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Sharp Chop-Syc Puts Your Recipe Under the Knife

One of the things I find it impossible to resist is a new kitchen gadget. I shudder to think how much money I’ve spent on them over the years, sometimes to find I’ve purchased the greatest thing since bringing fire inside, and sometimes to find I’ve wasted my money on something completely ridiculous. Sharp has introduced a cutting board/tablet, and I honestly can’t decide if it will be one of the former or the latter.

Chop-Syc is a prototype right now, but it intrigues me. Not only do you get a cutting board (something we all need), but it’s got an integrated tablet that will show you recipes, list the exact amount of each ingredient needed to make it for however many people you’re serving, and help you to eat better, healthier foods.

I know what you’re thinking, because it was my first thought as well. I’m supposed to use a knife on a touchscreen? Yup, that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do. It’s got a hardened glass surface that should withstand normal chopping and scraping, and if you don’t need its advanced features you can always disable the touchscreen function and use it as you would any other cutting board. When you do want to use it as a tablet, just enable the touchscreen and it’ll tap into your home WiFi network to help you out.

What I think is neat is its features that promote healthier eating. It’s got a built-in scale for weighing food, and it even has a spaghetti measuring tool that “paints” a circle on the screen so you can compare how much you want to eat with how much is considered a single serving. Often, those things are nowhere near the same. You’ll be amazed how many servings most of us eat, thinking we’re eating just one.

As I said, Chop-Syc is a prototype at the moment. But Sharp is definitely looking at bringing it to the market as a purchasable product. No word yet on an estimated price, and certainly no availability date, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for it.

Source: Geek.com

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