These 9 Kitchen Gadgets Can Be The Ultimate Sous Chef

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These 9 Kitchen Gadgets Can Be The Ultimate Sous Chef

They say the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If that person is a chef of sorts, then kitchen gadgetry is a must-have on their holiday wish list. Be the one to bring home the bacon, so to speak, and give the gift of kitchen tech this season.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll reap the benefits at the recipient’s next dinner party.

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HapiFork

This gift is to be given with caution, because essentially, it is a weight loss tool. At its core, the HapiFork vibrates each time you eat too quickly. The idea is that most people don’t feel satisfied until 20 minutes after a meal is consumed. The slower you eat, the more likely it is you’ll feel satisfied without feeling like you’re so full you could keel over.

Price: $79 

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Krups EA9010

Meet one of the more expensive items on the list, the Krups EA9010 Espresso maker. This device will replace a barista at Starbucks faster than you can say “tall Americano” with 17 different recipes at the tips of your fingers. It also comes with automatic steam nozzle cleaning, to keep things simple, and the Krups website says something about “frothing technology,” so there’s that.

Get this little guy for someone who loves coffee as much as you love them.

Price: $2,499

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Keurig Kold

The Keurig Kold is “a space oddity in the world of soft drinks,” according to TC Editor John Biggs. In partnership with Coca-Cola, Keurig has built its own soda stream competitor that will make cold, fizzy goodness at the press of a button. Magically, the Kold can create soda without the use of CO2 cartridges or syrup bags, which is its own feat.

Caveats: The machine takes two hours to prime and each Kold cup costs $1.25, making this a rather expensive and time-intensive gift.

Price: $370

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Blue Apron

If you have a friend or loved one who is always trying out “a new recipe,” Blue Apron might be the perfect gift for the holidays. Blue Apron packages perfectly portioned ingredients and recipes to be delivered each week, to be made at the user’s leisure. Plus, the company tries to include a non-typical ingredient like Cornish Game Hen or Parsnip (two ingredients on this week’s menu).

Downside: It’s hard to gift this product as it’s a weekly subscription, which can grow to be an expensive gift over time. But you can always sign up the recipient with their own login and promise them a month before switching over to their payment info.

Price: $60 for 6 meals a week

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Parrot Flower Power

The best food starts with the best ingredients. (I’m pretty sure that’s a slogan for a pizza company, but it’s true.) What better way to procure the freshest ingredients but to grow them yourself. Pair the Parrot Flower Power, which connects to an app to monitor the health of your plants, with an herb plant. A great chef does not a green thumb make, but your brilliant gift could turn that around.

Price: $59

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Drop

Drop is a smart scale that helps you find recipes, size portions, and go through the entire baking process. Brilliantly, if you don’t have enough of one ingredient, Drop intelligently resizes the recipe so the beautiful science of baking isn’t ruined because you’re low on sugar. Know a baker? Be a hero.

Price: $100

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Samsung Smart Fridge

This bad boy comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display connected via WiFi, meaning that the user has access to apps like Pandora, Epicurious, AP, and Memos from the front door of their fridge. Plus it comes with more than 28 cubic feet of storage space.

Price: $3,600

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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

The Kitchen Theremometer uses Bluetooth to let you know how your meats are cooking. It comes with dual-probe capacity, meaning you can measure two temperatures at once, and has a battery life of up to 200 hours. This is a great one for the meat-lover in your life.

 

 

Price: $80
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Egg Minder

The Egg Minder from Quirky is a gift for the truly tech-obsessed egg fiend. It lives in your fridge, holds your eggs, and tells you through a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone app whether or not your eggs have gone bad.

Quirky is no more, but you can find the Egg Minder on Amazon for a pretty good price.

Price: $14 for Prime members

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Anova Sous-Vide Precision Wifi Cooker

The Anova Sous-Vide is a precision circulator/heater that uses your phone (and any standard pot) to cook delicious sous-vide meals in a hot water bath. The latest generation of the device connects to Wifi and lets you check on food cooking remotely from your phone.

Price: $180

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