• Smart Home Finds

Level Up Your Cooking Skills With These Smart Kitchen Appliances

Sep 30, 2022 by


By Karess Rubrico

3 min read

AB_Level Up Your Cooking Skills with These Smart Kitchen Appliances

Cooking is a useful skill to have, especially if you’re a foodie—and if you’re just getting started in the kitchen, we’re here to help!

Elevate your cooking game—the smart way!

Here are some smart kitchen tools that take the guesswork out of cooking and help you make healthier meals for you or your family.

Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer

Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer 3.5L

From Xiaomi Philippines Official Website

With healthier cooking as its main selling point, we’re not surprised that the air fryer craze took many of us by storm. In case you haven’t joined the air fryer bandwagon yet, you can still do so; but this time, with a smarter and healthier option.

The Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer offers healthier cooking with less oil, but what you might not know is that it can also function as a defroster, fruit dryer, yogurt maker, and electric oven!

If you’re new to the world of cooking, fret not. This air fryer is incredibly easy to use, and its accompanying app includes over 100 recipes that you can easily follow. We’re not just talking about snacks, but actual dishes ranging from roasted vegetables to tempura to barbeque ribs. The Xiaomi app also allows you to input your own recipes for easy reference!

Start cooking the smart way with the Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer. Check out our product review below:

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Smart Cooker

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multifunctional Smart Cooker

From Instant Pot Official Website

The Instant Pot is one tool that rules them all. Other than being a slow cooker, it can also serve as a pressure cooker, steamer, saute pan, yogurt maker, food warmer…and even a rice cooker!

You can also prepare different kinds of meals for your family with minimal mess and easy clean-up. Thanks to its Smart Program cooking presets, you have more time to do other things. All you need to do is place your ingredients inside the pot, choose your preferred cooking option, and leave it be. Learn more about the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Smart Cooker on the Instant Pot Philippines official website.

Samsung Family Hub

Samsung Family Hub

From Samsung Philippines Official Website

The Samsung Family Hub can do way more than just keep your food chilled. This smart refrigerator can help you plan healthy meals for your family and even provide you with recipes! Now that’s a big load off your headspace from thinking about what to cook for the week ahead.

The Samsung Family Hub connects to your PLDT Home WiFi and comes loaded with apps to make your kitchen experience smarter, including two recipe apps. One has instructional cooking videos, while the other one allows you to organize the recipes you’ve bookmarked and even find new ones! There’s a Shopping List app that also helps you track what you need to purchase for your next grocery trip. Learn more about the Samsung Family Hub below:

The Original Meater

Meater Smart Digital Thermometer

From Meater Official Website

Cooking meat can be tricky. Overcooking makes it dry and tough, and undercooking makes it hazardous to your health. While an analog meat thermometer is helpful, checking it repeatedly can be a hassle. A smart digital thermometer, like The Original Meater, is a great way to find out the temperature of your food anywhere from home!

It comes with a companion app that indicates the temperature of your food from your phone. It also reads the temperature of your grill or oven, giving you an estimate of the right cook time. The Original Meater isn’t available in the Philippines yet, but you may order it directly from their Amazon official store.

Power up your smart home with PLDT Home

We’re here to power up your home the smart way. We provide you with fastest, most seamless, and uninterrupted connections, so you can live in the smart home of your dreams, starting today. Upgrade to a PLDT Home Fiber Plus plan now!


Know the Product Better

PLDT Home’s All-New Fiber Plus Plans

  • With speeds of up to 1000 mbps
  • Comes with at least 3 Mesh Wi-Fi Points (for whole home coverage)
  • Landline (unlimited calls to any PLDT landline)


Karess Rubrico

Karess serves as the lead writer for Next Upgrade’s Productivity and Steals & Deals sections. She is a freelance writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing. Outside of work, she takes care of 20+ houseplants and binges on comedies, musicals, and true crime documentaries.



Know the Product Better