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The smart home revolution has arrived. As the “Internet of Things What Is The Internet Of Things & How Will It Affect Our Future [MakeUseOf Explains] What Is The Internet Of Things & How Will It Affect Our Future [MakeUseOf Explains] It seems like there are new buzzwords popping up and dying off with each day that passes us by, and "the Internet of Things" just happens to be one of the more recent ideas that... Read More ” continues to expand and more advanced technology becomes available, the time is ripe for tech companies to start pouring their resources into making our lives simpler and more streamlined by making “intelligent” gadgets.

No other part of the home is so perfectly set up for taking advantage of the advent of smart gadgets than the kitchen. Clever beds and intelligent televisions What Is a Smart TV & 6 of the Best On The Market Today What Is a Smart TV & 6 of the Best On The Market Today Most televisions you look at now will be smart TVs, but what is a smart TV and which ones are the best on the market right now? Read More are all well and good, but it’s the kitchen where benefits can be brought to tech lovers and lazy people alike.

We’ve all heard of smart fridges 5 Smart Home Gadgets You Probably Haven’t Heard Of 5 Smart Home Gadgets You Probably Haven’t Heard Of Read More , but what other kitchen appliances are now taking advantage of the new technology? We take a look…

Range Smart Thermometer

Knowing when meat is cooked is not easy. Whether you’re cooking a Christmas turkey or your roast dinner on a Sunday afternoon, the key to a tasty meal is that it’s been cooked for exactly the right amount of time and is at exactly the right temperature.

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This is where the Range smart thermometer aims to help. There are two versions – the “Ember” which has a three inch tip designed for meat, and the “Aqua” which has a six inch tip designed for brewing, candy, stews, and cheese making.

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The two thermometers plug into your iPhone, giving you instant temperature readings and feedback on cooking time. It also offers remote alerts, which means there’s no chance of overcooking something if you’re in another room.

Finally, the accompanying app comes with USDA- and gourmet-recommended pre-sets for meat, detailed graphs to monitor your cooking experiments, and tips and hints for recipes and meal ideas 4 Websites For Affordable Recipes That Won't Break the Bank 4 Websites For Affordable Recipes That Won't Break the Bank Want to save a few hundred dollars every month? Stop eating out and start cooking! By cooking for yourself, you eat healthier and save money, it could even become a fun and relaxing hobby. Read More .

Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan

The Pantelligent frying pan has recently finished its Kickstarter funding campaign, receiving 277 percent more money than they originally pitched for. As soon as they have finished manufacturing their pre-orders, the device will be available to buy on their website.

It was recently featured on the Today show as one of the “8 hottest new kitchen gadgets you need to own”, and it’s easy to see why. The pan syncs with an app on your phone and monitors important data such as temperature and cooking time. The app itself also includes a diverse range of recipes that will alert you when you need to flip your food, turn down the temperature, or add more ingredients.

The pan connects with your phone by using Bluetooth so you’ll be able to monitor your cooking from up to 15 metres away – finally you’ll be able to sit on the sofa while dinner cooks itself, rather than standing and sweating over a hot stove!

LG Smart Oven

While the LG Smart Oven isn’t quite at the level where you can tell it to go to the grocery store, chop your vegetables, and bring your meal to you in front of the television, it is well on its way.

The oven forms part of LG’s “Smart Thinq” range of gadgets, all of which work with Nest and lets you chat with your appliances as if they are real people. It means you can set your oven to pre-heat while you’re stuck in a traffic jam on your way home from work, tell it to clean itself after a gruelling family meal, or alter the temperature and timers remotely. It’ll even ask you what recipe you want to cook and set itself up accordingly.

The oven also has several practical benefits; it’s the largest electric oven in the industry, has the fastest boiling element on the market, and has an easy-to-use touchscreen control panel.

Orange Chef Countertop (formerly Prep Pad)

The Countertop is aimed at the dietary obsessives of the world. We’re (rightly) being made to feel increasingly guilty about stuffing ourselves with takeaways and frozen burgers, so this gadget tries to help its users eat better Love Food & Healthy Recipes? Check Out These Windows 8 Apps Love Food & Healthy Recipes? Check Out These Windows 8 Apps Get great meal ideas for all types of diets. With a portable touchscreen device, you can even prepare your meals with your computer in the kitchen! Read More without any great effort.

The smart scale uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone or tablet. You tell it what’s on the scale, and the accompanying app will give you a complete nutritional breakdown of the ingredients; it’ll cover everything from calories and protein to vitamin A and potassium content.

