We bought a Smart Fridge. These are our thoughts… | Chef Reviews Kitchen Gadgets

(solemn violin music) – Hello, everyone, I’m afraid we’ve got to start this video with some sad news. One of the “Sorted” members, who have been with us on screen for the last 10 years, is sadly, leaving us. Today, we say goodbye to our red fridge, (needle scratches) and

we’re replacing it with one of the most requested gadget reviews we’ve ever had on the show. (swing jazz music) – Oh, smooth. – A smart fridge. (upbeat jazzy music) – Yay, or ooh, or mm mm. – Now, we have not been sent this, gifted it, nor is this

video sponsored. We’re content first here, so we bought it, and now, we’re gonna figure out what it does and whether a smart fridge actually does make life in the kitchen smarter. We have a chef, we have a normal, let’s play. – Have we got a receipt? (Jamie laughs)

(playful music) – We’re not returning it because this is how we had to get it into the building. (image swooshes) (sneaker squeaks) – Okay, and down. – Right. – Hey, do you wanna swap? – Oh, that is alright. – One, two, three, lift. – Not that hard. –

Ah. – Oh my god, go. (fridge thumps) (sneakers squeak) – Okay, lift. – Boys, smart fridges, excited? – I’m excited because I want to know

what it does, over and above just a fridge and a tablet. – Well, let me tell you. This one, which is the Samsung

Family Hub SpaceMax, not an ad, has temperature controls, a fridge control app, a smart assistant, you can see inside the fridge, you can tag food so it tells you when it’s going off. It has a phone app, analytics for power consumptions, massive screen that you can run apps

and watch YouTube on. And it’s a fridge and it’s a freezer. – (laughs) And it keeps things cold. – Which is all we’ve been using it for, for the last two weeks. (Kush and Jamie laughs) So you have your touch screen there. Here are all your apps. –

Fridge manager. – Fridge manager, oh. Uh, let’s turn the temperature on the fridge up. – Are you trying to cook in it? (laughs) – No, just, one degree is a bit excessive isn’t it? – Five degrees, safe. – Save, okay, cool. – We have minus 23. – That’s

not cold enough. Oh, it’s on Power Freeze, that’s fine. – You’ve a the Power Freeze function. – Is that it? – The ideal temperature for a freezer is minus 19. – Power Freeze decreases the time to freeze your food. – You can link it to your favourite audio

streaming platforms as well. Oh, great, Fleetwood Mac? – Yes. – Let’s play that. (upbeat rock music plays and stops) We haven’t got the rights for that. (Jamie and Kush laugh) So let’s get hooked up to an app, we’ve actually already put it on your phones. – Yep. –

Right. – So again, I’ve got the temperature controls for the fridge and for the freezer. I’ve got a camera of what’s happening inside the fridge. – Which can also be accessed by a four-finger swipe on the screen. – On, which way? – Down. (cheerful upbeat music) – Ooh.

– Yeah, that matches that. – Okay. – That’s what we’ve got. – Now, open the fridge. (upbeat music) – Okay. – We’ve got Dr. Pepper, peppers, ooh. (text swooshes) Like peppers, don’t we? And so it’s doing you three shelves? Doing you 2 1/2 shelves, with that camera. It’s

quite a narrow field of vision for quite a big fridge. – So you can select foods. – It says food list, what’s the food list feature? Click on the food list, see what happens. Nothing. – So what you can do here, is you can add the foods in

your fridge and you can add expiry dates. And then the fridge will tell you when you’re within a certain number of days of that food expiry. It is all manual at the moment, so you have to literally, go through. So tag an onion- – Add? – Add to

your food list. – Uh, food, onion. I’m gonna do S, ’cause there’s a few in there. Okay, expiry? – We bought ’em today. – But they’re an onion. (upbeat music continues) So. (Mike laughs) We’ll leave that for the next head of food. – I really like that feature

because there are so many times where I put things in the fridge and then because they’re at the back of the fridge- – And you forget they’re there. – You forget that they’re there and you get to them a day late, two days late and you’re having to

do the sniff test before deciding whether to throw them away or put ’em in the freezer for next time- – (laughs) Put them in the freezer? – Yeah. – When something expired, you just go, “put it in the freezer,” let someone else worry about it- – You file

