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Smartphone-Enabled Kitchen Gear Can (Probably?) Make You a Better Chef

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


THE JETSONS KNEW how to cook: Ride the conveyor belt over to the kitchen console, press the Bacon button and—BOOP!—there’s breakfast, rising up out of the kitchen table. The animated 1960s TV series was right about some aspects of the future (video phones, for one thing), but for kitchens, well, we’re not quite there yet.

The idea of the smart—or connected—home, that is linking appliances to the Internet in order to make life better or easier by, say, allowing you to make sure your garage door is shut even if you’re at the office, or keeps your plants watered, is a good first step.

The latest thing on the menu in the connected home kitchen is something called ‘guided cooking.’ No, Gordon Ramsay doesn’t come to your house and yell at you. Guided cooking is where a heat source and a pot (or a sensor in the pot) communicate with each other through an app that walks you through a recipe and keeps everything at the right temperature as you cook your way to dinner. It’s no Jetsons food robot, but it’s got legs.

Read the full story on WIRED to learn if you should be an early adopter.

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