kitchen gadgets

Xbox Series X Fridge (and mini-fridge) made semi-real

Xbox Series X Fridge (and mini-fridge) made semi-real

The Xbox Series X Fridge is a full-sized refrigerator that looks like an Xbox Series X. Revealed just a few days ago as a meme made into a real product, the full-sized fridge was produced in a run of three, one of which was part of a contest. Now there's interest enough in a mini-fridge that also looks like an Xbox Series X, interest enough for an actual product you'll be able to purchase from Microsoft.

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The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

The creators of the Instant Pot made a 2-in-1 coffee machine

Your Instant Pot is getting some caffeinated company in the kitchen, with a new appliance focusing on pod coffee hoping to earn a spot on the countertop. The Instant Pod doesn't use its own type of coffee pods, but instead promises compatibility with both K-Cup and Nespresso capsules.

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Anova Precision Oven aims to make steam combi cooking affordable

Anova Precision Oven aims to make steam combi cooking affordable

Anova may be best known for its home sous-vide devices, but the company has a new countertop combi oven that aims to make steam cooking mass-market. The Anova Precision Oven looks at first glance like a microwave but, thanks to a water tank on the side and a bevy of temperature probes, it actually cooks in a very different way.

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Mellow sous-vide owners get unwelcome subscription surprise

Mellow sous-vide owners get unwelcome subscription surprise

Another connected home device is giving owners an unpleasant surprise, with the Mellow sous-vide springing a paid subscription on owners if they want to continue getting access to all the features. Launched in 2014 on Kickstarter, Mellow combined what was still at the time a rare cooking technique with an easy-to-use refrigerated water bath and a recipes app with auto-calculating timers.

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La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

High-end espresso machine maker La Marzocco is bringing its latest home coffee equipment into the IoT world, launching a new app that can remotely connect and control two of its most popular models. The La Marzocco Linea Mini - announced back in 2015 as the most affordable in the range - and the GS3 are each getting a wireless upgrade.

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CookingPal Julia smart cooking system will almost do everything for you

CookingPal Julia smart cooking system will almost do everything for you

Smart devices are invading the kitchen. It started with a tablet that would let you follow step-by-step cooking videos and then reached refrigerators that could see what they store inside. Now CookingPal is taking kitchen intelligence to the next level with Julia, an intelligent autonomous cooking system that will not only suggest meals for you but will almost do all the cooking too. Presuming you have all the ingredients ready, of course.

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Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool has launched a new Yummly-branded Smart Thermometer that'll hit the market in coming weeks. With this device, and as you likely anticipate, users can monitor the temperature of their foods in a way that traditional dumb thermometers can't. The Smart Thermometer supports Whirlpool's Yummly mobile app and works with the user's smartphone to deliver food alerts.

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GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Appliances has announced the next-generation version of its Kitchen Hub, a high-tech smart kitchen and ventilation system that now features a built-in microwave and a third camera. The technology is paired with an AI-powered computer vision 'cooking' tech, according to GE, which simplifies cooking by helping home chefs find the right recipes and more.

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LG and Samsung’s lavish smart fridges get smarter for CES 2020

LG and Samsung’s lavish smart fridges get smarter for CES 2020

No kitchen is safe from the IoT: the smart fridges are back and this time they're more high-tech than ever, with Samsung and LG both revealing upgrades on their connected refrigerators. Both appliance-makers have been pushing smart kitchen tech for some years now, but what began with effectively a big tablet embedded into the door has turned into something a lot more useful.

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Nomiku sous-vide shuts down: Subscription meals service axed

Nomiku sous-vide shuts down: Subscription meals service axed

Sous-vide maker Nomiku may have helped accelerate the kitchen tech's transition from pro-restaurant to domestic countertops, but that hasn't been enough to rescue it from discontinuation. The company has confirmed today that its Nomiku Smart Cooker is being axed, along with the prepared meal service launched back in 2017.

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My go-to sous-vide is getting a big upgrade

My go-to sous-vide is getting a big upgrade

The Mellow sous-vide is getting a second-generation version, with Mellow Duo adding a dual-vat option to the all-in-one cooking system. Launched back in 2014, in the early days of domestic sous-vide, the first-gen Mellow promised smarter meals with added convenience features like refrigeration. Now, it's getting an update.

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Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Williams Sonoma has teamed up with Instant Pot to launch a new line featuring iconic imagery from the Star Wars universe. The new Instant Pot designs are available exclusively through Williams Sonoma, including the smallest model featuring the BB-8 design and the large 8qt model featuring a Chewbacca-inspired design. A total of five new Instant Pot special editions are available.

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