Category: Kitchen Tech

Making your own baby food just went from crunchy to swanky

I’m not sure the new Rose Gold Beaba Babycook will make your homemade baby food taste more expensive, but it’s certainly very easy on the eyes. Let’s just say this new, limited edition baby food maker will let you steam and blend in style. It’s no surprise Beaba Babycook is so popular with parents (including us), because it really does make preparing homemade baby food so much easier. And wow, it’s certainly come a long way since we featured it 9 years ago, because now that they’ve added this new Rose Gold Babycook to the mix, they’ve made cooking up...

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A handy guide to the Instant Pot buttons. It’s okay, we need it too.

Like so many other folks out there, we’re obsessed with The Instant Pot, a hot, new kitchen gadget you might have discovered here on Cool Mom Tech. (And if not, hey, it’s okay, we forgive you. Ha). Recently, our food editor Stacie Billis put together a quick, handy guide to the Instant Pot buttons, which can make cooking your favorite Instant Pot recipes a whole lot easier, and well, more successful. If you’re just opening your new Instant Pot box this week, or you’ve had it for awhile and want a handy cheat sheet so don’t have to do...

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The Instant Pot: What’s all the hype about this hot kitchen gadget?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about The Instant Pot. It even recently got coverage on NPR. (We knew you when, Instant Pot). But a lot of people don’t really know exactly what it does, and if they really truly need it in their kitchen. The TL;DR? It’s a bunch of your favorite kitchen gadgets, all in one. That means it takes the place of a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker… the list goes on. You can even sauté in it, which as you can guess, cuts out a whole lot of stovetop...

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12 of the coolest products and tech gadgets for parents from CES 2017. Holy cow, the future is here!

This year at CES 2017, family and baby tech each had its own summit (wow!) and bevy of exhibitors sharing some of the hottest new gadgets for parents. Seriously, where were all these incredible gadgets when my kids were babies? While there were tons incredible products for parents at CES 2017, I narrowed it down to 12 that I think are the coolest or at least, the most interesting. And all of which are worth having on your radar. Related: 6 baby monitors from CES 2017 that do way more than monitor Snoo Smart Sleeper For Happiest Baby on the Block fans, Dr. Harvey...

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Teasmade: An alarm clock that brews your tea. Jolly good!

Why should coffee lovers have all the fun, with their alarm clocks brewing fancy coffee for them in the morning? Well, tea lovers, this is your moment, because the classic British brand Swan Teasmade tea-brewing alarm clock has been upgraded for 2016, and is now available stateside. Related: 6 cool alarm clocks to help get you (and your kids) up in the morning All you need to do is set the alarm, and pop in your favorite teabag and water. Then, at your chosen time, the water will boil (yes boil, so keep it away from kids), with a large...

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The ultimate indoor/outdoor grill for people who thought they could never have one. Tech to the rescue!

  Of course tech innovations are making their way to the traditional BBQ now too, and if you don’t have the space for an outdoor grill, I’ve found a solution in the Kenyon SilKEN Grill which keeps your grilling game on all year round. This portable electric grill is less than two feet wide and weighs a little more than 20 lbs, making it perfect for any countertop or outdoor space, no matter how compact. It’s even perfect for that yacht of yours docked in the marina!  (Seriously, the company made an appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show earlier this year.) What’s...

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The most technologically advanced blender we’ve ever seen, thanks to Panasonic. (Yes, Panasonic!)

I recently sat through a cooking demo press event at Panasonic HQ for the Panasonic High-Power ZX-1800 Blender, and was admittedly skeptical. (Hi, that’s me with my arms folded across my chest.) First of all, I do not tend to think of Panasonic as makers of top-of-the-line kitchen appliances. TVs, cameras and electric toothbrushes? Sure. A blender, not so much. And I’m super picky when it comes to my appliances in terms of both style and function. Well after tasting the most velvety butternut squash soup, chopped, pureed, blended and served hot all right from the blender, I was definitely intrigued if not totally convinced. That lead me to...

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The new UviCube UV light sterilizer: For more than just sterilizing baby bottles.

It’s officially winter, as Jonas has let us know oh-so-subtly this past weekend. And since everyone in my house also has some form of a winter cold, I’m officially over the germs that go along with the cold weather. So while we’re stuck inside, I’ve been making the most of this opportunity to sterilize everything in sight — from door knobs and toothbrushes to remote controls and. And for those of you who have an infant at home you’re probably adding sterilize baby bottles to that list, in which case the UviCube UV light sanitizer can help. To be clear, we are really not all germaphobes around here....

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The coolest new tech for parents this year: Best of CES 2016

At the recent CES 2016 show,  coverage, I was excited to see all the incredible tech designed just to help parents make our lives run a little smoother on a day-to-day basis. (No diaper changing robots yet, sorry.) From trusted brands showing off impressive new technologies for the home, to some remarkable new brands that are thrilling to get to know, I only wish I had a lot of these ten years ago when my own first child was born. More and more cool tech for parents will this year, but here are the nine items that really caught my attention and will surely make their mark...

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Piquing our Geek: The GE Cafe Series refrigerator now with a built-in Keurig brewer.

Even people who don’t love to cook seem to get excited about high-tech kitchen appliances. Combine that with people who love coffee, and I’m pretty sure that covers nearly the entire population. Or at least all of us geeks here. If you count yourself among us, you’ll be interested to know that GE and Keurig have teamed up to release a first-of-its-kind refrigerator with a single-serve brewing system built right into the door. Crazy, right? The new GE Cafe French door refrigerator is an evolution of a previous model with a hot water dispenser built in. I love the idea of being able to...

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