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Tech Spotlight: Gourmia Brings Alexa, Google Home and Voice Control to Smart Appliances



Company's Industry-Leading Kitchen Appliances Combine with the Latest IoT Technology to Link Multiple Gourmia Appliances to a Single App

CHICAGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gourmia™, a designer and manufacturer of innovative countertop kitchen appliances, is set to make a big smart splash during its first appearance at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago's McCormick Place. The company is primed to help every cook – whether a seasoned veteran or a nervous novice – become a smart cook.

Gourmia to Show Its Expanding Line of IoT-Enabled Products at 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in booth #L12739, Lakeside Building, March 19 - 21, 2017

Using the latest IoT technology, including Alexa, Google Home and voice commands, the new Gourmia mobile kitchen app directly links enabled company products to the user's smartphone or tablet. Once linked, the cook and app can join forces in making the perfect smart kitchen, and meals!

"We are honored that Gourmia's IoT smart kitchen technology is a finalist in the smart home category of the International Housewares Show's prestigious GIA awards," enthused Gourmia founder Heshy Biegeleisen. "Building on this excitement, we are ready to show industry professionals the many advantages to carrying our exciting – and growing – line of smart kitchen countertop appliances. And we want everyone stepping into our booth to discover what they are."

Gourmia Smart Difference
Gourmia smart small kitchen appliances are intrinsically smarter. Some of the features that set them apart include:

One Cohesive App – the Gourmia mobile kitchen app for iOS and Android connects to every Gourmia IoT device, allowing users to control their appliances from their mobile device.

Built-In Cook Cam – found on selected Gourmia IoT appliances, takes videos or photos of food being cooked, which can then be shared to social media sites via the Gourmia mobile kitchen app. It can also be used to reference provided time-stamped photos, enabling users to compare what they are cooking with how it should appear.

Alexa and Google Home Integration – Gourmia IoT technology embedded in the appliances is compatible with voice services, such as Alexa and Google Home, under the skill name Mia, allowing voice activation as well as integration with Facebook, Instagram and Skype.

Safe Cooking – the Gourmia mobile kitchen app has the ability to block usage of an appliance if there is no adult supervision present, and can remotely monitor a Gourmia smart appliance and turn it off if needed.

Recipe Book – the Gourmia mobile kitchen app automatically programs recipes into any Gourmia IoT kitchen appliance, plans meals, calculates calories in a meal, and generates a grocery shopping list based on a selected recipe.

Family Preferences – the Gourmia mobile kitchen app can integrate each member's preferences regarding food choices, favorite recipes, and desired meal for special events.

Gourmia Smart Kitchen Appliances
The following are just a few of the Gourmia products that are IoT-enabled and compatible with the company's mobile kitchen app, allowing remote control of the appliance. Gourmia will connect the SKUs to its app during 2017.

  • FryHigh Auto Rotisserie Multi-Fryer (GWMF2650) and Free Fry 360-Degree Turbo XP Air Fryer with Wi-Fi (GWAF2850)
    The Gourmia Cook Cam, found in both units, lets cooks capture every second of the cooking process, while the Gourmia mobile app allows remote operation for total control over how quickly and efficiently food cooks.
  • Sous Vide Pod (GSV140) and Sous Vide Self-Contained Circulating Water Oven (GSV900)
    The app assists in easily following professional recipes, monitors the cooking process, and gives notice when the meal is ready. The sous vide pod is also compatible with voice services, such as Alexa, under the skill name Mia.
  • Supreme 8-in-1 Digital Multi-Function Cooker (GCM700)
    The app allows selection of desired recipe and automatic programming, supports multi-step recipes, and gives notice when meals are ready.
  • Wi-Fi Bottle Warmer and Sterilizer
    The safe and easy way to keep track of when to warm baby bottles and how many sterilized bottles are available. It is also compatible with voice services, such as Alexa, under the skill name Mia.
  • Air Purifier and Aroma Diffusor
    App allows unit to purify kitchen air or diffuse unpleasant cooking aromas.
  • Smart Pot Electric Digital Multipurpose Pressure Cooker (GPC800)
    Gourmia mobile app allows remote operation for total control over how quickly and efficiently food cooks.

About Gourmia
Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Gourmia is passionate about cooking and the tools for the healthy lifestyle. With decades of small appliance expertise, Gourmia's founders know that cooks are looking for dependable, easy-to-use tools that will make their lives easier. From sous vide immersion cookers to multi-purpose cookers and juicers, the team at Gourmia has taken input from chefs and consumers to make their products the best in their category. All of the company's products are designed to deliver a higher standard of innovation, performance, and value. For additional information, please visit http://www.gourmia.com.





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Tech Spotlight: Introducing the New Kitchen Essential, the Negg(TM) Maker



Peels boiled eggs in seconds with no hassle.

