Turn your stove into a smart stove with Toch Smarturns

There are some appliances in your house that can be easily replaced. Light bulb went out? Screw in a new one. Waffle iron not working? Get one that spits out Texas-shaped pastries. But when it comes to your stove, you’ve gotta put a little bit more thought into any major changes you’d like to make, which is a pity, given the rise in smart-home appliances as of late. But fret not, friends. If you’re looking to turn your average stove into a smart stove, there are no replacements necessary — just additions. With Toch Smarturns, you’ll be able to bring your cooktop into the 21st century, all without any heavy lifting.

Promising to add “intelligence to your kitchen to keep you safer,” Toch Smarturns comes complete with a set of intelligent knobs (you choose whether you want two or four), a hub, a motion sensor, and adapters. These parts work together to automatically monitor your activity within the kitchen area and your stove whenever your burners are on. Should you leave the stove unattended for an extended period of time while the heat is still on, Smarturns will notify you of a potentially dangerous situation by way of alarms from the hub and a notification from the companion smartphone app.

Not only could this save your dinner, it could save your life.

Rather than looking to simply provide convenience, these add-on knobs are looking to solve a salient problem. The team behind the device notes the National Fire Protection Association reports that 34 percent (162,400) of reported home fires each year result from unattended cooking, which might be prevented with a smart stove courtesy of Smarturns.

If you pledge around $68 to the Kickstarter campaign, you’ll be privy to the early-bird deal of two intelligent knobs with one motion sensor and one hub, which Toch Smarturns says is “the craziest price this package will ever be.” So if you seem to have a habit of getting distracted while cooking, this may just be the smart home device for you.

The intelligent knobs are compatible with “most commonly used electric and gas stoves which use knobs to operate the burners.”

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