Cool Cooking Gadgets for Dad

Guess what? Father’s Day is right around the corner, and you have no idea what to get the big galoot. Stop with the socks and gift certificates to Outback. Here are some nifty Dad-friendly gadgets that will help him out at the BBQ and beyond. 

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1. Molecular Mixology Kit - $45

It’s no secret that some (most) dads like to drink a cocktail every now and again. Let them whip up cocktails in style with this ridiculously weird molecular mixology cocktail kit.

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2. Beer kit - $115

It’s no secret that most (all) dads like to sling a few beers back every now and again. Now they can brew their own like a regular Samuel Freakin’ Adams. It’s always cute to see Dad get enveloped in a project.

3. Chemex Coffee Maker - $37.50

Now Dad can make coffee the old-fashioned way, with a bizarre test-tube-looking contraption that seems better fit for alchemy than for coffee brewing. If he figures out how to make gold, he had better help pay off your student loans.

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4. Mellow Sous-Vide - $400

The cooking technique known as the sous-vide may be over 200 years old, but the difficulty level has long kept it out of the hands of amateur chefs. Now, thanks to the magic of technology, your dad can use his smartphone to make sure everything is cooked properly. It’s a Father’s Day miracle!

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5. Oregon Scientific Talking BBQ Thermometer - $47

Why make your dear old dad hit the pit this summer with a BBQ thermometer that does not feature the gift of speech?! That would be madness.

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6. Prep Pad - $150

Finally, the world has a thin slice of aluminum that connects to our iPads to let us know just how unhealthy that sandwich we are about to consume is.

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7. Range Smart Thermometer - $70

What makes an object smart? Apparently, being able to communicate with your smartphone, which this thermometer does handily. Hey, at least Dad can keep one eye on the steak and one eye on the game more easily now.

8. HAPIfork - $99

Your dad already loves his smartphone, so it’s obvious he’d also love this, uh, smartfork. What does it do? It chastises you when you are eating too fast, of course. Dads love being told what to do! This’ll go just swimmingly.

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9. Searzall - $75

Here, filed under “the exact opposite of smartfork,” is an awesome gadget that turns a blowtorch into a food searer. Somewhere, Tim Allen is doing his signature manly chuckle.

10. Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker - $104

Humanity cried out in unison demanding a Crock-Pot that could connect to the Internet. Now it’s here. Happy? Wait, you still aren’t happy? Oh well.

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11. LaunchPort - $350

LaunchPort is essentially a mountable charging station for your iPad, which means you could install it right above the oven so Dad can watch cute cat videos as he slaves away making his famous risotto.
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12. Kisai Intoxicated Breathalyzer Watch - $149

Want a not-so-subtle way to tell Dad he tends to drink too much at neighborhood barbecues? Get him this watch that doubles as a Breathalyzer.

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13. Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition - $550

Not only is this tablet preloaded with recipes and tons of useful kitchen apps, but it also can survive being left under running water for up to a half hour. This is the perfect gift if your dad is handy in the kitchen and also is Aquaman.