The Most Popular Kitchen Gadget in Every State, According to Google

From woks to waffle makers...

February  1, 2019

No matter what you’re making, an extra hand is always helpful in the kitchen. And that’s why we love kitchen gadgets—the slow cookers, pasta makers, stand mixers, panini presses—to make whatever we’re cooking that much easier, faster, or more convenient.

But what gadgets are most popular across the country? Last month, Empire Today, a national provider in professionally installed home improvement services, decided to find out. The company’s methodology involved compiling a list of different tools, like woks, juicers, and air fryers, and then combing through Google Trends data to assess each category’s search popularity over the past year. This yielded some surprising results.

Waffle makers for Idaho, cappuccino makers for Wisconsin, bacon presses (yes, really) for Florida—there's a lot to unpack here:

Photo by Empire Today

And as for what tool topped the list? Apparently, Americans are still in love with zoodles— spiralizers were the most-popular search in six states, including California, Alaska, and Georgia. Close seconds were food processors and air fryers, each commanding five states, while stand mixers, Instant Pots, and waffle makers shared third.

Of course, Empire Today is working off the assumption that search frequency corresponds with actual popularity, so take these findings with a grain of salt. Regardless, it's fun to get a peek at the country's browsing habits, so check out the full list above, and let us know if you were surprised by your state’s most searched-for gadget.

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Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.

1 Comment

Smaug February 1, 2019
Like most of these "Google says" articles, I would take it with a giant hunk of rock salt. You don't search your favorite tools, you search things that you wonder what the devil they are, why would anyone want one (how's it going with that ribbon grater?) or where would you find such a thing. Or maybe in hope of finding a funny picture.