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How to Connect Recipe Management Apps to Your Smart Oven

by Pam Silvia

If you’ve ever relied on a handwritten recipe, then you know the struggle: illegible scrawls, smudged ink and pencil markings, or even worse—you’ve accidentally thrown away the directions for making Grandma’s sacred turkey stuffing.

But fear not! Recipe management apps keep your favorite recipes in one place, rendering your scattered index cards and loose sheets of step-by-step instructions as relics of the past.

Thanks to specially equipped smart ranges and wall ovens, you can literally tap into your inner chef by syncing your smartphone to your cooking appliance! From allowing you to scan barcodes on packaged foods and to save favorite recipes, smart appliances with app connectivity can save you time and agony during the holiday season. Check out how GE Profile, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool can help you streamline family dinners.

GE Profile

Incorporating smart tech and cutting-edge features into every appliance to make life simpler, GE Profile is your saving grace in the kitchen. Teeming with convenient features we’ve come to expect in smart appliances, such as remote preheating, monitoring, and temperature control, the GE Profile™ 29.75" Electric Built-In Single Oven (PTS7000SNSS and PTS7000BNTS) also allows you to use your smartphone to scan barcodes on food packaging to automatically send exact instructions for cooking times and power levels to the appliance.

Despite the many choices in cooking and baking options, many home chefs don’t alter the default settings on their ovens beyond setting the temperature for any given recipe. With the scan-to-cook feature, you can take full advantage of the smart oven’s capabilities by letting the appliance optimize the settings and perform the heavy lifting, whether it’s properly baking a roll of cookie dough or a frozen chicken pot pie.

Not only that, but many GE Profile wall ovens also have a Recipes option (which you can select on its interactive touchscreen panel) that allows you to access pre-loaded recipes for main ingredients. New recipes can be loaded and followed via the same GE Appliances Kitchen App that lets you control your appliance remotely. 

With these appliances offering Air Fry and True European Convection, the culinary possibilities for your holiday menu are seemingly endless.


True to their name, KitchenAid appliances have been steadfast fixtures in American households ever since their revolutionary stand mixers first hit the market in 1919. The manufacturer has come a long way since then. Case in point: the KitchenAid® 30" Stainless Steel Smart Electric Oven/Micro Combo Built In (KOCE900HSS). Its sleek interactive panel provides an on-screen recipe guide, including step-by-step instructions with ingredient lists and cooking times along with videos for preloaded recipes. Not only that, but this smart feature can also suggest when to tend to or take out the food.

In addition to being able to power your wall oven remotely from your smartphone or tablet, connectivity via the KitchenAid app allows you to enter your own cooking instructions for any family-favorite entrée and save them for next time. This app also lets you register your oven to help ensure prompt delivery of powered accessories included with your purchase: a cooking stone and a steamer attachment.

Plus, when you download the Yummly app and search “KitchenAid,” you can open the door to over 90 attachment-ready recipes, including a dry-rubbed roasted turkey and an asparagus red pepper quiche.

If that’s not enough, KitchenAid smart ovens can even update their own capabilities via WiFi, send you push notifications to your smart device, and be controlled via voice commands while using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.


Speaking of Yummly, you can also take advantage of the Guided Cooking feature with a Whirlpool kitchen range or wall oven. Meal prep has never been easier than with step-by-step video tutorials you can view from your smartphone or tablet—there’s even a convenient option that allows you to sync your device to your Whirlpool appliance and send cooking instructions to automatically preheat, set timers, and more.

We all have those days where we can use some extra assistance, whether it’s speeding up preparation for holiday dinner parties or brainstorming meals on days you’re not feeling very creative. And if you’re busy elsewhere in the home, Yummly can push notifications to your smart device to let you know when to check on your dish or take it out of the oven.

There’s a reason Whirlpool is the #1 selling appliance brand in the U.S.A. In addition to being able to connect with recipe management apps, the Whirlpool® 30" Slide In Gas Range - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel (WEGA25H0HZ) can receive cooking instructions with the scan-to-cook feature on the Whirlpool smart oven app. Not only that, but this smart range can also assess a frozen meal’s barcode and send recommendations or accept customized instructions from your smartphone or tablet for dinner done the way your family wants it.

To top it off, the touchscreen on the slide-in gas range and the Whirlpool® 30" Electric Single Oven Built In-Print Resist Black Stainless (WOS72EC0HV) learns, adjusts and suggests customized presets based on your family routines, giving you automatic access to the recipes that you use over, and over, and over again.

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