There is nothing more fun than being friends with a foodie who will bring you to the best restaurants, have you try homemade pain au chocolat and gâteau à la broche (which you will thoroughly enjoy even with more than half of the words you cannot even pronounce), and who is willing to travel hundreds of miles to try the best lemon pie.
For the foodie at heart relative or friend, it is but thoughtful to give gifts that can make the eating experience even more enjoyable. Tech gifts can give that unique edge to the usual dining and kitchen tools, and here are our top gift suggestions:
1. Perfect Bake Pro: $99.38
This 'smart' scale is built for the perfectionist baker who wants precise measurements and timings for all recipes. It can be as easy as choosing a recipe from the app, connecting the digital scale to the smartphone, putting a mixing bowl on the scale, then following the step-by-step instructions as laid out on the app. The app tells the baker when the ingredient placed is too much or not enough, or when oven time is almost done.
2. iGrill Mini: $27.50
This kitchen device proves that great things come in small packages. At 2 by 2 inches, the iGrill Mini is connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and measures cooking temperatures while giving the user constant updates. It is an innovative kitchen assistant where the person does not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking a dish. He/she can also focus on other tasks while waiting for the other timed dish.
3. Prepara iPad/Tablet Stand for Cooking: $23.21
This stand works well for many cooking and baking enthusiasts who like following recipes from websites. Usually recipes online are printed out because checking the recipe from a phone or tablet can be difficult especially when having to scroll up or down. Prepara comes with a medium-sized stylus, and both the stand and the stylus are especially built to stand spills, and the kitchen's constant changes in temperature and moisture.
4. Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan: $138.99
Pantelligent throws out the guesswork in cooking by giving out precise instructions on what should be done on certain time intervals, and for how long one should wait for the dish to cook through. With this smart frying pan, there will be no more excuses for overcooked or undercooked salmon or chicken breasts. The device is connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and the app has a virtual assistant feature where instructions are given out loud.