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KitchenAid SmartOven+ boasts digital assistant and smartphone app integrations
by Boyd Chan
Back in January at CES, KitchenAid unveiled its forthcoming Smart Oven+ connected oven with powered attachment compatibility which would include grill, steamer, and baking stone accessories. These attachments are designed to connect to a powered hub at the rear of the oven with the ability to swap them in and out as required.
Now, the Smart Oven+ is available for purchase in single and double variants, with a combination oven on the way later in 2019. Featuring a full-color, glass-touch 4.5-inch LCD display, Yummly app compatibility, and voice command capability via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, users will also be able to keep tabs on their culinary creations and adjust controls via the KitchenAid app in addition to alerts and notifications.
With respect to the development of the Smart Oven+, Christy Hoskins, senior brand manager for KitchenAid said at CES that:
If you're interested in the KitchenAid Smart Oven+ the single and double ovens can be purchased for $3,199 and $4,799 respectively. The powered grill attachment will also come included with these units while the other accessories in the range are available as optional extras.
By +Eternal Tempest
I'm needing to learn how to cook, anyone recommend some beginners cookbooks?
I've found / researched the "Joy Of Cooking", and know to get the 1975 or 2006 versions and avoid the 1997 edition.
What are some other essential books for a beginers?
Also looking in to crock pots related information.
Taco Bell will soon start marketing some of its "taco meat fillings" under an even more ambiguous name: protein.
That's the plan for a handful of restaurants in Dayton, Ohio, where the chain will test out a new "Power Protein" menu featuring four new chicken and steak entrees starting July 25. The rebranding is not about moving away from the word "meat" itself so much as it is about offering healthier menu options, according to the company.
All the new offerings will have at least 20 grams of protein and fewer than 420 calories, making them the first items "created with our new nutritional guardrails in mind," according to a Taco Bell press release. Among items on the existing menu, a Cantina Burrito with steak packs 780 calories; the vegetarian option isn't much better at 740. The Volcano Nachos, meanwhile, contain 970 calories and 1,670 milligrams of sodium, more than half the FDA's total daily recommended intake.
In April, Taco Bell announced that it wanted to start offering more balanced, healthy fare. The company said it hoped to have 20 percent of its menu contain one-third or less of the FDA's daily recommended guidelines for fat, sodium, and calories (based on the assumption that most people eat three meals per day) by the year 2020.
The rollout of a protein-branded menu comes months after tests found Taco Bell beef in Britain contained traces of horse meat. The company said its own testing confirmed that finding, but added that no U.S. beef was affected.
Back in 2011, Taco Bell endured another public spectacle over the quality of its meat after a class-action suit alleged the company's beef was really made of just 35 percent beef and a whole bunch of question marks. Taco Bell responded with an ad campaign to "set the record straight" that its meat was actually made with 88 percent beef, with the other 12 percent made with a "secret recipe." :shiftyninja:
After the lawyers who brought that lawsuit dropped their case, Taco Bell gloated over the victory, asking in another press release, "Would it kill you to say you're sorry?"
Ever wonder what $250 worth of McDonald's french fries looks like? Great news. Thanks to a bunch of kids in South Korea, you can stop wondering.
A sale on fries at the fast food chain inspired a group of kids to order a
ridiculous amount of them, according to the website Rocket News 24. Their order was so massive, in fact, that the kids took over multiple tables at the restaurant with fries covering every inch of available space.
(Scroll down to see photo of the entire tables of fries.)
The french fry party may have been funny for those involved, but it appears to have peeved off the eatery's other customers, whose food was delayed. The kids got so rambunctious, that a fed up worker ended up telling all of the kids to leave, according to Rocket News.
McDonald's did not respond to The Huffington Post's immediate request for comment Wednesday night.
Apparently, "potato parties" are quite trendy at McDonald's restaurants across Asia. The low price of fries in Japan recently led to hordes of students descending on McDonald's and
ordering massive amounts of fries as well. At said potato parties, attendees are required to eat all of the fries before leaving, according to the Japan Daily Press.
One group of kids in Japan purchased a total of
60 large orders of fries, according to Kotaku. (In case you're counting, that's 30,000 calories worth.)
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