Clueless cooks everywhere have been given a Silicon Valley-sized hand. Whirlpool has included Innit’s smart-appliance technology in its high-end Jenn-Air ovens, which will go to retail in 2017. The technology will help a chef every step of the way in an effort to “reduce dinnertime stress,” said Innit founder and president Eugenio Minvielle.
The ovens will have sensors that can automate the cooking process, ensuring that the meal is prepared to perfection. The oven will also have a companion app with recipes that will give step-by-step instructions to the amateur chef. The end goal, it seems, is to make it easier for cooks who don’t know parsley from pesto to turn out gourmet meals.
This oven isn’t the only piece of food technology to come out. New York recently held the inaugural Food Loves Tech expo, highlighting things just like this. Innit, for its part, is a company that exclusively makes food-related technology, like cameras in refrigerators to tell you what is in your fridge, how fresh it is, and what things you can cook with those ingredients.
This sounds like good news all around — just maybe keep it away from Stephen Colbert.