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An ingenious, yet simple new kitchen tool makes the irksome task of peeling a boiled egg quick and easy. With just a little bit of water and a few shakes, the Negg™ Maker peels boiled eggs in seconds with no mess.

Thanks to its patent pending design, which includes egg-shaped bumps on the inside to help facilitate the removal of the shell on the sides of the egg, it's possible to peel a dozen boiled eggs in under four minutes. This handy tool is perfect for the kitchens of both chefs and home cooks. It can also be a fun way to get children involved in cooking. Using the Negg™ Maker can mean hours of frustration saved especially for anyone preparing popular dishes like deviled eggs or those adhering to high protein diet regimes like the Paleo diet, for instance. Clean-up is easy, too. The 100 percent USA-made Negg™ Maker is dishwasher-safe and BPA free.

"Some household chores shouldn't be difficult. Peeling boiled eggs is one of them. I watched videos of the huge commercial egg peelers that churned out thousands of peeled eggs a day, and decided there had to be a portable solution for anyone peeling eggs. After much trial and error, we have come up with a great product. The Negg™ Maker, so simple, yet solves a long-standing kitchen nightmare," explains Negg™ Maker co-creator, Bonnie Tyler.

Together Negg™ Maker creators, Bonnie Tyler and Sheila Torgan, have been web developers, graphic designers, and marketers for more than 20 years. Prior to that, Tyler's expertise was setting up databases for non-profits, and Torgan's was in business development and sales promotion in San Francisco and New York. For the last year and a half, they have been working together diligently taking the Negg™ Maker through the stages of research, development, and rigorous testing. After many iterations, the prototype has been finalized and it is set to go into production.

For the opportunity to get the Negg™ Maker at a fraction of its retail value, it will be available for pre-order until November 30 exclusively through Kickstarter (where it was successfully funded in just over 24 hours.) Early adopters will get theirs in time for the holiday season.

Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/2dWjbsG

For additional information about the Negg™ Maker please visit our website, http://www.peelanegg.com/ and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.







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Tech Spotlight: Mellow – A New Kind of Kitchen Robot


It takes a lot of energy to craft a great meal, when you have to balance dinner, work, and everything else you have going on. Mellow makes it a lot easier by cooking ingredients to perfection while you're away. This way, when you want to cook dinner, you can let go of the stress and focus on enjoying yourself.

Think of Mellow as your loyal helper. Tell it what to do, teach it what you like, and it'll do its best to make your life simpler.




Poached eggs, 8 am, soft.

Mellow is a sous-vide machine that takes orders through your smartphone and keeps food cold until it’s the exact time to start cooking.

Because it's controlled through your phone, and it can keep your food at refrigerator temperatures, Mellow fits into your day seamlessly. No matter what's going on, you'll have amazing food ready to go.

Duck confit will cook through day and night until you can take the bones out with two fingers. A salmon fillet will be kept chilled until it's ready to peak. Everything will be customized to your taste and scheduled automatically.




Designed to fit your life.

Mellow was designed to be part of your daily routine. From the wireless smart control to the ability to keep your food at refrigerator temperatures, everything about Mellow was thought to make your life easier without compromising on your food’s taste or nutrition.
Join the next generation of home cooking.

We're launching now because we want you to join us as early as possible. By preordering a unit, you’ll join a community helping to choose what to prioritize, what to change, and be the first to test our work. If you don’t feel comfortable on the bleeding edge, you should probably wait.

You can cancel your pre-order without any costs, at any time before we ship. Join us now, and help us reshape home cooking forever.




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Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Made: Simplify your kitchen, live a healthy life



Storage and measuring combined. The Made easily dispenses whole grains, coffee and other staples. Stop looking for your measuring cup!



Reasons to love The Made

The measuring tool is right where you need it: The Made conveniently measures and dispenses up to half a cup at a time and, with easy-to-read graduation lines of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 cup, allows measurement as needed.

Aesthetically efficient: With a primary color of either grey or white, the Made is thoughtfully designed to blend with any setting, and uses color rings to not only allow easy differentiation between products, but also to provide the countertop with just the right amount of personality.

The right size: The Made is 3.5 inches wide (the width of a standard coffee cup), by 9.5 inches tall and holds 4.5 cups, the equivalent of 12 ounces of ground coffee, a standard packaging amount for a variety of bra

Protects your product: The Made’s innovative, air tight design and cutting edge materials block out light, moisture, and oxygen, keeping coffee fres

User friendly: The Made's satin smooth yet grippable finish provides a sense of comfort and makes handling it a delight.







About the Team

CJ Knapp is the founder of Madcaps, a company with a simple goal: Make it easier to transfer content from one container to another. A former Marine, and a graduate of the University of Utah, CJ’s passion for this goal was born 3 years ago at 4:00 am, while blearily trying, and failing, to prepare a bottle for his 4 month old daughter.

