Technology has helped solve many problems for us. We make phone calls and read emails from wherever we are (most of the time) using cellphones, and record our favorite TV shows and movies to watch later.
But it hasn't helped solve the age-old dilemma of figuring out what’s for dinner until now. Samsung showed off a smart refrigerator at the 2013 International CES that can offer recipe suggestions based on what you have in your fridge at the time.
No photo magnets here the front of the 32 cu. ft. capacity four-door fridge is adorned with a 10-inch tablet pre-loaded with apps designed to help you and your family get organized.
There’s Evernote for shared grocery lists, so you can add to the list while your partner is shopping and the update will appear on their mobile device.
A grocery manager helps you keep track of what’s going into the fridge fresh food or leftovers and lets you set an expiration date. A note pops up on the screen letting you know what’s set to expire in a day, or however you ask it to remind you. It's perfect for those who tend to forget those Tupperware containers of leftovers in the back of the fridge.
You tell the app what’s in the fridge by a simple drag-and-drop of items on the screen. Super easy to use which means you may actually use the feature. Once your food items are listed, you can tell the program what options you have available for dinner and it searches Epicurious to find a recipe using your ingredients.
Samsung has partnered with Unilever, so every once in a while a coupon for a particular product will appear on your screen. We’re waiting for the day it will be smart enough to know what items you’re running low on, and then offer coupons for what you need.
The Samsung T9000 Refrigerator will be available later this year, but there's a price for getting your kitchen life organized. It will set you back a whopping $4,000.
Watch the video above for our hands on look inside and out of the new Smart Refrigerator, and let us know what features you’d like to see in a smart fridge.