2. Strong blender
High up Marty's list of lust-have appliances is a terrific blender, powered by great strength. "A really, really good strong blender makes great ice-cream. Also, it makes amazing curry paste... It really has that strength to get all those ingredients really fine" he says. Shop for a model that shows good versatility and then you can easily adapt it to suit your culinary needs. "Change the attachment and you can blend dry spices... You can even make flour, which is really interesting for people who are making bread with different grains."
Featured model: Vitamix Ascent Series High-Performance Blender
3. Smart fridge
It's the connection to your home's wi-fi that enables a smart fridge to be on its game and pack in more clever features than previously possible. "The technology allows you to do some really cools things, like do your shopping from your fridge door, [and] access recipes" highlights Marty. And if you've ever ended up at the grocery store and can't quite recall how much milk is left in the bottle or what ingredients you already have for dinner, Marty notes that this model has an internal camera "which allows you to look inside your fridge from your phone, anywhere, anytime". Clever!