Top 10 kitchen appliances to help you prepare the perfect meal every time


If you love cooking but can never find enough time for it, or you’re completely terrified of cooking but you need to start, and don’t know where to start – then you’ve reached the right place. The first step towards having a streamlined and efficient cooking experience is to have an arsenal of functional kitchen appliances by your side. With the right kitchen tools and appliances, cooking can be a fun and effortless process. The right products can reduce your prep time in half, make the little cooking tasks much easier, and help you with tedious and complicated techniques. From a tiny modular tabletop griller that lets you cook in 7 different ways to an eco-friendly coffee capsule machine – these innovative kitchen accessories are all you need to undertake cooking and become a MasterChef in the comfort of your own home. Happy cooking!

1. The Cavel WasteCycler

Working both as a garbage disposal system and a compost generator, the Cavdle WasteCycler isn’t the kind of device you’d hide away in the shed. Its cutting-edge design borrows from the aesthetic seen on washing machines, with a clear tinted lid that lets you see the Cavdle WasteCycler go to work at your food waste, breaking it down rapidly using aerobic decomposition.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Cavdle WasteCycler relies on 5 parameters to help turn organic substances into compost – Time, Humidity, Temperature, Dry Organics, and Oxygen. It then goes to work, creating compost without the smell, the mess, or even the sound. Operating at just under 35 decibels, the Cavdle WasteCycler grinds down your food waste while heating it up to the exact temperature needed to help good bacteria thrive while killing off the bad bacteria. At the end of the day, you’re left with a natural fertilizer that you can then use to nourish your plants while resting assured that your food waste isn’t going into a landfill where it generates methane and contributes to global warming.

what we like

  • The kitchen gadget comes with a transparent-window lid that lets you see how full-empty your device is

what we dislike

2. The Gaggenau flex induction cooktop

Measuring 90 centimeters, the Gaggenau flex induction cooktop has been amped with two cooking zones, which provide a bigger surface for users to place their cookware.

Why is it noteworthy?

The rectangular cooking zones also offer users more freedom and flexibility to position cooking utensils according to their preferences and convenience. You can also merge the two different zones to create one singular zone or “one seamless entity” as described by Gaggenau.

what we like

  • The center of the cooktop is marked by a ventilation grid, equipped with an option of air extraction or recirculation, which completely eliminates odors before they escape the system and enter your home

what we dislike

3. The Kokãir Cooking Curifier


The Kokãir Cooking Curifier is a device that you use with your desktop cookers if the room you’re cooking in doesn’t have proper ventilation. It is able to absorb the fumes when you’re cooking with oil.

Why is it noteworthy?

There is an internal fan cyclone that uses centrifugal force to collect the oil into a cup underneath for easy disposal and cleaning later on. The oil fumes go through the HEPA filter for cleaning. This will be a huge help especially when you cook a lot in your small space.

what we like

  • It’s small enough that it will not crowd your desktop cooker whether you place it on the side or above the cooker

what we dislike

4. Float


At first glance, this product concept to help kids eat and finish their food seems to have no connection to picky eating. Float looks like regular food storage that kids can bring to school but upon closer inspection, it is a bit more interesting. It is made from sustainable materials with the body itself and the spork that comes with it made from CXP or Cellulose X-linked Polymer.

Why is it noteworthy?

The shape of the container is inspired by a ship and that’s where the helping picky eaters come in. Before starting to eat, parents are encouraged to talk to their kids about the perils of leftover food. After eating, you can then float the container in water, and depending on how much leftover food is there inside, the ship will lose its balance and sink or if they finished everything, it will float. This gives a bit of interactivity in trying to convince kids to eat all of their food.

what we like

  • Adds a playful element to mealtime

what we dislike

  • Not sure if this will actually convince kids to eat food that they may not always like

5. Xia’s Food Cleaner


This product concept for a fruit and vegetable cleaner helps out water in removing these harmful pesticides. While rinsing them under the faucet is the default action, sometimes you need a little extra help.

Why is it noteworthy?

