9 Smart Ovens That Will Completely Change Your Cooking Experience (For the Better!)Tools
Because everyone could use an extra hand in the kitchen.
May 31, 2024
Amazon’s Cyber Monday Sale Has Thousands of Home and Kitchen Deals — These Are the Ones You Shouldn’t Miss
Feel like you missed out on Black Friday? Not to worry!
Nov 27, 2023
Amazon’s Cyber Monday Tech Deals Include Huge Savings on AirPods, TVs, Apple Watches, and More
You don't want to let these deals pass you by.
Nov 27, 2023
The Best Prime Day Deals on TVs, Headphones, and More Must-Have Tech (including AirPods!)
There's no telling when these products will be marked down again.
Jul 12, 2023
10 Countertop Ice Makers for Ice-Cold Drinks All Summer LongTools
Because there's nothing better than always having ice on hand.
Jun 21, 2023
The Best Deals to Shop From Amazon This Presidents Day Weekend Including Apple, KitchenAid, and Breville
Most of these useful finds are already editor favorites.
Feb 15, 2023
Amazon’s Cyber Monday Tech Deals Include Must-Haves from Apple, Sony, and Samsung
Smart home, activate!
Nov 28, 2022
I Tested the Tesla of Smart Ovens — and It’s as Impressive as It Sounds (Plus, It’s on Sale!)
The Brava Smart Oven is the way of the future.
Nov 23, 2022
QVC Is Offering Black Friday Prices on Apple Products, Nintendo Switches, and More Must-Have Tech (Grab Them Before They’re Gone!)
Macbooks, printers, and wireless earbuds all for insanely low prices.
Oct 18, 2022
Every Apple Deal You Need to Know About During Prime DayTools
Take advantage of these rare deals before they're gone.
Oct 11, 2022
The Best Prime Day Deals on TVs, Headphones, and More Must-Have Tech (Including AirPods!)Tools
Calling all techies: This one's for you.
Oct 11, 2022
5 Easy Ways to Save, Store, and Organize Your Recipes Online
Tips from The Kitchn
Including our very own recipe saver!
Aug 29, 2022
The $16 App That Helped Me Get My Cleaning Schedule Back on Track
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It has infused order back into my cleaning habits.
Feb 22, 2022
This App Brings Family Recipes to Life and Preserves Kitchen Memories Forever
Tips from The Kitchn
It can record and save stories and notes from loved ones!
Feb 1, 2022
Why I Started Keeping a Plastic Baggie on My Kitchen Counter at All TimesKitchen
I got the idea while I was treating myself to a manicure!
Jan 1, 2022
The Best Prime Deals on Tablets, TVs, and More Must-Have Tech
If you were looking for a sign it's time to upgrade your tech, this is it.
Jun 21, 2021
Amazon Is Testing Its Palm-Scanning Payment Option at Whole FoodsGroceries
Forgot your wallet but need to buy milk? No problem.
Apr 29, 2021
This Clever Amazon Find Keeps Plugs and Cords Out of Sight (and Has Almost 10,000 5-Star Reviews)
Kiss those messy outlets goodbye.
Mar 5, 2021
iRobot Is Having a Huge Sale on Their Most Popular Roomba Models
Because we could all use a helping hand right now.
Dec 8, 2020
The $15 Phone Accessory That’s Made Cooking in My Kitchen a Million Times Better
" By moving my phone 18 inches up from my counter to my wall, I solved a host of problems."
Nov 26, 2020
Amazon Just Dropped Major Black Friday Deals on TVs, Tablets, Fitness Trackers, and More Tech Must-Haves
Gift shopping just got so much easier!
Nov 24, 2020
Walmart Just Launched More Black Friday Deals on Keurig, Vacuums, and Must-Have Tech
Save big and get a jump start on all your holiday shopping!
Nov 11, 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond Is Going After Prime Day and These Are the 7 Best Kitchen Deals to Shop Right Now
The lineup includes brands like Breville, KitchenAid, Dyson, and Zwilling.
