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Keep your digital eye on the stove at all times with TOCH Smarturns

In the home, everyone has the expectation of being safe. But dangers, however controlled, can still find ways to strike. This is especially true in the kitchen, where the majority of fires are caused by unattended cooking. There are devices that make fridges and washers smarter: the TOCH Smarturns does the same for stoves.

patent-claimedTOCH Smarturns automatically monitors the activity within the area around a stove when the burners are on by replacing one of its knobs with an intelligent one and working together with a motion sensor. When a user walks away from the stove for an extended period while the burners are still on, the system will first alert them through an alarm from the separately connected hub along with a mobile phone notification to return to the unattended stove.

In addition, with a Premium subscription, other contacts like family and friends can be kept in the loop as well for greater security. About $99 gets absent-minded cooks two intelligent knobs, one hub, one motion sensor, and six months of free Premium service, due to ship January 2017. The Kickstarter is looking for about $50,000 by August 2nd, 2016.

Using Smarturns reduces the risk of fire, helps prevent burnt cookware and food, and curbs energy loss, equating to many benefits from such a simple system. It’s perfect for elders who may have trouble remembering they’re cooking and useful for those who have kids starting to explore the world of cooking. Combine this with the Master Pan to cook more robust meals more easily all while staying safe.

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