This has been an exciting year in the smart home space. While we’re more than halfway through 2019, there’s still much to look forward to, including numerous innovative smart kitchen products.
From the KitchenAid Smart Display to the Ovie Smarterware Smarter Starter Kit and the Pepper Smart Kitchen Scale, the newest smart kitchen products promise a smarter and more efficient kitchen.
1. KitchenAid Smart Display
Introduced at CES in January, the KitchenAid Smart Display promises to be an all-in-one smart touch screen device designed exclusively for the kitchen.
Compared to other smart displays, like Google Nest Hub and Amazon Echo Show, this Google Assistant-enabled device is rated for IPX-5 water-resistance, making it ideal for a messy kitchen environment. Exclusive cooking content from the Whirlpool-owned app Yummly promises a more dynamic smart cooking experience complete with video cooking guides hosted by celebrity chefs.
According to KitchenAid, the projected price for this device will be between $200 and $300. It is due for release later this year.
2. Ovie Smarterware Smarter Starter Kit
Ovie introduced the Smarterware Smarter Starter Kit through a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018. This smart kitchen kit promises to be the world’s first connected food storage system, keeping food fresher for longer periods to limit food waste and help users keep track of their leftovers.
To use Ovie Smarterware, users will place their food in a Smarterware container and attach a SmartTag to it. They can then tell Alexa to start a countdown for the food, which will prompt the tag’s LED light ring to change color as time passes, which can also be monitored through the system’s smartphone app. This system, according to Ovie, will allow users to be visually alerted to the state of their food.
The Ovie Smarterware Smarter Starter Kit is currently open to pre-orders for $130.
3. Pepper Smart Kitchen Scale
The Pepper Smart Kitchen Scale came into the spotlight at this year’s CES, promising to simplify how consumers plan, log, and understand their nutrition.
With Amazon Alexa built-in, Pepper promises a hands-free interface that will guide users through their food’s nutrition. The aim of this device is to simplify cooking, allowing users to weigh multiple ingredients at once to be measured in real-time. According to Pepper, placing a food item on the scale will reveal its weight, total fat, total carbs, protein, and caloric value, in addition to a variety of micronutrients.
The Pepper Smart Kitchen Scale is expected to cost around $300. There is currently no projected release date, but Pepper expects their beta version to open up soon to interested consumers.