Amazon’s Alexa Moves into the Kitchen

First there were lightbulbs, then door locks. But soon, Amazon’s Alexa will have power in the kitchen, too. Amazon has added cooking abilities within Alexa’s Smart Home Skill framework. This means users can operate microwaves (and soon conventional ovens) with their voice. The first partner brand, Whirlpool, has created an Alexa skill for microwaves. Engadget notes, “GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG and Samsung have also committed …

June’s Computer-Based Intelligent Oven

A space-saving countertop oven with a built-in camera for quicker, stress-free dinners

Ovens can be scary. Fire hazards aside, their large size, time investment and oftentimes unreliable results can be intimidating to amateur cooks, which is why many seek escape in the form of take-out. Tackling the inefficiency of a kitchen appliance that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades is June: a new intelligent countertop oven about the size of a microwave that promises to be the …

Cool Hunting Video: Pizza Moto

Brooklyn's best mobile pizza-makers construct their latest oven from scratch

If you have meandered through Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, or any other major food-focused event in New York City in the last few years, you may have noticed some funky looking ovens pushing out delicious pizzas. The proprietors of these trailer-based mobile cookeries are Pizza Moto, the Brooklyn-based pizzaioli who have been slinging slices out of custom-made ovens throughout all the boroughs. For the latest iteration, …