Written by Hayley Gilbert

Kitchen gadgets: 10 best smart tech buys for 2022

Start the new year with the latest kitchen appliances and gadgets, packed with features for a fitter lifestyle…

The latest appliances and accessories for the kitchen all have one thing in common – smart features and integrated tech designed to make your life easier. We’ve picked 10 of the best kitchen gadgets for 2022 to upgrade your cooking space.

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1. Cordless design

Cuisinart’s cordless On The Go Blender can be taken to the gym, work or used at home to create freshly blended smoothies, soups or protein shakes. As it’s cordless, simply charge up the USB and go. A full two-hour charge gives enough power to blend around eight smoothies and it’s also handy for blitzing and chopping, too.

Cordless blender kitchen gadgets with strawberries, mint and blackberries

Photo: Cuisinart

2. Multifunction cooking

The Magimix Cook Expert is your very own sous-chef, a multifunctional cooking food processor that combines the functions of over 12 different kitchen appliances in one. It has 13 automatic programmes, a manual Expert option and Cook Expert for slow cooking, sauce and soup-making, steaming, blending and stir-frying. Use the app to discover new recipes and make dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Photo: Magimix

3. Weighs ingredients

No need to have separate kitchen scales when you have the MultiPro Express Weigh+ from Kenwood. Weigh ingredients for this food processor directly into the bowl or on the tray included and save time and washing-up. It comes with an Express Serve™ and Express Dice™ attachment so you can grate, slice and dice onto a serving dish or pan while the glass blender is great for healthy smoothies.

Photo: Kenwood

4. Ice crusher

In Charcoal Grey, Matte Black, Onyx Black, Almond Cream or Empire Red, KitchenAid’s K150 Blender is a cordless model that makes flavoursome, healthy smoothies, soups, sauces and frozen fruity drinks. It comes with a 1.4L BPA-free plastic jar and solid seal lid with optional accessories for even more versatility such as a Citrus Juicer, 500ml Personal Jar for smoothies on the go and 200ml Small Batch Jar for prepping or storing a small amount.

Cordless blender in black and white tiled kitchen

Photo: KitchenAid

5. Pulp control

For freshly squeezed juice – smooth or with bits – exactly as you like it, the Ninja Cold Press Juicer features Cold Press Technology to extract up to 75% of the fruit. It has a high-torque motor, total pulp control with three interchangeable filters and it’s three times’ quieter than other centrifugal juicers.

Cold press juicer kitchen gadgets with green smoothies on the side

Photo: Ninja

6. Yeast dispenser

In a sleek Gunmetal Grey finish, the SD-YR2540HXC Automatic Breadmaker from Panasonic caters for all lifestyles and dietary needs, including gluten-free variants. It has 32 automatic programmes and can create pizza doughs, brioche, sourdough starters, compotes and more. It also has new manual modes for your own customised recipes, two sensors for perfect dough and a raisin/nut dispenser.

Read maker with artisan breads and wooden boards on worktop

Photo: Panasonic

7. Smart features

Cook up chicken and chips the healthy way with the Mi Smart Air Fryer from Xiaomi. Using less oil with a wide temperature range for multifunctional cooking, it features over 100 easy-to-cook recipes on the Mi Home App and can be operated by voice control using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You can also schedule meals up to 24 hours in advance.

Smart air fryer kitchen gadgets on wooden kitchen worksurface

Photo: Xioami

8. Steam cook

Transform the way you cook healthy meals with the new plastic Intellisteam from Morphy Richards, which cooks all the elements of a nutritious meal in one appliance. It locks in nutrients and flavour, with all ingredients ready at the same time. It has a multi-programmable timer and three compartments.

Kitchen gadgets vegetable steamer in white kitchen with chicken and sweet potato

Photo: Morphy Richards

9. Hand mixer

The new neat, compact Smeg mixer design is perfect for aspiring bakers. It’s small but powerful, meaning you can easily slot it into your existing kitchen cupboard space, and the 250W means its perfect for whipping cream, mixing up batters and making small batches of dough. Included with the mixer are three attachments: wire whisks, beaters and dough hooks, plus a cloth storage bag to help you keep everything safe.

Red smeg hand mixer in kitchen with sugar in bowl and eggs

Photo: SMEG

10. Silent blender

As the work from home and blended working movement continues to surge in popularity, quieter appliances are becoming a must. This way of working often lends itself to healthier choices, and therefore it might be time to invest in a new, quieter blender. The Power Blender Premium provides you with a blending solution in one box, with a three year parts guarantee and a unique BlenderMix system for a finer blend.

Quiet blender kitchen gadgets with plates and meringues in white kitchen background

Photo: Quiet Mark