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The Pantelligent pan and its app
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A view of the cooking screen in the Pantelligent app
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A view of the cooking screen in the Pantelligent app
Some of the features of the Pantelligent system
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Some of the features of the Pantelligent system
Pantelligent notifies users when action needs to be taken
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Pantelligent notifies users when action needs to be taken
The Pantelligent app
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The Pantelligent app
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Cooking can be hard. The team at Pantelligent are aiming to make the process a little easier, though, by allowing users to connect their "smart" frying pan to a smartphone to monitor temperature and cook time ... taking the guesswork out of pan cooking.

The app is the key to Pantelligent. It features dozens of recipes for things like salmon, bacon, and other foods that are traditionally made on a cook top. While cooking, it monitors the temperature of the pan and alerts users of things that need to be done, such as when it's time to flip food over and when the temperature needs a tweak.

For the more adventurous chef, the system includes freestyle mode, which allows them to use the temperature-monitoring feature without following a recipe. It's a nice option for those who want to get a little creative.

Bluetooth Low Energy is used for communication with the phone, which allows for a range of around 50 feet (15 m) from the pan depending on obstructions. This means users should be able to venture a few rooms away from their kitchen, but it doesn't quite have the extended range of Wi-Fi.

The pan itself is made with a Teflon nonstick coating that is rated to last 3 to 5 years. The temperature controls offered in Pantelligent should help extend the life of the pan by preventing users from applying the excessive heat that tends to ruin nonstick pans. It's a 12-inch (30.5-cm) pan, which means it should be able to handle fairly large jobs.

Designer Humberto Evans and the rest of his team are seeking funding on Kickstarter. They set out with a US$30,000 goal, and they are almost there with over a month left in the funding period. Backers interested in preordering a pan can do so for a minimum pledge of US$199 with an expected ship date of August 2015.

The Kickstarter pitch video below provides more information and shows the pan in use.

Sources: Pantelligent, Kickstarter

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6 comments
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Richardf
What about the mass of the food ie the steak surly the weignt of the food must be factored into temp time for the truly perfect cook.
Jeff Rosati
Shocking we've survived as a species ... cooking isn't that hard. If you think it is, you're doing it wrong.
nicho
yes, because using an infrared thermometer is _so_ hard.
Mrugh Yablatz
Or people could just learn to cook lol if you need a smartphone for cooking, you are doing it wrong.
Richard Guy
$199 for frying pan? They must be kidding! You can buy 4 Le Creuset cast iron pans for that - or one and a bunch of cookery lessons.
StWils
This is an exceptionally stupid use of smartphone & wifi technology. At this point I would like to recall the last stupid idea using a smartphone with whatever app but that one is already way past it's 15minutes-of-noise limits and I have forgotten it.