Keurigs are possibly the most wasteful gadget we could have in our homes. The plastic from all of those overpriced coffee pods just makes me cringe. I’m not a fan. Well, get ready for a Cookie Keurig. That’s right. SideChef just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Wi-Fi-connected cookie oven. For real.
The CHiP countertop oven is designed to bake just a small batch of cookies, and SideChef will sell cookie dough pods that each contain enough for a single cookie. It’s essentially an EZ-Bake oven for adults.
You use the Chip’s app to scan the QR code on the package of dough, and the app will send baking instructions to the Chip via Wi-Fi. Pop the dough ball out of the pods and into the Chip. Its 4-inch convection fan circulates hot air and bakes up to four cookies in less than 10 minutes. The app will send you a notification when it’s done. You can also use the app to send CookieGrams, which are basically videos of you eating cookies. Now that’s just going to piss off those who don’t have cookies.
SideChef estimates that the retail price for the Chip to be $249(USD), however 500 lucky folks who want to get in early can preorder the oven for $99(USD) during the Kickstarter campaign. SideChef will sell subscriptions for its cookie dough pods with prices ranging from 88 cents to $2 a pod. What do you think? Does anyone really need this?