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If you spend a lot of time at home this holiday season, you can also spend at least part of that time in the kitchen preparing delicious meals. There are a lot of smart cooking gadgets, but you feel that the best among them are really giving you standout experiences for smarter, better and more connected cooking options.

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The all-in-one restaurant replacement

Thermomix TM6

Image Credits: Thermomix

The Thermomix has been around for a while now, but the new TM6 model carries its concept of being a unique kitchen station for the counter even further. This new version is packed with smarts, including built-in Wi-Fi, and the tablet’s touchscreen inset control makes it easy to follow not only with recipe instructions, but also to find and save new recipes with Cookidoo, the company’s companion service. software to Thermomix hardware.

With the ability to mix, blend, chop, sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide and much more, the Thermomix can really handle almost any task involved in the kitchen. Yes, it comes with a hefty price tag, but when you consider all the various kitchen gadgets it’s replaced – and the added benefits it includes, such as the integrated recipe guide service – it becomes clear that the asking price is actually a bargain.

Price: $ 1,499 Thermomix

Trust temper weather


Image Credits: I EAT

If you think you don’t have a knack for cooking meat properly, you may be missing just one crucial tool – a good meat thermometer. The MEATER Plus is this and even more, with connected features that provide you with real-time time monitor via mobile app, as well as a complete guide to suitable and safe temperatures for cooking all types of meat, and impressive graphics and graphics. the ambient temperature of any appliance you are using for cooking, in addition to the internal temperature.

The Plus version of MEATER extends its Bluetooth range through the connected base, which provides you with enough range to monitor an outdoor cook throughout your home, for example. The totally wireless design and magnetic base is a nice touch for storage and convenience, and you can easily connect other MEATERS if you’re cooking a variety of things at once.

Price: It’s $ 99 I EAT

The smoking star

Weber SmokeFire EX6

Image Credits: Weber

I had enjoyed a lot of BBQing, but it was before I discovered the joys of a smoker. The Weber SmokeFire EX6 is one of two pellet smoking devices created by the iconic outdoor grill company, and is the largest version that provides enough grill surface to feed a large family or small sports team.

The SmokeFire EX6 has had some growing pain since its introduction to the market earlier this year, but consistent and frequent firmware updates transmitted over the air to its Wi-Fi connected controller have made it a top performer. . You can use integrated cooking programs, with four wired temperature probes, to prepare everything you make to perfection. Low and slow, or high and hot, the EX6 does it all.

Price: $ 1,199 Amazon

And go-to grill

Spark One

Image Credits: Spark Grills

While a smoker offers many benefits, especially for low-temperature cooking, it’s hard to beat a charcoal grill for everyday use, especially with foods like burgers, fish and steaks, and even roasted vegetables. . The Spark One is a smart grill that takes everything that’s good from the tried and tested “egg green” style kitchen and updates it with connectivity and convenience.

Spark Grills has simplified the charcoal grill with its preformed Briqs, which are one-piece charcoal fuel blocks that fit snugly into the Spark One and quickly ignite as an electric igniter to reach temperature. Integrated fans maintain a uniform temperature for the best possible predictable temperatures of all types of food.

Price: $ 599 (Black Friday price via Cyber ​​Monday) from Spark Grills

The toastmaster

Revolution Cooking R180

Image Credits: Revolution

The Rivolta R180 High Speed ​​Smart Toaster is true to its name, the fastest cooking toaster of most. But more than its speed, it deserves praise for its accuracy: What you see is what you get thanks to a visual doneness selector on the large touchscreen interface. It also has custom ways to make bread, bagels, waffles, English muffins and even toast pastries, as well as fresh, frozen and heated versions of each.

It’s an expensive toaster, but you probably don’t know what toast could be if you haven’t even tried a toast made from the R180.

Price: $ 240 is Amazon

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