The Connected Kitchen

It’s not just major appliances; manufacturers are bringing the smart home to the countertop
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It’s not just major appliances; manufacturers are bringing the smart home to the countertop

Bosch Home Connect Built-In Coffee Maker

This caffeine wizard enables consumers to use their smartphones or tablets to remotely brew coffee with the push of a button from the Home Connect app. The built-in machine features a color touchscreen, stainless steel design, and an automatic cleaning system. Users can brew a variety of tea and coffee beverages, and are able to save up to eight drink preferences. Suggested retail is $3,099.

Smarter Coffee

In addition to remotely brewing hot beverages, this Wi-Fi-enabled machine from Smarter also lets users select a cleaning mode from the accompany app. It even comes with three color panels — black, cream and red — so consumers can match to meet their décor. Suggested retail is around $229.

Crock-Pot WeMo Smart
Wi-Fi-Enabled Slow Cooker

The 6-quart model adjusts cook time and temperature using the WeMo app or can be controlled directly on the unit. It has three heat settings and a removable oval stoneware cooking vessel and can connect to a smart device anywhere with 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.

Oliso Smart Hub Induction Cooktop

Billed as the first cooktop that talks to its pot, the cooktop device can employ multiple cooking techniques including induction, sous vide, slow cooking and more. It can do does the work of a gas or electric stove, range, water bath, slow cooker and yogurt maker and is controlled via app on a smart device.

Nespresso Prodigio

The Prodigio can be programmed to make several different beverages via a smartphone, and users can also receive an alert when they’re ready. The app can monitor the number of remaining capsules, as well as the machine’s water levels. The Prodigio is currently available for $199.

Griffin Connected Coffee Maker

The smartphone accessory manufacturer has moved into the smart home. Its Connected coffee maker is Bluetooth enabled, so users can tap their phones to start the brewing process. It also features settings to adjust the strength, as well as the ability to save preferences via the accompanying app. The device carries a $99.99 suggested retail and is slated for late Q2 availability.

EZPro BrewGenie BG120

This Bluetooth-enabled coffee maker can be set using a smartphone, and an alert can even remind users to set it the night before. It can also monitor the supply of coffee and will send notifications when this is low. Wireless range is listed at 150 feet (although walls may shorten this). Suggested retail is $89.00


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