What new gadgets can I buy to smarten up my kitchen for less?
CLAIRE DAVIES REPLIES:
We’re assuming, Kaz, that because you’ve written to T3 and not, say, Kitchens,
Bedrooms, Bathrooms, that by ‘smarten up’ you mean adding a few new gadgets to your kitchen – not some home decor. So, if we are talking more Tefal and less Dulux, here are some affordable buys to make your kitchen more connected this year...
Bins. Can’t stand touching them. If you’re a germophobe too, the world of smart bins will delight. First stop, Simple Human. Its 45-litre Semi-Round Sensor Bin ($283) with infrared fields opens when you wave your hand across the top, and has a nano-silver clear coat to protect it from grubby fingerprints and germs. Want cheaper? Target has a battery-operated 30-litre sensor bin for a measly $5.
Enjoy cooking? Terraillon is bringing out a smart food scale with a tiny onboard SCiO sensor that analyses the molecular composition and nutritional value (calories, fat, water and protein percentages, etc) of your food. It also works with the Terraillon Wellness Coach app and uses e-learning tech to better understand your eating habits.
Keep running out of eggs? Preorder the Smarter FridgeCam ($171.75), designed to help you peek inside your fridge when you’re away from home. This wireless camera fits inside any fridge, enabling you to view your eggs, broccoli and Toblerone stash via the Smarter App. The FridgeCam also tracks expiry dates, alerts you when it’s time to replenish items, and can suggest recipes based on what’s in the fridge. Toblerone frittata, anyone?
The Smarter FridgeCam and app keep tabs on the contents of your fridge