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The Amazon Gadgets Everyone Should Have In Their Kitchens In 2019

The end of December is quickly approaching, y’all, which means it’s time to set some New Year’s resolutions. If you’re hoping to step your cooking game up next year, you might be interested in some of Amazon kitchen gadgets for 2019. Whether you’re looking for high-tech butter knives or stainless steel dumpling molds (yes, they exist), you can find ‘em online. Once you get your hands on a few of these devices, you’ll be able to channel your inner chef in no time.

Back in February 2018, the Foodbeast team rounded up 15 must-have Amazon products for your kitchen, and the list was pure fire. Between vegetable peelers, defrosting trays, “thaw claws” and more, it was packed with items that would take your kitchen to the next level. However, Amazon stepped its game up for 2019 and is currently selling gadgets that you’ll definitely see in yours and your friends’ houses this year.

Let’s get to it, shall we? Make some room on your counter, because you’re going to want to stock up on these kitchen toys ASAP.

1. French Fry Cutter, $64.97

Sure, this commercial grade french fry cutter looks like a fierce, metallic counter kitten. But, it’s also extremely efficient and will help you cut fries like a champ. Using its stainless steel rod and cast iron body, you’ll be able to easily cut ⅜” fries without breaking a sweat. Plus, it has suction feet that’ll prevent any counter slippage. (If you’re anything like me, that’s a very good thing.)

2. 3-In-1 “Magic” Butter Knife, $12.95

This 3-in-1 “magic” butter knife will bring your butter-spreading skills to the next level. Not only does it spread the goods, but it also grates it, slices it, or curls it. Whether you’re planning on adding butter to your bread or adding a fancy side to your steak, this knife will have you covered.

3. Stainless Steel Dumpling Mold, $14.49

Why order takeout dumplings when you can make your own? These stainless steel molds will let you fill your dumplings with whatever your heart desires. Plus, they’ll crimp the edges of each one to give ‘em that “pie crust” aesthetic.

4. Portable Soda Dispenser, $5.53

If you’re sick of flat soda, you should definitely give this portable soda dispenser a try. All you have to do is twist the device onto your bottle and start serving up the fizz.

5. Stainless Steel Corn Peeler, $3.00

Peeling corn the old fashioned way can be a total drag, and this gadget is going to help you do that without flaw. All you have to do is rotate your cob through the device and watch the kernels fall.

6. Stainless Steel Pineapple Slicer, $5.99

Cutting pineapples can be tough, but this stainless steel slicer will help you cut the juiciest pieces without the hassle. All you have to do is slice the top of the pineapple off and start twisting the blade into the fruit. It’s literally that easy.

7. Whisk Wiper, $19.95

If you’re someone who likes licking the spoon when you’re done baking, this gadget might not be for you. However, it’s great for anyone who hates cleaning in between all of the metal rods on a whisk. All you have to do is glide the device from the bottom to the top of the utensil, and it’ll collect leftover residue as it goes.

8. Salad Bowl Cutter, $16.95

Chopping the perfect salad can be tough, but this salad cutter bowl will help you cut your lettuce like a champ. All you have to do is add your greens into the bowl, flip it over, and slide your knife through the holes on the sides of the container. Then, voila! You’ll have a perfectly chopped salad.

9. Prepara Herb Savor Pods, $34.96

If you’re hoping to preserve your herbs (and make your fridge look futuristic AF), buy some Herb Savor Pods. By adding herbs to a pod and putting fresh water into the cap, you’ll triple the lives of your greens. That’s a pretty huge deal.

10. One-Step Cake Cutter, $3.59

Cutting cake can always get a little messy, and it’s always kind of annoying to measure out everyone’s individual pieces. This one-step cake cutter eliminates that process, because it’ll help you cut the perfect piece with one swift movement.

11. No-Slip Tomato Slicer, $12.99

Slicing tomatoes can get a little slippery, and this gadget will eliminate the chances of accidentally gliding the knife into your hand. All you have to do is place the tomato (or onion, or potato) into the grip and use the device’s ridges to help you cut thin slices.

12. Dirty-Or-Clean Dishwasher Magnet, $13.99

If you’re stocking up on kitchen gadgets for the new year, that probably means you’re going to be doing a lot of cooking. Therefore, you’re probably also going to be doing a lot of dishes. This magnet will help you warn your fam about whether or not the dishes in your washer are clean, which will avoid the dreaded, “Are these dirty?” question.

As you can see, there are a ton of kitchen toys waiting for you — and by trying them out, you’ll be starting 2019 on a delicious note. Go ahead and set your New Year’s cooking resolutions so you can start having some fun.

Hit-Or-Miss Technology

Revolutionary Kitchen Appliance Debuts at CES, Pitch Presentation Is Cringe-worthy

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Twin sisters Haidee and Helen Chen co-founded Sereneti Kitchen in 2014. The company has been working on prototypes of the Cooki, an appliance that cooks your food for you. No, it’s not just a crockpot; it actually stirs your meal and adds ingredients over time.

The Chen sisters are 18 years old.

When the sisters approached their older brother, Timothy Chen, a robotics professional, with an idea for an appliance that could cook for you with the push of a button, he was skeptical. He asked them to show him a clearer vision of the product, so they came back with a Keurig coffee maker, spatula and the iTunes application.

“Music is the same as food,” Timothy Chen, now Sereneti Kitchen’s CEO, remarked. “The score is the recipe and the musician is the chef.”

Modeling their business plan after this romanticizing of a kitchen appliance, Sereneti Kitchen has been working on numerous prototypes for several months in order to present the Cooki at TechCrunch’s 2015 Hardware Battlefield, a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) staple event.

“Music is the same as food. The score is the recipe and the musician is the chef.”

Jesse Rosalia, the fourth co-founding member and CTO, had a rough go of it during the team’s presentation when the Cooki wouldn’t function (1:56 below).

“I thought, well, this is just some performance anxiety,” laughed Rosalia, regarding the first malfunction. By the third non-start, he committed to a (pretty good) improvisation of how the Cooki would be performing.

Cooki’s nerves didn’t affect its critical reception and it’s been running smoothly ever since on the CES floor.

The coolest aspect of Sereneti Kitchen’s business model is the meal plan that accompanies the Cooki. For $5 or less a meal, the company will ship fresh ingredients to you in pre-portioned and prepared trays, which you simply have to slide into the Cooki. You can then control it from a smartphone application.

This primary iteration of the Cooki is geared toward single servings for college students lacking culinary skills. Though it currently lacks the ability to schedule meals, Rosalia spoke passionately about integrating the feature in the near future.

For $5 or less a meal, the company will ship fresh ingredients to you in pre-portioned and prepared trays.

At the moment, recipes are limited to pastas, soups, salads and rice dishes due to the singular pan, but Timothy Chen notes that you can make about 60 percent of the world’s cuisine with just one pan.

Sereneti Kitchen’s crowdfunding campaign to transform their very industrial-looking prototype to the Keurig aesthetic that started it all will launch in spring 2015. A preliminary IndieGogo campaign is live until 11:59pm PDT January 9, 2015.

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