Oct 12, 2020
Walmart’s Big Save Sale Has Prime Day-Level Prices on Instant Pot, Dyson, Keurig, and More Top Brands
You definitely *don't* want to miss these deals!
Oct 12, 2020
The Best Labor Day Tech and Appliance Sales for a Sleeker, Smarter Kitchen
This weekend is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your entire home — and we mean your *entire* home.
Sep 4, 2020
Toe Kick Vacuums May Be the Most Genius Kitchen Invention EverKitchen
I realize the title of this post is the very definition of hyperbolic, but I allow myself to bask in hyperbole when I come across something that’s clearly straight out of the Genius Factory. (You know the one — it’s the same factory, I presume, that produced this nibble pan and this whisk tealight holder.
Jul 16, 2020
The Free-to-Download App That’s Made Me a Better (More Organized!) Grocery ShopperGroceries
"AnyList is the single best tool that has helped me save time and money."
Jun 20, 2020
These Apple Deals on Amazon Are Better Than Black Friday
Black Friday-like deals in January? You better believe it!
Jan 15, 2020
The $10 Gadget That Made My Laptop Less Disgusting
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
"Now I can’t stop cleaning my laptop. In fact, I’m even tempted to come clean yours."
Nov 15, 2019
8 iPad and Tablet Stands Made for Cooking in the KitchenTools
Cooking with a tablet has become standard practice for many of us. After all, how else can we cook from all the recipes we’ve pinned or Evernoted or saved to Paprika? Tablet stand makers are wise to this fact and have designed stands specially suited to the messy business of cooking. In fact, here are eight of them! TOP ROW Prepara iPad Tablet Stand and Stylus, $21.90 from Amazon: Prepara’s tablet stand is a solid choice for a great price.
Jun 5, 2019
Amazon’s Dash Wand Is Free, Fast, and Could Be PerfectGroceries
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know about Amazon’s Dash buttons — those little clicking buttons that automatically reorder paper towels, cleaning products, or any number of items. Reviews for the original buttons were decidedly mixed, but Amazon’s newest button iteration is a little more magical. Maybe that’s why they’re calling this one a wand. Amazon’s new Dash Wand has Alexa built right into it.
Jun 4, 2019
The Story Behind the Wonderbag: The Non-Electric Slow CookerKitchen
What you see above is not a bean bag chair or a sleeping bag. No, it’s actually a slow cooker. You might have even seen it around this last year or so as it gained momentum in the media. Designed by South Africa-based entrepreneur Sarah Collins, the mission behind the Wonderbag is to empower women in Africa. For every Wonderbag that you buy, another is donated to a women in Africa who needs help feeding her family.
May 30, 2019
3 Great iPhone Apps for Menu PlanningTools
As much as I’d like to believe otherwise, I’m practically glued to my iPhone. I use it to schedule workouts, book restaurant reservations, and to check into my flights, so why not utilize it for meal planning as well? I don’t use a central method for organizing my recipes, so I had been skeptical of meal planning apps and thought I would need an organizational overhaul before signing up. However, I took the plunge on three apps I found to be easy to jump right into.
May 30, 2019
Why a $300 Pancake-Printing Machine Is Totally Worth ItTools
Those Mickey Mouse pancakes with chocolate chips for eyes? So analog. We live in a digital world now, with self-driving cars and virtual coins. Can’t we digitize our pancakes? In a word, yes. We can rebuild Mickey Mouse, better than before. We have the technology. In fact, it’s called the PancakeBot, and it’ll only set you back $300. You can even add one to your cart the next time you’re shopping for oven mitts at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Yes, it’s that mainstream.
May 30, 2019
How I Use Google Sheets for Meal PlanningGroceries
Earlier this week, I shared how I use Google Sheets to organize my grocery list, and here’s another reason why I use it: It makes meal planning so much easier! I’ve been able to integrate meal planning and grocery shopping together in a way that’s worked really well for me. Here’s how I do it. For those of you not familiar with Google Sheets, it’s a cloud-based spreadsheet application.