It goes further than just the scale and the app though. It’ll also sync with your Jawbone Up to help you meet health goals, with your Vitamix smoothie maker to recommend a juice or soup that’s tailored to your needs, and with your Crockpot to recommend slow-cooked recipes.

Siemens Coffee Maker

Siemens makes a wide range of kitchen gadgets that all sync to one app on your phone. The most lazy-person-friendly of these is their coffee maker.

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We’ve all been there – you’re lying in bed and need a cup of coffee before you can face the day, unfortunately you don’t fancy leaving the warmth of your duvet to fight with your coffee machine.

With Siemens’ device that’s no longer an issue – you can push a button on your phone and the machine will turn whole coffee beans into a steaming hot cup of espresso, latte, macchiato or cappuccino. Sadly, you’ll still have to get out of bed to get it…

HAPIfork

The HAPIfork is weight-loss and digestive assistant. It is designed to help you monitor and track your eating habits, letting you know if you’re eating too much or too fast.

The developers claim that monitoring your “fork servings” has a whole host of benefits. Aside from helping you lose weight How To Lose Weight...Fast - The Best Web Resources For Fasting Diets How To Lose Weight...Fast - The Best Web Resources For Fasting Diets The latest craze in the world of dieting is intermittent fasting. We pull together some of the best resources online related to this popular method for losing weight and getting healthier. Read More and aiding with digestive issues, it can also prevent gastric reflux and reduce post-operative complications by putting less stress on weak tissues.

The smart fork has an online dashboard and a mobile app. These portals will let your manage your data, give feedback on how much you ate and how long it look, set workout objectives The 8 Best Fitness Gadgets to Help You Get in Shape The 8 Best Fitness Gadgets to Help You Get in Shape With the increasing onset of wearable tech, the Internet of things and smart gadgets, it is now easier than ever to get in shape. Read More and track your progress, and even share your data with friends.

Do you live in a smart kitchen?

Are you the lucky owner of any of these devices or gadgets? How practical are they? Have they really revolutionized your life or is it a case of technology for technology’s sake?

Perhaps we’ve missed an important smart gadget which you heavily rely on? Or you know another gadget that should be added to our list?

Whatever your situation we’d love to hear from you. You can let us know your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in the comments section below.

  1. Lucas Pendant
    August 7, 2015 at 2:21 am

    This post is just so cool. I think the only one that I have right now is only a smart toast like this http://www.estrading.com.au/breville-the-smart-toast-2-slice-toaster-cranberry-bta825/ that does not really connects to the Internet :(

    Hope to get that "smart coffee maker" though!! I really need it! :)

  2. MerryMarjie
    April 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I have been a homemaker for 50 years (yeah, I'm ancient) and I enjoy all the latest gadgets, but some are ridiculous. The microwave was the biggest breakthrough in cooking and helps tremendously, but some of the electronics have me scratching my head. Are there really people who want to watch TV on the refrigerator? Or use a "Baconeer" to cook bacon? (Trust me, I was given one.) Do you really need an iPad to figure out how many carrots to add to the soup?

    The only "smart" in my kitchen is my husband, and he gets yelled at for those comments, but for real convenience and ease, try going out to eat. Sure, it's not as good as home-made, but then I don't have to stand in the kitchen for hours, leaving me plenty of time for the Internet, and my Kindle Fire, and all the news. And cats. And games.

    • Dan Price
      May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      It's when you accidentally put the iPad in the soup you've got to start worrying!

      Now where can I get myself a 'smart partner'? Or at least Dominoes number... :)

  3. Gavin
    April 29, 2015 at 11:01 am

    "tell it to go to the grocery store, chop your vegetables, and bring your meal to you in front of the television" and "you’ll still have to get out of bed to get it"
    Reminded me of the movie Wall-E.

  4. dragonmouth
    April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I wonder how long it is going to be before these wonder gadgets join the NutriBullets, George Foreman grills, slap choppers and other previous wonder gadgets in gathering dust in basements and attics or put out in garage and tag sales. The length of people's interest in wonder gadgets is inversely proportional to the complexity of the gadget.

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      My missus still actively pesters me for a Nutribullet. It's tragic. Then again, she is a stickler for any kind of glossy or well-produced advert. A marketeers dream...!

  5. kt
    April 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I'm kinda tech savvy, and there are some practical uses for all these things, but I'm not a fan. Security, privacy, and simplicity are always my top priorities. I see a future where every aspect of our lives is like one big DRM!

    • Dan Price
      April 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      "every aspect of our lives is like one big DRM!" - - isn't it already? :)

    • kt
      April 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

      You got that right. I dread the day when I can't buy a used car/appliance without all the electronic crap on it!

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