Belkin Introduces iPhone-Enabled WeMo Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

Tuesday January 7, 2014 9:59 AM PST by Jordan Golson
Belkin has introduced a new Crock-Pot-brand slow cooker integrated with the company's WeMo home automation technology. According to Belkin, this will be the first of a number of WeMo enabled small appliances, including items like space heaters.

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The Wi-Fi-enabled cooker looks nearly identical to other similar slow cookers, with controls on the front for toggling warm, low and high settings -- but chefs can use the WeMo iOS app to adjust temperatures and set automated on/off timers.

The "Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo" will be available for $99.99 this spring.

Belkin also announced new LED light bulbs that work with the WeMo system, similar to Philips' Hue bulbs.

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Posted: 12 months ago
There you go. I have now seen everything.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
what is belkin thinking? no thunderbolt? not even usb3? At the very least I'd expect a modern crock pot to have some SD memory options…
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
I like wemo products, but this is trying too hard.

No thanks. I'll grab a pizza on the way home.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
What's the internal storage capacity?!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Whatever happened to simply walking up to your crockpot and setting the timer ? Do we really need WiFi in a stupid crockpot ?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
This seems like just another one of those "Pot calling the iKettle (http://www.firebox.com/product/6068/iKettle) Space Grey" sort of situations if you ask me.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
Isn't the point of a slow cooker to set it to "on" and leave it?

I can't imagine that there would be much in the way of settings to adjust that you couldn't already adjust before...
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
I could see this as a first-time crock pot buyer...or if you need a new one but no real reason to run out and get one if yours is perfectly fine.

A few years back I had an Indian Chicken dish (or maybe Moroccan, i cannot remember now) in the crockpot...halfway through the day my wife's father went to the ER and we ran to the hospital to see him, stayed there for hours and grabbed dinner on the way home since it was so late. our dinner was overcooked just sitting on the warm setting. this would have been nice.

Or when a recipe says to turn it up or down heat/time setting halfway through...though I usually skip those recipes since what's the point...i don't want to be near it that's why it is in the slow-cooker.


I can almost see it if it has an attached thermometer for the meat/dish and when it hit a certain point you could shut it off...or set it to come back on if it falls below "x" temp.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
It needs to have an internal camera so that photos of your meal are automatically shared on Facebook, Instagram, or SnapChat while its cooking.

The app needs to monitor the dishes you create in it and gather feedback from you regarding taste, fulfillment, digestibility, etc. This would be presented to you in a series of graphs.

Future enhancements include integration with the toilet to monitor your digestive health and expected plumbing needs.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 12 months ago
If your wifi goes down, you'd starve!
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