May 29, 2019
The 3 Best Meal Planning Apps You Should Know AboutSkills
Truth be told, when it comes to meal planning, I’ve long taken the old-school pen-and-paper approach. In part because I’m a list maker at heart who loves a good notebook and colored pens, and also because I believed it to be the simplest approach. But turns out I might have really been missing something along the way. Until now I’ve been resistant to move to a meal planning app (of which there are so many!), for no other reason than I’m a creature of habit.
May 29, 2019
This Vending Machine Is Your One-Stop Shop for Raw MeatPeople
When I think of vending machines, things like Snickers and Twix bars come to mind. Maybe a crinkle-packaged cookie, or a bag of Sun Chips behind a bold F4. But here’s something I never considered purchasing from a vending machine: raw meat. My initial reaction to the news was disgust, but really, why should it be?
May 24, 2019
New App Tells You If Your “Made in Italy” Product Is Actually from ItalyPeople
You might think you picked up Italian olive oil at the grocery store, but there’s a chance it might be from another country. Unless you’re an expert sleuth in label reading, it usually requires some research to understand what you’re actually getting — until now, that is. Enter Reliabitaly, a smartphone app created by a nonprofit organization of the same name that’s targeting brands that claim to be “made in Italy” but are really anything but.
May 24, 2019
OurGroceries: A Simple Yet Effective Grocery List AppGroceries
I love technology, but I also love simplicity. As a compulsive list-maker, I’ve found the best of both in OurGroceries, a streamlined and sync-able list-making app. Just a few quick taps and I can move on to more delicious tasks — like cooking up all those groceries I just bought.OurGroceries has a clean and straightforward interface. You make a list simply by typing in the name of your item. This item is automatically saved in the app for future list-making.
May 2, 2019
Umbra’s New Spoon Has a Special Function: Can You Guess What It Is?Tools
A spoon is a spoon, no? At first glance, Umbra’s newest spoon looks ordinary: a basic wooden spoon with a black handle. But it actually has another purpose altogether. Care to take a guess?Frustrated with cooking in the kitchen with his iPad and ending up with a messy screen afterward, designer Jordan Murphy created the iSpoon — part spoon, part silicone stylus for your tablet!
May 2, 2019
This Slow Cooker Can Be Controlled with Your iPhoneTools
Just imagine: You’re out for happy hour drinks with work friends and you realize that you’re going to be home two hours later than you anticipated, and your Crock-Pot is bubbling merrily along on HIGH. Is anyone else home yet? Should you rush home, even though the whole point of the slow cooker is that you shouldn’t have to do that? Nope. Just use your iPhone.
May 2, 2019
What We Do When the Phone Rings During Dinner: Then & NowKitchen
In the eighties, our phone rang a lot during dinner, something my mother didn’t love, though she saw the necessity in my dad’s line of work. He was a real estate agent, and a lot of people needed him outside of their own work hours. (After all, you usually have to have a job to buy a house, so ditching work to look for one isn’t the best plan.) But we still had rules about talking on the phone during dinner, and they even applied to Dad.
May 2, 2019
9 Apps to Help You Drink Better CoffeeSkills
It’s no surprise that technology and coffee go hand in hand. While the act of brewing can be a very simple thing Technology can in fact help you to make better coffee. For all you tech and coffee lovers out there, here are nine different apps that are all coffee-related, from helping you make coffee to helping you find the best cafe wherever you are. 1.
May 1, 2019
5 Smart Ways to Hide Power Strips and Cords in the KitchenKitchen
Nothing ruins one’s tidying mojo quite like a mess of cords. Whether they’re from small appliances on the countertop or a kitchen charging station run amok, tangled cords are decidedly un-fun. Here are five ways to get them under control! Set up a charging station in the drawer, via Houzz: Install a power strip in the back of a kitchen drawer and you have a one-stop charging station for all your kitchen tech needs.
May 1, 2019
3 Years Later, I Still Think Paprika Is the Best Recipe App You Can BuyTools
You can’t trust your feelings during the first couple weeks with a new app. It can be intense — you’re spending all your time with it, you’re telling all your friends about it, and you’re maybe even thinking this app, it completes me. But that hot-and-heavy time always comes to an end, and more often than not, all you’re left with is a neglected, vaguely embarrassing reminder of how you fall for any slick new app that comes along.
