Hestan Cue makes a system that pairs smart cookware with a single portable countertop induction burner. It has a recipe control center app that connects to the pan and burner adjusting cooking temperature as you proceed through each recipe on the app.

They are expanding that technology to function with an induction cooktop. We watched them go through a recipe for crepes. The app set the temperature, told them when to turn the crepe, etc. They still have some kinks to work out, but it is a fascinating concept.

They are also working on a gas range top version. Right now, it only adjusts the flame to control pan temperature. There are bigger hurdles to overcome with the gas version than induction…I’m not so sure about this one, but it is fun to see companies working on new things.