Staying at home can be quite tedious. Here are a few devices that will have you looking forward to mealtimes and clean-up routines. By Vaibhav Sharma
1. SMART ASSISTANT
Google Nest Hub
Make your kitchen life easier by placing a Nest Hub in the kitchen. Google’s smart screen won’t just keep you entertained with YouTube videos (or Netflix), but it’ll also let you answer calls, search for recipes, operate smart home appliances, and set timers without getting smudges of cake mix all over your phone. INR 6,999.
2. FLOOR CLEANER
Eureka Forbes RoboVac-n-Mop – Smart Home Gadgets
Cleaning up the kitchen after an elaborate dinner can be annoying. Why not outsource some of your wiping-up work to a friendly robot? This robotic floor cleaner features dry suction to pick up bits of fallen food, a wet mopping feature, and UV-C disinfection. INR 19,990.
3. COCKTAIL MACHINE
It makes smashing cocktails and it’s a conversation piece. If you’re still not convinced, consider this: the Bartesian lets you fill the included reservoirs with your favourite spirits, insert a flavour capsule (there’s plenty of choices, including Margarita and Old Fashioned), and that’s it! You’re seconds away from a sundowner. As a bonus, touchscreen-based operation means no fiddling around with an app. INR 25,519.
4. SMART COOKER
Wonderchef Nutri-Pot – Smart Home Gadgets
Wonderchef calls this a 7-in-1, and boy, is this ‘smart cooker’ versatile or what! You can make rice, dish out tasty curries, steam veggies, and even bake a cake. Available in multiple sizes, the Nutri-Pot also features a delay timer and Alexa voice control that should make it even more useful when the world finally heads back to the office! From INR 5,999.
5. BARBECUE GRILL
Peng Essentials 3-in-1 Charcoal Barbecue Grill, Smoker and Fire Pit
Baking sourdough bread at home is an old hat. Why not grill some burgers or make smoked bacon? Or welcome the monsoon with a BBQ in the verandah. This charcoal barbecue grill, smoker and fire pit is a pretty versatile addition to any carnivore’s kitchen. It’s also spacious enough for large cuts of meat, has an inbuilt thermometer, and is compact enough to fit into your road-trip kit. INR 4,999
Supercook – Smart Home Gadgets
Big plans for a dinner date at home but out of ideas? Let this app (iOS and Android, but there’s a website, too) help out. Just select the ingredients that you have or that you’d like to use, and it’ll throw up recipes. Supercook is also smart enough to suggest other possible recipes with extra Ingredients.
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