Thanksgiving has just passed and sometimes the adults aren’t always around to take charge with the cooking. If you are thinking of eating a frozen thanksgiving meal, think again. Our best friend technology has yet prevailed, and made life much easier for all of us. Here are a list of high-tech cooking items you should consider having in your kitchen this year:
Also known as Crock Pots, this appliance is a life-saver for busy individuals. Using moist heat on a low temperature to cook food, you can just dump your ingredients into it and then it will take four to ten hours to produce your meal. Often described as a hands-off cooking tool, you can make almost anything – from roast beef to stews, soups, pot roast or fancy baby-back-ribs.
Spice up your annual dishes by adding unique herbs. Herb grinders are designed to grind the substance finely for it to be easily consumed. Instead of using a manual method, such as a mortar and pestle, this tool makes breaking up the substance easier and requires less time than other options. Note that the best grinders are made from wood, metal and acrylic – and it comes in varying two, three and four-part models. Add some dill and tarragon onto your mashed potatoes, red and black pepper to the green beans or some cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and anise as the final firework to any pumpkin dish.
This particular appliance will reduce your anxiety as you stand in line for the grocery store, racking your mind for what to buy. Just as its name says, pictures will be taken from inside your refrigerator and then sent to your smartphone. This method will ensure quality control of food, prevent waste of money over buying the same things, and you never have to worry about an empty fridge ever again.
If you are picky about how your meat is cooked, this technology is perfect for you. Digital meat thermometers help you determine when your steak, pork tenderloin or turkey is ready for dinner. The tip is to insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat and check the temperature in several places to ensure no potential health risks from undercooked meat. The wireless option can let you monitor from up to 160 feet away, and it will send a notification to your smartphone when the turkey reaches the desired temperature. Basically it is keeping an eye on the grill or oven while you chop up some vegetables for the side salad.
Since you are reading this list, you probably don’t have Martha Stewart’s innate baking instincts, or you’re just afraid of improvisation. Skip all the stress and potential messiness you will get by measuring your ingredients out manually, as it is time to step it up digitally. A digital scale will actually provide more accurate measurements, as measuring cups and spoons differ from style to style and brand to brand. Using one scale can also mean less separate bowls which means less washing. What a win-win situation.