Gourmia introduces a built-in camera that allows users to take pictures and videos of food while cooking.
The Gourmia Cook Cam allows users to take pictures and videos of food being cooked, and share them online. Source: PR Newswire
As home automation matures, with the industry poised to reach $195 billion by 2021, the growing number of smart home products manufacturers comes as no surprise, and this includes appliance companies. Recently LG debuted at the CES 2017 a new line of 'smarter' appliances, which adopt deep learning technology that operates independently based on perceived user activity patterns. With competition among players very fierce, suppliers have invested more on innovation to deliver stand-out units.
This is true for Brooklyn-based Gourmia, which entered the market with Wi-Fi-enabled air fryers and precision cookers. This time around, the company premiered the world's first connected air fryer with a built-in camera at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago last March.
The Gourmia Cook Cam allows users to take pictures and videos while the food is being cooked, then, through a mobile app, share these files online. The app also contains time-stamped reference pictures of certain meals, which help guide cooks on how the food should look like during particular times of the cooking process.
The built-in camera is available in models FryHigh Auto Rotisserie Multi-Fryer (GWMF2650) and Free Fry 360-Degree Turbo XP Air Fryer with Wi-Fi (GWAF2850), priced at $149.99 and $179.99, respectively.
This kind of air fryer is just the first step to define and reinforce the smart kitchen market, according to founder Heshy Biegeleisen. The goal is to produce a line of connected appliances that can be controlled using a single app. The company is currently set to introduce more units that incorporate the latest IoT technology, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home and voice control.