
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Bluetooth, Immersion Circulator, 800 Watts, Black
Are you prone to overcooking or undercooking stuff? Not anymore, with this bluetooth armed precision cooker.
4.2 out of 5 stars, 3,141 customer reviews
- The Anova Precision Cooker brings sous vide to your home, so you can enjoy a cooking technique made famous by professional chefs for its incredible results
- Sous vide cooking produces restaurant quality results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method, Food is cooked evenly edge to edge, with no worry of overcooking
- Heats and circulates water in the pot, evenly cooking food to a precise temperature to guarantee perfect results every time, Cook everything from meats, fish and vegetables to soups, and desserts
- Easy to use - just attach the cooker to any pot, add water, drop in your ingredients in a sealed bag or glass jar, then press start, No fancy equipment required
- Simple interface on the device to set the time and temperature manually - or use the Anova Culinary app to find your cook settings and hit 'Start'
- Bluetooth connectivity enables you to start, stop and monitor your cook from your mobile device, so you’ll no longer be tied to your kitchen when you’re cooking
A kitchen appliance that needs you to log into facebook
Weeell. This _was_ an amazing cooker. I mean, it was it did was it was supposed to do.: It cooked things. It was a kitchen appliance. Life moved on.
Then Anova pushed an update to their app that requires you to pair your kitchen appliance with your facebook profile. I'm not kidding here. You need to link your facebook account in order to use your kitchen appliance. I mean, i'm looking at my blender and my pressure cooker and they seem to work fine without needing access to my social network.
I just want to heat up water to cook things.
Bait and switch
I returned the item because Anova updated the phone app to force you to buy Wifi access. My model was bluetooth only and I could no longer control the device via the app. Plus, my model didn't come with Wifi Access, so I was forced to use the manual control. When I purchased the item, I had full control from the app, as it was advertized. This was a complete bait and switch. The worst part is, I now have angry friends and family who bought one on my word that it was a good product.
The App now requires a login just to cook a meal!
Anova changed the app to require a login just to cook a meal. They are apparently more interested in mining data than pleasing their customers. I bought the Bluetooth version so I could monitor it, but now the app requires a login, and I object to logging in just to monitor this expensive device. I can't recommend it any more. Would give it ZERO STARS if possible!
Lithonia Lighting 6SL RD 07LM 40K 90CRI MW M6 6" Dimmable LED Retrofit Module with Integrated Bluetooth Speaker, 4000K -Bright White,Matte White
No place to put the speaker? How about the ceiling? So you can control the lights and music right from your phone.
4.2 out of 5 stars, 24 customer reviews
- EASY TO USE: This award-winning LED Bluetooth Speaker Light can pair up to 8 devices and can be controlled within 30 feet of the speaker
- CONNECT AND PLAY in 4 easy steps: Pair to master, sync additional units, install and play! Works with Amazon Echo
- INSTALL ANYWHERE: Designed for wet locations making outdoors and bathroom applications a must
- EXTREMELY BRIGHT: Extremely bright dimmable LED module provides 730 Lumens and 13W watts with Bright White color temperature, 4000K
- LISTEN ANYTIME: Speaker light blasts incredible-sounding music for up to 6 hours when the light is off and needs only 4 hours of the light on to recharge, This innovative design does not use battery life when playing music while the light is on
- ADAPTABLE: Included E26 Adaptor allows you to install the module into current housing by utilizing same space where light bulbs are twisted into
- DIMMABLE: Dims down to 10% using most incandescent dimmers and charges the speaker when dimmed all the way down
- TWO WARRANTIES: Speaker has a 1 year limited warranty and the light fixture has a 3 year limited warranty
- CONNECT DIRECTLY to 120V power supply via provided UL recognized driver
LOVE the sound quality - better than expected
Escali Smart Connect Bluetooth Kitchen Scale, 11-Pound
Figure out exactly how many calories you’ll get with this bluetooth enabled smart kitchen scale.
3.0 out of 5 stars, 24 customer reviews
- Digital Bluetooth Nutrition Scale
- A smooth glass surface with touch sensitive controls makes clean-up fast and easy
- Transmit weight measurements to the Escali Smart Connect app
- Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) wireless connectivity
- Automatic Shut-off ensures long battery life (3-AAA batteries included)
Great little gadget even though I don't use it all the time.
This is a fantastic combination of information and equipment.
NutriChef - Upgraded - Smart Bluetooth BBQ Grill Thermometer - Stainless Probe Safe to Leave in Oven, Outdoor Barbecue, Meat Smoker - Wireless Remote Alert iOS Android Phone WiFi App - PWIRBBQ40 V2
Make the perfect BBQ with this smart thermometer.
