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Palate Home Smart Grill

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I'm delighted to show a demo of our food start-up, Palate HomeSee the demo of the presentation to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 in San Francisco: Palate Is A Smart Grill That Takes The Work Out Of Cooking

John Biggs of TechCrunch said:
We saw the device a few months ago and it is, in short, awesome. The food that comes out of it is perfectly cooked based on programmed profile. The searing function alone - the process of caramelization at high temperatures - is well worth the price of admission.

Or, as CEO Eric Norman puts it:
The Palate Smart Grill's approach to precision-temperature cooking does not involve vacuum-sealing food and immersing it in water. Instead, the food is placed within a fully contained countertop electric grill with cooking plates that have embedded sensors in them to measure and control temperatures to within 0.2° Celsius. The home chef uses an iPad to indicate the desired doneness of the food, which is achieved at a precisely controlled low temperature, and when the home chef is ready to serve the food, she can easily put the finishing touches on it by grilling and searing the food at a temperature as high as 600°F, all with the same device. The Palate Smart Grill can cook precisely at any temperature and achieve a higher temperature than any electric contact grill on the market, so the customer can completely replace an existing grill.


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