It took less than half a day for Suvie, the multi-zone, connected cooking appliance, to zoom past its initial goal of raising $100,000 on Kickstarter. As of 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Suvie had raised $323,943 and sold out of its first tier rewards which offered a discounted machine for $429.
As Mike wrote last week, Suvie is part of a new wave of startups that aim to take almost all of the work out of cooking by connecting a smart appliance with a pre-packaged meal service.
The Suvie device itself crams four different cooking methods into one box, including a broiler, steamer, rice maker and sous vide. It will even keep your food cold in the device until your ready to cook.
In addition to the device itself, Suvie will offer a meal kit service that will automatically know how to cook each ingredient at the right temperature and for the right amount of time, so everything is done at the same time.
Elsewhere today, Tovala, a different connected oven-plus-meal service already available, announced that it received an undisclosed investment from food giant Tyson. (Insert your own “this space is heating up” joke here.)
Those interested in Suvie can still pick one up for a reduced rate of $479 with an estimated delivery of December 2018. Once Suvie hits the retail shelves, it will sell for $599.