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Technology has infiltrated virtually every corner of our lives – and the kitchen is no exception. Here are six relatively new smart gadgets designed to help you become master of your kitchen:

Samsung’s Smart Fridge with Family Hub: The Family Hub has features far beyond what you would expect from a traditional – or even smart – fridge. It creates food lists, helps you keep track of what’s in your fridge, and notifies you about food expiration dates. If you’re running to the grocery store and can’t remember if you need more apples, Family Hub can tell you.


The Family Hub also performs a variety of traditional “smart assistant” tasks, such as coordinating schedules, playing songs, and playing your favorite shows.

Pricing for Samsung fridges with Family Hub range from $1,999 – $3,199, depending on the model.

The PanGogh Pancake Art Griddle: This device allows you to create edible breakfast art. The pancake art kit comes with two fine-tipped batter bottles, two standard-filled batter bottles, and a two-sided non-stick pancake art template. All you have to do is fill the template with various colors of pancake batter and, voila, you’ve created a masterpiece!

The PanGogh Pancake Art Griddle is selling for $44.95. You can shop for other templates on the company’s website. It’s $10.99 for the first template, with additional templates costing $4.99.

Cut-Resistant Gloves: It happens to everyone. You’re chopping onions. Somehow the blade gets a little too close to your fingers and, before you know it, blood is everywhere. Cut-resistant gloves protect your fingers when working with sharp kitchen tools such as knives or graters.

You can find a variety of cut-resistant glove brands on Amazon, with pricing for a decent pair starting at $10.99.

Digital Kitchen Scale and Measuring Cup: When you need exact measurements for a recipe or the exact weight of a food item, the Digital Kitchen Scale and Measuring Cup is the answer. It’s easy to read and simple to wash. The device is powered by 1 lithium battery, which is included in the purchase.

The Digital Kitchen Scale and Measuring Cup can be found on Amazon for $19.98.

Heated Butter Knife: Hate uneven clumps of cold butter on your morning toast? The Heated Butter Knife’s blade warms butter so it can be applied on toast without any fanfare. Although the blade heats up, the handle always remains cool.

The knife was created to cut and apply butter, but it can also be used for other food items that need a little warmth to cut or spread.

The Heated Butter Knife can be found on Amazon for $19.95.

June Oven: This smart oven is one of the most sophisticated on the market today. It claims to replace seven appliances: the convection oven, toaster, air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, and warming drawer. The June Oven uses a “computer controlled cooking system,” which analyzes data from numerous points in and around the oven every second to ensure food is cooked to perfection.

An intelligent camera directly inside the oven recommends and configures the right cooking program for various foods. The oven is made to withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and can automatically switch to different cooking methods so your food tastes delicious.

Despite its promises, reviews for the June Oven have been mixed. The second generation June Oven costs $599.


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Bracha Halperin is a business consultant based in new York City. To comment on her Jewish Press-exclusive tech columns -- or to reach her for any other purpose -- e-mail her at [email protected]. You can also follow her on Instagram or Twitter at: @brachahalperin.