You just want to know how to tech up your kitchen.
It's actually never been easier to get some digital help when cooking a great meal. Smart kitchen appliances abound, and some of them are even pretty good. We've got you this selection of our favourites.
Nespresso Machine Magimix Citiz & Milk (₹ 43,999)
Most baristas these days look like extras from Sons of Anarchy who’ve had an accident in H&M.
If you’d rather have your coffee served to you by an extra from Alien, the Nespresso machine eats coffee pods and spits out a hot black brew without a tattoo in sight.
It’s bigger than it looks in the pictures, but it’s very easy to use: just follow the instructions on the individual pods and you’ll have the perfect latte macchiato (or whatever you’ve loaded it with) every single time.
There’s even a touch panel to tweak the amount of hot or cold water you want poured through.
A box of 50 ‘official’ pods will set you back in the vicinity of ₹4500, but if you like a frothy cappuccino you’ll need to use two per mug, doubling your contribution to the 15,432 tonnes of plastic waste generated in India every year. Oh well, at least the coffee tastes good and you’ve already spent ₹ 43,999 on it. The Americano is way better than your average powdered instant, and the latte is frothy and rich.
For a good-morning wake-up hit, this is a stylish experience. Simply put, the Nespresso experience is a novelty barista replacement that comes at a cost. Instructables.com guides you on how to refill the pods the right way and become a stylish eco-warrior.
BREAKFAST: Koryo Healthy Slow Juicer (₹10,990)
Breakfast needn't be a boring corn-and-milk-based affair - with the following implements in your kitchen, you could kick off the day in the best possible way.
Healthy living is choice we’re all willingly making but it does call for a lot of hard work, including healthy eating. Start start the morning on a healthy note that a glass of cold pressed juice. It doesn’t take care of hunger, but it does ensure you extract the maximum benefit from your fruits and veggies. The huge pulp bin means you can do a whole sack of potatoes before it needs emptying – what do you mean you don’t like potato juice?!
Anway, less noise and low vibrations on this Koryo mean the neighbours get their share of sleep and your kitchen top doesn’t encounter an earthquake every morning. Just because your alarm is pre-set for 7, doesn’t mean the neighbours have to wake up to your commotion.
Whirlpool Digital Pop-up Toaster (₹ 7499)
You make some toast and it’s a bit underdone, so you pop it back in for an extra minute. But you forget, because of the tea, and it burns. So you start scraping it off into the sink, and now you’ve forgotten the teabag and it’s all stewed. You groan, and then you look at your stupid toaster and yell, “AT LEAST I KNOW WHERE I AM WITH CORN FLAKES!”
This isn’t a stupid toaster. The Whirlpool Digital Pop-up toaster is a comparatively intelligent one, with eight browning levels so you can choose the ideal temperature for your morning toast. Then comes the climax, the motorised slots glide up like the doors to a Bond villain’s lair – a big step up from the spring-loaded ones that occasionally launch a crumpet off your worktop and into the dog’s mouth.
The digital display provides instant feedback at a glance and allows the user quick and easy programming. The digital countdown bar acts as a reminder to let you know that the toast will be ready soon. It may not be entirely catastrophe-proof but it might be just clever enough to keep you out of the arms of those damned corn flakes.