How many hours do you spend in your kitchen every day? Has it gone up since the start of the pandemic? How much time do you spend making your coffee, cooking your meals, cleaning up after yourself and\/or family, and keeping your fridge and pantry stocked? According to Morning Consult in this article, the most popular activity due to Covid restrictions is cooking at home. Whether you know it or not, you are probably spending more time in your kitchen than ever before.\n\n\n\nLuckily, the cooking and kitchen appliance industry has now taken advice from the world\u2019s most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators to make it easier than ever to have your appliances do the work for you! Read along to see some of the newest products to elevate the IQ of your kitchenware!\n\n\n\nBreakfast\n\n\n\nSmart Mug: $99\n\n\n\nEver forced to chug your coffee\/tea because of how quickly it cools off? Well, now your mug can warm your liquid for you. Sip that coffee throughout the morning. Enjoy the slow, sultry bliss of perfectly tempered coffee from your mug. Installation is easy. It comes with a charging coaster and power adapter to make it easy to recharge!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSmart Toaster: $299\n\n\n\nHow long does it take you to toast? 5 minutes, 10 minutes? How often do you over or undercook the bread? Now count to 15. That\u2019s how long it takes to cook your toast to perfection, every time. No more wait, no more burnt bread and you get another fancy touch screen.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nLunch & Dinner\n\n\n\nSmart Whisk: $25\n\n\n\nYour whisking worries are no more. This smart whisk has a head that spins itself. Add a timer and you\u2019ve got yourself the easiest whisker ever made.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nInstant Smart Pot: $149.95\n\n\n\nWith this instant pot, you\u2019ll save time both cooking and preparing to cook. In other words, not only does this Instant Pot cook your food very quickly, but, because it has wifi, it also gives you 1,000 plus pre-programmed recipes that you can just follow. No more reinventing the wheel. You can also hook it up to your Alexa and operate the device remotely.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDrop Scale: $150\n\n\n\nThe product looks odd and didn\u2019t seem to make much sense at all, but...once I watched the CEO, Ben Harris, show how much he uses Drop Scale with his Drop app to make thousands of incredible recipes, it made sense. You don\u2019t have to worry about messing up your recipes anymore! The Drop scale can and will do this for you.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCleaning\n\n\n\nTouchless Soap Dispenser: $37.98\n\n\n\nClean your hands without having to touch anything dirty. Anyone who has handled raw meat knows just how dangerous\/annoying this can be. With this soap dispenser, just wave your hand underneath the motion sensor. That\u2019s it!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSensate Kitchen Faucet With Voice-Activated Technology: $1,171.45\n\n\n\nThis voice-activated faucet will pour out exactly the amount of liquid you tell it to. No need to carefully measure or worry about over pouring. Just tell it what you want and it\u2019ll give it to you. No questions asked.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGroceries\n\n\n\nSprout LED: $76.99\n\n\n\nGrow your veggies up to 5x faster with Sprout LED, get reminded when you need to water the plants, and finally enjoy making your own herbs and, ideally, garden.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGenican: $149.99\n\n\n\nInstall this little wireless, voice-activated device to your trash can. From there, anytime you throw something away, scan the barcode and have Genican automatically order groceries you are throwing away and need to replace.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nLG InstaView Smart Fridge: $3,699\n\n\n\nThis fridge identifies your favorite food types, how stocked it is, and will do the work to order new groceries when necessary. It\u2019s pricey but will save you a lot of time and money with the inevitable mistakes grocery shoppers are all too familiar with.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThere you have it. It\u2019s never been easier to set your kitchen up to do a lot of food-related busy work. Now you can focus on enjoying cooking, not on the tedium of maintaining a kitchen!\n\n\n\nArticle by Pedro Robinson, REX\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nInexpensive Decorating Ideas for Your KitchenHow to Keep Your Pantry Organized Year-RoundWhat Are 5 Ways I Can Increase Home Safety & Security?