The best smart kitchen tech products you can buy

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We live in a time when it’s easy to outfit your home with a slew of smart home and smart kitchen devices. Need something for the living room? Smart TVs and smart thermostats. Wondering about your bedroom? Smart speakers are your go-to. Need a sense of security? Get some smart cameras and smart doorbells.

What about the kitchen? The smart home revolution has slowly, but surely, made its way to the most delicious room in your home. Here’s our list of the best smart kitchen tech products you can buy right now.

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Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best smart kitchen products as new products launch.


1. Samsung Family Hub

Samsung Family Hub

In some ways, the Samsung Family Hub is also an extremely large Samsung tablet. The refrigerator features a 21.5-inch Full HD display and connects to other devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There’s even a 27W speaker. All of that means you can listen to music, watch videos, and even order food from the Family Hub.

Also read: Best Samsung phones you can get: High-end, mid-range, and entry-level models

The tech-y features don’t stop there. You can control the temperature and monitor the refrigerator with your smartphone. You can control other smart home devices with the large display. The Family Hub features independent fridge and freezer controls. Finally, the FlexZone Drawer has four different temperature settings.

The Samsung Family Hub is available for $2,999. This version is a four-door French door refrigerator and is 36.5 inches deep with the handles.

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2. AmazonBasics Microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave press image

Instead of pressing a bunch of buttons, you can use Amazon Alexa to control the AmazonBasics Microwave. Alexa features a large number of preset microwave settings for food and drinks. For example, the microwave enables the appropriate heating and time settings if you say, “Alexa, reheat one cup of coffee.”

Also read: Amazon Alexa commands: Our guide to everything Alexa can do

You’ll need an Echo speaker nearby to understand your commands. That said, Amazon bundles the microwave with its Echo Dot speaker for $89.98.

If you want it by itself, the AmazonBasics Microwave is available for $59.99.

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3. June Oven

June Oven press image

The best way to describe the June Oven is as an all-in-one smart appliance. It serves as a convection counter-top oven, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster, and warming drawer. There’s enough space for a 10-pound turkey or 12-inch pizza.

The smarts start with the built-in HD camera to check on your food. Using AI, the camera automatically detects over 50 common foods and suggests an automatic cook program.

You can control the June Oven with the Android-based touchscreen. You can also pre-heat the oven using Amazon Alexa and use one-tap cook programs for over 200 types of food.

The June Oven is available for $699.

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4. Anova Precision Cooker

Anova Precision Cooker

The idea of sous vide is to evenly cook food in a bag without overcooking the outside. The food method also helps retain the food’s moisture. That’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in.

The Anova Precision Cooker is a sous vide immersion circulator. The product features an IPX7 rating for water and dust resistance, a Wi-Fi connection, and step-by-step directions for recipes. You can control the device from your phone and have it so your meal is ready by the time you get home.

The Anova Precision Cooker is available for $199.99.

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5. Drop Scale

Drop Scale on a counter top

Yes, the Drop Scale is a food scale with Wi-Fi. As silly as it sounds, it comes with several nifty features.

For example, you can connect the Drop Scale to your smartphone and get step-by-step interactive recipes with the ingredients you weigh. Even better, the scale and app will show you alternative recipes and tell you if you need more or less or an ingredient.

The Drop Scale is available for $65.83.

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6. Google Nest Hub Max

Google Nest Hub Max Face Match Recommendations

Assuming you want a smart display in your kitchen, the Google Nest Hub Max is perfect for the kitchen counter. You can control the 10-inch display with your voice, thanks to Google Assistant. You can look up online recipes and watch cooking tutorial videos on YouTube. Also, you can control other smart devices in your kitchen and home.

Also read: Best smart displays: Google Nest Hub Max, Amazon Echo Show, and more

The Google Nest Hub Max is available for $229. If that’s too much, the smaller Google Nest Hub is available for $129.

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7. Weber iGrill 2

Weber iGrill 2

For certain foods, you want to make sure you cook them to the right temperature. Those looking for exact numbers will want to look at the Weber iGrill 2.

The iGrill 2 features a 200-hour battery life and a magnetic base. The two meat probes are heat-resistant up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit and measures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t know what you’re doing, the app features recommended temperatures and alerts you when the meat hits the preset temperature.

The iGrill 2 is available for $51.30.

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8. Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

About a year ago, the refrigerator in my home stopped making ice. We never learned why the ice production stopped, but we wish we had the Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker.

The device produces 24 pounds of ice each day, with the bin holding three pounds at a time. As the name implies, the Opal makes nugget-shaped ice. Regular ice can damage your teeth over time, but nugget ice breaks easier.

No water hookup is necessary, though you should replace the water every 25 hours. Also, you can create an ice-making schedule with the app and get alerts when the bin is full of ice.

The Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker is available for $409.98.

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That’s it for our list of the best smart kitchen tech products. Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on our recommendations and any recommendations you might have!

via Android Authority

November 12, 2019 at 02:09PM