The Trendiest Gadgets and Cookware Items of 2022 and 2023

January 5, 2023

Recipes and Tips for that New Kitchen Gadget  

New year, new gadgets. That’s what they say, right? Well, if you’re here, odds are you’ve been gifted an exciting new device and need some ideas for exactly what to do with it.   

Below you’ll find recipes and tips tailored to air fryers, pressure cookers, and more—all to ensure you use that modern kitchen gadget to its fullest extent. Good news is, there’s no better way to break in a new cooking tool than by preparing the perfect beef meal! 

Air Fryer

The hype of this kitchen appliance continues to hold up as it delivers fryer-like results quickly and without oil. The air fryer has topped kitchen-gadget wish lists for several years now, but some are still surprised to learn you can prepare homemade family favorites like Meatloaf and Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs using the countertop appliance. 

Pressure Cooker

If you’re really under pressure, this kitchen gadget has you covered. No longer your grandma’s pressure cooker, newer electric versions are easier to use and deliver a delicious meal in no time. These Asian Sweet & Spicy Ribs and Shredded Beef-Stuffed Chile Relleno with Guajillo Chile Sauce recipes are big on flavor and will have you hopping on this trend in no time. 

Sous vide

While it sounds daunting, sous vide is making its way into the hearts of gadget-loving cooks everywhere. Not only is it trendy, it’s an easy way to ensure even cooking for multiple servings of steak. If you’ve been wanting to try it but still feel intimidated, professional chef Ryan Clark has several tips and tricks to master cooking beef with a sous vide device. 

Cast iron

Cast iron is certainly not new, but the nostalgia and perfect sear is fueling a comeback. Not only is cast iron great for cooking beef at home, but it’s hard to beat cooking in a cast iron skillet over a campfire. So while you dream of warmer weather and gear up for that ultimate summer cookout, here are some skillet-to-oven basics to help you practice at home. 

Pizza oven

Flaming hot, easy to transport, and various options for natural gas or propane? There are plenty of reasons pizza ovens have been climbing up people’s wish lists. But these aren’t just for pizza. Steak-lovers can get in on the fun too!  

Believe it or not, many pizza ovens are compatible with cast iron pans and can deliver perfectly cooked steaks—and do it quickly! 

Most steak cuts take about 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through for that perfect cook… juicy in the center with a beautiful crust. You can use the pizza oven cooking method on almost any steak recipe, and you can even use your leftover steak on a pizza the next night.

If you don’t have one of these ovens, you can still make a tasty steak pizza in your own oven with this Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza