BuzzFeed Debuts iOS-Connected 'Tasty One Top' That Automatically Adjusts Recipe Settings as You Cook

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BuzzFeed and its food-centric brand Tasty today announced its first foray into smart consumer appliances with a device called the "Tasty One Top," a $149 Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that consumers can place anywhere in their kitchen and connect to an iOS app for easy-to-follow recipes. BuzzFeed Product Labs partnered with GE Appliances to create the Tasty One Top, with the announcement coming ahead of Tasty's two year anniversary on July 31.

When the device syncs to the Tasty iOS app, users can choose which recipe they want to create. As they start cooking, the Tasty One Top will automatically adjust the temperature and power settings for each step of the recipe. When the recipe calls for specific instructions like flipping a pancake or adding veggies, the cooktop will notify the user with audible cues.

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BuzzFeed today unveiled its first-ever smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop now available for pre-order. The One Top will connect directly to the all-new Tasty app for iPhone, which is available on the App Store today with nearly 1,700 video recipes.

Designed by BuzzFeed Product Labs and brought to life with the help of GE Appliance’s First Build team, the One Top tracks the surface temperature of a pan or pot, as well as the internal temperature of your food, to assure perfect execution of every recipe. It’s induction technology is faster, safer, and more precise than traditional forms of cooking.

Tasty said that the One Top is perfect for pan cooking, pot cooking, slow cooking, sous vide, and more, with the ability to heat up faster and more consistently than traditional stovetops. The top of the device has capacitive touch power control buttons, and it's all housed in a pentagon design that the company pointed out is perfect for posting pictures on Instagram.


The Tasty One Top is up for pre-order today for $149, which is at a 15 percent discount from its normal $175 price tag. The device comes in blue and black, and there's also a 4-piece cookware set with a fry pan, sauce pan, and stock pot for $184. Both packages come with a thermometer so users can cook food like steak to a precise temperature. The device will begin shipping this November, and Tasty mentioned that production is limited and the One Top will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Tasty’s strong brand and massive fan base give it almost limitless avenues for expansion — from cookbooks to licensing to consumer tech — and we’re excited to take a new big step with the One Top, a product that has the potential to truly make precision cooking widely accessible,” said Ben Kaufman, Head of BuzzFeed Product Labs.

Starting today, users can download the new Tasty iOS app through a one-time SMS link on BuzzFeed's One Top product page, with a wider launch expected to follow. With the app, users can browse more than 1,700 recipes that can be searched by specific ingredients, time of day, social events, difficulty, speed, or dietary needs. Recipes can be made without the One Top's automatic recipe adjustments, with the app offering step-by-step instructions along with helpful videos.

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40 months ago
"Things that are going to be sold at a garage sale for $1 a year from now"
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40 months ago

and it's all housed in a pentagon design that the company pointed out is perfect for posting pictures on Instagram.

STAAAAAAHP. That's what Instagram needs -- more pictures of your ****** cooking.
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40 months ago
So dumb
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40 months ago
Just what my wife needs. She can burn water.
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40 months ago

As expected, this thread is full of party poopers. This thing looks great! I do not enjoy cooking. I find it very stressful. If this takes some of the stress away and gets me a well-cooked meal every time, then I can't wait to try it.

I cook every day, it just takes practice and it shouldn't be stressful. Cooking can be a lot of fun. I like this guy's cooking classes. It isn't cheap, but if you watch his webinars he will have a sales pitch and it will end with a discount to his classes. I think I got full lifetime access around $100 maybe a little more. He is fun to watch and breaks cooking down in to small easy to understand instructions. The best part is he is very much against recipes https://webcookingclasses.com/blog/.
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they are probably targeting the same people who bought the bluetooth enabled toothbrush, the bluetooth enabled weight scale, and the infamous bluetooth enabled water bottle.

There is nothing wrong with a bluetooth scale to track your weight.
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As expected, this thread is full of party poopers. This thing looks great! I do not enjoy cooking. I find it very stressful. If this takes some of the stress away and gets me a well-cooked meal every time, then I can't wait to try it.
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