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The 10 Most Innovative Kitchen Gadgets Presented at CES


Each year, thousands of developers, manufacturers and tech companies convene at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to unveil their newest and most innovative products. With internet-connected devices infiltrating just about every facet of life, CES is just as much a showcase of new technologies as it is a congress of predictions for the future.

Of the thousands of products presented, a handful are honored with a CES Innovation Award, which acknowledges technologies across a range of categories that exemplify outstanding design, engineering and forward-thinking. Below, find 10 CES Innovation Award honorees: today’s most cutting-edge kitchen gadgets and cooking aids, from an app that streamlines grocery shopping to a revolutionary cooktop stove.

Smartypans

CES Summary: “SmartyPans is a sensor enabled cooking pan that connects chefs and health professionals with home cooks. The pan has weight and temperature sensors that allows our app to document recipes and give step-by-step cooking instructions in real time.”

Whirlpool Zera Food Recycler

CES Summary: “The Zera Food Recycler by WLabs is a solution to help reduce food waste in landfills. Built to convert household food waste into homemade fertilizer, it can handle a week’s worth of discarded food for an average family. (Based on estimated 3.5 kg weekly household food waste for average U.S. family.)”

Panasonic Countertop Induction Oven

CES Summary: “The revolutionary Countertop Induction Oven (CIO) from Panasonic uniquely combines induction and dual-infared heating technologies for delicious food in minutes. Cook one-pan meals, grill, broil, bake, reheat and more!”

42tea

CES Summary: “42tea aims to offer tea drinkers the best taste experience and transform each cup of tea in a delightful moment. With our application linked with a connected cube you will be guided throughout each steps of preparation with unique recommendations calculated for your taste and your taste only!”

Smarter FridgeCam

CES Summary: “See what you have in, even when you’re out is the premise for the new Smarter FridgeCam. You no longer need to wonder and guess if you have milk in the fridge, instead of overbuying and wasting food you can simply check the Smarter app and find out exactly what you need and when you need it.”

Samsung Family Hub 2.0

CES Summary: “The Samsung Family Hub 2.0 is a worthy next-gen model of one of the most successful smart refrigerator market launches ever, delivering an unparalleled level of connected functionality, food management/organization, and seamless family connections.”

Shanghai Haoyang Network Technology Co. iGulu

CES Summary: “iGulu is a revolutionary automated beer brewing machine. With a sleek design, affordable price and a user-friendly high tech control system with precise sensors. It enables users to use the machine via the app that everyone could enjoy the fun of making the highest quality beer by themselves.”

Grundig VUX (Virtual User eXperience)

CES Summary: “VUX (Virtual User eXperience) is the new control system by Grundig which, by means of light projection, introduces a new era of appliance control in the field of kitchen appliances. Dishwasher, hob and hood can be controlled with this UI.”

Mastercard Groceries

CES Summary: “With Groceries by MasterCard, the first grocery shopping app integrated into Samsung’s The Family Hub™ refrigerator, shoppers can now restock their fridge from their kitchens. Users who are on-the-go can also add to the cart via the Groceries companion mobile app available for iOS and Android.”

LG InstaView Door-in-Door, CustomChill Refrigerator

CES Summary: “The LG 4-Door French Door Refrigerator features InstaView Door-in-Door technology, CustomChill Drawer and sophisticated, smudge-resistant black stainless steel finish.”