Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

LG has just announced its latest range of smart kitchen appliances. Fine, but what stands out this time is a shift that could make life just that little bit easier. LG says the ThinQ Recipe app and service is “new for 2022” and will seamlessly let users choose from thousands of recipes for delivery directly from Walmart or Amazon Fresh without ever leaving the app.

The LG ThinQ Recipe app is powered by SideChef, with whom LG has been collaborating since at least 2019. According to a press release from LG, ThinQ Recipe offers “10,000 one-click shoppable recipes” that can be added to an in-app shopping list for delivery by Walmart or Amazon Fresh. If it’s as seamless as it sounds, the service could take some of the pain out of weekly shopping, especially for large families.

Delivery through Amazon Fresh or Walmart.
Image: LG

Scan and cook.
Image: LG

ThinQ Recipe also integrates the Scan and Cook feature developed by Boston-based Foodspace Technology. It works by scanning the UPC barcode on (some) frozen and ready meals to automatically send cooking instructions to compatible LG ThinQ ovens.

LG notes in the fine print that the LG ThinQ Recipe app “applies to models with Scan to Cook”. Applicable, but not limited, is how I read that, so hopefully the app and service will be available for old device owners to try.

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