While people are still anxious to return to their local restaurants, the skills and interests they acquired over the last year are here to stay, along with a general interest in health and nutrition. These three kitchen appliances make healthful cooking easier than ever.
Accelerating the juicing trend is Breville’s 3X Bluicer Pro ($400), coining a new micro-trend: “Bluicing,” which is mixing fresh juice with fresh blends using the same kitchen appliance. Users can combine freshly extracted juice into blends, while incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables. It fits comfortably on the counter with a space-saving design that consists of one base with interchangeable parts — a juicing chute with an attachable pulp bin along with a blending jug that doubles as a carafe for juicing.
The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor ($120) is designed specifically for preparing smoothie bowls. The smartTORQUE technology blends and powers through the thickest ingredients at high speed without stalling or the need to stir or shake, making the creation of a smoothie bowl quick and easy. The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor also features a built-in tamper, which pushes ingredients towards the blades for perfect, spoon-thick smoothie bowls. The Auto-iQ programs allow you to create one-touch bowls.
The GE Profile 30-inch Smart Slide-In Front-Control Induction Range with In-Oven CookCam ($4,000) allows users to live stream the contents of their ovens to any smart device. The video-guided recipes from chefs work with the precision cooktop sensor technology on the cooktop to automatically adjust cooking time, temperature and pace. GE Profile’s over-the-range interactive smart screen and ventilation system, the Kitchen Hub, even allows users to calculate the nutritional value of meals, store the data in recipe favorites and/or send it to other connected devices.
Stephanie is the Senior Managing Editor for Connected Design.