Key Ingredient Cooks Up Smart Cooking Pan

Austin-based Key Ingredient said today that it is getting set to launch a new, smart cooking pan, which includes a built-in display for recipes. The company--which has yet to ship product--says it is currently looking for backers on Indiegogo to bring its idea to life. Key Ingredient said its SmartPrompt Pan will include a built-in display, sensors to monitor pan temperature, and ability to provide step-by-step directions from a library of recipes. The startup says the idea behind the plan is to make cooking "fun and accessible to anyone". The new pan connects with iOS and Android, and will send out alerts when something is boiling, burning or simmering in the pan.