2015 has come and gone. There were some pretty interesting products for the home released this year, and for the kitchen area in particular.
The kitchen can be one of the best places to hang out in your home if you add the right accessories. We did some research and came up with this list of the best kitchen gadgets from last year. These products can make cooking, eating and entertaining a lot more fun and interesting this year.
The Best Kitchen Gadgets from 2015:
This protective case for your iPad has a ton of great features making it perfect for reading recipes or watching a cooking video in the kitchen while preparing food.
There’s a flip-out handle on the back so that you can prop it up (vertically or horizontally) on any counter or flat surface, and you can also hang it from pretty much anywhere like the picture shows. If you don’t have kitchen hangers like the featured photo, you could hang this from a cabinet handle or doorknob too.
The hard shell case provides the type of screen protection you’ll need when bringing your device so close to boiling pots and messy food items. The convenience and assurance that your iPad will be protected no matter what makes this one of the top kitchen gadgets for chefs and cooking enthusiasts.
The Ravi Wine Chiller is a pretty innovative portable device that instantly cools your wine by passing it through a stainless steel tube as you pour.
Here’s how it works: Store it in your freezer, and take it out when you need it. Once you remove it from the freezer, the stainless steel tubing inside the chiller will stay cold for 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to pour your wine.
90 minutes is long enough to take a pretty long car ride to a beach, lake, picnic area, or anywhere else you enjoy wine. Pretty convenient!
Worried about how it’ll change the taste of your wine? The stainless steel that the wine passes through with this device is the same material used in wine fermentation tanks! It won’t change the flavor at all.
Okay, so this isn’t the typical kitchen gadget (it only works outside) but it’s extremely unique and also saves energy, so we thought it’s worth including as one of the best kitchen gadgets because of how innovative it is. Plus it’s a great item to bring out when guests are over.
This solar stove is designed to use sunlight to cook your food. This isn’t just some science project or experiment, the stove can finish cooking your meal in as little as 20 minutes. It really works!
It has multiple settings too- Bake, Boil, Fry. It’s completely clean and uses no wood, charcoal, or other fuel. That makes for some pretty easy cleanup when you’re done, and you can take it pretty much anywhere and grill on the go (camping, picnics, beach, kid’s sports games, etc.)
This is a prototype and the final product is still being developed, but once it’s released it’ll be one of the coolest kitchen gadgets out there.
The idea is basically a machine similar to Keurig but for fresh smoothies. You buy single-serving packets and insert them into the machine, and your smoothie is done within 30 seconds.
Right now the company is just selling smoothies, but you can sign up for their mailing list to be notified when the smoothie maker is available for purchase.
5. Fondue Mug
Fondue is pretty fun, but most people don’t have the equipment for it at home. These mugs are an easy solution that don’t break the bank and don’t take up too much space when you’re not using them (nobody eats Fondue every night, right?).
Pull them out when guests are over or when you feel like treating yourself, and within minutes you can make fondue by melting chocolate or cheese onto whatever you can think of- fruit, marshmallows, etc.