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Precision induction: Tasty Onetop

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I recall reading on here years ago that GE had some sort of precision controlled induction burner in development.  Not entirely sure what happened to that... but this device could be the offspring of that research project.  The price is nice... hope the quality is up to snuff.  I do wonder why nobody had done a precision induction burner before now...  are there hard EE problems to be solved in modulating the RF field that makes the pan heat up?  Even the "pro" flavored induction plates only had 20 stops on their control dials.  I am not sold on the whole everything needs to be controlled over wifi with an app design philosophy... but this application of it is super cool sounding.

 

Anyway here's the link: Tasty Onetop

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29 minutes ago, cdh said:

I recall reading on here years ago that GE had some sort of precision controlled induction burner in development.  Not entirely sure what happened to that... but this device could be the offspring of that research project.  The price is nice... hope the quality is up to snuff.  I do wonder why nobody had done a precision induction burner before now...  are there hard EE problems to be solved in modulating the RF field that makes the pan heat up?  Even the "pro" flavored induction plates only had 20 stops on their control dials.  I am not sold on the whole everything needs to be controlled over wifi with an app design philosophy... but this application of it is super cool sounding.

 

Anyway here's the link: Tasty Onetop

 

So how many settings does it have?

 

This is a poor man's "Control Freak" or Hestan Cue at <1/10 the price. 

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It claims to be able to keep water at temp within 1 degree F... So stovetop sous vide is possible with it, theoretically.

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14 hours ago, cdh said:

I am not sold on the whole everything needs to be controlled over wifi with an app design philosophy... but this application of it is super cool sounding.

 

 

The FAQ says you can use it manually. 

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the NYTimes had a related article to this :

 

Google

 

nytimes tasty one top

 

might get you past the PayWall

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Looks like a winner. Great for a buffet if it can stay at a programmed temp.

 

Sous vide use won't offer much advantage since it will only heat the bottom of a piece of meat ...unless the meat is bathed in liquid...but then its just a low temp stew.

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Just put a hold on one.

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44 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

Just put a hold on one.

I knew somebody would step up and take one for the team. :)

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there seem to be 10 manual temp settings.  see the lower part of the device 

 

you might need an app to adjust between these setting , if you can at all.

 

Id like to find out.

 

for no reason I can figure out I can't view youtube vids on my browser which is new in the last few days.

 

I can view youtube vids if referenced in an eG thread 

 

if you can , would you reference the youtube video in a post her so I can view it ?

 

many thanks

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At 1:40, the speaker says that without the app one uses the buttons and their 10 settings "for the simple stuff." That would seem to imply that manual control is limited to presets. 

 

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8 minutes ago, rotuts said:

if you can , would you reference the youtube video in a post her so I can view it ?

 

 

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anyone have an idea what the app is called ?   i could not find it on   the app store

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if you click on the "App Store "  icon on the web page , they send you a one time SMS to Dl the app

 

I of course only have a DumbPhone

 

O.o

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11 minutes ago, rotuts said:

anyone have an idea what the app is called ?   i could not find it on   the app store

 

6 minutes ago, rotuts said:

if you click on the "App Store "  icon on the web page , they send you a one time SMS to Dl the app

 

I of course only have a DumbPhone

 

O.o

 

It seems simply to be called "Tasty". Here's a link to a page with a link:

https://m.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/ 

 

and here's a screen shot of the page in that link:

Screenshot_20170729-105034.jpg

 

I'm really rather sorry I watched that video.  Darn, that looks like a neat gizmo.

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Posted (edited)

I just sent them an email asking:

 

Without the App, am I limited to using the presets?  If yes, what temperatures are each of the presets set to?

Will the Android app be ready by the time the units start shipping?

 

I'll post whatever they say.

 

 


Edited by ElsieD Fixed a typo (log)

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what is their email address

 

I sent one to

 

support@buzzfeed.com

 

Id like a way to D/L the app w/o a text sent to a smartphone I don't have.

 

I do have a flip phone .....

 

It would also be key to see if the app works via bluetooth an no WiFi via a router.

 

1 ( one ) Kudos to anyone that can figure that out.

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@rotuts, their email address is help@tastyshop.com.  I just asked them another technical question (basically, whether the power can be controlled to maintain a certain internal temperature without that app) and they acknowledged my question within a minute.  The (auto)response says they typically respond within 24 hours..


Edited by Smithy Corrected time frame for response (log)

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11 minutes ago, rotuts said:

what is their email address

 

I sent one to

 

support@buzzfeed.com

 

Id like a way to D/L the app w/o a text sent to a smartphone I don't have.

 

I do have a flip phone .....

 

It would also be key to see if the app works via bluetooth an no WiFi via a router.

 

1 ( one ) Kudos to anyone that can figure that out.

Help@tastyshop.com

 

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if anyone has the time and is able to DL the app

 

Id appreciate it if you can tell if it works w bluetooth and not just you FancyPantsSmart phone

 

( lange dans joue )

 

I do have an iPod and iPad  

 

if clunk down the $ 149   now  ( they seem to charge your CC now )  if I knew that

 

P.S:  thanks for the email address  

 

ive em'd them re bluyetooth

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1 minute ago, rotuts said:

if anyone has the time and is able to DL the app

 

Id appreciate it if you can tell if it works w bluetooth and not just you FancyPantsSmart phone

 

( lange dans joue )

 

I do have an iPod and iPad  

 

if clunk down the $ 149   now  ( they seem to charge your CC now )  if I knew that

 

P.S:  thanks for the email address  

 

ive em'd them re bluyetooth

The issue I have with downloading the app is that some of its features are only available if you are willing to become a Facebook member. I am not.   That is my understanding from some of the reviews of the application. 

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@Anna N  

 

interesting point

 

Im a FB member  but I never ever ever go there 

 

it looking like the device  is very very connected

 

in not necessarily an optional way

 

just my guess and Ive been wrong    

 

may I ask where you say those reviews ?

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Ive asked them about FB and their app.

 

Id only want the app for fine adjustments

 

not for Rx beeps and " turn your Steak now " messages.

 

God would not be happy if they tracked through FB what I was cooking 

 

im not suggesting that , of course

 

some time  Tech-ies  get too Tech-ie

 

just saying.

 

if it had bluetooth fine adjustments to temp , w a probe feedback 

 

and not much else   Ether-Wise

 

Id be in.

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

may I ask where you say those reviews ?

In the iTunes store. 

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Posted (edited)

thanks

 

@Anna N 

 

I do my best to avoid the iTunes store.

 

no real reason these days ......

 

Ido look forward to the Taste eail replies.


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