9 Fancy Toys for High-Tech Kitchens

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Source: Williams Sonoma

Source: Williams Sonoma

Your kitchen counters and cabinets already house a food processor, a stand mixer, a Vitamix, and a juicer. You already know that if you’re going to have a seriously tricked-out kitchen, you need a sous vide immersion circulator, an induction cooktop, a butane torch, and a kitchen tablet. When you’ve stocked up on liquid nitrogen and need a new wishlist, take a good look at these fun gadgets. Just remember that the antimicrobial and easy-to-clean surfaces can only get you so far. Please disinfect where you drool.

The Smoking Gun

There’s a chance that you don’t have room for a large smoker out in back of your soon-to-be tricked out abode. Turns out, that may be fine — after all, how were you going to home-smoke your tequila to make small-batch mezcal in a big outdoor smoker anyway? Enter Williams Sonoma’s smoke gun. You can put small wispy wood chips in here to experiment with flavors and “quick smoke” anything your heart desires. Meat? Go for it. Try some applewood. Salads? Why not? Throw in some hickory. Did someone pick up plain potato chips when you definitely requested barbecue? Toss a little paprika on there and smoke them with some mesquite chips. In fact, you can bluff your way through pricier smoked paprika by smoking your own.

Don’t stop there: smoke salts, sugars (smokey is the It Thing in baking now), spirits, soups, anything you can think of. Don’t even restrict yourself to wood chips. Try smoking some tofu and mushrooms in a dashi broth by replacing the wood with tea. I recommend an oxidized oolong.

Price: $99.95

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