Something to add to my list of “I want one of those.”
VistaCrafts RFIQin, available in Japan, comes with 24 recipe cards. The pan reads the card you show and “tells” the cooktop what to do 16 times a second to perfectly monitor each cooking step and perfectly reproduce the most difficult recipes.
Each pan handle is embedded with an RFID chip that uses a proprietary signal to communicate with coordinated chips in the cooktop and special recipe cards that monitor each cooking step for a partcular dish.
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