May 1, 2019
How I Use Google Sheets for Grocery ShoppingGroceries
Years ago, when I was a recipe tester in a busy test kitchen, one of my responsibilities was doing the weekly grocery shopping. I had to compile the grocery list, figure out which stores to go to, and come back with everything on the list. And let me tell you — when you have a stack of 20 recipes, that’s not an easy task! Luckily, I discovered Google Sheets.
May 1, 2019
The World’s First Robot Roti Maker Is a Win for Feminists EverywherePeople
In the 2002 romcom Bend It Like Beckham, Mrs. Barma admonishes her daughter, Jess: “What family would want a daughter-in-law who can run around kicking football all day, but can’t make round chapatis?” South Asian popular culture is replete with such hijinks — of women and their mastery, or lack thereof, of making chapatis, the whole-wheat griddle breads that are ubiquitous in cuisines of the Subcontinent.
May 1, 2019
Your Amazon Echo Can Now Track Your Alcohol ConsumptionKitchen
An Amazon Echo can do a lot of things. It can play music, brew coffee, order pizza, and even help you find better deals on Amazon shopping holidays. It can definitely make a person feel a little like Big Brother is watching them, however. Amazon Echo is always listening, and that makes some people a little uncomfortable about privacy issues. Nobody wants to think their speakers are spying on them.
May 1, 2019
Have Even More Fun in the Kitchen with the Echo Dot — On Sale NowTools
If you’re anything like us, your kitchen is also your karaoke practice room and your dance stage. Playing music (or, if you’re feeling less dance-y, a podcast) while you cook makes a fun activity even more fun. And it makes washing dishes not so terrible. That’s why we’re so excited to see the Echo Dot on sale today for just $30 (it’s usually $50), plus it qualifies for Prime shipping. It’s oh-so-handy in the kitchen.
May 1, 2019
Yes! New Food Emojis Now Available with New iPhone Update.Tools
Even if you’re not sure that a picture is worth 1000 words, an emoji always saves you at least a little typing — that’s why billions of emojis crisscross the ether every day. The most delicious ones — pizza, coffee, cherries, hamburger — are also the most popular. But with the addition of six (really seven, more on that in a minute) new food emoji among 158 new emojis total, including the controversial bagel, all our messages just got a little bit tastier.
Nov 1, 2018
This Mechanical Arm from Japan Will Turn You into a Cool Dishwashing RobotPeople
What kind of cybernetic enhancements would you get, if you could get any kind of cool mechanical devices attached to your body? I think I’d want a pair of super-fast running legs like the Bionic Woman (but an extra set of giant mechanical arms like Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man would be pretty great, too!). Cooking would be so much faster if I had two extra sets of arms, and cleaning would be a breeze.
Aug 17, 2018
Cupcake, Bagel, and Lobster Emojis Are Coming to Your Phone in 2018People
Everyone’s text messages are about to get a little more interesting: Unicode just announced the new emojis coming out with the Unicode Emoji 11.0 update in 2018, and we’ll be getting some very useful new food emojis. The update includes 157 new emojis, and it’ll include new hair options for red hair, curly hair, white hair, and bald people; superhero and supervillain occupations; and a whole array of disembodied legs and feet.
Feb 8, 2018
Cooking Is Going to Change in the Next 10 Years — And That’s a Good ThingTools
I believe in innovation. Let’s face it — no one wishes we were still gathering wood and stoking our stoves with it or keeping food fresh in a box cooled by ice. And as much as the microwave oven is maligned, most of us have them in our kitchens and use them every day, even if it is primarily to warm up leftovers.
Jan 12, 2018
10 Ways to Use Alexa in Your KitchenKitchen
It’d sure be nice if you could just say, “Alexa, do all the things for me,” right? While she can’t go to work for you or peel a bag of potatoes, Alexa can lend a helping hand with mostly everything in the home — especially in the kitchen. Here are 10 surprising ways you can put an Alexa-enabled device to work when your hands are deep in a homemade dough, or you’re chopping away for Sunday sauce. What does music have to do with kitchen tasks?
