These 18 gadgets can make your morning routine faster, tastier, or just more fun. Each brings a unique twist or an extra amount of quality to get your day off on the right foot. If you want waffles on a stick, quick breakfast sandwiches or just great tasting coffee, we’ve got you covered with this compilation.
Kicking things off with a high-tech way to make shapely pancakes, the $300 StoreBound PancakeBot combines a griddle with a 3D printer to produce finely shaped breakfast pastries. Spiderman pancakes, anyone?
Cuisinart CPP-200 International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus
While we're on pancakes, the $100 Cuisinart combination griddle allows you to cook on both sides of its familiar clamshell shape. Complete with eccentric accessories such as an ice cream cone roller, Cuisinart gives you double the space to flip your flapjacks and any other food that would benefit from its rounded cooking area.
Cuisinart WAF-300 Breakfast Central Waffle & Pancake Maker
Cuisinart's other entry on this list lets you switch from making pancakes to waffles and back at will. Let the pancake vs waffle battle rage on; you'll be ready to whip up a fresh batch of the winner with this $100 machine and its interchangeable nonstick plates.
If you're a waffle fan looking for the shapely fun of a PancakeBot, don't worry. We've got you covered with these next two devices. The first -- the $200 Croquade Twins Waffle Maker -- lets you swap plates at will to make the pocketed treat to your desired size.
Finally, if picking the size of your waffles isn't enough, how about waffles on a stick? You can make french toast and pancake sticks as well with the $40 Nostalgia Electrics FTW200 2-in-1 Breakfast Treats Maker.
Moving away from pancakes and waffles, the next few gadgets nail the essentials to make a higher quality breakfast. For eggs, we found the precisely controlled water baths of sous vide perfect for poaching. The $170 Anova Precision Cooker clamps to your existing stock pot and gets high tech with Bluetooth controls.
Without coffee, most people's morning routine just wouldn't be complete. For a great cup of joe, might we suggest the $190 Bonavita BV1900TS? It brews at the elusive Technivorm level for an easy to swallow price.
KitchenAid chose to get away from the standard coffee maker aesthetic at IHS 2015. By brewing with vapor and vacuum pressure, and topped by a transparent globe, the $250 KitchenAid Siphon Coffee Brewer brings show-off style to your morning routine.
A freshly blended smoothie can offer a nice alternative as a morning drink that isn't coffee. The $90 Nutri Ninja offers plenty of power to pulverize whatever ingredients you'd like to liquidize. With it's ready-to-go blending jars, you can take your fresh mix off the blades and out the door.
If you're ready to make a more involved breakfast, the $100 Drop scale can help you through the steps of a morning bake. The app includes several step-by-step recipes you can follow that will adapt in scale to how much of any ingredient you have to use.
If you don't want to deal with a pre-constructed Frankenstein, appliance blocks from Princess let you arrange breakfast makers however you please. A juicer, a kettle, a toaster, and a coffeemaker all come in roughly 8-inch cubes for easy stacking.
Bringing it all together, the $45 Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker turns your eggs, cheese, and precooked meat into a cohesive sandwich. Load everything in, press down, and you're ready to get on with your day.