CNET Smart Home
Easy-to-use gadgets and apps upgrade the CNET Smart Home's kitchenWe gave the CNET Smart Home's kitchen some easy, quick and inexpensive smart upgrades to make the center of the home more enjoyable.
[MUSIC] Wouldn't it be great if your kitchen woke up when you did. Siri, turn on the kitchen lights. The lights come on, the coffee starts brewing, with just a single voice command. And what about entertaining? Shouldn't that be just as simple? Well, today, here at the CNET Smart Home, I'm gonna show you some quick, cheap, and easy ways to smarten up your kitchen. [MUSIC] For many people the kitchen is the center of the home, so bringing in technology isn't just about cooking its about making the room a pleasant place to be. I used the mytouch home app to create a breakfast scene, which is essentially a list of commands telling the smart home which lights and devices I want on in the morning. For the breakfast scene, I plugged our editor's choice winning Techni Vorm Moccamaster into an iDevices switch to make coffee. For the Philips Hue lights that hang over the counter area and the Hue strip lights over the coffee maker, I picked a calm blue color and 50% brightness. Let's see what else is going on today. Alexa, what's on my schedule? You have a dinner with your book club tomorrow, at 8:00 PM. Sweet. Now that I have time to myself, I think I'll use the Anova Sous Vide Cooker to whip up a steak for lunch. The Anova is a sous vide gadget that lets you cook your food in a hot water bath. The water circulates and heats to whatever temperature you set it at and the Anova because it's connected to Bluetooth will alert you on your phone when your food is ready. One thing that's great about sous vide cooking is that it doesn't require a lot of attention so I can go off and finish this book in time for book club tomorrow and the Anova app will let me know when my steak is ready. I jut got an alert from Anova that my steak is ready. I'm super excited because all I have to do now is take it out of the water. [SOUND] Ugh fine. I wasn't planning on leaving the smart home today but duty calls. [SOUND] One steak is not gonna feed three people, so I'm gonna roast a chicken. [BLANK_AUDIO] But I'm gonna let this iDevice's kitchen thermometer mini do the work for me. It will let me know when the chicken has reached temperature so I maybe I'll still have time to finish this book for book club. [SOUND] And done. Just in time too. Sounds like my guests have arrived and it looks like my chicken is almost done too. [SOUND] [MUSIC] Siri turn on the book club [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC] So guys. What did y'all think about the book? I didn't read it. I didn't read it either. What? I never do. Typical of these guys, and speaking of not finishing things we haven't even touched on large smart kitchen appliances like ovens and refrigerators. That's a whole other topic that we'll need to get into in a different video. So be sure to check back in the coming weeks and months for that video. We'll see you next time. You know what would make this kitchen smarter? Wine. Typical. [MUSIC]