At home in the kitchen, whether you live alone, you’re a couple, or you’re just the mom minding the cooking and all else, life can be more livable if you get help from friendly technology. Kitchen gadgets make things breezier.
Not surprising that people have more technology in their kitchens than anywhere else in the house. Look up these great finds from Amazon and transform your space from dreary to bright.
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Ninestars DZT-80-4 Automatic Touchless Motion Sensor Oval Trash Can, 21 Gal. 80 L, Stainless Steel
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What is it?
If you’re the type who likes to keep the kitchen spic and span as you go, the Automatic Touchless Motion Sensor Trash Can is a great tool to have around. Imagine not needing to touch the trash can to be able to dispose things as you scurry about. Keep your hands on where they’re most needed.
A 21.1 gallon capacity trash can that’s automatic and motion-sensitive. Super-sized with wide opening make this trash receptacle user-friendly and a stylish addition to any kitchen.
Also water-resistant and non-skid, the sleek design uses energy saving technology, extending battery life 20% longer. Compatible with standard-sized bin bags or custom fit with Nine Star trash bag.
- Many talked about its superiority to other trash cans with lid and its flawless operation and overall look.
- People liked the big capacity, that it’s easy to assemble, that it keeps pets off, and the absence of smell.
- Critical reviews concerned loss of function (of motor sensor, lid does not open or does not close, etc.) in a few days to months time.
- Mentioned also the poor quality of plastic, dents upon delivery, and cost of shipping back).
Marcato Atlas Ampia Pasta Machine, Made in Italy, Chrome Plated Steel, Silver, Includes Pasta Cutter, Hand Crank, and Instructions
$49.99 in stock
1 used from $49.99
What is it?
So you like to make your own pasta? Then put on your chef’s hat for you’ll love the Made in Italy Ampia 150 Pasta Machine by Marcato. It’s compact and powerful and will just about roll and cut pasta dough in 3 different shapes of your choice – right in your own kitchen! Need not always rely on those dried, boxed pastas anymore, but make fresh pasta any day, any time.
A pasta machine maker (without motor) that’s made of chrome steel with anodised aluminum rollers. Can make 3 different pasta shapes, using 10 thickness adjustments to roll dough evenly (from paper-thin 0.6 to 4.8-millimeter); ex. lasagna, fettuccine and tagliolini.
Comes with a pasta cutter, hand crank, clamp, and complete instructions. Ensure at-home prepared pasta with a consistent texture, cook time and taste. Pasta Drive motor is sold separately.
- Most compliment the product’s superb functionality, working best on right consistency dough and enough wetness.
- Others commend its chrome finish, easy-clean and non-stick features.
- Some mentioned there can be cheaper clones of the same product.
- Some mentioned that while it can roll, it cannot cut.
- Only for beginners’ use. No help from the manufacturer for broken or defective parts.
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine
$529.95 in stock
What is it?
If you are into serving great espresso and coffee at home to impress your guests or you’re just a serious coffee dude, then this impressive, pricey DeLonghi Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine belongs in your kitchen.
Makes great coffee, espresso and cappuccino. Once you get the hang of it, it’s like having a small roasterie in your digs.
A patented “Cappuccino System” that mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth. It’s also uses a “Direct-to-Brew” system that grinds beans instantly to create the perfect espresso.
DeLonghi is professional-quality, its conical low-pitch burr grinder comes with adjustable grind fineness. It can hold 8.8 oz in its beans container and comes with easy-to-use rotary and push button control panel with programmable menu settings. Makes espresso, coffee, cappuccino, latte drinks, and more.
- Many claimed it makes great coffee, liked it being fully-automatic.
- Stylish, durable, low-maintenance, makes nice froth, and saves dollars.
- Poorly performs if beans are too oily, difficult to clean.
- Makes great coffee but not durable. Warranty does not cover breakage.
- Very expensive for a non-durable item.
Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
$175.99 in stock
2 used from $170.00
What is it?
With the handy and dandy Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker in your kitchen, you’ll at least be assured the entire family will enjoy their cold treats without having to run to the grocer’s or your neighborhood ice cream parlor.
Make ice cream, gelato or sorbet from scratch with healthy ingredients of your choice anytime or any time you’re in a craving mood.