Nov 30, 2017
K Is for Smart Kitchen TechnologyTools
Check out this list of awesome presents to make your loved one's kitchen (and brain) even smarter than ever.
Nov 30, 2017
You Have to See How This Beautiful Pasta Is MadeGroceries
For the last few years, the folks over at Barilla have held a tasty competition where they see who can come up with the most innovative pasta design. As you might know, how a noodle or pasta shape is made can affect how it tastes, feels in your mouth, and holds onto sauce. Italian grandmas would be ecstatic if they only knew their handmade craft has been turned into something so, so cool. Want to see how it works?
Nov 10, 2017
Sorry, Silicon Valley. A Smart Kitchen Will Never Replace a Smart Cook.Tools
Some people dream of the latest newfangled appliances, and Silicon Valley is happy to oblige. There’s the fridge that knows your shopping habits, and the stove that knows when you walk in the door. But not me. Can smart appliances really replace the rhythms and instincts of a cook? I’m not so sure.
Oct 27, 2017
Butterball Is Begging for a Turkey EmojiSkills
How many times do you think you’ll say the word “turkey” during the week of Thanksgiving? I usually say it twice: “When will the turkey be ready?” and “Why isn’t the turkey ready yet?” But the experts who man the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line say or type that particular word more than 5,000 times – and they’re ready to give their vocal cords and their texting fingers a break.
Oct 16, 2017
Make Life in the Kitchen Easier with This Tablet Stand — On Sale NowTools
If you’re a fan of cooking from online recipes (ahem, maybe some from this very site?), you’ve probably gotten your fair share of schmutz on your tablet as you pick it up to refer back to the recipe, mid-prep, without clean hands. Sure, you could stop to wash your hands each time you need to check in on your next move, but that takes up precious time — and when the garlic is starting to burn, that’s just not in the cards. A good solution? This Prepare iPrep Tablet Stand.
Sep 7, 2017
This Grocery App Will Save You Time and MoneyGroceries
There are a ton of grocery apps out there, claiming to save you time and money. Unfortunately, most of them (like a lot of apps) aren’t actually worth the time it takes to figure them out or the money it costs to use them. There is one, however, that is super easy and convenient to use — and it’s free! It’s called Flipp and you should download it ASAP. The best way to know what’s on sale near you is to subscribe to your local grocery stores’ circulars.
Aug 18, 2017
Could This Robotic Arm Be the Future of Lattes?Kitchen
If part of the reason you love getting your morning latte is flirting with the cute barista, your life could be getting a little more boring, thanks to Gordon, the robot barista arm of the future, reports Cnet. Gordon works at San Francisco’s Cafe X, and although he’s just an arm he can operate two professional-grade coffee machines to offer everything from a cup of joe to a shot of espresso.
Jan 31, 2017
Food Stamps Are on Their Way to Going Digital, FinallyPeople
Update: Last Thursday more details were announced in the digitalization of the SNAP program. We learned that Amazon, Fresh Direct, and five other retailers will be partaking in the online program. The program will launch in summer of 2017, run for two years, and be available to participants in the following states: Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, and Iowa.
Sep 19, 2016
This European App Matches Hungry Customers with Cheap Restaurant LeftoversPeople
A new app is trying to help restaurants reduce food waste and give hungry customers the chance to score cheap ingredients. Too Good to Go is a website and an app that’s available for both iOs and Android. Participating restaurants and bakeries list their leftovers, and customers browse to see what’s available and order what they want at a discounted price. Customers pick their own food up around closing time.
Aug 30, 2016
3 Things Home Cooks Would Love at the Consumer Electronics ShowTools
The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, is well-known for its innovations in areas like smartphones, home automation, televisions, and cars. But CES is also a giant playground for home cooks. Here are the three things home cooks would love at CES. Three of the machines brewing up buzz at CES are meant to make drinking at home easier and more fun. First up, there’s the D-vine machine (not yet on sale in the United States).
Jan 12, 2016