About this project
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MAID is a smart kitchen assistant and a multifunctional oven that knows every recipe and cooks every dish. Connected to a recipe store in the internet, MAID has access to an unlimited number of recipes. MAID was created to make cooking simple, social and fun. MAID is the first oven that brings crowd-sourced recipes directly to your kitchen. You can search for recipes based on ingredients, type of dish or just ask MAID to recommend a dish.
MAID learns your calorie requirements based on continuous learning of your cooking habits and your daily activities. Thus it plays the role of a personal dietician recommending a healthy balanced diet for you.
MAID can stream cookery shows from the Recipe Store so that you can cook watching them. Also, just like a smartphone, MAID software can be updated over the air. This means you don’t need to buy a new microwave oven for a new feature!
A Multifunctional Oven
MAID features the modes of a complete oven - convection, microwave and top-heater and the smart assistant helps you cook in all three modes. The Recipe Store also has recipes for 3 modes. So whether you want to bake a cake in convection or microwave is upto you. MAID is here to help anyway.
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#Stretch Goal for $150,000
Once we reach $150,000 , you'll be able to pre-order MAID probe here. MAID probe will control and set cooking times automatically and sync the data with MAID oven control and also send reports to your MAID app.
Here's MAID baking an Apple Pie Tart!
Now on, Make All Incredible Dishes with MAID.
MAID is connected to an ever growing Recipe Store in the internet. The Recipe Store is a curated crowd-sourced platform where chefs and cooking enthusiasts across the world can upload recipes. Recipe Store will house recipes that were until now hidden away in some recipe book or known only to a few in some part of the world. Do you have a recipe that you think everyone would love? Upload it to the Recipe Store and let everyone know the masterchef in you!
The Recipe Store will have a recipe builder application which sets a standard for recipe creation. These recipes are made available in MAID oven after a basic testing. Recipes are available not just for microwave oven but for other cooking devices too.
Ingredients Information and Step by step Instructions
MAID Assist, the ideal kitchen assistant, displays the list of ingredients, for every recipe. You can search about a specific ingredient if required. MAID Assist explains how each ingredient has to be prepared and even gives voice instructions and visuals to prepare the ingredients. Also, MAID Assist guides you with step by step instructions to prepare a lovely dish.
Automatic Time and Temperature Settings
MAID sets time and temperature based on the number of servings, your personal preferences and intelligent personalization variables. You always have the freedom to set the time and temperature yourself, so control does remain with you. But why do all those calculations when MAID makes it easy with a single touch? Sit back, enjoy the incredible dish.
MAID has a personalization engine that continuously learns you. You enter your basic details, install the MAID app in your phone and you’re good to go! MAID learns what you cook regularly, tracks your activity using data from your phone and smart watch and gives you suggestions for a healthy balanced diet. MAID also prompts you to work out, take a walk, may be go for a run based on the calories you consumed. A personal dietician at your disposal and you don’t need to pay an extra dime! How wonderful is that?
Touch, Gesture and Voice controls
MAID features touch, voice and gesture controls. MAID has a 6” capacitive touch screen that supports 4 point touch. But what if your hands are wet or covered with flour? You just control MAID through voice commands or gestures. MAID understands commands in US English now and we are working on expanding it to other languages.
Interactive Cook book
Recipe Store provides recipes for all types of cooking and not just for microwave cooking. The Interactive Cookbook in MAID reads these recipes and assists you in cooking on your induction cook-tops, grills and other devices. MAID can also stream videos of your favorite cookery shows from Recipe Store conveniently for you to cook while watching them.
All of us have different tastes. And this preference reflects on whether we like a dish or not. A standard recipe in a recipe book does not change according to personal needs but MAID is beyond that. MAID improves a recipe as you cook it over and over. Every time, temperature, ingredient quantity adjustment you make to suit your taste is recorded and added as input to the optimization algorithm. This improves the recipe next time you cook it and finally you make the recipe that is best suited for your taste.
The MAID app is an integral part of the MAID ecosystem. The app shows notifications when the dish is ready. Also, MAID app has activity tracking feature that tracks what the user is doing. It helps MAID to calculate how much calories has the user burnt and then based on that, suggest a healthy diet for the user. MAID app can be used to remotely operate MAID - preheat MAID for cooking, create a recipe from MAID app and cook from MAID oven and more.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
For the quality standards of US market, FDA and FCC certificates would be required. For European market, CE or GS certificate, EMC, Standby Power consumption, Food Touch Test would be requested. And for Canada market, CUL certificate, FDA ,FCC would be requested. As US & European markets are more mature and compact ovens are not strange to customers, it would be easier to get a certificate. Our manufacturer, Midea, has immense experience in producing various appliances and hence can assure these certifications (more information about the manufacturer in the update section).
It is rightly said that Rome was not built in a day. We have been working on MAID since 2012 and we still are. There’s a long way to go. Here’s a timeline on how the journey was and will be.
Every project's success depends on the team running it. Here's the initial team behind MAID. From here on, every one of you is a member of MAID team. Your suggestions and criticisms are important. Do support us and help us make this dream a reality.
You can always reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's make MAID a reality!
Risks and challenges
We have been working round the clock to get MAID to your kitchen. Yet there are a few challenges we face and here are those :
Recipe Store : The first and foremost challenge in this endeavor was creating the backbone of MAID - the Recipe Store. We have met with chefs and cooking enthusiasts to be the first contributors of Recipe Store. Also, a cooking lab is being setup at the company to test the recipes and ensure that MAID makes you the perfect dish.
Personalization : We have made algorithms to make the content in MAID personalized according to your life. Also, MAID will be connected to your smart watch and track your daily activity. This aspect is still under development. We are very confident that when MAID is finally delivered to you, it will be the best personalized dietician that you can get.
Manufacturing : Since MAID differs from usual microwave ovens, it needs completely new tooling and moulds. We have the best microwave oven manufacturers and tooling partners so that there are no delays in MAID's production. Even then, there might be slight delays that delay the final delivery date of MAID.
Minor adjustments : Since MAID is a completely new type of product, there might be minor adjustments in the product design and specifications. We assure you that while the base remains the same, these adjustments will be made so that MAID delivers you the best cooking experience ever.
Just like any product, from concept to delivery, there can be setbacks and unexpected issues. We promise to keep you updated about all of them and handle all the issues with complete transparency. All this being said, we are committed to deliver MAID to your home by Thanksgiving 2015.
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