SideChef Partners with Sharp on Smart Appliances
At the Tokyo-held Smart Kitchen Summit this week, SideChef, the developer of a step-by-step cooking guidance application, and Sharp Home Electronics Co. of America (SHCA) announced a partnership that will endow next-generation Sharp cooking appliances with custom recipe content accessible via mobile devices.
SideChef will develop the interactive mobile application and custom recipe content for all of Sharp’s future Internet-enabled cooking appliances—beginning in Fall 2018 with a connected version of Sharp’s SuperSteam+ convection oven – which creates a super-heated steam that is engineered to brown meats while keeping them moist on the inside; the oven also operates as a simple steam oven and convection oven.
The new Sharp app, powered by SideChef, will offer home cooks a recipe-driven culinary experience, with instructions accessible by a compatible Sharp appliance. SideChef currently has a collection of over 5,000 interactive smart recipes that automatically set timers, play educational videos or suggest helpful tips based on the ingredients, time of day, season, location, and more. Many of those 5,000 recipes are expected to be available through the new Sharp app, which will be available as a free download for iOS and Android.
“Sharp was looking for ways to combine convenience with perfect cooking results from our next generation of smart connected home appliances,” said Jim Sanduski, SCHA president. “SideChef already offers an award winning mobile culinary platform so partnering with them to integrate cooking operation and control was an easy decision.”