A commercial-style, fully automatic 1.5 quart capacity steel compressor that makes ice cream, gelato or light sorbet with the same consistency.
It comes with two unique mixing paddles, mixing bowl with lift-out handle, removable transparent lid, and a 60-minute countdown timer. Best, toppings and mix-ins can be added during the mixing and freezing, plus a 10-minute keep-cool time even after the timer is done. Includes recipe book. Made by Cuisinart.
- Majority praised the perfect consistency of the homemade ice cream.
- Quality of the machine, that it can make multiple batches in succession unlike freezer buckets.
- Worth the expense.
- Some people noted manufacturing faults or poor design.
- Some took the time to detail how some parts didn’t work anymore.
- Others: noisy operation, ice cream spillage.
GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL + 50 Recipes for your Air Fryer Book (Black)
$71.15 in stock
What is it?
No.1 Best Seller in Air Fryers on Amazon – the GoWISE USA Electric Air Fryer XL – is a gizmo you can’t live without if you’re watching your calories.
Fry, bake, grill, or roast your fave foods with little to no oil and feed your family of 4 or more! Hassle-free, happy cooking and healthy lifestyle are yours when you go GoWise.
5.8 QT capacity air fryer with touch screen menu featuring 8 cooking presets: Fries/Chips, Pork, Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Cake, Fish, and Pizza. With temperature range from 180F – 400F in 10 degree increments and cooking timer up to 30 minutes.
Sleek design comes with Start/Stop button and built-in alarm function. Can make breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, and includes a 50-recipe cookbook.
- Customers pick as the best air fryer after research.
- Commending for fast cooking, convenient programming, ease of cleaning, stylish look, and of course, delicious food.
- Complaints are about short warranty of the product, which to the consumers mean that the manufacturer will not cover faults or flaws that easily appear after 30 days.
New Star Foodservice 38408 Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter, Complete Combo Sets
What is it?
There might not be a household that’ll do away with the All-American staple French Fries! Can’t always make that trip to the burger house or buy frozen. So why not have the luxury of having your favorite fried comfort food at home?
That’s where the New Star Foodservice French Fry Cutter comes in! Get this heavy-duty contraption onto your table top and have fries when you want, where you want!
A commercial grade 15-pound whole potato cutter of cast iron body and handle, rust-proof and easy-to-clean. Available in 3 blade size 1/4, 1/2, and 3/8 assembly and push block. For stability, comes with four screw holes for mounting to a cutting board, countertop, or wall for easy handling. Includes four suction cup feet for increased stability on slippery surfaces.
Cutter’s shape and design ensure that the potato remains secure in place. Handle does the work of slicing in one swift motion.
- Majority praised the commercial-duty make and durable design, makes fast work, can feed many at once, works well with sweet potatoes.
- Some complaints about the big size, heavy weight, cleaning difficulty, dull blades.
Hamilton Beach 67650H Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
What is it?
Into healthy living and only fresh, nutritious foods will do? Then don’t burden yourself with expensive and time consuming meals when you can get nutrition straight out of natural foods.
Pick out whole foods you need – fruits and veggies – and transform them into healthy drinks via the Hamilton Beach 67650H Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor. It’s the only thing you’ll need in the kitchen.
A 1.1Hp motor juicer with the power to extract juice from the toughest produce. Whole fruits and vegetables can be accomodated in its wide 3” chute, a high juice spout can allow extract to funnel into most glass or container sizes, and an extra-large pulp bin saves time by allowing continuous juicing.
Cutter/strainer is of stainless steel and removable plastic parts are dishwasher safe.
- The huge majority lauded the sturdiness and stability, power, easy clean-up, ease of operation.
- Great value for price. Makes great juice from both fruits and veggies.
- Some complaints about pulp waist, messy and loud operation, proneness to clogging, and short life.
Kuuk Drum Grater for Cheese, Hash Browns, Coleslaw, Nuts, Salads, Chocolate and more
$19.99 in stock
What is it?
Smart kitchen people can whip up great tasty meals in no time at all and spend more quality time enjoying the outcome with family or by one’s lonesome. You just can’t be grating for hours for a meal that can easily go down in minutes.
