New line of GE smart cookware tells you when your cake's done

FirstBuild has made a line of cookware that connects to GE ovens and sends you alerts when your food has finished cooking.

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The bakeware includes a built-in temperature probe that connects to GE ovens and monitors the internal temperature of your food.

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GE Appliances wants you to stop poking your cakes, muffins and brownies with toothpicks to figure out if they're done. The manufacturer's microfactory, FirstBuild, has created a line of bakeware that will send you notifications when your food is ready, the company announced Tuesday as part of the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle. 

The pans will contain a removable sensor that connects to GE's Wi-Fi-enabled ovens . The sensor monitors the internal temperature of your food while it cooks, and it will send you an alert on your device when the food has reached the proper temperature. FirstBuild hasn't released info on how much the bakeware will cost. You'll be able to order the pans through FirstBuild's website in early 2018.

FirstBuild, which is based in Louisville, KY, creates small appliances that you'd expect from a startup with the exception of having the backing of a major manufacturer. The company has previously produced the Paragon Induction Cooktop and the Opal Nugget Ice Machine. The company has also partnered with the website Buzzfeed to create the Tasty One Top, a $149 Bluetooth-enabled induction countertop burner designed to help you cook the recipes you see from Buzzfeed's Tasty cooking videos.