GE Appliances launches smart kitchen hub

GE Appliances launches smart kitchen hub
GE Appliances recently unveiled a multifunctional kitchen hub, equipped with a 27-inch smart screen that can accept voice and gesture commands.

The hub differs from other smart kitchen device in both functionality and location. Its placement over the range puts tech where it belongs: at a comfortable viewing level and above the one appliance family and friends gather around while making dinner and conversation.

The hub’s smart features include live video chat with multiple camera angles, a forward-facing lens so users can call his families for cooking advice or simply catch up with friends.

The devices allows access to recipes and guidance to explore new culinary possibilities. The cooktop-facing camera and ample task lighting make sharing latest culinary masterpiece on social media easier. Improved organization with access to calendars and schedules to keep it all straight at the start of the day. Over-the-air updates keep the kitchen hub current and in tune with the latest features.

Imagine a situation where a user wants to prepare pasta primavera that may wow dinner guests, but he wonders: Is it one clove of garlic or two? That’s when he can solicit help via video chat through the kitchen hub and suddenly, and it feels like the helper is cooking with him. Suddenly the doorbell rings, and the user pulls up the video and see the guests have arrived.

Interactivity and sharing life’s moments are two advantages of this over-the-range kitchen hub. This 27-inch smart screen can communicate with other connected appliances including GE brand washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, wall ovens and ranges. GE Appliances kitchen hub also provides exhaust hood ventilation.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the range is the heart of the kitchen, said Shawn Stover, vice president of GE Appliances’ SmartHome Solutions team. “The original concept was conceived by FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ co-creation community. With the vision of a lot of creative, smart people, we now have the kitchen hub, over the range so owners have the convenience to enjoy the many smart features we have to offer now and in the future.”

By becoming part of the Haier Appliance Company, GE Appliances can now leverage a ubiquitous global technology. The smart kitchen hub is enabled by the Haier U+ Smart Life Platform, an operating system that is global, open and secure, with virtually endless interoperability possibilities.
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