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Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating

By Andy Baryer, 15 Jun, 2020
  • Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating

If you want to eat out less and cook more at home, these are the must-have gadgets for your kitchen.

In today’s fast paced world, cooking a healthy home cooked meal for your family can often seem out of reach. With the right high tech kitchen gadgets, even the most novice culinary-inept cooks can make quick and healthy dishes for the whole family. If you want to eat out less and cook more at home, these are the must-have gadgets for your kitchen.



As any Indian mother will tell you, making roti is so simple, it’s complicated. It takes years of practice, patience, and hand-me-down grandmother lessons to make a perfect roti. But if you rather outsource that task to a robot, the Rotimatic is the next best thing. The Rotimatic is an ultra-expensive kitchen gadget the size of a microwave that makes roti with little to no effort. Simply add flour, water and oil to the corresponding containers on the top of the machine and enter how you want your roti on the control screen. Users can change the thickness of the roti, how long you want it to cook, and how much oil should go into each one. Users can also decide how many rotis you want to make with a maximum of 20 rotis at a time.



Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6 Quart

The Instant Pot Smart WiFi is a high tech version of the beloved Instant Pot. While it has all the popular modes and functions, the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity allows users to set up the Instant Pot through an app. Users can select programs, make custom adjustments, and start the cooker with a simple tap. If you’re looking for cooking ideas, the Instant Pot app includes a recipe section with hundreds of dishes ranging from cheesecake to Indian curries. For those who like to multitask, app notifications alert you when the Instant Pot cooking session is finished. If you have limited cooking space and storage, the Instant Pot Smart WiFi is a swiss army knife in the kitchen to saute, pressure cook, steam and slow cook a wide variety of healthy foods.



Philips Digital Airfryer XXL

For families looking for a healthy alternative for fried foods, the Philips Digital Airfyer XXL uses hot air to fry foods with little or no added oil. Designed for families, this airfryer can handle a whole chicken or two bags of frozen fries to prepare up to six portions worth of fried food with up to 90 per cent less fat. The Philips Airfryer XXL requires no pre-heating and uses powerful hot air and Twin TurboStar technology to create a fast, tornado like airflow with only a tablespoon of oil. The excess fat from food is extracted and captured at the bottom for easy removal. The Airfryer can also be used to grill, bake and roast all your favourite foods for quick, delicious, healthy family meals.


T-fal OptiGrill Smart

If you remember the George Foreman Grill in the late 90s, the T-fal OptiGrill is the high-tech version for today’s millennial. The T-fal OptiGrill is an indoor grill that keeps track of your cooking progress with the MyOptiGrill smartphone app.

The OptiGrill Smart connects to a smartphone with Bluetooth and allows users to grill meat and vegetable dishes from the comfort of their couch. Users can keep an eye on their food within the app and create custom profiles on how they like their meat cooked. Sensors automatically adjust temperature and cooking time based on the number of food items on the grill, and the thickness of the meat.


Andy Baryer (aka Handy Andy) is a technology journalist, gadget reviewer, and DIY-expert based in Vancouver, Canada. As an on-air technology expert, Andy is a frequent guest on GlobalBC Noon News and heard on CKNW and Kiss Radio.



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