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Compass T ech COOK TECH These latest kitchen innovations are helping cooks and connoisseurs alike streamline their time and health with a few simple clicks thanks to neat features that will help guide you in the right direction, no matter what’s on the menu. T E X T BY E S T R E LL I TA S . S I B I L A WARM WELCOME While we may still be waiting for the magic self-cooking oven, GE has given us the new Profile Series, a connected kitchen suite of appliances. Now you can preheat your GE wall oven or range remotely and quickly bring dinner to the table without wasting precious minutes on pre-heating or waiting for water to boil. An accompanying app also allows you to set the timer, check cooking status, receive timely notifications when your food is ready and turn off the oven from anywhere in the world; GE.com. FREE & CLEAR When it comes to food labels, not everyone trusts what the FDA labels as natural, organic or conventional. Have no fear. The easy-to-use Penguin is your trusted sidekick when it comes to checking for harmful elements in your diet in an easy, fast and mess-free way. This little contraption measures nasty additives like antibiotics and pesticides in meat, fish, poultry, dairy and fruits & vegetables while calculating acidity, salinity & glucose levels. All you have to do is squeeze a drop onto the cartridge, insert it into the Penguin and check the results on the built-in screen. You can also track the data via a smartphone app; PenguinSensor.com. SCALE DOWN The best way to stay fit is to practice portion control. While you may think you’re having one serving, chances are you may be over-eating and you don’t even know it. Well, the wellness journey just got way easier. Now you can say bye-bye to measuring cups and headache-inducing calorie calculations thanks to the Smart Diet Scale. Simply place the ingredients on the weight sensors and the wireless food scale calculates the nutritional value of the entire meal in one swoop. The scale is a cinch to clean and promises to shrink your waistline by helping you track your consumption with a handy companion app; SmartDietScale.com. 34