A great chef can cook anywhere, as evidenced by some of the challenges on Chopped. But we prefer a well-stocked kitchen. From the latest high-speed blender to an indoor grill perfect for heating up fruit, we rounded up 13 new kitchen gadgets you should plan on making room for. It makes eating healthy that much more fun.
Hands down the one essential any healthy kitchen needs is a Vitamix. Sure, there are less expensive alternatives like the NutriBullet, but they don't pack the same horsepower. Vitamix can literally turn frozen fruits into a sorbet doppelgänger within seconds or peanuts into peanut butter with a quick press of a button. Now the brand's launched a smaller version of its classic, self-cleaning blender, allowing for portion control and portability since it comes with an on-the-go container. Plus, if you're a green juice lover, blending, for most people, is exceedingly more beneficial than juicing.
S30 Personal Blender, $399.95
Leave it to Le Creuset, famed for making the world's best cast-iron cookware, to launch a skillet that almost perfectly matches the flavors of an outdoor grill.
Not only does this pot keep food warm for up to two hours using 60 percent less energy than normal pots/pans, but its airtight lid seals in flavor and vitamins, allowing for foods to baste in their own juices with evenly distributed heat. The result is more flavorful food, meaning you can rely less on high-calorie sauces and dressings.
Not only will this cooking thermometer ensure your lean protein is cooked to the proper temperature, but because it glows, you won't constantly have to open your oven.
HAPIfork is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits by alerting, via indicator lights and vibrations, when you are eating too fast. It also measures how long it took to eat your meal, the amount of fork servings taken per minute and intervals between those fork servings. The information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to HAPI.com to track your progress
Teafu allows you to make loose leaf tea mess-free and faster. Just scoop the tea into Teafu and squeeze it to quickly infuse your tea.
Teafu Tea Infuser, $14.95
Use Vebo to quickly, easily and without a mess, wash, boil, steam and strain your vegetables. Its uniquely flexible design allows it to fit into any sized pot and it can easily be stored in a tight space.
Make kale chips, healthy jerky and any one of a long list of raw-vegan desserts without loosing any nutritional value or using artificial preservatives.
Digitally Controlled Food Dehydrator, $338.65
Spicing your foods instead of adding sauces and salt is an easy way to create healthier dishes, and Peugeot is top-of-the line when it comes to mills. This one has a grinding mechanism specially-treated to keep the teeth razor sharp while protecting them from corrosion, and it's designed to release maximum flavor and aroma by first cracking each peppercorn before it is ground.
Fidji Mill, $52.31
Mist instead of pouring oil for more control when you're dressing your salads.
Oil Mister, $27.94