3.6 out of 5 stars, 144 customer reviews
- UPGRADED 150’ WIRELESS RANGE: Remote cordless grilling monitor, Get an instant push notification to your smartphone if you leave the wireless bluetooth range
- DONE SMARTPHONE ALARM: When the meat reaches the set temperature the Apple iPhone / Android WiFi mobile app will send push notifications and alarm to take meat from gas or charcoal BBQ, smoker or oven
- TEMPERATURE MONITORING: Monitor temperatures and get alerts for your favorite dishes, Choose Rare, Medium or Well Done - Adjust and Save Custom Cooking Presets for Your Favorite Recipes, Set each probe with separate temperatures in the mobile app
- 32” HEAT PROOF CABLE: Leave the cable and probe inside the oven or grill while cooking, The 32” braided cable gives plenty of room to keep the Bluetooth hardware a safe distance away from heat
- UPGRADED STAINLESS STEEL PROBES: Safely leave probes inside any oven or grill for the entire cook duration, Thermometers can withstand temperatures of up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit
This thing works great! It has an outstanding range, and it connects quickly and easily. I've never used a thermometer while grilling before, so I was a bit skeptical. But after using this thing wants, I don't know how I would ever do without it!
Love my NutriChef Bluetooth bbq thermometer
Love my NutriChef Bluetooth bbq thermometer. The app is simple to download and use. Set-up of the device is a breeze and being able to constantly monitor the temp from my phone is a huge advantage over other models I’ve seen. It works just as advertised! I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving and it really saved my bird. My Big Green Egg cooked the bird faster than I expected by an hour. Had I left in there any longer and ignored the temp alarm, we would have been eating turkey jerky! Initially I didn’t believe it was done and checked it against my old school meat thermometer. It was dead on. For the price, this is a great value and worth every penny!
Works great with the iphone app
Works great with the iphone app. Wish the distance was more than 30ft but hey, it works and a great price.
iGOKU Magic Music Plant Pot with Bluetooth Speaker, Table Lamp, LED Clock, Alarm Clock All in One. Ideal for Office or Home Décor - Decorative Speaker Light for Party, Relaxing, Meetings, Celebrations
Let your wife grow her own basil inside this cool multi purpose smart pot
4.3 out of 5 stars, 29 customer reviews
- Creative and Unique, Touch the plant or flower, and the flower pot will play a piano tune! As it plays with flashing lights, it is ideal as a lighting decoration at your parties or celebrations!
- Multi-Function, You can grow house plant/succulent in the pot, or just place artificial plant /flowers, Connect to your phone or tablet and it becomes a powerful wireless speaker with rich and full tones, There are 7 color modes, ideal to use as a mood light or night light, The colors can be adjusted to red, purple, blue, light blue, green, yellow or white to suit any décor or mood, This magical pot also has an LED time display and built-in alarm clock – so it can gently wake you in the morning!
- Beautiful and Elegant Design, With plants or artificial flowers in it, this pot is a beautiful addition to your living room, bedroom, office, bar or shop, Wherever you place this magical pot, you will enhance any space and be the envy of your friends and family!
- Multi-Purpose, Use as a Bluetooth speaker to enjoy music, audio books or podcasts, as table lamp, night light, mood light or decorative light for the party, anniversary, festival, etc and as a useful alarm clock, The ideal, unique, novelty gift for your mom, girlfriend, wife, kids, Who else has got a plant pot with so many amazing functions?
- Rechargeable Battery, No changing dead batteries – the built-in 1200mAh battery is fully rechargeable using the included USB cable
This music pot is very useful. My daughter can't stop won't stop playing it
This music pot is very useful . My daughter can't stop won't stop playing it . Has colorful light and fashion shape design look. I have to say the best thing is , it s so easy to connect to the Bluetooth from my phone. And the sound quality is soooooo great. OMG , I recommend.
So beautiful, so amazing flower pot
So beautiful, so amazing flower pot. It is not a pot. It is also a Bluetooth music audio. I never thought in one day I can have one which is included 5 different functions. I also use for my house decor. So wondering to have it.
Fun to play with. Company has great customer service. Volume issues.
This plant pot is a lot of fun. My daughter enjoys connecting to her phone via bluetooth, and having it light up and play music when touched is enjoyable. The only thing that would make it better would be a volume control. The volume when you touch it is loud, and when connected to bluetooth, it isn't loud enough. The company was super easy to work with. The first one I ordered didn't work, and they were extremely helpful in getting me a replacement pot.
First Alert SA511CN2-3ST Interconnected Wireless Smoke Alarm with Voice Location, Battery Operated, Pack of Two
Safety should be a priority, and smoke alarms don’t have to be boring either.
