Innovative kitchen gadgets can make life simpler. From new technology to fun products, who’s adding these kitchen gadgets to their must buy list?
As people become savvier, they seek products that solve problems, make life simpler or just are really cool. Over the past year, several new kitchen gadgets have pushed the innovation. While everyone has their favorite kitchen tool or gadget, these items topped FoodSided’s must have list.
Innovative kitchen gadgets, photo by Cristine Struble
Tervis AR tumbler
Before anyone questions how a tumbler can be innovative, the Tervis AR tumbler is quite entertaining. Utilizing the Tervis AR app, the cup’s decoration becomes a fun video. For the holidays, Tervis had two designs, a gingerbread man and a Christmas tree. Hopefully, Tervis will make additional designs.
The Tervis AR tumbler is available online and in select stores.
Nuni Tortilla Toaster
If you enjoy Mexican cuisine, you know that a warm tortilla is a better tortilla. While some people use a Mexican comal, that method is time consuming. The Nuni Tortilla Toaster makes warming tortillas simple and easy. The kitchen gadget can warm six tortillas at once.
The device is simple to use. The warm tortillas have an authentic taste. While the device can only handle smaller sized tortillas, the concept is strong. There is a large market for this type of device.
Nuni Tortilla Toaster is available online and retails for approximately $79.00.on
SpongeBath, photo provided by SpongeBath
Keeping the kitchen clean is so important. Have you ever noticed how dirty that kitchen sponge is? Washing that kitchen sponge to prevent the bacteria from growing is paramount. SpongeBath effectively kills 99.9% of bacteria on that kitchen sponge.
The convenient kitchen tool sit by the sink and effectively washes the kitchen sponge after each use. No need to continually throw sponges away. This proves keeps the sponge clean and your kitchen cleaner.
SpongeBath is available for purchase on Amazon.
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Microplane Veggie Wedgie
Everyone knows that eating lots of vegetables is a smart health choice. One complain is prepping all those veggies. At International Home and Housewares Show in March, Microplane introduced its Veggie Wedgie. This simple device cut down vegetable prep.
The Veggie Wedgie easily cuts vegetables into wedges. Cucumbers, zucchini and other vegetables work well with this device. With this kitchen gadget, no one has an excuse not to eat more vegetables.
Microplane’s Veggie Wedgie retails for approximately $15.
Ayesha Curry bacon grease container, photo provided by Meyer
Ayesha Curry’s Bacon Grease Container
While it isn’t necessarily a new product, the idea of a cute bacon grease container on the kitchen counter is a novel one. No one should dump bacon grease down a drain, but who has that spare can at the ready all the time? Part of Meyer’s Ayesha Curry’s housewares line, the bacon grease container was a cute idea.
The Ayesha Curry line is available at Target and online.
Cold brew coffee maker, photo provided by Meyer
Cold Brew Coffee makers
The popularity of cold brew coffee saw many companies introduce cold brew coffee makers. KitchenAid and BonJour offer easy to use cold brew coffee makers. These home versions create the delicious, smooth coffee just like the popular coffee shops.
For the home cook who worries about adding another kitchen gadget, the KitchenAid cold brew coffee brewer can be used for other infused beverages. Another reason to add a cold brew coffee maker to the must have list.
Cuisinart toaster oven, air fryer, photo provided by Cuisinart
Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven
While everyone still loves the instapot, the air fryer has grown in popularity. For the home cook who wants to add an air fryer, but has limited counter space, the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven is the answer. This small countertop appliance combines several devices into one. The full size toaster can make the perfect bagel, heat a pizza or cook a chicken. Also, it can fry potatoes or chicken. The dual purpose kitchen gadget is the option for the home cook who wants to join the air fryer trend.
The Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven, with seven cooking options, retails for approximately $199 at various retailers.
These kitchen gadgets are just a few of the many great products introduced this year. What will 2018 bring? Everyone will have to wait to see.