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Old 06-18-2015, 10:16 AM   #11
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Omg !! This post is bang on for what I was looking for to share my experience with a new product, I just purchased. I always wanted a utensil that helped me cook smart. I am an extremely lazy person who is awful at cooking. I wanted to get rid of all my measuring cups and so I got a SmartyPans. I am super excited about it and can't wait to start using it !! :D
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:02 AM   #12
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I'm with many others on this subject. What the manufacturers tout as being "smart" really amounts to more processes/systems to malfunction in my humble opinion. We don't even own a "smart" phone.

Why in the world would one wish to do laundry via their phone? All I can picture is a tub of laundry running over and over and over and flooding all our beautiful hardwood flooring. What a mess!

I've always made it a practice, mostly because of the risk of fire, to make cure all appliances are OFF when I leave the house.

As for any "smart" appliances, they don't interest me at all. I'm not anti-technology, but some needs don't really exist. It's just that manufacturers "manufacture" them to assist in enhancing their bottom line.

Just me. Now I'll get off my soapbox.
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Omg !! This post is bang on for what I was looking for to share my experience with a new product, I just purchased. I always wanted a utensil that helped me cook smart. I am an extremely lazy person who is awful at cooking. I wanted to get rid of all my measuring cups and so I got a SmartyPans. I am super excited about it and can't wait to start using it !! :D
Are you talking about https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smartypans#/story? That looks like a cool toy, but I think it's probably a good idea to use a measuring cup with this gadget.

Hmm, they didn't get more than 2% funding through Indiegogo before the campaign ended. I wonder if they got funding somewhere else.
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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I prefer dumb appliances (I don't like things smarter than me! - HaHa!) but for my kitchen, if something comes in, something else has to go out! The cabinets are full!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:16 PM   #15
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I also prefer dumb appliances. All smart appliances should have a dumb overide.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #16
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Omg !! This post is bang on for what I was looking for to share my experience with a new product, I just purchased. I always wanted a utensil that helped me cook smart. I am an extremely lazy person who is awful at cooking. I wanted to get rid of all my measuring cups and so I got a SmartyPans. I am super excited about it and can't wait to start using it !! :D
This doesn't make much sense to me. How are you going to prepare two cups of this and one cup of that if you don't know how much of an item constitutes a cup? Will you chop a little X and put it in the pan, then chop a little more and a little more till you have the desired amount? This will take a long time.

I saw what looks like a spring roll in the recipe list. Those are usually raw, not cooked (except for proteins like shrimp and chicken) and they're made on the counter or cutting board, not in a pan. How will this pan help you make those?

There's a lot more to cooking than just skillet dinners.
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I also prefer dumb appliances. All smart appliances should have a dumb overide.
Lot's of things should have a manual override.
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Omg !! This post is bang on for what I was looking for to share my experience with a new product, I just purchased. I always wanted a utensil that helped me cook smart. I am an extremely lazy person who is awful at cooking. I wanted to get rid of all my measuring cups and so I got a SmartyPans. I am super excited about it and can't wait to start using it !! :D

Sorry but that "Smarty Pan" looks like a recipe for disaster for a begginer cook.
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I also prefer dumb appliances. All smart appliances should have a dumb overide.
YES! Cars, too. I hate when an appliance goes off on its own as programmed and I have no option of overriding it because it is being stupid.

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I saw the commercial for that washing machine. I was also wondering how useful that would actually be. I'd rather save my money and use the sink, I have plenty of them in my house...
Although I am neither endorsing nor supporting this idea, I CAN see how it might appeal to some shoppers. When we moved from OH, where each time we built a house a utility tub was part of the washing area, here in MA that wasn't the norm. In fact, the builders who offered a separate laundry room (rather than installing hook-ups for the appliances in the half-bath) did not have any tub in the laundry area.

Being accustomed to a utility tub right by the washer, we added one. That danged $60 tub ended up costing $600 by the time the builder got done with crunching numbers! Still, it went in. Very handy for the laundry that needs a wee bit of hands-on pre-washing before tossing into the machine.
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YES! Cars, too. I hate when an appliance goes off on its own as programmed and I have no option of overriding it because it is being stupid.


Although I am neither endorsing nor supporting this idea, I CAN see how it might appeal to some shoppers. When we moved from OH, where each time we built a house a utility tub was part of the washing area, here in MA that wasn't the norm. In fact, the builders who offered a separate laundry room (rather than installing hook-ups for the appliances in the half-bath) did not have any tub in the laundry area.

Being accustomed to a utility tub right by the washer, we added one. That danged $60 tub ended up costing $600 by the time the builder got done with crunching numbers! Still, it went in. Very handy for the laundry that needs a wee bit of hands-on pre-washing before tossing into the machine.
Also handy for items that one hand washes. I hate hanging it to dry in the bathroom and I don't want to carry it wet to the basement where my washer and dryer and drying rack are. Sometimes, it can be handy to hand wash something and put it in the dryer. I have seriously considered having a laundry sink installed. I don't even have a way to get water in my basement without unhooking the washer.
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