This 'smart' kitchen recognizes the food in your fridge, creates recipes, and then cooks your meals
There are two reasons why I don’t make ribs at home: The cooking process can take up to three hours, and I doubt I could make them as delicious as a trained chef.
But if I use the new oven from smart kitchen startup Innit, making gourmet ribs takes 40 minutes, and all I have to do is press a few buttons.
The technology aims to make cooking gourmet meals fast and efficient. Innit senses what's in your fridge, helps you decide on a recipe and then makes it for you based on algorithms that figure out the perfect way to cook any given food.
The secret sauce: facial recognition sensors and cameras located inside WiFi-enabled ovens and fridges, which connect to an app that controls the whole experience.
The app features thousands of recipes from publications like Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Good Housekeeping, and The New York Times. Once you choose a recipe, the app sends the cooking directions directly to the oven, which automatically follows them.
I recently had the chance to try out the technology and cook a slab of ribs. Here’s how it works.