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Whirlpool's Yummly® Food Platform Introducing Smart Thermometer that Monitors and Alerts for Stress-Free, Precision Cooking
Additional features available in late 2020: "Talks" to Whirlpool Smart Ovens to auto-adjust temp at the perfect time

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Yummly, Whirlpool Corporation's digital recipe and cooking platform, is launching a new kitchen device early this year in its mission to be the smartest and most helpful food platform — the Yummly® Smart Thermometer.

This announcement is the latest in the Yummly portfolio, which includes:

  • A personalized recipe feed that also syncs with Yummly Pro, a premium paid subscription service with step-by-step cooking videos led by professional chefs based on personal preferences
  • Yummly app integration with select Whirlpool appliances, allowing users to send a preheat command to a connected oven*
  • Personalized recipe ideas and Yummly Ingredient Recognition to detect select ingredients based on image data captured by your device
  • Yummly Shopping List ingredients delivered to your doorstep through Instacart

Available in early 2020, the Yummly Smart Thermometer uses dual temperature sensors to simultaneously monitor food and oven temperatures, allowing users to track their cooking remotely with their smartphone, and get alerts in real-time when their food is ready. Users can multitask with confidence as the Smart Thermometer tracks internal temperature while cooking raw, dense meats, like poultry or roasts, and alerts them once their meal is cooked just right.

"The value of this smart thermometer is that you can stick it in a raw chicken, forget about it, and have confidence that you'll be enjoying a delicious meal that's cooked at the ideal temperature," said Joel Gamoran, Yummly Pro featured chef and content collaborator. "You don't need to be a chef to multitask in the kitchen — the Yummly Smart Thermometer watches and adjusts your cooking so you can manage other dishes and activities."

Additional connected features will be available in late 2020, making the Yummly Smart Thermometer our first wireless smart thermometer to communicate with connected Whirlpool ovens. This smart capability means the oven will know what step users are on in the recipe, and will automatically adjust the temperature up, down, to roast, to broil — whatever is needed to achieve the best results.

Yummly makes it easier than ever for people to dive into home cooking with this new smart meat thermometer, personalized recipe discovery, hands-on cooking lessons with Yummly Pro and a seamless connection to select Whirlpool smart ovens.

  • Personalization: Yummly maintains a massive library of more than 2 million recipes to provide users with customized recommendations that fit their lifestyle, taste preferences and dietary needs.
  • Start at any skill level: Home cooks of all abilities can gain confidence in the kitchen using the newly-expanded Yummly Pro service. This premium paid subscription service features step-by-step video lessons specially formatted for hands-on cooking at home, with themed collections from best-in-class chefs like Carla Hall, Richard Blais, Andrew Zimmern and Joel Gamoran. Subscribers cook along in real time for a unique cooking experience that teaches lifelong skills while getting a delicious dinner on the table. Using Yummly Pro, the integration of select recipes with Whirlpool connected ovens, and the Yummly Smart Thermometer to guide their cooking, foodies and families learn from the best, one recipe at a time, with temperature precision at every step.
  • Control your oven from anywhere, anytime: With Whirlpool's connected appliances, users can start cooking before they even walk into the kitchen. Get a head start by selecting "start cooking" within connected Yummly recipes, including select Yummly Pro recipes, to send a command to a connected oven to begin preheating at the precise temperature needed.

"Not everyone has the time and patience to cook. Between after-school and after-work activities, errands and homework, the last thing people want to do when they get home from a long day is spend time constantly checking if their dinner is ready," said Andrew Grose, Head of Business Development & Operations, Yummly. "We understand the precision that goes into cooking the perfect roasted chicken, so it was important to us in developing the Yummly Smart Thermometer to focus first on monitoring and alerting, and second on wireless communication to auto-adjust oven cooking methods and temperatures at the perfect time."

From personalized recipe recommendations and weekly meal planning, to handy chef tricks of the trade and guided videos, Yummly has everything needed to improve life in the kitchen every step of the way. Helpful features include Ingredient Recognition**, which allows users to scan foods with their camera and get recipes using the scanned ingredients, and voice commands for select recipes, so users can follow along without having to touch their smartphone or tablet.

For those looking to gain confidence in the kitchen, Yummly Pro features well-known celebrity chefs sharing exclusive step-by-step guided recipe videos. Yummly Pro is available as a $4.99/month subscription†.

The Yummly Smart Thermometer is on display at CES Unveiled 2020, and will be available in early 2020 with a planned MSRP of $129††. The Smart Thermometer will offer integration with select Whirlpool smart ovens later in 2020. Download the Yummly App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and visit www.yummly.com to get exploring and cooking.

* Look for recipes with the Connected Fork icon in the Yummly® app. Compatible connected appliance required. Appliance must be set to Remote Enable. Details and privacy info at yummly.com and whirlpool.com/connect.

** Yummly® Ingredient Recognition detects select ingredients based on image data captured by your device. Detection accuracy may vary based on conditions.

† Subscription auto-renews monthly unless you cancel 24 hours before renewal date.

†† MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price. Dealer alone determines actual retail and advertised prices.

About Whirlpool Brand
For more than one hundred years, Whirlpool brand has been inspired by how people care for their families. Whirlpool brand is designing home appliances that are focused on improving how families give and get the care they need with the latest technologies and innovations – whether that means allowing families to skip steps during their laundry routine with the Load & Go™ dispenser or control mealtime from wherever they are with voice control and remote capabilities. Whirlpool brand is part of Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of major home appliances. For more information on Whirlpool brand, please visit whirlpool.com/everydaycare or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/whirlpoolusa or Twitter at @WhirlpoolUSA. Additional information about the company can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com.

About Yummly
Yummly is a leading digital platform (mobile and web) for personalized recipes and cooking resources. Since Yummly's inception, it has been active in the digital kitchen and connecting users to the recipes they love. From recipe recommendations to handy tools and helpful videos, Yummly has everything needed to improve life in the kitchen every step of the way. The company, headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, uses patented technology and proprietary data to understand food and taste, making it the best source for recipes tailored to specific taste preferences. For more information, visit www.yummly.com.

 

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation