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KitchenAid's Smart Display Is A Water-Resistant, Google Assistant-Powered Cooking Companion

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With an IPX5 water resistance, the KitchenAid Smart Display can withstand splashes and the like. It can even give video cooking instructions and search online for recipes, thanks to its built-in Google Assistant.  ( KitchenAid )

KitchenAid is taking the wraps off its new Smart Display, right before CES 2019 starts.

Powered by Google Assistant, the device aims to be the smart cooking companion in the kitchen.

Making Kitchens Intelligent

The smart display from the Whirlpool-owned appliance brand sports a 10-inch touchscreen, which is bigger than the others in the current brood. On top of that, it boasts an IPX5 water resistance, meaning it can withstand splashes. In other words, users don't have to worry about spilling liquids and the like on it.

It comes with Whirlpool's Yummly app as well, giving step-by-step cooking instructions. It'll also provide recipe recommendations, and it can be used with voice commands.

As mentioned earlier, it has Google Assistant built in. That means it can tell users the weather or news, stream music and videos, and control other connected smart home devices. Of course, it can also search online for recipes, more or less in the same way the Yummly app does.

Standing Out From The Crowd

First and foremost, the IPX5 water resistance makes it an eye-catching device, especially since it's made for the kitchen. Google Assistant compatibility is without a doubt a great addition, but a lot of other devices comes with it too, such as Lenovo's 10-inch smart display.

One factor that sets it apart from the competition is the Yummly app, not to mention that there's a Yummly Pro service available too, which provides video cooking guides, where some are even star celebrity chefs.

What's more, it could be easy on the budget. According to CNET, it could cost anywhere between $200 and $300. In comparison, the Lenovo Smart Display is priced at $250, and if the KitchenAid Smart Display fall below the $250 mark, then that's all the more reason to pick it.

To sum things up, the smart display scene is shaping up to be one fierce competition, with the likes of the Google Home Hub and LG WK9 among the competitors. However, the new smart display from KitchenAid is distinguishing itself with its water resistance and focus on the kitchen.

KitchenAid's smart display is expected to become available sometime in the second half of 2019.

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