Sure, the KitchenAid mixer—in its rainbow hue of colors—has long been the pretty and functional item we’ve had to have on our countertops. But new kitchen tech is making it so that’s not the only sleek and useful culinary tool worth splurging on. Here, four new smart kitchen appliances that will have your kitchen feeling very futuristic.
Whether you’re looking for a clever (and of the moment) birthday gift or a spring break surprise to kick off the week vacation from school, the following gadgets for kids are one of a kind when it comes to surprising and delighting your smalls.
This post was written in partnership with WEYV. All opinions are my own.
Recently, my daughter celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, which is a religious milestone in a young Jewish woman’s life that helps her officially become part of her community as an adult (she’s only 13, so a pretty little adult at that!). As part of the occasion, her rabbi asked her to choose a charity she was passionate about and put some effort into raising funds on its behalf.
From the Shop
KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
So much is going on in the smart kitchen space (I just returned from the International Home & Housewares Show and SXSW: I gave presentations on smart kitchen technology in both places), assisted cooking, ingredient recognition, artificial intelligence, voice assistants and inventory management… it’s all either already here, or on it’s way to take our kitchens into the future. But the one thing that still hasn’t been touched by tech: Meal prep. You can have a machine cook dinner to perfection, but someone still has to chop the veggies, marinade the chicken, and wash the lettuce.
So you’re finally going to retire that old phone or computer and get something shiny and new. I feel you… the promise of boosted speed, or the allure of the new and shiny is too much to resist? Same, girl, same.
Typically, when you need to replace (or swap) your moisturizer or mascara, you head to your nearest department store or beauty boutique and pick the brain of a staffer. (Hey, how can anyone make product recommendations if they can’t examine your skin tone and complexion up close, right?)