Me Myself&I

Kitchen changes

I mean, it’s beautiful. It’s rather ingenious. Here’s the pitch:

But then you learn it also has integrated temperature sensors that keep the burners at the precise temperature you want.

And then you learn that the stove has a battery in it, which means that unlike most other induction stoves, it can plug into a standard 120-volt outlet. You don’t have to get a pricy circuit upgrade, or an even pricier electrical panel upgrade, to install it.

And then, your brain explodes when you learn the battery is a smart energy storage device that can charge up when power is cheap in the morning so that you save money when you use it in the evening, when power prices are highest. You can also participate in programs that will pay you to dispatch power from your stove to the grid when demand is high.

Who knew a stove could, or should, do so much?

It’s super dope! I love it. But it’s also overkill. And $5,500.

My Zojirushi heats up 4L of water, twice a day. I never wait on hot water anymore. It’s $200.

A big, 11-in-1 instant pot is $120 and a lot less maintenance that four cooking tops.

Sure, they don’t have a battery. But you could potentially have them connected to one.

I think kitchen are going to massively change. Outside the fridge, big appliances are about to be let go as smaller, more efficient ones populate counters across the world.

The kitchen’s core becomes mostly a surface, a large sink, and a bunch of power strips with rotating devices connected to them.

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