This cleaner has an ultrasonic transmitter that produces hydroxy ions to help sterilize our food without needing to add any more materials in the purification process. This will supposedly remove not just the pesticides but any dirt residue that may still be there, especially if the food is pretty fresh.

what we like

  • There are no chemicals or raw materials added to it
  • Destroys the molecular structures of the pesticides and the oxidation also kills the bacteria without affecting the shape and structure of the food

what we dislike

6. The +Base modular griller


When people think of cooking outdoors, they often presume it’s all about grills, mostly because it’s the most common type of cooking you can’t conveniently do indoors. Of course, that’s probably not the only kind of food you’d want to eat, but other styles of cooking would require other cookware and, consequently, a larger space. The +Base modular griller, however, supports almost any kind of cooking you’d want, from frying (teppanyaki), smoking, stewing, grilling, or even keeping wine warm.

Why is it noteworthy?

Made by a small family-owned Japanese factory that specializes in sheet metal fabrication, the All-in-One Grill is carefully designed to maximize the limited amount of space available, like small grooves on the grill’s frame that keep the skewers in place. The wooden base that protects tables from the grill’s hot bottom also acts as a lid when the griller has to be stowed away.

what we like

  • Let’s you cook in seven different ways
  • Simplifies outdoor cooking

what we dislike

7. The Podo


It might still have a stigma of being a kid’s school accessory, but lunch boxes have become an adulting thing, too, especially when it means being able to eat healthily and save money. They also come in different designs, shapes, and functions, with some simply holding food while others can also keep them hot or cold for a little while.

Why is it noteworthy?

The Pod solves all these problems in a form that’s no larger than an iPad. Despite its compact size, it can hold around 1,500ml of food without spilling them. Better yet, you can put different foods in different containers, and they each keep to themselves without mixing smells, temperatures, and tastes.

what we like

  • The container itself can be safely placed inside microwaves and freezers to prepare your food before you jet

what we dislike

8. JIU


Chefs take great care when arranging food on plates, but those of us who cook at home might not have the same talent. Or perhaps you simply want to cut out the middle man and just eat immediately after a meal has been cooked. Whichever way you want it to go, this iron frying pan and plate in one lets you do exactly that and in a beautiful design that embodies Japanese minimalism.

Why is it noteworthy?

It might sound ridiculous at first. Why would anyone want to eat out of a frying pan in the first place? Of course, that question is valid if you only consider those large, messy, and sticky frying pans in everyone’s kitchens. JIU, however, is different. You could almost say that it’s a plate that you can cook your food on or a frying plate with a removable handle. Whatever you call it, it’s definitely a novel way to look at cooking and eating.

what we like

  • Since you don’t have to transfer the food from pan to plate, you can enjoy your meal while it’s warm

what we dislike

9. Coffee Balls


Swedish coffee brand CoffeeB has come up with a coffee machine that uses eco-friendly single-serve Coffee Balls. So basically it’s similar to the coffee pod machines except this one doesn’t have any plastic pods or capsules so you don’t contribute to the world’s plastic waste.

Why is it noteworthy?

You won’t feel guilty using these single-serve energy balls if you need a quick caffeine jolt and you have no patience for the slower coffee machines that you normally use.

what we like

  • These coffee beans are made round by an almost invisible outer casing that is made from seaweed

what we dislike

10. FOAM


Built from soft, shock-absorbing, yet sturdy EVA foam, the eponymously named FOAM portable cooler ticks all boxes. Combining the best parts of your fabric-based cooler bags and the large and clunky (yet effective) rugged coolers, FOAM is built to be light but durable, compact but all-accommodating, and leak-proof yet easy to clean.

Why is it noteworthy?

The name FOAM gives you all the information you need to know about the portable cooler. It’s made entirely from EVA foam (NOT styrofoam) that offers incredible insulation along with a lightweight yet virtually indestructible build. Apparently, you could run over the cooler with your 4X4 and it would simply bend back into shape after the onslaught. You may want to conduct those experiments WITHOUT pressurized cans of beverages inside the cooler, though.

what we like

  • Keeps your contents chilled for 72 hours
  • Durable and virtually indestructible

what we dislike

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