Cooking Pan Calculates Calories While You Cook
SmartyPans measures every ingredient to create a comprehensive measure of your meal in real time
Cooking healthy, nutritious meals can be difficult without careful measurement at every stage of the process, but even then it’s not an exact science. SmartyPans help health-conscious chefs calculate how many calories there are in what they’re cooking as they make it.
The pan has a special weight, temperature sensor and wireless connectivity within its app. Using the pan is simple: users simply tell the app which ingredient they are adding to the pan, and based on its weight the app will calculate the amount of calories. If users choose to make a dish from a recipe, the app provides instructions and tells the cook if they’ve added enough of each ingredient. The app will also let the user know if the temperature is off and when time is up, ensuring that meals are cooked to perfection.
The app also keeps track of the calories consumed as links to FitBit to also keep track of calories burned, so users can pick the recipes that’s right for their day. Co-founder Rahul Baxi tells Consumer Technology Association that SmartyPans is just the start of using tech to develop healthy eating routines
“Our goal with SmartyPans is to quantify the kitchen to help us better understand and improve our eating and spending habits. With our first product, by addressing nutrition calculation, we just scratched the surface. There’s a whole lot we can do by tapping into the kitchen data, and that’s what we working on.”
If you’re looking to get a pan of your own, you can pre-order one from the company’s website. The pre-order will save ninety dollars off the $299 price tag and orders will ship in March of 2017.
To see the calorie-counting cooking in action, watch the video below: