This project is still in progress and is expected to debut at 2018 IACP in New York on February 23... Please check back in the coming weeks for any updates
who am i?
Simple. Precise. Cooking.
INTRODUCING PRECISION COOKING
2 Team Members:
Chris Naber (Engineer)
Benton Humphreys (Designer)
Duration: 3 months
COOKING INSIGHTS AND CONCERNS
INSIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT'S OUT THERE?
PRODUCT VISION WITHIN VBL
VISUALIZING A CONNECTED COOKING EXPERIENCE
This project is currently in progress as of 1.28.2018 and is expected to be debuted at 2018 IACP in New York on February 23... Please check back in the coming weeks for the final product!
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EXPANDING PRECISION COOKING
There are three main components to Precision Baking: the pan, the probe, and the probe alignment tool. In the interest of simplicity of usability and manufacturing, it was decided that the pan would have one slot cut out to allow the probe to be inserted at a set height. The probe holder would be a silicon pad that had the dual purpose of securing the probe at the desired height, and sealing the pan so that it would not leak.
Designs began with the probe holder, as it was the component most responsible for the success and satisfaction of user experience.
Overall impressions were very positive, yet concerns with proper sealing and seating of the alignment tool on the pan were prevalent.
Working from these insights, our engineer developed a complex surface geometry for the pan-side of the holder. This surface geometry provides enough flexibility for the alignment tool to properly adhere and seal to the side of the pan. To promote the sense of precision and confidence in the Precision Baking system, a center pin was added to the magnet to act as a pivot.