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Ever try following a recipe to a T, but make one small mistake and end up ruining the entire dish?
Now, there’s a smart, countertop cooktop launching from BuzzFeed Tasty (yes, the folks behind those viral videos) that might just change the way you cook.
Meet the Tasty One Top, a Bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop that connects directly to the Tasty app on your iPhone. The app, which launched Thursday, features 1,700 video recipes and has the ability to sync with your cooktop (which is currently available for pre-order for $149) to help take all the guesswork out of actually cooking.
According to a press release sent to TODAY Food, the One Top works by tracking the surface temperature of a pan or pot, as well as the internal temperature of your food, to assure "perfect execution" of every recipe.
For example, let's say you're in the mood for pancakes. Just tap on the recipe in the app and it will sync with the countertop cooking device to automatically change the pan's temperature and power settings to precisely follow the instructions. The device will even tell you when it’s time to flip your pancake.
BuzzFeed thinks the new device will not only be a game-changer in terms of how we cook, but says it may also help you declutter your kitchen. That’s because it’s pretty much an all-in-one appliance. You can sous vide, pan fry and even slow cook with it.
The appliance can also be used without the app — just adjust the power buttons to change the level yourself. How 2016!
Sound like something you’ve got to get your hands on? They’ll be shipping pre-orders out on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning in November.