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IUIGA, the Singapore lifestyle brand that offers premium quality everyday goods at completely transparent prices, is branching out into the world of smart kitchen appliances. That’s right, IUIGA is making a Smart Kitchen Robot — and it’s cheaper than a Thermomix.
28 appliances in one unit
Like the Thermomix TM6, IUIGA’s version of an all-in-one kitchen appliance will not be limited to traditional cooking settings. In addition to standard functions like “mix” and “whisk,” the kitchen robot can also be used as an emulsifier, fermenter, kneading machine, grinder, chopper and much, much more.
And instead of transferring blended soup to a stovetop or springing for an immersion blender, the Smart Kitchen Robot will also heat things up for you.
Unlike the TM6, however, the most obvious differentiator is undoubtedly its price tag. IUIGA’s Smart Kitchen Robot is currently priced at an introductory price of S$890.10, about 62% cheaper than the leading brand.
It comes with 11 attachments and accessories including tools for kneading, frying, stirring etc.
Here are some photos of the appliance:
Professional cooking methods
Amongst many things, IUIGA Smart Kitchen Robot features a strong torque that allows it to shift the speed range from 60rpm to 10000rpm quickly, and 10 levels of heat to meet your needs from frying to making soup.
Users can also control time settings precisely to 0.1s, so whether it’s juicing fruits or slow cooking soup, the machine will time it just right.
Not a bona fide cook? This smart appliance is perfect as it comes with more than 1000 in-built recipes for reference. Just pick one and the robot will aid you step by step.
One catch: You’ll only be able to preorder it from IUIGA for now. Preorders will only be fulfilled when the minimum order quantity (MOQ) is met.
However, there is no indication on IUIGA’s website what the MOQ exactly is. In the event that the MOQ is not met, purchases will be 100% refunded.
Assuming the MOQ is met, IUIGA indicated an estimated delivery date of 25 December 2021.
IUIGA isn’t the only kitchen manufacturer appealing to millennials and city dwellers by claiming to replace several appliances with one multi-purpose device, but it is the most affordable one so far.
Another alternative in the realm of smart kitchen all-in-ones is the TOKIT Omni Cook (preorder here). At USD799, it is still relatively cheaper than the TM6.
That said, opinions on whether or not these devices actually save time and space are often mixed. Will they replace your immersion blender? Can it compete with established brands like Thermomix? Only time (or an actual side-by-side test) can tell.