I know we’ve talked about these appliances before but we  thought this was the perfect time to remind you of some great gift ideas……for yourself!

Welcome to the future, we’re using technology in our day to day food preparation like never before! Bluetooth enabled cutlery, quick order buttons and fridges that are ‘online’.

Maybe you haven’t explored the possibilities that are available for you and your kitchen, tech gadgets that will make your life easier – That’s what we all want right?! To help you step into the future, we’ve created a must have list of some of the coolest and most desirable gadgets for your kitchen.

The Samsung Family Hub™ is a Wi-Fi connected cooler from Samsung that comes packing with an 8-inch LCD display, the Family Hub lets you plan meals, coordinate family schedules and even entertain, helping you organize your home and live better every day. Create shopping lists and peek inside your refrigerator from anywhere. You can even set expiration notifications to keep all your food fresh. The fridge is every kitchen lovers dream, keeping the whole family entertained. The Family Hub even allows you to play music, listen to live radio apps, mirror a Samsung TV in a separate room and more.  With so many gadgets within one appliance the price tag is expensive with the Samsung Family Hub starting at £3,599, but definitely a must have to finish off your new kitchen extension or refit.

The Smarter iKettle 2.0 Wifi Kettle, Stainless Steel from Amazon, this incredible invention allows you to communicate through an app and can remote boil on command. “Get the kettle on, I’m on my way” That’s a great way to be welcomed home but what if you’re the strong independent type and live alone?! iKettle is the answer.

The app shows you the water level so you’ll always know it’s safe to boil, another fabulous feature is the temperature control – letting you boil the iKettle from temperatures 20c – 100c, giving you perfect control for the best tasting coffee and tea. You can also schedule ikettle to boil at certain times with Wake up mode and home mode.

The Tefal ActiFry Smart Connected XL Low Fat Health Fryer from Amazon  is one of the smartest gadgets in the kitchen.  The Tefal Actifry Smart XL is Bluetooth powered fryer that lets you fire over recipes directly from your smartphone or tablet, over 200 of them in fact. The idea is that the Actifry Smart does the hard work for you, so you don’t need to worry about what temperatures to use, or when to stir it up. The app is also on hand to give you step-by-step video instructions for the bits the fryer can’t do. Good news for healthy eaters too: it’s one of those fryers where a little bit of oil goes a long way – making chips healthier than broccoli.

If juice isn’t up your alley, maybe a smart wine decanter is? The isommelier Pro RD Wine Decanter fromAmazon £1,259.39 promises to soften up the tannins mature wine that normally requires years of cellaring through aerating your wine with highly concentrated purified oxygen. There’s also a smart base with a digital screen that shows you the name of the wine, vintage and aeration progress bar. Again, there’s an app that connects with the decanter to let you control the device, add aeration programs and gather information about different winemakers.

This Smarter Coffee Machine £199 from Amazon exclusive allows you to brew (and grind) your coffee on demand, using your smartphone or tablet to get things started. You tee-up (coffee-up?) as many as 12 cups at once and you even have the option to select the strength of your brew.

‘Welcome home’ and ‘wake up’ modes can be set to kick start the machine into action based on set geo-locations and timings and, with IFTTT skills, you can cook up a whole host of set recipes to match your mood. Bad nights sleep recorded by your Fitbit? Strong coffee in the morning, for the win.

Triby Smart Portable Speaker with screen available from Amazon this kitchen memo is a major part of many family’s communications. In an age where you’ve got more instant messaging platforms to choose from than messages you’ll ever send, the simple memo lives on in the form of the Invoxia Triby.

It allows you not not only to leave messages for your loved ones, but also contact them instantly with Wi-Fi calling. Plus, if you forget to leave a note, you can sketch one out when you’re not at home using your smartphone as a canvas. Amazon Alexa integration has also just been added, making it an even more attractive proposition.