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Ice Cream Makers, Cocktail Machines, and Other Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed Until Now

August 29, 2023 at 5:48 PM PST

Take a second to imagine: ice cream in less than an hour, customized to your tastes. Delicious cocktails that remind you of your favorite bar. Frothy milk with a hint of vanilla for your coffee hands-free. Fresh pasta and bread in little time from simple ingredients—all with the press of a button, all at home. With a few kitchen gadgets, you can make this dream a reality.

When it comes to food, nothing’s better than convenience. We’d rather have our food delivered than leave the comfort of home to get it (hey, Uber Eats!). Unless you’re a regular shopper at Williams Sonoma, you might not know of all the cool kitchen gadgets that exist to help take the pressure off of meal prep. These gadgets can save you time, money, and energy, especially for those who want to cut expenses by dining out less. Although kitchen appliances are expensive, the cost is much less than you would spend in the long run on eating out more often than not. Plus, you can make meals and drinks tailored to your palette, even if you’re not so great of a cook.

Keep reading for Home and Texture’s list of six kitchen gadgets you didn’t know you needed until now.

Ninja CREAMi

This kitchen gadget took over TikTok, and we know why. Who doesn't want to make their favorite ice cream at home with ingredients from the fridge and the press of a button? The Ninja CREAMi isn't just limited to ice cream, it makes sorbets and milkshakes, too. With the ability to customize the flavor, texture, and ingredients, you have total control of your treat. All you have to do is prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!

Bartesian Cocktail Maker

Do you know which local bar makes your favorite cocktail the best? Are you tired of throwing dinner parties and spending your time making drinks all night? The coveted Bartesian is your own personal master mixologist. It makes professionally crafted cocktails in seconds, like margaritas, whiskey sours, and old-fashioneds. No mixers are required; the machine runs on cocktail capsules, so you don't need to stock the bar. It also includes five tempered glass bottles to hold your base spirits of choice.

Hamilton Beach Double Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Let's be honest. Starbucks breakfast sandwiches are convenient in the morning, but the taste makes you wish you had time to eat at home. With this double breakfast sandwich maker, you get two sandwiches with fresh ingredients tailored to your liking. Waffle makers, panini presses, and any gadgets that melt food can be annoyingly messy to clean. Not this one! You can pop it in the dishwasher, so it's ready to make you another delicious meal again the next day.

Cuisinart Bread Maker

Talk about convenience! It seems like bread is one of the fastest items to go bad after your trip to the grocery store. You can freeze it, but then it's just not as good. Meet the solution. The Cuisinart Bread Maker is a bestseller with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. It's fully automatic and can bake up to a two-pound loaf of bread. It features three crust shades, 12 preprogrammed menu options, and a 13-hour delay start for fresh bread at any time.

Philips Artisan Smart Pasta & Noodle Maker

Make fresh pasta at home like a culinary expert with this gadget! This fully automated machine does everything for you. It weighs the flour and then tells you the correct amount of liquid for the perfect dough. Next, it mixes, kneads, and spits out your noodles. Featuring 10 different options, you can use any flour and get up to four portions in 10 minutes or eight in 15 minutes. You'll never have to buy packaged pasta again.

Breville Milk Café Electric Frother

Calling all coffee drinkers, you need this milk frother for an instantly delicious beverage every time. This electric frother includes two dishwasher-safe attachments for lattes and cappuccinos. If that's not impressive, it has a removable lid for adding mix-ins like caramel. Small and compact, it won't take up too much space next to your coffee maker. Don't spend another morning with your hand attached to an electric mixer. Ditch the handheld and come over to the automated side!

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