The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t here just yet, but LG is already excited to show what it’s been working on. The Korean electronics manufacturer will spend the event showing off new partnerships with a number of companies that will help expand the smart kitchen beyond just appliances.
LG has developed a partnership with Drop, the makers of the Drop Kitchen OS platform designed to create a unified smart home experience. The companies plan to integrate the operating system into appliances to make the smart kitchen even smarter.
CES which is set to take place between 8 – 12 January 2019 will provide the venue for the presentation of LG’s new collection of smart ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers, and the company’s latest smart speaker (the XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9). Equipped with an eight-inch touch screen, the stereo speaker which runs Google’s virtual assistant allows for the hands-free consultation of recipes and voice control of appliances.
As an illustration of the new technology, LG cites the example of a recipe that can be sent directly to the oven, which will preheat to the correct temperature. Once the meal has been cooked, the oven’s EasyClean function will remove any traces of food that may have splashed its interior, and the dishwasher will be configured to optimize the cleaning of the cookware and utensils that have been used.
LG’s smart kitchen will also include a surprising brewing machine the LG HomeBrew, which aims to simplify the process of making your own craft beer.
In the space of a few days, the capsule-based system can produce five liters of any one of five different types of beer: an American IPA, an American pale ale, an English stout, a Belgian-style Witbier, and a dry Czech pilsner.