LG, Innit Partner On Smart Kitchen Solutions For Modern Chefs – CES 2018

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Food tech startup Innit and LG Electronics partnered on a project meant to deliver the next generation of smart kitchen solutions to the market, the two companies announced at the 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collaboration will see Innit's smart cooking app implemented into a wide variety of LG-made kitchen appliances targeting modern chefs regardless of their skill levels, the partners claim. In practice, the Innit-developed service will be seeking to support users in their cooking endeavors in a step-by-step manner and will function as a standalone app, much like it usually does. The integration with LG's product portfolio comes into play once ingredients have been prepared, with the Innit app delivering detailed instructions to compatible ovens from the South Korean tech giant.

The feature will be supported by all 2018 models of LG's Internet-enabled smart ovens, though it's currently unclear whether the partnership is of the long-term variety and already meant to expand to more appliances in the future. Innit's service will leverage LG's newly relaunched ThinQ platform to deliver a polished and highly intuitive cooking assistance solution, the companies claim. The support for LG's appliances will be introduced to the Innit app for Android and iOS devices at some point this year, but no specific availability window has yet been provided and it remains to be seen whether the partnership will be global in nature. The Innit app can already be downloaded from the Google Play Store and used as a standalone mobile service.

Outside of its upcoming integration with LG's kitchen appliances, the Innit app is meant to assist you in deciding on your meals based on a broad range of factors such as available ingredients and the desired volume of proteins, sauces, starches, as well as particular flavors, allergies, and general diets. The service also adapts to one's preferences and eating history, being able to serve personalized meal recommendations from scratch, in addition to providing detailed recipes explaining how one's desired meals are prepared. Innit claims its solution is the world's first "connected food platform" that's meant to result in more enjoyable cooking experiences, more delicious meals, and healthier lifestyles.

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