When life gets busy, cooking is one of the first things that falls by the wayside.
Although Amazon Alexa can’t whip us up a meal – yet (just you wait) – the future of cooking is now with these smart kitchen gadgets.
Anova Precision Cooker (AED 437)
Get in on the molecular gastronomy trend with the Anova Precision Cooker. Bluetooth- and wifi-enabled, seal your food in a bag, pop it in the pot and programme the temperature and time using your smartphone. Ships internationally from anovaculinary.com
TP-Link Wifi Smart Plug (AED 218)
Not every device comes equipped with its own smart technology, but this little plug solves that problem by allowing you to control devices remotely and link them into systems such as Amazon Alexa – perfect for getting your kettle boiling while you’re on the commute home. Visit: uae.sharafdg.com
iKettle (AED 525)
Using a dedicated app, you can boil the iKettle from your smartphone, as well as adjust the temperature and set a daily schedule timed to when you fancy a cuppa. It also integrates with Amazon Alexa and Google Home systems for the ultimate hands-free drink – although for now, you still have to get up and pour. Visit: noon.com
Click and Grow Smart Garden (AED 529)
You don’t need a green thumb to cultivate herbs in your kitchen with the Click and Grow Smart Garden. The cosmic-looking kit controls temperature, light and water, so all you need to do is plant the seeds, add water and plug in. Virgin Megastore, Yas Mall or virginmegastore.ae
Nest Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (AED 679)
Sometimes even the best chefs burn their food. Connecting directly to your phone, this smoke alarm by Nest can help alert you to an impending disaster. Virgin Megastore, Yas Mall or virginmegastore.ae
WORDS Camille Hogg