Whether you fancy yourself a cooking pro or you dread the thought of preparing meals each day, you know you need the right tools in the kitchen for the job to go smoothly. With that in mind, we’re highlighting 6 awesome kitchen innovations and gadgets that can do everything from cook and reheat meals faster with less energy to streamline cleanup.
Innovations in the kitchen can make every aspect of meal prep easier. From mixing ingredients to cooking to cleanup, these kitchen gadgets help with every step of the way.
1. Beale MeasureFill™ Touch Kitchen Faucet
The Beale MeasureFill™ Touch Kitchen Faucet from American Standard is a dual spray kitchen faucet that eliminates the need for measuring cups for water while cooking. The faucet has a built-in measuring component that measures precise amounts of water to take the guesswork out of baking and cooking.
All you have to do is use the dial to select an amount of water – up to 5 cups or 40 oz. – before turning on the tap and the device will measure your water, making the meal prep process more precise.
2. Apption Labs Meater Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer
Cooking meat is a delicate process – after all, it needs to reach the ideal temperature before removing it from the oven to avoid overcooking or consuming it raw.
The Meater Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer takes the guesswork out of the equation by updating you on exactly when to take that juicy ribeye or succulent chicken out via an app on your smartphone. The tech-forward but easy-to-use kitchen gadget even tells you how long to let the meat rest once you remove it from the oven.
3. Panasonic FlashXPress
Toaster ovens are a staple in kitchens all over the world because they provide many of the benefits of cooking with a convection oven but in a vastly smaller unit. Now, Panasonic is taking the humble toaster oven to an entirely new level with its latest offering: the FlashXPress.
The FlashXPress is different than a traditional toaster oven because it offers infrared cooking, which helps you cook or reheat meals faster while using less energy. This kitchen innovation is also small enough to fit on most countertops, has pre-programmed cook times for popular dishes, and has programmable settings that allow you to customize it.
4. Ninja Foodi XL 5-in-1 Indoor Grill
Whether you live in an apartment and can’t have a BBQ grill or crave the flavor of grilled steak in the dead of winter, the Ninja Foodi XL 5-in-1 Indoor Grill is worth a serious look. This kitchen innovation works much like an outdoor grill and it includes smoke-control technology to ensure you don’t set off the fire alarm.
This awesome gadget bakes, roasts, air fries, and dehydrates, in addition to grilling. It does so much that it might end up replacing everything else in your kitchen!
5. LG French Door Refrigerators with InstaView®
Smart refrigerators are becoming more common in kitchens because of their myriad benefits, including smart home integration, eco-friendliness, and Wi-Fi accessibility. LG’s French door refrigerators are offering a fresh take on fridge functionality.
These smart fridges have InstaView® Door-in-Door-technology® that allows you to tap twice on the front tinted glass panel which illuminates what’s inside without you having to open the fridge. This reduces cold air loss to keep food fresher longer and helps the environment.
6. GE Self-Cleaning Microwave Wall Oven Combo
Microwaves tend to get messy. The GE Self-Cleaning Microwave Wall Oven Combo takes care of the mess for you with a self-cleaning option.
All you have to do is place a bowl in the microwave with a quarter cup of water and possibly some lemon, press the Steam Clean button, and wait for the process to finish. You’ll then wipe the inside with a paper towel to remove the loosened food waste.
This microwave also comes with a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts your cooking time and power.
What are your favorite kitchen innovations?
These kitchen gadgets and innovations are making meal prep and cooking more straightforward than ever before. Many of these devices also assist with food storage and cleanup, completely changing the appearance and functionality of your kitchen.
What are some of your favorite new kitchen innovations? Let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to share this list with anyone who loves helpful kitchen gadgets!