Crock-Pot Goes Smart With the Belkin WeMo Module

Cook slow, stay smart

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If you were to give out an award for the least expected brand pairing, it would have to go to Belkin and Crock-Pot. Better known for WiFi routers and computer peripherals, Belkin is putting its name and the iconic WiFi sign on the latest slow cooker offering by Crock-Pot. Together, the two companies are looking to leverage their respective strengths to create the ultimate kitchen gadget.

As part of a growing line of home automation devices, the Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker ($99.99) is bringing one of the oldest forms of cooking into the 21st century. Unlike your regular old slow cooker, this one is equipped with a WiFi module that seamlessly integrates into Belkin’s WeMo home automation scheme, allowing you full control over your slow cooker even when you are not within arms reach.

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Introduced at CES Unveiled 2014: The world's first smart slow cooker.

Like other smart devices, the smart Crock-Pot allows you to remotely control various functions, such as on/off, temperature, cooking time, and check on the status of your pot roast, all via the comfort of your smartphone. Additionally, the smart Crock-Pot can send reminders and alerts in case you forget to turn it off.

Belkin will also be introducing a WeMo-enabled coffee maker when CES officially opens its doors on Tuesday.

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