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In This Edition...
- Drop's deal with Bosch and move into the kitchen OS
- DACOR scion Joseph bolsters SideChef management team
- Sansaire launches second-gen sous vide maker with WiFi
- LG and Samsung show off kitchen tech at IFA
We only have 5 weeks and counting until the leaders of the kitchen, cooking, smart home and food industries convene in Seattle to map the future of the connected kitchen, and if this week's news is any indication, we'll have lots to talk about!
This week at IFA we've seen Drop announce their deal with Bosch, the first move for the company into becoming a Kitchen OS platform provider, while LG and Samsung showed off new kitchen products. We also had news that SideChef announced the hiring of Dacor scion Steve Joseph, while sous vide specialist Sansaire launched a Kickstarter for their second generation machine, the Delta.
We're also busy working on creating an amazing event, with our new optional pre-conference workshops (spaces are limited, so hurry), as well as amazing new speakers such as Vita-Mix COO Tony Ciepel, Amazon Dash's Daniel Rausch and Nom CEO Vijay Karunamurthy.
If you're interested in coming to the Summit, make sure to get your tickets today.
Also, you'll want to check out our podcasts where we talk about the latest smart kitchen news and interview folks like Chris Young and Ben Harris.
Now, onto the news:
The 'Kitchen OS' space is heating up. Today Drop announced a partnership with Bosch to integrate what it is calling its "kitchen operating system" with the Bosch Series 8 oven. The Series 8 oven features Bosch's Home Connect, the European appliance giant's home connectivity platform.
The news is a first move in the company's transition from being a consumer-facing product company to one that focuses on creating software for third party appliance partners.
This week Sansaire launched a Kickstarter for their second generation sous vide circulator, their first WiFi powered sous vide device. I wrote about it for Forbes here, but also asked Valerie Trask, the COO, a few questions about the device.
Steve Joseph, who helped lead the business founded by his grandfather into connected appliances, is joining smart kitchen platform provider SideChef. Read More