Kitchen gadgets have never been more sophisticated than they are in 2023 – smooth touchscreen interfaces, high-tech operating systems and stylish colour options are now the norm. Last year, a survey found that almost 199 million adults in the States alone would buy tech products and services as Christmas gifts – and that’s not including all the tech-related gift cards.
If you know someone who loves to cook with the latest gadgets, here are 21 holiday gifts they’re guaranteed to love.
The perfect cup of hot chocolate is within reach with the Velvetiser. The device was engineered by Dualit for use with satchets from Hotel Chocolat – it heats milk and melts them, whisking all the while for the ideal level of frothiness.
This ingenious air filter uses the power of moss (and technology) to keep your air clean and safe. It’s made with 90% natural and renewable materials, and offers the air-purifying power of 3,043 medium-size houseplants. It’s cute and compact – perfect for countertops.
Bespoke 7 Series Single Wall Oven with AI Camera,
Samsung has introduced the tech of the day, artificial intelligence, into their smart home appliance lineup. This wall oven has an AI camera that recognizes popular ingredients and recommends optimal cooking times and modes accordingly.
Vacuum Starter Set Sous-Vide,
Sous-vide cooking becomes a breeze with Zwilling’s intuitive wand and Fresh & Save vacuum sealer. This starter set includes both, along with 6 heat-resistant vacuum bags – you can also pick up a wide variety of food storage containers that are compatible with the same vacuum pump (for your leftovers, if there are any).
50th Anniversary Edition 14-Cup Food Processor,
Don’t let the retro look of this food processor trick you – it’s filled with the latest tech. Cuisinart created it as a tribute to their 50th birthday, modelled after the original food processor they launched at the National Housewares Show in Chicago in 1973.
Roomba Combo™ j7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop,
Give the gift of a crumb-free kitchen this Christmas with iRobot’s savvy new Roomba, which vacuums and mops simultaneously. The high-tech model uses sensors to detect the height of the floor or carpet and clean accordingly, and it even has a self-emptying dirt disposal.
Multiroom Wi-Fi Speaker,
Swedish brand Defunc has launched their sleek customizable home speaker system in Canada. The Defunc Home uses Wi-Fi to connect speakers across multiple rooms, so you can move from kitchen to dining room without taking a break in the soundtrack.
Side-By-Side InstaView Refrigerator,
LG’s snazzy InstaView refrigerator features a door that can be looked through without opening, preventing the escape of cold air. Cool bonus: the “Craft Ice” maker, which makes slow-melting spheres perfect for cocktails.
Bev Cordless Cocktail Maker,
Black + Decker
Black + Decker’s Bev machine is like a Keurig for cocktails. The ports connect to an assortment of spirits, and the machine accepts prepackaged cocktail capsules in a range of flavours (you can set the strength of the drinks too). A holiday party lifesaver.
Artisan Pasta & Noodle Maker,
Give the gift of fresh pasta and noodles on demand with Philips’ fully automatic pasta maker. The machine mixes, kneads and extrudes dough to produce up to one pound of fresh pasta in just 10 minutes, and it can also be used to make cookie, pizza and bread doughs.
Ironwood Series Grill,
The new Ironwood Series grills from Traeger use the brand’s Smart Combustion technology to maintain consistent cooking temperatures, and dual-wall insulation prevents temperature fluctuation. A touchscreen panel that connects to Wi-Fi and included wireless meat probes take it into high-tech territory.
CREAMi 7-in-1 Ice Cream Maker,
In the mood for ice cream, smoothies or a milkshake? Ninja’s CREAMi can make all three and more at the touch of a button. Customize your flavour additions and whip up low sugar, keto, dairy-free 0r vegan treats. When you’re done, just toss the container in the dishwasher.
Humidify+Cool Formaldehyde PH04 Purifier,
This compact and sleek air purifier from Dyson is perfect for controlling kitchen air quality. The machine destroys formaldehyde and removes gases from air, then projects purified, humidified air throughout the room. Steam, smoke and smells stay under control.
4T7 Smart Meal Prep System-“The Frame” series,
The 4T7’s ultra-smart wooden board allows you to chop, weigh, time, defrost and even count calories when cooking. A connected app offers endless recipe options, and the Lego-style stackable design makes storage a breeze.