If the idea of cooking in large quantities for a house full of people is daunting, technology has your answer. We’ve compiled the latest tech toys that’ll keep the day running smoothly for both the designated Thanksgiving cook and everyone else in the house.
Cook, Dance, and Monitor Your Front Door
For those times when you could use a chef in the kitchen, order the new Echo Show (2nd Generation), and ask Alexa to show you how to make sweet potato pie with a video tutorial. Forgot the name of that spice grandma always adds? Just video chat grandma and ask her yourself. The new Echo Show features even better voice pickup, so you can easily get Alexa’s attention, even while you’re rocking out to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Hook it up to your home security and ask Alexa to show you who just rang the doorbell as relatives arrive for dinner.
Need an extra hand? The Gourmia GST210 Stiriffic gives it, with robotic precision. This hands-free automatic stirrer gently keeps your sauces and gravies from lumping, meaning you can go ahead and open that bottle of wine now.
Andwith this Bluetooth Remote Cooking Thermometer, you can actually cook with your eyes closed. Simply start cooking your turkey the night before, resting assured you’ll get an overheating alert on your phone if something goes awry. Later, an alarm will tell you when your turkey is done, so all you’ll need to do is announce it’s time to sit down at the table.
Forgot something at the store? With the Wemo-enabled Crock Pot, you can turn down the temp while you’re out getting nutmeg at the last minute.
Must Have Gadgets for the Kids
It’s easy to get the kids in the other room when they can play at drawing in another dimension with a 3D Sculpting Pen. Or task them with chronicling this year’s holiday gathering using the mint green Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF Instant Film Camera. There’s even a self-timer feature for taking group selfies.
Great news for little rock stars: Air guitar just went up a notch with the launch of AirJamz, one of the season’s must have gadgets for kids. Let the kids burn off extra energy with the motion-sensing pick, playing sounds ranging from drums to DJ scratches.
Everyone Loves These Latest Tech Toys
When it comes to energy-consuming family members, nothing keeps them occupied like football. With the new Fire TV Stick 4K and Alexa Voice Remote, you can send the guys into the living room to stream football on ESPN or play games with the kids.
The MANZOKU mini drone offers great entertainment for beginner drone pilots. The live video feature lets you see what’s going on in real time and capture high-quality images and videos. Getting too close to that grouchy neighbor’s yard? One key return gets your drone back to you in a pinch.
Want to make things really easy? Give them endless retro gaming joy with an NES Classic and sit back while they re-live the 80’s.