I’ve been working on remodeling our kitchen. Looks like I’m going to get the GE oven that has a wireless interface in hopes of eventually interfacing with ST.
For the stovetop I don’t see anyone with smart controls. So I was thinking of hooking it up to a controlled relay. However, the stovetop I want requires a 50 Amp circuit! For that capacity I’ll have to have a relay that controls a relay. Alternatively, I would have to mess with the internals of each burner. This seems just too impractical to address my obsession for control.
That got me thinking about what need could a smart stovetop address. The obvious safety checks such as when smoke alarm goes off or when you leave the house come to mind. Similarly, if the stove goes on when you are away you can get an alert or you could do remote lock/unlock control if your tween is home alone.
For cooking, I see it as a better alternative to the Smart Crock Pot. A smart thermometer with a smart stovetop should be able to create the simmer level for hours a crock pot achieves. As an advantage, you don’t need a bulky appliance you only use a couple of times which is difficult to clean. Any other cooking recipe that requires a simmer level over time could be possible. I wonder if it could avoid boil over when making pasta (the extent of my cooking skill).
Does ST pair with these devices or similar:
Supposedly they pair with HomeSeer. One disadvantage is it shuts down when not in use which means it may have to be paired every time.