kitchen gadgets

CookingPal Julia smart cooking system will almost do everything for you

CookingPal Julia smart cooking system will almost do everything for you

Smart devices are invading the kitchen. It started with a tablet that would let you follow step-by-step cooking videos and then reached refrigerators that could see what they store inside. Now CookingPal is taking kitchen intelligence to the next level with Julia, an intelligent autonomous cooking system that will not only suggest meals for you but will almost do all the cooking too. Presuming you have all the ingredients ready, of course.

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Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool has launched a new Yummly-branded Smart Thermometer that'll hit the market in coming weeks. With this device, and as you likely anticipate, users can monitor the temperature of their foods in a way that traditional dumb thermometers can't. The Smart Thermometer supports Whirlpool's Yummly mobile app and works with the user's smartphone to deliver food alerts.

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GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Appliances has announced the next-generation version of its Kitchen Hub, a high-tech smart kitchen and ventilation system that now features a built-in microwave and a third camera. The technology is paired with an AI-powered computer vision 'cooking' tech, according to GE, which simplifies cooking by helping home chefs find the right recipes and more.

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LG and Samsung’s lavish smart fridges get smarter for CES 2020

LG and Samsung’s lavish smart fridges get smarter for CES 2020

No kitchen is safe from the IoT: the smart fridges are back and this time they're more high-tech than ever, with Samsung and LG both revealing upgrades on their connected refrigerators. Both appliance-makers have been pushing smart kitchen tech for some years now, but what began with effectively a big tablet embedded into the door has turned into something a lot more useful.

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Nomiku sous-vide shuts down: Subscription meals service axed

Nomiku sous-vide shuts down: Subscription meals service axed

Sous-vide maker Nomiku may have helped accelerate the kitchen tech's transition from pro-restaurant to domestic countertops, but that hasn't been enough to rescue it from discontinuation. The company has confirmed today that its Nomiku Smart Cooker is being axed, along with the prepared meal service launched back in 2017.

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My go-to sous-vide is getting a big upgrade

My go-to sous-vide is getting a big upgrade

The Mellow sous-vide is getting a second-generation version, with Mellow Duo adding a dual-vat option to the all-in-one cooking system. Launched back in 2014, in the early days of domestic sous-vide, the first-gen Mellow promised smarter meals with added convenience features like refrigeration. Now, it's getting an update.

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Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Williams Sonoma has teamed up with Instant Pot to launch a new line featuring iconic imagery from the Star Wars universe. The new Instant Pot designs are available exclusively through Williams Sonoma, including the smallest model featuring the BB-8 design and the large 8qt model featuring a Chewbacca-inspired design. A total of five new Instant Pot special editions are available.

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Traeger WiFi pellet grills now have Alexa and Google Assistant remote control

Traeger WiFi pellet grills now have Alexa and Google Assistant remote control

Smoking meat might seem like a simple matter of combining, well, meat and smoke, but Traeger's range of connected grills are now adding Alexa support for more straightforward remote control. Owners of Traeger WiFIRE-enabled models will be able to use Amazon's assistant both to control their pellet grill and to remotely check its current status.

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Three oddball Alexa gadgets from Amazon’s big 2019 hardware event

Three oddball Alexa gadgets from Amazon’s big 2019 hardware event

Amazon isn't afraid to make a weird product, and while you can question the value of Alexa inside a microwave, there's no denying that the idea of connected appliances and other gadgets is one worth exploring as the IoT spreads. Today's big news might have been more mainstream smart speakers like the Echo Studio, along with cutting-edge experimental tech such as the Echo Frames, but that didn't mean Amazon lacked some oddball gadgetry as well.

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PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew is unveiled its new Pico MultiBrew, a single machine that can be used to brew multiple types of beverages, including coffee, kombucha, horchata, tea, cold brew, craft beer, and chai. The appliance is said to offer 'computer precision brewing,' as well as a microprocessor and 'advanced sensors.' Among other things, the MultiBrew uses eco-friendly and compostable cups.

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Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Brands, the company behind the wildly popular Instant Pot pressure cooker, has introduced a new product called the Instant Vortex Plus. Unlike the Instant Pot, which essentially functions as a pressure cooker and slow cooker, Instant Vortex Plus is an air fryer that comes with a rotisserie mode, as well as other common, useful functions.

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Traeger Pro 780 Review: Why your next pellet grill needs WiFi

Traeger Pro 780 Review: Why your next pellet grill needs WiFi

Being a pit-master is a serious business, sweating over a smoker, tending its coals, and coaxing delicious flavors from hunks of meat after hours of careful cooking. It almost makes the Traeger Pro 780 feel a little blasphemous, in fact: the combination of picking from a range of tested recipes, dialing in a temperature, and then tracking it all from an app on your phone via WiFi could be accused of being too foolproof to be authentic.

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