Are you a disaster in the kitchen? Maybe you tend to lose track of time and let food get a tad crispy. Well, good news: a new integration between GE and Nest can help make sure you don't ruin dinner—or burn down the house.
Going forward, if you connect your Nest Protect with an Internet-connected GE oven, the smoke detector will keep tabs on what's cooking and shut things down if your meal starts to burn. If Protect senses smoke while the oven is on, for example, GE appliances will send a command to turn the oven off. The GE Kitchen app (iOS, Android) will then send the wannabe chef a mobile push notification to inform them of their culinary fail.
The integration is available now; presumbly you pair the two via the Kitchen app, though we've reached out to GE for clarification.
In the meantime, those preparing food via the Drop Recipes app can now pre-heat and set an oven timer for their connected GE oven from within the app, currently available on iOS.
GE isn't the only home appliance giant dabbling in the Internet of Things. Whirlpool today announced an Amazon Alexa integration that will allow people to control their washer/dryer, oven, or fridge via voice control through an Alexa-enabled device.
Tell Alexa to set your oven's cooking mode, temperature, and time. Ask her if the oven is on, and what the current temperature is, or to set, start, and stop the oven timer. Do the same with the fridge for temperature settings or dryer to see how long you have left on a cycle.
At last year's CES, Whirlpool revealed that its newest refrigerator, dishwasher, and range would connect to Amazon Dash Replenishment and Works with Nest to allow for quick ordering of replacement products and home gadget management on the go.