Chris Knapp, a graduate of BYU, has been an entrepreneur and freelance industrial designer for 15 years and as a result of his success, mostly designs for fun.



TrendMonitor Review

Aesthetically this product is just stunning and I for one know I would like to see The Made in my kitchen.  Combining storage with a measuring cup and a modern design was really a stroke of genius, who can ever find the measuring cups anyway!   Most people are looking to simplify their lives and The Made offers a very easy way to achieve this.


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Conflict Kitchen Serves Food From Countries the US has Issues With

Generally, you don't see much Farsi in Pittsburgh. So the façade that marks the takeout restaurant Conflict Kitchen—candy-colored, kaleidoscopic, emblazoned in foreign script—seems like a portal to another land. And, in a way, it is. Every six months the three-year-old restaurant, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood, regenerates itself to highlight a delicious sandwich or dish from a country with which the United States happens to be in conflict. The current outpost, Kubideh Kitchen, serves a tender Iranian spiced beef sandwich, while previous iterations explored Afghanistan (bolani, turnovers with pumpkin filling) and Cuba (mojo-marinated roast pork).

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The World’s ‘First Smart Restaurant,’ Kitchen-Free and Run by Robots

Earlier this year, we caught wind of a young robotics company out of San Francisco that had created its very own burger making machine. Just insert tomatoes, pickles, onions, lettuce, buns and meat and out the other end pops — you guessed it — a fully-cooked, ready-to-eat, “gourmet” hamburger.

We’ve already explored the implications a machine like this would have on the QSR market, the human jobs it would replace, but up until a few days ago, all we really had was speculation (and our own over-active imaginations). Well my friends, imaginate no longer! The global robo- takeover is officially upon us.

But it’s not as bad as you think.

Momentum Machines – the minds behind the burger maker — have expressed plans to create their own “smart restaurant” chain, serving burgers made by their own crime-fighting cooking robots. According to the company’s site, the technology will provide “the means for the next generation of restaurant design and operation.”

Single-item menus, zero line cooks and almost no wait times, MM’s proposed restaurant would be completely minimalist and tailored to improve guests’ experiences. Capable of pushing out approximately 360 burgers an hour, the machine takes up only 24 square feet, allowing for more spacious seating areas and hopefully more time spent improving the overall dining experience.

Best of all, because the staff never really has to touch the food, they also don’t have to wear those silly hair nets and non-slip shoes. Finally, all those cute cashier girls can put some effort into actually looking cute. That is, if they’re still actually needed at all.

Here’s Momentum’s official copy:

Fast food doesn’t have to have a negative connotation anymore. With our technology, a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices.

Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant.

It does everything employees can do except better:

  • It slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles only immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.
  • Our next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground after you place your order? No problem.
  • Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in all the juices.
  • It’s more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.

The labor savings allow a restaurant to spend approximately twice as much on high quality ingredients and the gourmet cooking techniques make the ingredients taste that much better.”

Got all that? That’s 360 “gourmet” fast food burgers, whipped out in under an hour and made entirely by robots. 

(Robo-burger. Robots made this.)

Check out the whole robotic cooking process here:

Granted, a machine-run fast food kitchen might not be as innovative as it sounds (hasn’t Krispy Kreme been doing that for years now?), but it’ll still be interesting to see exactly what sort of niche MM will be able to carve out for itself, say five years down the road.

After all, how “gourmet” can you get when your cuisinier is made of cold steel and plastic? And how much money can you really save when you remove wages, but you’ve factored in repair costs and technician training? And why in God’s name can’t I get fries with that?

What do you guys think? Is Momentum Machine’s “Smart Restaurant” the In-N-Out or Five Guys of the future? Or is it just another Wall-E waiting to happen?

via FoodBeast

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Ingredients for a successful urban kitchen garden

Growing your own food can be easier than you think.

Growing your own food is all the rage now, with gardens and farms popping up all over cities across America. A kitchen garden takes its name from the French tradition of the potager garden, where flowers are mixed together with herbs and fruit trees and vegetables in symmetrical, repeating patterned plots separated by stone or brick paths.

Full Article @ MNN


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The Kitchen of the Future

The kitchen of the future has a long past. At world fairs and trade shows going back more than a century, crowds have been tantalized with slick visions of the extraordinary ways we’d be preparing foods in the coming decades. In particular, notes Ruth Oldenziel, a professor of American and European history at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and coeditor of the book Cold War Kitchen, futuristic kitchens have long been used by marketers to excite us about new technologies. In the 1900s, it was the magic of natural-gas stoves, then in the 1920s and 1930s, the spread of electric and telephone utilities, then refrigeration in the 1940s, on through microwave ovens in the 1950s and even nuclear power in the Atomic Age kitchen (to say nothing of today’s quesadilla presses and single-serving coffeemakers). “In every generation, the kitchen of the future is a sort of passport photo for innovation,” says Oldenziel.

Full Article @ Gourmet

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