It’s 2019 and the age of the smart kitchen has arrived. From step-by-step hands free recipes, to remote start appliances, artificial intelligence is making big changes in the way we can operate in the kitchen. Today, kitchen devices and appliances are working smarter, thus making your workload lighter. Without further delay, check out a few of our favorite smart home devices for the heart of the home!

 

Amazon Echo

Becoming a staple in many homes today is the Amazon Echo and Alexa devices. Amazon’s Alexa is constantly making improvements and adding new skills. One of which is the Allrecipes skill. The Allrecipes skill provides you with over 60,000 hands free recipes directly from allrecipes.com. With this skill, Alexa can tell you step-by-step cooking instructions. Alexa can also send ingredients straight to your phone, send a recipe to your printer and share reviews. Our favorite feature: Hands Free Instructions

 

Amazon Basics Microwave

It’s no surprise that Amazon continues to launch consumer products featuring AI technology. The Amazon Basics Microwave pairs with Amazon Echo and it operates using quick-cook presets. Thus taking the guessing game out of heating your foods. For instance, let’s say you want to pop a bag of popcorn. Simply place the bag inside the microwave and ask Alexa to cook it. No need to stick around waiting to ensure you don’t overcook. Your kernels shall be popped to perfection and you will be notified upon completion. Alexa is constantly adding presets and becoming smarter. Our Favorite Feature: Quick Cook Presets

 

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker

SouseVede is a method of cooking that has been used by professional and at home chefs for decades. This method enables precision cooking temperature and opts for cooking foods in a pot of circulated, heated water. The Anova requires just a few simple steps to operate: Step 1: Attach the device to any pot using the adjustable clamp. Step 2: Set the temperature and time yourself OR allow the Anova to do so using its simple interface. Step 3: Place food in a resealable bag and clip it to the inside of the pot. That’s it! Your food will be cooked to the perfect level, relieving any stress of over or undercooking your dish. Side note: After cooking with the Anova, place your dish on the stove top or grill for a few minutes if you prefer additional texture! Our favorite feature: Anova Recipes

 

NutriBullet Balance Smart Blender

Considered the world’s first smart nutrient extractor, the NutriBullet Balance Smart Blender takes healthy smoothies to a new level. When paired with the NutriBullet Balance app, you can receive a personal wellness plan, monitor pantry items and customize shopping lists. The app also allows you to track the nutrients from every smoothie by measuring calories, fats, carbs & proteins of each ingredient as you add them. Tracking all of your nutrients can help you stay on top of your goals. Our favorite feature: Smart Sensor Scale

 

 

Instant Pot Smart Wifi

While this model may be a bit pricier than others from Instant Pot, it is also the smartest. With 13 smart programs, this smart cooker combines eight appliances into one. These include: slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, saute/searing, keep warm. The cooker is Alexa and Wifi enabled, using either voice command or the Instant Pot app. To achieve your desired results, the cooker monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration. To make your job even easier, you can see the status of your food from anywhere through the Instant Pot app. The cooker also sends mobile notifications when cooking is complete. Our Favorite Feature: Cleaner Work Space – Eight Appliances In One

 

Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge

Last but not least is the Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge. You can control this appliance with the Samsung SmartThings app and the features are seemingly endless. Samsung has truly made this refrigerator the centerpiece of today’s modern kitchen. A few of the standout features include: built in cameras, customizable family board, Samsung phone/tv mirroring, meal planning and music streaming. This fridge also includes 1 tap ordering through Grubhub and is compatible with Ring doorbell. Our Favorite Feature: Meal Planning and Compatibility with Ring Doorbell

We want to know- have you tried one of these smart devices? Do you have any other favorite smart home devices for the kitchen? Leave a comment below and share with us!

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This content provided by Chris Harris & Associates, P.C., Fee Attorney for Alamo Title Company