Would you like to spend as much time in the kitchen preparing meals as humanly possible? No? We didn’t think so! That’s why we created this list of smart appliances that will make your kitchen tasks easier so you can get back to the things you love! Whether you love tech, are looking to be more sustainable in your kitchen, or just want to simplify your kitchen routine, these smart kitchen devices are for you. Here’s what to expect in this guide:
- Our top recommendations for smart kitchen appliances
- 25 smart kitchen appliances that will make your life easier
Not sure what to get? Below are our top 5 recommendations for smart kitchen devices. We're sure there is something for everyone.
Our top recommendations for smart kitchen appliances
If you are torn between which smart kitchen appliance to get, we highly recommend choosing one of the genuinely helpful items below. Maybe you are looking for a gift for mom or something for yourself. No matter if you are looking for the latest smart features or something to free up your time (0r hands), you are sure to find an appliance that can help simplify your time in the kitchen.
- The most innovative kitchen appliance: Samsung 3-door refrigerator with family hub
- The most eco-friendly smart kitchen appliance: Lomi- food composter
- The best smart coffee maker: Smart 12-Cup Coffee Maker
- The best smart pressure cooker: Smart WiFi instant pot
- The best smart thermometer: Yummly smart thermometer
Our recommendations range from smart coffee makers to smart fridges and everything in between. Here are 25 of the best smart kitchen appliances that will make your life less stressful and just a bit easier.
25 smart kitchen appliances that will make your life easier
With the advancements in modern technology, it’s not surprising that most kitchen appliances now have an app or touchscreen. The innovations have made it easier for you to do the things you need to in the kitchen while saving you time. Here is a list of 25 smart kitchen appliances to make your life easier.
Lomi is an electric composter that fits on your counter and quickly and easily turns your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich dirt that you can feed to your plants. It’s as simple as throwing in your scraps, pushing a button, and Lomi does the rest of the work over a few short hours.
Why you’ll love this: Lomi takes composting off of your to-do list and helps keep food scraps out of the landfill. And it doesn’t smell so no more worrying about a stinky compost bin!
If you are someone who enjoys the cooking process, a food processor is something you need in your life. There are plenty of food processors out there, but why not get one that is also a large capacity blender and a powerful juicer?
Why you’ll love this: This appliance takes the place of 3 appliances (juicer, blender, and food processor) so it saves you space in the kitchen. It also saves you the time of pulling out multiple different bulky appliances!
This is another appliance that does the work of several different appliances. This isn't just an air fryer, but also a countertop oven, dehydrator, and rotisserie as well. Its digital interface is easy to use and with the auto shutoff feature, you can turn it on and walk away.
Why you’ll love this: Some air fryers have small baskets and can’t cook a lot of food, but that isn’t a problem for this air fryer. This appliance has a 10L capacity so you can cook dinner for the whole family all at once!
4. Ninja Foodi
There isn’t much this appliance can’t do. This small appliance can air fry, steam, pressure cook, and so much more. Not only will this appliance save some space in the kitchen, but it is easy to maintain and clean.
Why you’ll love this: This small appliance takes the place of multiple small appliances and ultimately saves you time, money, and space.
Do you love soda or sparkling water, but wish you could control what ingredients and flavors were in it? Look no further than the SodaStream. This appliance uses CO2 cartridges to carbonate your water. Simply fill the provided bottle to the fill line with water, attach it to the machine, and then press the button to carbonate the water to your liking.
Why you’ll love this: Not only does this product create sparkling water that you can customize in endless ways, but you are also reducing your waste. Sounds like a win-win!
Sometimes you have your hands full in the kitchen, literally. When you have items you need to throw away and don't have a free hand, this trash can lifts at the wave of a hand to give you an extra helping hand in the kitchen.
Why you’ll love this: This trash can is so smart that it is able to detect false triggers. So it won’t open if your dog comes looking for a snack.
Some recipes require you to stir constantly the whole time it cooks. Not everyone has time for that. Whether you are cooking multiple dishes at once or have other priorities, this little gadget has you covered.
Why you’ll love this: This little gadget not only frees up your time spent standing in the kitchen but can also save you from a tired arm.
Cooking in the kitchen can sometimes be messy work and that often means messy hands. Nobody wants to touch a soap dispenser with their dirty hands. Simply put your hand under the sensor and this gadget dispenses the right amount of soap for you.
Why you’ll love this: This product might not have wifi or Bluetooth, but it keeps germs from spreading in your kitchen.
Some days you just want to come from a long day to a meal that is already cooked. This instant pot can make that possible. It has a wifi connection and smart capabilities that you can control from the instant pot app so all you have to do is prep your food in the morning and it will start cooking at the time you choose. It can also slow cook and take the place of a rice cooker or yogurt maker.
Why you’ll love this: Getting home later than you planned? With the warming function on this instant pot, you don’t have to worry about ruining your food and it will be waiting for you when you get home.
This tiny gadget is not to be overlooked. Whether you are looking to sous vide cook a perfect steak or trying to recreate Starbucks egg bites at home, this smart appliance is a must. It is durable and has a fast heat-up time that will maintain a very precise temperature no matter the recipe.
Why you’ll love this: This sous vide precision cooker can attach to any stock pot and the app comes with the ability to set time and temperature as well as delicious recipes.
Your morning coffee could be as simple as saying “Alexa, brew me some coffee” without even leaving your cozy bed. You don’t even have to download any special apps to use this smart coffee maker. Just use your Alexa app or talk to your Echo device to voice control your coffee maker(you can even just use it like an ordinary coffee maker).
Why you’ll love this: If using Alexa voice commands to get your coffee brewing isn’t enough for you, you can also use the Alexa app to control the strength of your brew.
