Category: Kitchen Tech

The new Belkin WeMo Crockpot Smart Slo-Cooker: For home cooks who aren’t always home.

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we saw a preview of the WeMo smart appliances by Belkin that will make our busy home lives a little easier to manage, even if we aren’t home. And I’m happy to report that the first of these, the Belkin Crockpot Smart Slo-Cooker with WeMo is just hitting virtual shelves today, and will be ready to help us all get dinner on the table, no matter what time that may be. The Belkin WeMo Crockpot operates very much like the basic, no-frills crockpot I already own: Stick a bunch of food inside and cook it for...

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A beautifully low tech cookbook stand for high tech tablets

When I can manage to wrestle my iPad out of my children’s hands (shaking my fist at you, Minecraft), it is often because I need it as my cookbook. While I’ve liked products like the iPad cutting board for propping up the tablet right where I’m chopping, and most recently, the Otterbox Agility Mount if you can be more committal about location on the kitchen wall, traditionalists might like this cool Universal Cookbook stand for tablets from British designer Sebastian Conran made for West Elm Market. Handsome, right?   One thing I like is that the beechwood stand is easily used for either an old fashioned cookbook...

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The Baby Brezza Formula Pro – Now in pretty colors

When I saw the Baby Brezza Formula Pro on Cool Mom Picks awhile back, I wished that the Keurig-like formula maker had been around when my littles were still hitting the bottle. And clearly so do thousands of you! Well, now it’s available in two limited-edition colors, making it both practical and pretty for new parents. Hey, that matters. If you’re not familiar with the Baby Brezza Formula Pro, it really makes mixing and heating bottles to the perfect temperature a cinch with just a push of a button. No scooping, stirring, or shaking. (I know, bummer, right?)  And while the white was definitely cool,...

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The new Amazon Dash takes shopping to a whole new level

The new Amazon Dash is the closest thing to a real magic wand that I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to be amazed at its brilliance. It’s the size of a Wii remote (hey, something else we love!) and connects to your Amazon shopping cart via wifi. Hold down the microphone button and tell it what you want to add to your grocery list, or scan the bar code on whatever item you’ve just emptied, like a carton of milk or a bag of chocolate chips. Then check your cart on the Amazon website or...

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An indoor herb garden inspired by NASA technology. Rocket science degree not required.

It’s officially spring and that means in-season veggies are back. I can’t wait to make that first batch of pasta with fresh basil leaves in it, but the thing is that requires an indoor herb garden right now. And every year I try to grow herbs indoors, is another year they die on me. (It might have something to do with the fact that I forget to water them, but I’m not one to point fingers.) That’s why I was so intrigued by the Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden which is inspired by, of all things, NASA technology. This has...

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Viking ranges go high tech, as if they weren’t already on every foodie’s covet list.

I’m really excited thinking about my future kitchen. It’ll have cool things like a smart refrigerator, Wi-Fi enabled appliances, and now, I’ve learned, a gorgeous Viking Professional 7 Series Range that will sync with my smartphone. A girl can dream, right? Thanks to a partnership with iDevices, Viking Series 7 ranges will be outfitted with a temperature-monitoring device that will sync directly to a mobile app for iOS and Android. Using a special temperature probe, you can check the temperature of food remotely through the app, which….just, wow. Imagine the possibilities for Thanksgiving turkeys. Also, you’ll get alerts when the...

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Whirlpool tech innovations for the home at CES: The Jetsons era has arrived.

This week at International CES, I’ve been blown away by so many awesome tech innovations that you don’t have to be techy to appreciate.We are going to have so many awesome things to share with you in the coming weeks, we’re giddy!  But to start things off, we’re partnering with Whirlpool, who’s a huge supporter of innovation in tech–and not just their own, which is something I really like about them. They’re sponsoring our three-part post series on some of the biggest innovations at CES, or as I like to think of it, the stuff that makes your jaw...

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Is it possible to covet a KitchenAid Mixer? Now it is.

While perusing the web for the most stylish tech gifts, I happened to come across this thing of beauty: A KitchenAid Mixer. Or more specifically, the ColorWare Limited Edition KitchenAid Mixer from the same folks who bring vivid color to eye-popping gadgets like the iPhone 5C, Beats Pill Wireless Speaker and the Sol Republic Tracks Headphones. Now of course one woman’s (mine) awesome, retro-modern, splashy polka-dot kitchen centerpiece may be another woman’s “what in heaven’s name is that thing?” Especially if you have bright green countertops or an orange stove. But if you want to splurge on someone who brings her–or his–fashion...

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The kitchen sink you tap to turn on. Later for you, germs.

You know those things you don’t even know you need until you try them? And then you realize they’re so great you never want to live without them? That’s the new tap technology of this super cool faucet. Though a faucet is a faucet in many ways, my happy new Delta Trinsic faucet comes with Touch20 Technology, which is about as far from most faucets as they come. All I have to do is touch the tap and it activates. When Delta sent one for me to try out, I wasn’t sure how useful the technology would be. But imagine, if...

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One word: Plastics

The other day, I was reading a recipe off my iPad while cooking and while scrolling down, knocked the device from the shallow groove that it was propped on and…anyone have any tips on how to get flour out of an iPad crevice? My iPad case is beautiful yes, but functional, not so much.  If you’ve had an iPad kitchen fail like me, you might already be eyeing the Belkin Chef Stand. Another option: this very simple and sleek Tab iPad stand found on Etsy. Leave it to an artist–it’s laser cut from clear acrylic and lets you securely stand...

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