If there’s one thing we’ve learned making more meals at home during the past few months, it’s this: When it comes to home cooking, there’s no substitute for the well-equipped kitchen. Which is why you — or any home chef you know — should have these 8 gadgets, gizmos and tools at the ready to assist with your latest culinary undertaking.
Want to enjoy just a glass of wine — not the entire bottle? (Not that we’ll judge you if you opt for the latter.) This uniquely designed glass Savino carafe was made just for that. With patented technology that eliminates the need for corks, pumps and the like, it automatically seals and unseals so every glass of vino is fresh up to a week later. Plus it’s dishwasher safe and minimalist chic.
Sous vide has been trending in recent years, so now seems like the perfect time to give it a try. Anova’s new precision cooker is compact, uncomplicated and easy to use. It’s packed with plenty of power, though you wouldn’t necessarily guess that given its small size. You can control it with your smartphone to cook meats, vegetables and more.
All blenders are not created equal. If you’re into smoothies, protein shakes or a wide variety of dishes you didn’t even know a blender could create, you know Vitamix is the only way to go. And the brand’s Ascent series combines sleek design, state-of-the-art technology and high performance.
Grilling season is upon us, and I think we can all agree that the least fun part of grilling is cleaning up. Here to save us from endless scraping and scrubbing (not to mention sweating while doing it) is Grillbot, the world’s first automatic grill-cleaning robot. Simply push the button and let the award-winning German-engineered gadget go to work while you enjoy another glass of summer-perfect rosé.
There’s really no substitute for fresh juice, and in the world of slow juicing, Hurom is king. The brand has an appliance for just about anyone. What all have in common is patented technology that squeezes juice instead of shredding fruits and vegetables, which helps maintain taste and nutritional value. Plus the juicers are easy to use and even easier to clean.
Your homemade street tacos are almost — almost — restaurant-quality thanks to Verve’s tortilla press kit. Using widely available masa flour, you can create tortillas that are chewy in the middle, crispy along the edges and ideal for taco night. This cast-iron press is made in Mexico from old Singer sewing machine parts and other recycled irons.
Nonstick and non-toxic are generally mutually exclusive when it comes to pans, but not with the Radical Pan. It was crafted with a focus on health and is free of PFOA, PTEA, lead and cadmium and has passed the most stringent testing. The Rad Pan has a patented high-lip design, a hard anodized aluminum body and a cool-grip handle, meaning family dinners are easier to cook — and clean up after — than ever before.
Fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great, but shopping for and using ingredients while they’re still at their peak is a tricky dance. The answer? Having fresh herbs at your disposal 24/7 365 days a year. Sure, a countertop herb garden isn’t a new idea, but Modern Sprout’s take on it certainly is. Not only is this grow house stylish but it’s equipped with a built-in LED light and smart technology that lets you control the device using your smartphone.