Samsung’s smart fridges are equipped with smart features like their voice assistant Bixby and the family hub. The family hub is essentially like having a tablet screen that is built into the door of your fridge. You can use the family hub as a memo board and access it from your phone.
Why you’ll love this: Can’t remember if you have eggs at home while out at the store? This fridge has a built-in camera so you can take a peek at the inside of your fridge from your mobile device.
This completely wireless smart meat thermometer has a handy app that has timers and alerts so you don’t have to constantly monitor your food. It can monitor two temperatures at once which can be a great option when you are doing holiday cooking.
Why you’ll love this: The app comes with assisted cooking programs. No matter your cooking level you can cook the perfect steak!
Have you ever wanted to be able to talk to your microwave? Now you can use voice control to reheat your food! You can control this smart microwave over wifi from any room in your house using voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant.
Why you’ll love this: One thing that makes this microwave even cooler is its scan-to-cook technology. With scan-to-cook, you can simply scan the barcode of your frozen meal and it will cook it to the manufacturer’s specifications.
LG’s smart oven has 7.3 cubic feet of space between its two ovens which means you can cook more food at the same time. It has dual fuel so your cooktop uses gas to cook while your oven is electric meaning your food cooks quickly and evenly.
Why you’ll love this: Cleaning your oven couldn’t be easier with LG’s EasyClean technology. Just spray some water inside, hit the easy clean button, and after 10 minutes simply wipe away any residues.
GE’s smart dishwasher not only has antimicrobial technology, but it also uses their UltraFresh system to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. It also has a steam and sanitize option to loosen tough soils and save you time, as well as Dry Boost to get hard-to-dry items up to 3 times drier than heated cycles.
Why you’ll love this: Built in wifi helps you get the most out of this dishwasher. You can monitor your dishwasher’s performance, check the status, and automatically reorder detergent all from your phone.
Sometimes you just want to grab a quick breakfast before heading out the door. With this smart toaster you can toast bread faster than you ever thought possible. Its smart sensors adjust the heating process depending on what you put into it. There’s even a setting for frozen so you don’t have to defrost your bread first.
Why you’ll love this: This toaster is not just for toasting bread. With its extra-wide slots you can toast bagels, waffles, and so much more.
Who doesn’t love ice cream during the hot summer? But maybe you want to stay home and make your own. The Ninja CREAMi makes it easy and quick to create delicious homemade ice cream.
Why you’ll love this: You don’t need to be limited to the ice cream flavors you find at the store. There are so many ways you can be creative and customize your frozen treats.
19. Nugget ice maker
If you are tired of constantly refilling ice trays over and over but don’t want to buy an expensive fridge with a built-in option, the Nugget ice maker is exactly what you’re looking for. This machine will keep you supplied with ice cubes without needing to do any of the work.
Why you’ll love this: While the convenience of this ice maker is enough to love, it also creates nugget ice cubes. These cubes are smaller than most other ice cubes and perfect for your needs.
Drink lovers rejoice at this way of making cocktails easier. This is basically the Keurig of cocktails. Simply insert the cocktail capsule, select the drink strength, press mix, and enjoy! Have fun making cocktails for yourself or as a fun way to entertain party guests.
Why you’ll love this: While this machine seems fancy, it is not difficult to maintain and clean. The cocktail maker self-rinses between each drink and it also has a cleaning cycle that is recommended to use every 30 days.
On days when you want something more than a cup of coffee, a breakfast sandwich might hit the spot. All the steps involved in making said breakfast sandwich might make you hesitate, but this nifty machine makes it nearly effortless. You can cook all your breakfast sandwich components at the same time with one machine.
Why you’ll love this: Feel free to get creative with your sandwich. Mix up the ingredients however you see fit.
Herbs and spices really make all the difference in a dish, but who wants to fumble around with measuring spoons or search your cabinets for all of your spices? Select-a-spice carousel not only holds your spices all in one spot, but it also measures out just the right amount for your recipes.
Why you’ll love this: If you are someone who has a lot of spices in your home, don’t feel like this isn’t enough storage for you. These carousels stack so you can have up to 48 different spices all in one convenient location.
Whether you are a tea drinker or not, you probably have the need for a kettle in your kitchen. Unlike most electric kettles, you won’t have to deal with a pesky cord getting in your way. The base does have a cord, but the kettle can easily come off the best so that you can move it around freely.
Why you’ll love this: Nobody likes the taste of plastic in their hot water (not to mention the health concerns of heating plastic). You won’t have to worry about that with this durable glass kettle.
You have probably heard of the health benefits of juicing, but who really has the time to squeeze fresh oranges? Thankfully Breville’s juice fountain can turn making your own juice into an easy and enjoyable activity. Now you can have fresh, delicious juice at home without all the work.
Why you’ll love this: If you don’t plan on drinking all of your juice in one day, or you want to make juicing part of meal prep, this is the machine for you. It has a large storage pitcher that keeps your juice fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Okay so this doesn’t have Bluetooth or wi-fi capabilities, but it will save you time in the kitchen. Angry mama helps you quickly and efficiently clean and disinfect your microwave. No more scrubbing or using harsh chemicals.
Why you’ll love this: Angry mama takes two things to work: water and vinegar. Just put her in your microwave and let her do all the hard work for you.
It’s always nice to have a helping hand in the kitchen and these appliances can surely make kitchen work a breeze. Whether you are looking for an appliance that takes the place of several or you want to be able to talk to your devices, there is a smart appliance out there for you. When it comes to simplifying your kitchen work, look no further than Lomi. Check out what users are saying about how Lomi has helped take composting off the to-do list and freed up more time for the fun stuff!
Written by: Sarah Kendal