Small appliances have gotten smarter with the help of Wi-Fi, apps and touchscreens. Check out these countertop devices that want to improve the way you cook a meal.
The Gourmia GKM9000, which debuted this year at the International Home and Housewares Show, will include a 7-inch LCD screen when it goes on sale this spring.
The display on the Gourmia kitchen machine shows step-by-step instructions for recipes you cook with the appliance.
The Tovala Smart Oven will combine the convenience of food delivery with bar code scanning, Wi-Fi and a connected app to make cooking quick and easy. The product has received full funding on Kickstarter, and backers should begin receiving their units at the end of the year.
You can use the Tovala Smart Oven in two ways: as a standalone countertop oven that you can control with an app, or in conjunction with Tovala-delivered meals like the salmon pictured here.
The June Intelligent Oven, which is scheduled to be shipped this spring, includes a camera and processor that enable the appliance to recognize foods you put inside and recommend the best cook settings.
The Perfect Bake Pro is an example of a connected scale: You pick a recipe from the app, connect the scale to your device, put a mixing bowl on the scale and follow the app's step-by-step instructions.
The Adaptics Drop scale also connects to an app and provides step-by-step baking instructions.
The Paragon Induction Cooktop includes a countertop induction burner and a Bluetooth temperature probe. The two components communicate to control the temperature of your sous vide water bath.
The Wi-Fi-enabled Mellow sous vide cooker can chill and cook food in a water bath. This means you could put your vacuum-sealed food in the Mellow in the morning in a cold water bath, then tell the machine to begin sous vide cooking through a connected app.
The Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker has Wi-Fi, so you can change your cooker's temperature or timer from an app.