Smart Kitchen Devices for Easier Thanksgiving Hosting
November 4, 2022
As the 2022 holiday season approaches, it is time to start thinking about hosting your family and friends for a Thanksgiving feast. With supply chains still struggling from COVID-19 and higher prices on groceries, Thanksgiving 2022 will be more challenging to host than in previous years.
Thankfully, technological innovations are available to make preparing and hosting Thanksgiving easier and more affordable. And smart home technology, which uses the digital power of the internet to help inform and connect devices and improve their efficiency and efficacy, works just as well in the kitchen as it does in other areas of the home.
When connected to SR Connect’s reliable, high-speed fiber internet, a smart kitchen can really make a difference this Thanksgiving and future holidays. Below we highlight some of our favorite smart kitchen devices we think you’ll love.
For most families, getting the Thanksgiving turkey cooked just right is the most critical—and anxiety-inducing—part of the whole meal. Far too many Thanksgivings have been delayed—or worse—by overly dry turkeys that sat in the oven unnecessarily long or undercooked turkeys that were not ready to be taken out of the oven.
Smart thermometers can help solve this problem! They work by “remotely” remaining in the roast and sending signals when the desired temperature is reached. And you can receive notifications right to your smartphone, greatly reducing the risk of overcooking your turkey.
Smart Wi-Fi Instant Pot
Beyond the turkey, side dishes are the next most important part of the Thanksgiving feast. But of course, there are only so many pots, pans, and stovetops to prepare them. Instant Pots, which serve as an all-in-one slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice maker and steamer, can be both a time and space saver, letting you use precious stovetops for sauces and more delicate sides.
A smart Instant Pot, such as the Instant Pot Pro Plus, which connects to your home’s Wi-Fi, is even more efficient! Your smart Instant Pot links to apps with recipes that cook perfectly. When connected to your smartphone, it will notify you of the remaining cooking time and when your dish is completed. You’ll have at least one less task to keep track of as you put everything together for your family’s special meal.
Smart Sous Vide
Sous vide is one of the hottest trends in cooking today, loved by both professional and amateur chefs. A sous vide applies the perfect temperature over an extended time without your food directly touching the heat source. It’s great for perfectly cooked meats and steaks to vegetables with the ideal consistency. Smart sous vide devices connect to your tablet or smartphone, providing recipes and recommended temperatures and cooking times for various dishes.
No Thanksgiving feast is complete without dessert! For your baking needs, we recommend a smart scale, which connects to apps to help you measure the right proportions for delicious cakes, pies, pastries, and all sorts of holiday treats. Of course, that also means less fumbling through old cookbooks or searching endlessly online for recipes and more time for baking and other hosting needs!
Smart appliances like smart refrigerators, dishwashers, sink faucets, and even microwaves can also improve efficiency and your kitchen’s organization, too. If you enjoy the enhanced Thanksgiving preparation experience with these simpler smart devices, take time this upcoming year to consider investing in a smarter kitchen.