Must-Have Gadgets for Your Kitchen

2021 may not be the year of android housekeepers like Rosie from The Jetsons, but there are some amazing gadgets and appliances out there for wedding gift registry that might blow your mind in terms of their abilities.

If you’re putting together a gift registry or just looking to upgrade your capabilities at home, read on for innovative brands and multiuse product picks intended to improve and simplify your life with a touch of luxury, starting with the place where all the meals are made—your kitchen.

AeroGarden If you’re into making good, healthy food at home, the next step might be trying to grow your own. AeroGarden is a leading manufacturer of indoor garden systems. The systems allow you to have a self-contained hydroponic garden year-round. The systems do not require sun, soil or outdoor space. For folks in four-season climates, it’s a game changer. The new Aerogarden models offer dimmable lights, ‘Vacation Mode’ and connected home capability with Amazon Alexa, making it possible to grow and enjoy homegrown tomatoes, peppers and fresh salads even when it’s snowing outside.

Dometic MoBar Dometic is best known for wine refrigerators and beverage centers. This next-level bar cart and beverage chiller can move easily from indoor to outdoor. And the built-in fridge models can keep your drinks ice cold at your outdoor soirees and get-togethers.

Kitchen-Aid There’s a reason the classic Kitchen-Aid stand mixer remains a wedding registry favorite: It’s a kitchen workhorse with unlimited capabilities. In addition to the whisking, mixing and dough-kneading power of the stand mixer itself, you can get all kinds of great accessories for your machine, from pasta rollers to an ice cream maker and more. 

Miele makes high-end, highly effective products for your kitchen, laundry room and more. The coffeemakers are an aspirational upgrade to the typical 10-cup machine that may be on your counter. The Miele CM6 Countertop Coffee Machine offers incredible coffee variations, and the OneTouch for Two technology allows you to press one button and make two coffees simultaneously. Espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato—the choice is yours!

Ninja Best known for its powerful blenders and juicers, the multiuse devices have a stellar reputation and can help busy home cooks get dinner on the table faster than ever before. Consider the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer, with functions that allow you to pressure cook, steam, slow cook, sous vide, air fry, bake, roast, sear, broil, dehydrate, make yogurt and more, depending on which model you choose. The Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 2-Basket Air Fryer allows you to air fry, air broil, bake, roast, reheat and dehydrate, and make two 8-quart items simultaneously, so you can get your dinner and side dish out piping hot. 

PantryChic This multifunctional kitchen storage system stores dry ingredients in air-tight containers, perfectly measures recipe ingredients directly into the mixing bowl, auto-converts volume to weight, then weighs out the ingredients for you. The Pantry Chic Smart Storage System can help keep ingredients fresher longer.

Vitamix has a reputation for producing some of the most powerful home blenders on the market, and once you add on a few accessories, the possibilities of what you can make are endless. Besides smoothies, soups, sauces and baby food, with the dry grains container, the specially designed blades can help you make your own flour, batter and dough. 

Zojirushi This brand is primarily known for rice cookers, but it also makes incredible, multiuse breadmakers that can take your homely attempts at cookies, bread, scones and cakes up to a bakery level of even perfection. If you’d like a device that can make you look like an accomplished baker and fresh fruit jam maker, consider adding the Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker to your gift registry.