4.1 out of 5 stars, 302 customer reviews
- Battery operated, interconnected wireless smoke alarm with helpful voice location
- Uses photoelectric sensing technology
- Low battery warning and convenient pullout battery drawer
- Comes with a 10 year warranty
- Tested to the highest industry standards, meets UL safety standards
Fortunately, we have not had to use these in a fire. But, in testing these alarms, they were loud and clearly would awaken anyone in the house. We placed 1 in long kitchen, 1 in combination den, 1 in hallway leading to 4 bedrooms, and 1 in Master Bedroom. My husband is tone deaf in 1 ear and couldn't hear our other system because it had a loud squealing tone. This has a loud, but lower tone, that he can easily hear very well. The tone is actually the same pitch used in more sophisticated security systems. The way the first detector sets off the others is very beneficial in alarming everyone in the house should a fire break out anywhere In the house. I highly recommend this system.
the process was easy and simple
Hooked them all up. For those griping about connecting them, READ the instructions. Not complicated, and I only had restart one detector once. After that, the process was easy and simple. I will update in a few months if need be. I like how they interconnect. I am using these for all bedrooms in the house.
and I love how they are all connected wirelessly
We have just finished a remodel on our upstairs. These smoke detectors were the last thing to be installed, and I love how they are all connected wirelessly. No matter where something happens, we will know in each of our bedrooms. What a blessing.
Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Let Alexa dim those lights for you.
3.9 out of 5 stars, 15,135 customer reviews
- Control from anywhere, Control Wemo Dimmer from the wall, the Wemo app, and even your voice with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Only needs Wi-Fi, No Hub or subscription required, Enable the Wemo Skill in the Alexa app to pair
- Syncs with your schedule, Easily set schedules and timers so your lights do what you want when you want, You can even sync lights to adjust with the sunset and sunrise
- Optimize your lights: Wemo Dimmer will calibrate to the bulbs you’re using to provide the maximum amount of dimming range with no flickering
- Night Mode, Set your Wemo Dimmer to your desired low light level and protect your eyes from bright lights
- Works with Nest, Wemo Dimmer pairs with Nest to detect when you’re home or away to turn living room lights off when the house is empty, or have your kitchen lights switch on before you come home
- Seamlessly replaces your existing dimmer, works with any one-way connection light switch (not compatible with 3-way) and requires a neutral wire
Breville Quick Touch, BMO734XL
Check the screen on this baby!
4.0 out of 5 stars, 268 customer reviews
- Unique dynamic power adjustment lets user change both power and time during the cooking cycle
- Ten power levels allow you to adjust the power from 10 percent to 100 per cent with the twist of a dial
- Sensor IQ Reheat and Cook function automatically adjusts cooking time to match the food being cooked
- Polished Stainless Steel Interior, Fascia and Door Handle
- 1 Year Replacement Warranty
- Capacity 1, 2 cu, ft, (34 liters), 1100 Watts
Would go with a cheaper unit
We bought this microwave due to the favorable reviews on line, thought that it would be a good investment to spend a little more and get a quality microwave. For the price the components are not of the highest quality, very little actual stainless steel on the unit, its just painted metal that scratches easily. After just under two years it broke. Microwave turns on but does not heat food. I am told it is not fixable without excessive cost. Was put on hold with customer service for long time, eventually gave up. Would not buy it again.
The microwave was very cute and took good care of my husband and I
The microwave was very cute and took good care of my husband and I, but after about 1 year and 2 months the words are starting to disappear on the function buttons. They are not stickers, I'm wondering if it's just ink that they use. I never use anything but water and a washcloth to wipe it down with. I've used microwave ovens for 40 years- since they first came out, and I have never had this happen. It's in a brand new modern remodeled kitchen and shouldn't look like this after 14 months of occasional use.
Fantastic Microwave Oven
This an impressive microwave. The styling and overall quality is a cut above the competition. Although the controls of the Breville are vastly different from the old microwave oven that it was replacing, they are intuitive and very easy to master.
The price for the Breville was more than other models that were considered but I believe that the premium was money well spent.
Cuisinart CPT-420 Touch to Toast Leverless 2-Slice Toaster
Yep, even toasters can have their own screen.
4.1 out of 5 stars, 2,132 customer reviews
- Stainless-steel housing with a motorized lift
- Lcd countdown feature with a blue backlit led function display, Voltage: 120V
- Enhanced bagel toasting with cancel, defrost and reheat options
- Easy cord wrap for minimal use of your counter space
- Toaster comes with a 3 year limited warranty
Finally, a Toaster that Works Properly! Love the Leverless Feature. Buy One!
Finally! After two grossly inferior toasters, this one seems to work properly. I wasn't sure I'd like the leverless feature, but it's great. Settings #6 and #7 are too dark for my taste, but the others are fine. In the photo, setting #1 is in the upper left, #7 in the lower right.