Take your cooking time and cooking style to the next level with the Kuuk Drum Grater that can grate cheese, vegetables, potatoes, nuts, onions and more!
A hand-powered rotary grater that creates perfectly grated ingredients in seconds. There’s 2 easily interchangeable drums for different cooking options, equipped with razor-sharp, stainless steel rotary blades.
BPA free. Suction base ensures solid grip and stability on flat surface. Perfect for hash browns and coleslaw.
- People love the simplicity, amazing quick work, ease of cleaning. Excellent small kitchen gadget.
- Some noted how the drum grinds against the plastic leaving plastic slivers, accompanied by noise and can compromise durability.
- Some issues with the suction base and handle.
Hamilton Beach Digital Steamer
2 used from $57.75
What is it?
Let your kitchen woes evaporate into thin air with the Hamilton Beach Digital Steamer, a must have for healthy, balanced meals that don’t take forever to make.
Vegetables, seafood, or chicken breasts are just minutes away from becoming a satisfying meal. Be impressed with its versatility, attractive appeal, and loads of time it can save you. Just don’t get carried away by imitations.
A digital two-tier food steamer by Hamilton Beach. Designed for more cooking options, it comes with a removable divider to separate the tiers or remove it for large foods like corn on the cob or a head of broccoli.
Delicate for even fish and lobster. Automatically switches to WARM (running one hour) and alerts with a beep when cooking time is up; also includes a DELAY START timer. Steaming chart included in Use & Care guide.
- Largely, buyers like its quick turn around time, ease of usage, and nice design.
- Liked the Keep Warm option, Delayed Start, digital timer, that it can steam eggs, potstickers, rice, artichokes, etc
- Ideal for weight watchers.
- A few similar cons are noted: not recommended for red meat, removable bottom can fall out, messy condensation, defective on delivery.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker | Remote Adjustment & Control, Smart Device App Enabled W/Bluetooth, Easy to Clean, Immersion Circulator, 800W (Black)
1 used from $191.95
What is it?
This is one smart device that ups your ante, like you were some professional chef in your kitchen. The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker gets you to cook restaurant quality meals at home with precision and control even if you’re nowhere in sight. Just this device! Say goodbye to burned edges, dry centers, undercooked parts. Say hello to juicy, tender meals consistent all times.
800W temperature cooker controlled remotely. Temp range is 25°C to 99°C ± 0.01°C and works 15-19 Liters tank capacity. Download Anova App to easily monitor, adjust or control the device from iPhone and Android or other smart devices.
Provides cooking notifications even if the cook is out of the kitchen. Bluetooth connection allows control of the device up to 30 feet away. Good for beginners and professionals. Comes with 1,000+ recipes.
- Many admirers of this kitchen gadget say: consistent results, cooks great steaks, good for slow cooking, better display, bluetooth connectivity.
- Many converts to Sous Vide style of cooking.
- Among others, defective upon delivery, manufacturer’s no return/exchange policy, ineffective customer support, malfunctioning, needs FB access, sloppy WiFi firmware, poor reliability.
West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station, Egg and Muffin Sandwich Maker, Silver/Black - TEMPR100 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
What is it?
Some mornings you wake up and don’t feel like preparing breakfast? Maybe a hangover or just another gruelling night at work. You’ll be glad you own a West Bend Toaster Oven Breakfast Station. This baby whips up breakfast in no time. Just plug in and use. You have a toaster, a heater, a steamer, and an egg poacher all in one. Doesn’t get any better. And your off. Smart!
What is it? A 4-slice Toaster Oven, an egg-and-muffin sandwich maker with a warmer on the side for meats, a steamer tray for hard-boiled eggs, and two poaching trays for perfectly-poached eggs. Toasting/cooking functions include toast, egg, bagel and defrost functions. Browning control knobs control toast time. Toasting slots fit variety of thick breads and bagels self-aligning guides for even toasting. Perfect breakfast sandwich in one station.
- People commented on: perfectly boiled eggs, nice McMuffin types, quick/easy meals, meat-warming tray, defrost function, ease of use, no mess.
- Good for PWDs and convenient for the on-the-go.
- Some incidents of fire risk from burning toast, chemical smells on first usage, breaking down in a few months, slow toasting.
Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System
$209.97 in stock
2 used from $200.00
What is it?
