Top gadgets you don’t need but should have

There are several things that a kitchen must have, such as a cooker, fridge freezer, pots and pans, utensils and crockery. Then there are the gadgets that you don’t need as such but that you should have. These can make your kitchen smarter, your life easier or are just plain good fun.

Smart gadgets

Smart home gadgets are already becoming a big part of life with the use of smart lighting and speakers. There are also smart gadgets for the kitchen that can make life easier and allow you to enjoy the fun of telling your mobile phone to make you a coffee then have the coffee machine respond, which is exactly what the new range of smart coffee machines do. Paired with an iPhone or Android device, you simply tell the phone what coffee you want and it sends the order to the machine. You can also effortlessly re-order pods for the machine when you are running low.

Smart fridges are definitely moving from something you don’t need into something that you do. There is a host of benefits to them including the ability to scan an item as you remove it then get a reminder when you go shopping that you need that item. You can even view photos of the contents of your fridge via your phone to see if there is anything you have missed.

Smart speaker systems such as the Amazon Echo with its Alexa AI system might seem a living room gadget but there are uses in the kitchen. Not only can it get your favourite music or latest news while you cook, you can order items and even remind yourself to do jobs, such as turn the burgers. Finally, you can get recipes through some of the skills that the device uses to help deal with cooking dilemmas.

All of these smart gadgets are predicted to get better and evolve as time goes on so keep an eye out for reviews and new releases!

Useful gadgets

Not all gadgets are ‘smart’ but can be very clever and extremely useful. Some perfect examples of this are the quality smoothie makers you can now buy. They have powerful motors that chew through even tough fruits and vegetables to create smooth drinks that retain all of the goodness and nutrients. You can also find some now that have attachments for sorbets and cocktails.

Spiralizers may seem a fun but slightly useless gadget but if you have kids who hate vegetables but will happily tuck into spaghetti, you can quickly see the benefits. These devices reduce vegetables to thin spaghetti-like strands that can be cooked or served raw and don’t look like vegetables at all.

Hand mixers aren’t a new idea but the newer versions have more power and a range of different tools that mean they are more multi-purpose than ever. If you want to make your own whipped cream, dough for pizzas or bread, or mixture for cakes, these powerful devices can do the heavy work for you in no time.


The biggest problem with these devices is that they all require space in the kitchen. So if you find yourself wanting to remodel and make some extra space for all these cool gadgets then Kitchens By Design can work with you to create a kitchen design that suits your needs. We have been designing bespoke kitchens in Bristol for years, using our experience to deliver high standards of work. To arrange an appointment today please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, give us a call on 0117 962 2599.

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