There is a lot of innovation going on in the world of small kitchen electrics. While you might think that your stand mixer and blender are the only two tools with a plug you need, you might quickly change your mind when you see some of the innovative and cleverly designed products available these days.
Read on for our favorite picks of what's new in the kitchenware stores.
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Imagine a single appliance that can do the job of 7, allowing you to retire your slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker, among other things. Now imagine that it's Bluetooth enabled, so you can control it remotely and even write your own programs for the cooking process! This appliance is wowing cooks across the country, and allowing people to get dinner on the table faster and easier. There are also less expensive versions that lack the BlueTooth function, but if... you're going to get one, why not spring for the top-of-the-line model?
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Bluetooth seems to be all the rage... Anova's immersion sous vide cooker is also equipped with this technology, so you can operate it remotely and receive notification on the cooking process. The appliance gets clipped to the side of a water-filled container, and it heats and circulates the water at a precise temperature while vacuum-sealed food cooks in the water bath. Fans of the Anova Precision Cooker claim it'll make you the best steak you've ever had.
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You won't be straining your eyes to see into the dim pot or bowl when you're using this immersion blender: it has a unique headlight that helps illuminate whatever you're blending. Other features include a nylon head that won't scratch the nonstick finish on a pot, and a backlit display on the dial to show the adjustment of the speed.
The OXO Immersion Blender is part of OXO's new OXO On line of kitchen electrics.
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Indoor grilling is so much cleaner and easier with this beautifully designed grill from Phillips, available at Williams-Sonoma. It uses infrared technology to heat the cooking surface to a consistent 466˚F, which is the optimal temperature for searing proteins like steaks or chicken. It comes with a nonstick grid for grilling large pieces of meat and a wire grid that has smaller openings for grilling vegetables or small items like shrimp or scallops. And because the drippings are directed away... from the heat to a collection tray beneath, the smoke is minimized.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Home bakers will be in bread-geek heaven with this collapsible bread proofer. Set the temperature that you want your dough (between 70˚F and 120˚F) and the proofer creates the ideal steady warmth and moisture for perfectly proofed breads. A tray can be filled with water to create humidity, and a window at the top enables you to monitor the progress of your rise. It also creates the right environment to culture yogurt or to melt chocolate. It measures 15 by 12.5 by 8.5, and it folds down to a... thickness of less than 3 inches.