There has never been a better time to be a food and cooking lover. Combine today’s IoT technologies with the pleasures of cooking and eating, and you’ve got a recipe for success—minus the guesswork and fuss.
The myriad of connected utensils and cooking devices certainly make cooking less laborious—even if a labor of love. Whether your intent is to save time or to accelerate your skills as a chef, the following 11 IoT devices will surely make your culinary endeavors a lot easier.
A smart frying pan that wants to help you cook better food? Meet Pantelligent, the smart frying pan. The device comes with an accompanying app, step-by-step cooking directions, and real-time temperature feedback. There’s even a temperature sensor inside the device that’s powered by batteries in the handle.
The HAPI fork is an connected utensil that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. The solution tracks your meal portions in “fork servings,” or the number of times the fork is used to bring food from the plate to your mouth in one action.
Kuvée is the world’s first and only bottle that ensures your bottles of wine taste great to the last drop. The solution keeps wine fresh for up to 30 days, allowing you to pop bottles at will without worrying about them going bad.
The iSommelier uses a revolutionary technology that enhances the flavors and aromas of the wine in just a few minutes. The first smart decanter to hit the market, iSommelier reinvents the decanting experience.
Egg Minder tracks the number of eggs you have and tells you when they’re going bad. In-tray LED lights indicate the oldest egg, while push notifications alert you when you’re running low.
This wifi kettle is controlled by an included app, allowing you to start boiling your kettle from anywhere in the house. The device purportedly saves users up to 5 minutes per user—which adds up to about two days a year—by pre-boiling the kettle. The device will tell you when your hot water is ready to pour and alert you when a refill is necessary.
Drop is a connected cooking scale that allows you to simply select your chosen dish from a companion app’s recipe book for perfectly measured ingredients. The recipes are all one-bowl affairs, so there’s less cleaning up afterwards. The app will even offer up alternatives (i.e., “smart substitutions”) if you haven’t got quite enough of one ingredient in your kitchen to finish the recipe.
Tovala is a smart oven that scans the bar code on each meal to perfectly steam/bake/broil/convection heat dishes to the chef’s specifications. You can also cook your own foods and use Tovala’s wet/dry heating capabilities to experiment. For example, you can try steaming veggies for a bit, and then broil them for a barbecued effect. You can save your favorite presets/combinations for easily recalling your culinary successes.
Now, after cooking up all these great meals, you may need additional help managing your calorie intake and fitness goals. The remaining connected devices on this list will help you in this regard.
The SmartPlate is a wifi/Bluetooth-enabled 10-inch plate. It comes equipped with three mini cameras and weight sensors for monitoring your consumption activities and will alert you if you’re overeating. The device can also connect to MyFitnessPal and FitBit to fully automate your eating and exercise routines.
This solution is the world’s first truly smart container that tracks its contents and what it means for your health. Built with Bluetooth connectivity and ultra-responsive sensors, Neo also can order food items automatically when you are running low and sync seamlessly with your fitness devices.
Like Pantelligent, Smart Pans is an app-controlled smart frying pan that cooks your meals at the perfect temperature for the right amount of time. The device also reports the quantity of nutrients in the food, helping you to track your nutritional intake and deficiencies, if any.
These 11 connected kitchen utensils and appliances are transforming cooking and eating into a more enjoyable, healthy, and results/data-driven experience. Not only will these solutions complement your budding culinary skills, but they’ll also ensure that your kitchen masterpieces are both tasty and nutritious to specification.