LG Electronics is going to present its connected smart kitchen of the future at CES 2018. According to the company two are the main targets of its cooking solutions: predicting consumer needs and reducing meal preparation time. Offering a hands-free experience that takes much of the stress out of preparing daily meals, LG’s smart kitchen products such as the InstaView™ ThinQ refrigerator, the EasyClean® oven range and QuadWash™ dishwasher maximize efficiency and ease to allow more quality time at home.
The LG InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator features a 29-inch touch LCD display that transforms from a computer display to a transparent window with just two knocks so users can see inside, the intelligent refrigerator recommends recipes based on what ingredients the consumer has on hand. Once a recipe is selected, the refrigerator automatically sends the information to preheat the connected oven, and the integrated Amazon Alexa verbally guides the chef through each step of the process for a trouble-free cooking experience. Users can also access and listen to their favorite songs on Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and other music streaming services directly on the InstaView ThinQ for a more enjoyable cooking and dining experience.
The LG InstaView ThinQ refrigerator also offers a streamlined food management system through LG’s webOS platform and Alexa’s voice recognition technology. The Smart Tag feature allows the addition of stickers, tags and expiration dates to food stored in the smart fridge, alerting users when specific items reach their expiration date. When grocery shopping, users can check the contents of the fridge via their smartphones connected to the wide-angle PanoramaView camera inside the InstaView ThinQ.
In addition, to make cleaning up more manageable, LG EasyClean ovens send intelligent information to the connected QuadWash dishwasher, automatically setting the optimal dishwashing cycle based on the dish prepared.