From smartphones to fitness trackers, we live in an age where technology is ubiquitous in our daily lives. Whether this is a good or bad thing is up for debate, but one thing’s certain: the boom in tech is radically changing our kitchens. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a self-proclaimed foodie or not. Because these ridiculously high-tech gadgets will upgrade your kitchen in ways you only dreamed could be possible.
10 brilliant gadgets you’ll definitely want in your kitchen
Egg Minder App-Enabled Smart Egg TrayHow many times have you woken up in the morning craving a big, hearty breakfast only to find that you're fresh out of eggs? With the Egg Minder, you'll never run into that problem again. This ingenious device keeps track of exactly how many eggs you have remaining, and sends a push notification to your smartphone when it's time to stock up. The added bonus? It even detects how old each egg is so that every omelette you make is a delicious one.
$85 at AmazonQuirky
Orange Chef Prep PadLike any other prep pad on the market, the Orange Chef Prep Pad measures your food to ensure you're getting the correct portions. But this innovative machine goes one step further by giving you precise nutritional information for each item of food you prepare, including calories, fat, protein and carbs. Get ready for meal prep to be taken to a whole new (and healthier) level.
$88 at AmazonAmazon
Bluetooth-Enabled Smart ForkThis is a great little gadget for anyone trying to shed those pesky extra pounds. Simply connect to Bluetooth and munch away while the Smart Fork records your every bite. Once you're finished, you can log in online to track your diet, set fitness goals and even receive nutritional coaching based on your eating habits. One piece of warning for this smart utensil? Avoid using it on Taco Tuesday.
$177 at AmazonHAPILABS
PancakeBot 3D Food PrinterWho needs Instagram when you can turn your selfie into a pancake? This high-tech device uses 3D printer technology to create fluffy, golden, custom-designed pancakes almost too good to eat. Simply hook up the PancakeBot to your computer, select the picture you'd like your pancake to mimic, and watch your digital images turn into culinary masterpieces right before your eyes.
$300 at AmazonAmazon
Sonic DecanterRegular wine decanters are so last season. By harnessing the power of sound energy, the sleek and stylish Sonic Decanter extracts hidden flavours and aromas in your wine that you wouldn't be able to sense otherwise. If this wasn't reason enough to love it, its ultrasonic waves will even help increase the shelf life of the wine -- it's a must-have for every wine connoisseur's cellar.
$199 USD ($267 CAD) at Sonic DecanterSonic Decanter
GeniCanWho says your garbage bin can't be high-tech, too? GeniCan is the perfect device for anyone who struggles to remember what they need to add to their shopping list. By attaching the sensor to the side of your garbage bin, GeniCan connects to your smartphone and automatically updates your shopping list based on what you've thrown out. The only thing you need to remember is to scan the barcode before you toss your trash. Simple!
Available at GeniCan for pre-order at $149 USD ($199 CAD) GeniCan
Smarter iKettleThis is a kitchen essential for any tea lover who's always on the go. By connecting to an app, Smarter's iKettle can be remotely brewed from anywhere. Late for work on Monday morning? No problem! With the press of a button, your water will be ready and waiting right when you need it. It'll even boil your water to customized temperatures so you can ensure that every cup of tea is brewed to perfection.
$166 at SmarterSmarter
iRobot Braava Mopping JetIt's 2017, and mopping your kitchen floor is a thing of the past. This time-saving mopping robot uses high-tech sensors to clean and polish your floors so you don't have to. Simply fill the compartment with either water or cleaning solution and watch from the comfort of your sofa as it does its thing.
$229 at AmazoniRobot
Perfect Bake Pro Smart Scale and Recipe AppThis smart machine's for anyone who loves to bake but hates the math involved. With the Perfect Bake Pro Smart Scale, there's no need for measuring cups. All you have to do is download an app, choose your desired recipe, dial in the serving size, and pour your ingredients straight into the mixing bowls until you hear the "ding."
$256 at AmazonAmazon
Crock-Pot Smart Slow CookerIf your crock-pot wasn't already your favourite kitchen appliance, this smart slow cooker sure will be. After connecting it to your smartphone, you'll be able to have access to all of its cooking functions no matter where you are. If you're caught up late at work, simply adjust the heating time so that your food reaches the perfect consistency and temperature by the time you're ready to sit down and enjoy it.
$140 at AmazonAmazon