Like it has everywhere else, “smart” technology has infiltrated the kitchen, but in a way that will only make what you create taste sweeter. There are hundreds of new gadgets being introduced to market every year, so we couldn’t possibly cover them all. These few gadgets we’ve picked to feature will help novice and experienced cooks boost their skills, keep their food fresher, and cut their cooking time in half!

Drop

A Wi-Fi-equipped food scale, Drop works with a recipe app to make baking simpler. If you’re short on an ingredient, it can adjust measurements, offer substitutions and give you screen-by-screen, illustrated instructions as you cook.

Hiku

The ultimate fridge magnet, this smart device creates your grocery lists. Just use it to scan barcodes, or speak into it for things that don’t have them. It adds items to an app that’s at the ready when you’re hitting the grocery store.
Find out more @ http://hiku.us

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo

Late night at the office? Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone, or turn it off from your desk. Dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

Range Thermometer

The Range aims to make roasting less intimidating: Insert into the deepest part of your cut of meat, set the ideal doneness temperature, and its app will notify you when dinner is ready (and cooked perfectly).

Taylor Digital Measuring Cup

Precision is critical when you’re baking. This precise measuring cup goes by weight instead of volume, and can automatically convert from ounces to grams.

CinniBird

Jazz up your latte with this “spice pen,” that lets you write, cake frosting-style, using a thin line of ground spices.

Smarter Kettle

If you boil a lot of tea, this Wi-Fi-enabled kettle claims to be able to save you up to two days a year in boiling time by allowing you to pre-boil your kettle via app. Pick your temperature, then heat things up your tea time from wherever you are.

PicoBrew

Brewing your own beer can be a messy and inexact process. The PicoBrew looks to make doing so as easy as pressing a button. All that you need to do with this Kickstarter-backed device is insert packets of hops, yeast and grain, and the machine does the rest. A few weeks later, and you’ve got 5 liters of beer. PicoBrew also partnered with more than 50 breweries, so you can replicate that awesome IPA that you can’t find in any store.