PantryChic ditches measuring cups for Bluetooth-based ingredient scale

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By Sam Sabri on 28 Jul 2014 02:29 pm
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Do a lot of cooking? Want to make all that cooking a little more connected? Then you might want to check out this Kickstarter project for an ingredient storage and dispensing system. It's called PantryChic and it aims to make your life in the kitchen easier and hassle-free.

You use the PantryChic system to store, measure and dispense ingredients. Airtight canisters with an embedded RFID chip store over 50 per-programmed ingredients. You then attach those canisters to the base for accurate and foolproof measuring. A built-in digital scale measures and converts with five different units of measurements. It then dispenses those ingredients right into your bowl.

PantryChic is aimed at baking so it looks like it works best with baking. That said, it looks like a stellar system and could make your kitchen workflow a little easier.

PantryChic is currently looking to raise $50,000 through Kickstarter. It's currently at about $7,500 with thirty days to go in the campaign. To get the complete system, the early bird pledge is at $199, but it looks like $299 will be the price.

Anyone interesting in a system like this?

Source: PantryChic Kickstarter Via: Engadget

Related: Pantrychic Apps

Reader comments

PantryChic ditches measuring cups for Bluetooth-based ingredient scale

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That is why the connected/smart fridge is a hard sell. People aren't going to enter in that they ate half an apple or poured out 6 oz of a drink.

It's not bad, but those cannisters still have to be stored somewhere, and finding the right one, take it out, set it back. Or find a cannister empty, or not containing enough. I'd rather have all cannisters hooked up at the same time in a cupboard storage, then connect that whole system to the dispenser. Then I would have everything stored, no need to take place and remove the cannisters, and the whole system could be recipe controlled. Just say make x, and it would dispense the right amounts of everything.

It's not bad, but those cannisters still have to be stored somewhere, and finding the right one, taking it out, putting it back. Or find a cannister empty, or not containing enough. I'd rather have all cannisters hooked up to the dispenser up at the same time in a cupboard storage. Then I would have everything stored, no need to take out and remove the cannisters, and the whole system could be recipe controlled. Just say make x, and it would dispense the right amounts of everything. Hook it up to my phone and the shopping list, as the cannisters are below a certain level.