Internet of Things (IoT) – Smart Kitchen, a Reality

Internet of Things is coming to your Kitchen


The Bigwigs of internet technology are betting there dollars on Internet of things or “IOT”. Cisco chief John Chambers estimates a market opportunity of 19 Trillion USD in the next decade. In case, you are still wondering what this is about…imagine this…you are leaving from home in next 20 minutes, and you have a busy schedule ahead all day. You have a friend coming over in the evening. You load your smart Crockpot with stew and put it on. While you are traveling, you can control the settings of your Crockpot at home. Later, in the evening, your friend postpones meeting up for an head to the beauty parlor for a long time due pedicure.You, remotely, set the Crockpot for “keep warm” for another hour. You reach home after picking up your friend, and she wonders “what about dinner,” and you surprise her with hot simmering stew and dinner rolls with wine….and yes you enjoy it over watching TV “AHS: Coven” recorded earlier.We all enjoy the benefits of internet in our daily lives be it messaging text, sharing images, or uploading videos on YouTube, but things are not limited to your desktop, laptop,iPad, or smart phone any more, technological advancements are touching the sky. It is really amazing as to how emerging concept of internet of things will change our kitchens and cooking forever.

The Internet of Things (IoT) also called the Cloud of Things (CoT) is a computing scenario which describes our future where everyday physical objects be your home appliances or kitchen appliances or even automobiles will be connected to the Internet and be able to identify themselves to other devices. IoT is, basically, connecting any device or appliance with an on and off switch to the internet. Researchers predict that by 2020, there will be 26 billion or even more connected devices.


Smart Kitchen


Though in the nascent stage, the concept of IoT is not new to the kitchens with major kitchen appliance manufacturers like LG, Whirlpool, and GE showcasing their visions of smart kitchen.


LG’s Home Chat feature directs its appliances through SMS, asking your refrigerator, for example, to go in power save mode or your oven to start preheating.


GE and Davor had remotely controlled the ovens as well. Belkin debuted a Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo, SCCPWM600-V1ir?t=trinitysphere 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00IPEO02C that lets you adjust temperature and turn it off and on using a Smartphone app.


Atuned appliances will make everything happen at the touch of a button, communicating through hand-held devices like smart phones or iPads which will act as the brain of the kitchen, making our lives easier.


Jarden, a consumer product company that owns a wide range of branded kitchen appliances has partnered with Belkin, a manufacturer of consumer electronics that specializes in connectivity devices offers the WeMo home automation line. Earlier Belkin products were used to monitor cost and usage of home appliances from a smartphone app. As the two major giants partnered together, the concept of WeMo-enabled kitchen appliances came into light, and the idea of smartkitchen became a reality. The first product in the line of WeMo-enabled home appliances is a Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo, SCCPWM600-V1ir?t=trinitysphere 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00IPEO02C


How does it work


Simply synchronize your Smart Slow Cooker to the FREE WeMo app, and you will have all-day access at your fingertips. Download the free WeMo App from either the Amazon app store, Google Play Store, or Apple app store to any smart device. WeMo app keeps you connected to your crockpot anywhere you are–over Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G networks. That means you can control and set your slow cooker on the move irrespective of your physical location. Talk of total liberation from the kitchen and cooking remotely.

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