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15 Smart Kitchen Gadgets Every Tech Nerd Needs

Work smarter, not harder. Here's a handful of high-tech smart kitchen gadgets to make cooking even more satisfying.

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Harvest Slim with Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kitvia macys.com

AeroGarden Greenhouse

If your favorite chef loves fresh herbs, gift them some year-round greenery with an AeroGarden. This countertop greenhouse makes it easy to harvest basil, parsley, dill, mint, thyme and more. A built-in sensor automatically turns grow lights on and off, plus the foolproof system reminds you when to add water or plant food. Now, who’s craving one of our favorite recipes with fresh herbs?

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Ninja - Ninja® Foodi™ Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill with 4-qt Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Broil, & Dehydrate - Blackvia bestbuy.com

Smart Indoor Grill

If you’ve been searching for one appliance that does the job of, well, pretty much every other appliance, check out the Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 indoor grill. In addition to its namesake function, this beauty air-frys, roasts, bakes, broils and dehydrates. Still not sold? A built-in smart thermometer monitors the internal temperature of your food, ensuring a perfectly cooked meal every time.

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Expert Espresso Machinevia amazon.com

Expert Espresso Machine

Wake up and smell the coffee! This sleek, smart Nespresso machine has Bluetooth technology that allows ‘spro lovers to create a perfect pick-me-up, place an order for new capsules and even brew remotely. Psst: Don’t make these coffee mistakes!

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Ember - Temperature Control Smart Mug² - 10 oz - Blackvia bestbuy.com

Temperature Control Mug

Save yourself trip after trip to the microwave. This smart mug keeps your favorite beverage at the perfect temperature for every sip. Plus, if you need to step away, you can control the mug with a smartphone app.

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Revolution Cooking 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toastervia williams-sonoma.com

Smart Toaster

Ensure your breakfast is toasted perfectly, every time. This smart toaster features a touchscreen so you can select the item you’re toasting, whether it’s fresh or frozen and the ideal level of crispness. Oh, and you’ll save precious time in the morning, too. This genius appliance works much faster than a traditional toaster.

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Instant Pot Smart WiFi 8-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, and Warmer|6 Quart|13 One-Touch..via amazon.com

WiFi-Enabled Instant Pot

If you’ve missed out on the Instant Pot recipe craze, now’s your time to get in on the trend. This all-in-one device manages to act as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker and steamer. Heck, it can even saute and sear.

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Breville® The Smart Oven™ Provia bedbathandbeyond.com

Smart Oven

If you think a toaster oven is just for reheating leftover pizza, think again. This countertop smart oven from Breville comes with 10 pre-set cooking options and an LCD screen display. Plus, you can use it for toasting, baking, broiling, roasting, reheating and slow cooking. Whew!

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Smart Coffee Grindervia macys.com

Smart Coffee Grinder

Rise and grind! This smart coffee grinder has all the bells and whistles you need to brew the ultimate cup o’ joe and get out the door. Here’s some music to all coffee geeks’ ears: You can choose from 60 grind settings to achieve the perfect brew.

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Philips Smart Pasta Maker Plusvia williams-sonoma.com

Smart Pasta Maker

Once you try the Philips smart pasta maker, you’ll never buy the boxed stuff again. This handy gadget churns out fresh, homemade pasta in just 10 minutes. Simply add your ingredients, then let the machine mix, knead and shape your favorite pasta.

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Smart Wireless Meat Thermometervia amazon.com

Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer

Who knew that using a meat thermometer is essential when cooking the perfect steak? This clever wireless meat thermometer will crown you the official Cookout King or Queen. It monitors your food and helps estimate how long to cook and rest your barbecue masterpieces.

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WiFi and Bluetooth Sous Videvia amazon.com

WiFi and Bluetooth Sous Vide

Prepare a flawless meal with the help of this smart sous vide. The temperature-controlled water bath cooks food with precision and the Visual Doneness feature in its app displays exactly how food looks when it cooks. What is sous vide cooking, anyway? Find out here!

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Smart Tea Infuservia surlatable.com

Smart Tea Infuser

Good news for tea drinkers! The lovely Breville smart tea infuser knows exactly the right temperature and steep time for any and all varieties of tea. You can even set your preferred flavor strength. So drink on, smart-tea pants.

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Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timervia uncommongoods.com

Automatic Pan Stirrer

Put down the whisk! This automatic gadget makes whipping up homemade sauces a breeze. It rotates back and forth directly in the pan to replace manual stirring.

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Smart Ice Cream Makervia surlatable.com

Smart Ice Cream Maker

I scream, you scream, we all scream for homemade ice cream! Make your own with an ice cream compressor. When your frozen treat is ready to enjoy, it will play a lovely nostalgic tune that remind us of chasing after the ice cream truck.

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WiFi Air Fryervia amazon.com

WiFi Air Fryer

Fried chicken? Check. French fries? Check. Doughnut holes? Check. Make the best chewy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside foods in minutes with this smart air fryer. No greases or oils required! (You’ll want to read our Test Kitchen’s guide to air frying like a pro before you get started.)

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Ceara Milligan
Ceara “Kiwi” Milligan is a professional marketing strategist and copywriter who is proud to call Milwaukee home. She loves baking, cooking, writing, listening to music, dancing, playing and hosting trivia, watching college basketball (Go Marquette!), telling lame jokes, and petting every dog that crosses her path.
Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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