These high-tech kitchen gadgets will deliver some smart home fun for your last perfect soiree

Monday, August 5, 2019
David Novak, The Gadget Guy

With the end of Summer closing in, there's nothing better than throwing one last summer party. A cold drink, the smell of the grill, and the fresh air outside all deliver that summertime magic. But nothing's perfect. Warm drinks, coals that won't light, and overcooked meat can really spoil the party. These high-tech kitchen gadgets will deliver some smart home fun for your last perfect soiree. 

LIGHT UP - Looftlighter is a quick, safe and environmentally friendly method of lighting your grill or fireplace. It provides clean and hot air that reaches temperatures of 1100°F (600°C) within seconds – no gas, flame or lighter fluids needed. $80.

COOKED ON POINT - The Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Wi-Fi is an immersion circulator that lets you sous vide your meat and vegetables before you grill them, heating up water to an exact temperature and holding it there so you can grill to perfection and cut down on cooking time. $120

BBQ BUTLER - One of the worst parts about grilling is cleaning up. Luckily, the Grillbot can do it for you. Just place this Roomba-style gadget on your dirty barbecue, and it will automatically scrub and clean, hands-free. It features three electric motors that power its wire brushes and propel it across your grill, and it will alert you when it's done. $90

READY. GO. CHILL. - Nothing can kill a party quite as fast as warm beer. With the Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller, you can chill drinks on demand. Fill it with water and ice, place a drink inside it, and it will spin rapidly to accelerate the cooling process down to 60 seconds. Works with cans and bottles....even wine, and comes in three different models. $80-$100


The Coolest Cooler packs many solutions into one single gadget. You can stuff everything you need for a barbecue (except the grill) inside this gadget-filled cooler. It's also equipped with a Bluetooth speaker, four plates & ceramic knife, a cutting board & divider, a USB port for charging your other devices, and a blender to make those piña coladas that always go well with burgers. $188


Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Wi-Fi

Coolest Cooler

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