Chef iQ App Update Includes Ingredient-First Calculator

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    The CHEF iQ multi-cooker.

    Continuing along its path of looking for ways to ease the daily chore of making meals at home, CHEF iQ recently released version 2.0 of its app for its Smart Cooker multi-cooker countertop appliance.

    Among the features of the updated app is an ingredient-first calculator that is said to solve the pain point of consumers not knowing what to make with the food they currently have in their refrigerator. When a set of ingredients are added to the multi-cooker, CHEF iQ suggests the cooking temperature, method and duration. 


    Also new to the app is a dark theme that is said to provide optimal visual comfort and meet the needs of accessibility design, something that is important for visually-impaired users. 

    “We’re constantly listening and evaluating how home chefs are using our multi-cooker because we want to make impactful updates that address real customer pain points,” said Rene Midouin, vice president of Software Development for CHEF iQ. “We’ve removed the frustrating guesswork that often results in disappointing meals, and these new features are part of our commitment to helping users of all experience levels create a restaurant-quality meal, every single time they use their Smart Cooker.”

    Since its March 2020 launch, over-the-air bi-weekly updates to the Smart Cooker have simplified home cooking while delivering a 70% faster meal preparation time, according to the company. The new Ingredient-First Calculator complements the Smart Cooker’s built-in scale, which measures ingredients and cooks them by weight, streamlining both prep and cleanup with no measuring cups required.