Five commercial gadgets for your kitchen

Five commercial gadgets for your kitchen

The world of cooking has gone seriously high tech over the last couple of decades and there are all sorts of traditionally laboratory-based techniques and gadgets making their way into the catering industry. Here are five gadgets that you might want to consider.

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Smoke Guns

If you want to create that Michelin starred smoked effect to your food or drink, then this is the gadget for you. Smoking guns allow you to smoke almost anything you like. You can stick with the traditional wood chips for your smoke effect or add teas, herbs and different varieties of wood chips to create different flavours.

Rotary evaporators

Rotary evaporators have been used in laboratories for years, to take substances from one form to another, for example, a solid to a liquid state. Rotary evaporation works using a process of evaporation and condensation. The same process can be used in the kitchen to extract flavoured liquids from a solid item. Because the process runs in a vacuum, it also allows you to cook at low temperatures while ensuring that the texture of the original product is kept intact. It also ensures that flavours don’t evaporate from the food as they might during a conventional cooking process.

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Ultrasonic homogenisers

Another piece of equipment that started its life in the laboratory, ultrasonic homogenisers allow you to manipulate particles in a liquid so that they become consistently sized and evenly distributed. In the kitchen, this process means that you can create infusions and emulsifications in no time.


Running constantly at -30°, this product allows chefs to quickly freeze the outside of foods, allowing you to maintain a soft or creamy interior. According to cnet, the anti-griddle is a really cool cooking gadget.


This is a wireless monitoring system, that allows you to continuously track the temperatures of the fridges and freezers at your premises.

If you work in, or own, a catering establishment, you will of course, be aware of the regulations surrounding the correct food storage temperatures. Most venues already use commercial refrigeration, such as that supplied by, and will know how important an issue this is to get right.

With TempTrak®, its wireless connectivity means that you can track temperatures remotely, so you don’t even have to be on site.