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Manage mealtime with the Bluetooth-enabled iPot pressure cooker

Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. unveil Instant Pot, a wireless, Bluetooth cooker you can control via an Android or iOS app.

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Instant Pot or iPot is a Bluetooth-enabled pressure cooker from Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. iPot was just unveiled today at CES and apparently, it's the very first pressure cooker to offer advanced functionality. It certainly seems like a simple smart way to combine cooking and tech into one tidy package.

Ace Sensor's Instant Pot (iPot) joins the Smart Appliance race (pictures)

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First the basics: this thing can make you pretty much any food your heart desires. Want to steam, slow cook, or prepare something sous vide? iPot can do that. You can also use it to make soup, meat/stew, beans/chili, poultry, rice, multigrain foods, or porridge (is that like cereal?). It can even make yogurt.

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Now, for the fancy CES-worthy stuff. iPot is a programmable, Bluetooth-enabled wireless pressure cooker. Pair it with the corresponding Android or iOS app and you can control the cooking process on your smartphone, save recipes, and more. Also, iPot is packed with sensors. It comes with a thermal sensor, dual pressure sensors, and an electromagnet sensor -- all to ensure precise cooking results. Pricing is not yet available for iPot, but it should go on sale some time in the second quarter of this year, so keep checking back for updates.

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