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Brief Published: 2 Apr 2014

Smart Kitchen Scales

Drop kitchen scale

Irish tech firm Adaptics has developed Drop, a set of iPad-connected kitchen scales that can adjust and adapt recipes and ingredients in real time. 

Once users choose a recipe through the company’s iPad app, the scales sync to the recipe and can offer recommendations based on the actions of the cook.

If the scale detects that too much of one ingredient has been added, the app will alert the user and then adjust the instructions to accommodate their mistake. Similarly, if users realise they haven’t got a particular ingredient, the app can recommend appropriate substitutes.

Drop is also able to detect how long users have been cooking, and can guide them on when best to preheat the oven, or when to check on the food while it is cooking.

From detecting nutritional value and freshness, to facilitating social cooking experiences, a new generation of intelligent kitchen appliances is creating a more efficient and connected cooking experience. Read more in Intelligent Food – a part of the Future of Food Industry Trend. For more on the digitisation of home cooking, see Tech Recipes