I love the mechanism of the toaster
Browning of bread is uneven from one side of the bread to the other (one side is darker than the other), but I think I can live with that. I love the mechanism of the toaster.
I personally loved everything the toaster can do
I personally loved everything the toaster can do. This seems to be the best of the best with all the bells and whistles anyone can wish for. I tried it at my friends place, since I wanted to see if this is worth the $$$. I was very impressed and it's the best and coolest toaster ever. I hope this is going to last a long time.
Fred HOTSPOT Heat-Sensitive Color Changing Mug
And even a simple mug can have a nerdy touch to it!
3.5 out of 5 stars, 269 customer reviews
- Fred and friends hot spot is just the coffee mug to get you connected
- Stop hitting that afternoon "dead zone" and start with four bars of caffeine
- Pour in a hot tea or a hot coffee and when the WiFi logo turns blue, you're ready to surf
- Hot spot is 10-ounce mug decorated with heat-sensitive color-changing ink that goes blue once it warms
- The mug is ceramic, sturdy and will let everyone know how fast you are moving
this mug is pretty small. Its a really fun idea
Compared to most mugs you find in stores right now, this mug is pretty small. Its a really fun idea, the gauge worked well when a hot liquid was poured in. We made sure to hand wash every time it was used, but it took no time for the sticker to start peeling off. Once it began it wasn't long before we had a plain white mug.
Fun while it lasted and the mug construction was fine, but I wouldn't buy it again.
Awesome, but small in stature
This mug is awesome. I got it for my dad as a christmas present because he's a big coffee/tea drinker. He was initially a little wary of the fact that it's about 10%-20% smaller than a regular mug, but he got over that pretty quickly once he loaded it up the first time and watched the fuel gauge rise.
It's a unique, amusing, and fully usable mug, just be aware that it's slightly smaller than a regular coffee mug so you'll be drinking a lot more cups than you're used to to get the same volume of liquid.
I am subtracting 1 star from my previous review. It is important to note that this item is NOT dishwasher safe. After several rounds in the dishwasher the "fuel gauge" started to peel off, and now this cup is just a plain white mug that is slightly smaller than other mugs in the cabinet.
A word to the wise: Don't put this thing in the dishwasher or scrub it too vigorously in hot water.
No Quality Control
This is a cute idea - heat sensitive indicators that change color indicating liquid level. Unfortunately, it appears that "Fred" is simply buying white mugs and stenciling the rest, i.e. the graphics is not fired and permanent. I got four mugs, and in all cases the graphics peeled off after a few washes. So I have four plain white mugs now. Even the manufacturer's logo on the bottom is gone, leaving no clue about the mug's beginnings.
Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control Coffee Maker, Compatible with Alexa
And how about this coffee maker that can be controlled with an app, or by Alexa? You can have your coffee made while you’re still in bed!
3.1 out of 5 stars, 93 customer reviews
- Customizable, temperature control coffee maker with phone app for easy, remote operation; world’s first Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified smart brewer
- Integrated with Amazon Alexa; all you need is your voice to make a morning cup of coffee
- Connection with Amazon Dash Replenishment that will automatically reorder beans or grounds, ensuring that you never run out of coffee again
- Create your favorite brewing profile including brewing temperature and pre-soak time or select from app’s library (works on Apple iOS 7 and higher and Android 4, 0+ and higher)
- Delayed Brew option heats the water as it’s waiting to brew; Double walled thermal carafe keeps your coffee hot for hours
Best auto pour over coffee machine
Amazing control over your auto pour over coffee. This is the machine you want. No problems whatsoever connecting/reconnecting to network, and the coffee it produces is just as good or better than your local coffee shop’s. It does take 12-15 minutes to make a pot, but the coffee is better because you can bloom fresh ground beans up to 3 minutes which really makes a difference if they are of good quality. The ability to change your temp/bloom time and stainless reservoir is what puts this unit on the map, the IoT/app control is just cherry on the top.
Behmor coffee maker machine
The software is querky but makes good coffee
It makes a great cup of coffee
I had quite a bit of trouble getting the app to work as the firmware needed to be updated... After many tries and about to give up it worked.
First of all the most important thing.. It makes a great cup of coffee.. Pre-Soak for 45 seconds and set the temperature to 203. Using Kobirck beans I have a big time cup of coffee. SO the few times I will lay in bed and ground the coffee the night before it is great.
2nd very easy to customize the quick start button for the majority of times I will just manually start it. Congrats to Behmor for being innovative yet making a great cup of coffee..
Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Charcoal Fabric
And of course, the centerpiece - the brain of the operation.
2.7 out of 5 stars, 407 customer reviews
- All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers, Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly
- Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more, With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms, Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more
- Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device, Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
- New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response, Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio
- With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
- Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more
- Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills, Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more