Does it happen that you noticed a slightly brown color to your used or new wine, with zero fruit aromas and a lackluster palate? Slightly vinegary notes? You’ve got yourself a fully oxidized wine! Protect your wine with the Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System. It’s the best-in-class wine system that keeps your wine safe from oxidation, allowing it to continue to age naturally. Stop wasting wine now!
What is it? A light system all-metal uses a proprietary capsule cap creating a tight seal between capsule and product, preventing argon gas escape which protects wine from oxidation. Comes with a non-coring, faster pouring needle accessing the wine without cork damage and allowing resealing.
Also, easy-to-attach bottle clamp with grips provides a secure hold on the bottle, ensuring the system remains stable while pouring. Fits most standard bottles.
- Reviews point out the one-of-a-kind concept, simple usage, translates to savings and reduced wine spoilage, saves good wine.
- Reports of leakage from cork and entry of air, broken seals, weak needles, Newer model is pricier.
Cangshan S1 Series 1022599 German Steel Forged 17-Piece Knife Block Set , Walnut
$210.99 in stock
2 used from $199.99
What is it?
It makes perfect sense investing in a top-of-the-line cutlery like the Cangshan S1 17-Piece Knife Block Set, leaving you open to wide opportunities of skills and knowledge of cooking knives. This beautiful knife set brings together minimalism, aesthetics and practical functionality in all of its pieces raising the bar of exceptional craftsmanship. Hey, this is just perfect for the chef in you, and the serious chefs out there.
What is it? 17-piece knife set of high-alloy German steel with excellent mix of hardness and durability. Patented design focuses on ergonomic handle for easy and comfortable grip.
The Cangshan pieces compare well and even exceeds with high-end Japanese cutlery in sharpness or cutting performance and in longevity and resistance to wear.
Knives rest in exquisite solid walnut wood block; every block is hand-crafted and has its own unique grain. NSF-certified, lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
- Majority compliment the beauty of the knives, high quality steel and confident cutting
- Very sharp edges, classy block. A focal point in the kitchen, a nice gift.
- Reports of poor quality of the blades,staining and rusting after short use, no luster on the blades and with blemishes on the handle upon delivery.
KitchenAid KP26M1XNP 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Nickel Pearl
$399.99 in stock
What is it?
Make your kitchen trendier by having the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer by your countertop. Seriously, this beater is your mixer, kneader and whipper turning ordinary ingredients into culinary masterpieces, hands off. If you’re throwing a party or serving dinner for a special occasion, this makes light work of the boring job of mixing.
What is it? 575W burnished metal flat beater is a 6-quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer perfect for dense mixtures. It’s power hub is built for 12 attachments options, stainless steel bowl can mix dough for 13 dozen cookies, 8 loaves of bread or 8 pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. It’s 67-Point planetary mixing action enables thorough ingredient incorporation. Ten colors to choose from, dishwasher-safe, and cleans like a breeze.
- Majority of reviews are positive, some are favorably comparing this model to other later series of of the product.
- A more improved version, works well if instructions from manual are followed, powerful motor, quiet operation.
- Negative reviews were on unresponsive motor after few uses, presence of metal shavings, noisy operation, not all parts dishwashable, needs frequent repairs.
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Black Dials
$48.99 in stock
6 used from $41.64
What is it?
A compact yet versatile griddler may just be the one you need if you’re in search of a multifunctional gadget for different grilling purposes. The Cuisinart 5-in-1 Griddler is a dream kitchen partner for small gatherings, yet can handle anything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and Panini’s. It’s fun to have around the kitchen.
What is it? 1500W 5-in-1 countertop unit that works five ways: as a contact grill, full grill, full griddle, a half grill/half griddle, and as a panini press, just by simply customizing the plates and the floating cover.
Presents with brushed stainless-steel housing, sturdy handle, removable and reversible nonstick cooking plates, dripping tray, and adjustable temperature controls with light indicator. Also comes with grating tool and gourmet recipes.
- Most compliment the unit as a versatile product, cooks evenly, easy to use, easy to clean, suitable for indoor grilling, and wide food variety.
- Bad warranty service, no timer feature, deteriorating plastic parts, grease spillage, and short lifespan are some of the negatives.