it in the freezer? – Yeah, no, smell it, if it’s all right but we’re not gonna eat it today, then it goes into the freezer, it’s fine. – Freezer- – Yeah, but you realise that by the time you’ve defrosted it, it’s spent two days extra to defrost so

it’s probably gone bad? – Sniff it again. (playful music) – He’s still standing. – Yeah. – He’s got a great constitution. – (laughs) So I know you’re saying, it’s manual at the moment, I can see technology improving and that becoming more of an automatic thing. Wouldn’t it be

great if you could just like, scan the barcode or something? It does that- – Hold that thought. – Okay, tell us. – Because on the app there’s a meat scan function, where you can scan the barcode or the label of meat and theoretically, it should log it. We’ve

preloaded your fridge with some chicken. – I’ll hold the door open. – I don’t know whether it needs to be sort of generic supermarket stuff, this is. – So this is connected to the internet, find the label, and in theory, tell you what it is and when it’s

going out date? – I’m not gonna lie, we tried this on multiple packets of meats from multiple supermarkets and couldn’t get it to work. – Ah. – We kind of followed the instructions, it does say scan the barcode. We tried that and we just can’t get it to

connect. – If it’s new technology, it might not be ready? – It’s true, that may well be the case. – That’s not working, which is a shame. I’d really like it if that did work. – And if it did other things, like fish, dairy, items that you would

want to keep for a short amount of time. – I think it adds an extra process to putting the shopping away. But it’s a useful process that we don’t currently do and therefore, we’d probably, waste more food because of it? – It feels like a really lovely thing

to have. – Yeah. – But it’s there, and you have to expend the effort to use it. But the fact it’s there, is a good thing. – Yes. – Because it hopefully, will reduce your food waste. – Yeah. – Or you chucking stuff out or wasting money. –

And it’ll balance going to the shop to replace the food that’s gone out of update. – Yeah. – So spend five minutes inputting your food, save 50 minutes going shopping? – And the money. – And the money- – And the food waste itself. – Food waste, environment. –

But the reality is, would you regularly do that? – I’d like to think I would for meat and dairy, probably. – Cool, nice. Maybe now’s a good time to try using the smart assistant. This has Bixby, which is the “Hey Google,” Alexa equivalent, specifically for Samsung stuff. –

Right? – Give it a go. – Hey Bixby? (device beeps) Show me what’s in the fridge. (device beeps) – Okay, I’ve opened inside fridge. – Ah. – Oh, there you go. – Cool. – There you go. – That’s more useful. – So why don’t we have a play

around, tagging some other stuff? – Put a put a day on a pepper, they always go. – Yeah. – Let’s do chicken, chicken bites, chicken bullion, chicken breast. Fridge freezer, cool select, pantry, multi pantry. – Ooh. – Ah, you can track every single ingredient in your kitchen, yeah.

– That’s in the house. – Nice. – So now, if you go to your food list. – Sort by expiration. So we know that the chicken and the pepper are going, have naught, two days left. – Let’s go to the food app, cooking, sorry, so in cooking, this

is the equivalent of what you are seeing on your phone. – Yeah. – I think, it’d be really cool if you find something that you want to cook. – Yeah? – We test the recipe itself, but one of you runs to the shops to pick up the ingredients.

You can use the recipe list feature, and you can use the View In Fridge function to double check what you’ve got, (Jamie chuckles) and whether you need to buy it. – Okay. – How about a griddled pineapple and chicken salad with nam jim dressing? – Let’s go for

it. – Sounds good. – That sounds great. – You can select all ingredients and then send to shopping list. – Yeah. – Is this your shopping list? – That is our shopping list. – Well, let’s get shopping and cooking in a more physical way. (upbeat music) (scanner beeps)

(packets rustle) (upbeat music continues) So griddled pineapple and chicken salad with nam jim dressing, should we do some cooking? – Yeah. – Okay. – Step-by-step cooking? – Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. (light playful music) Add the beans, cook for 30 secs, then scoop up

with a slotted spoon and plunge straight into cold water. Bring the water back to the boil. Add the chicken breasts, then reduce the heat to a gentle bubble. After three minutes, (Jamie laughs) remove the pan and the heat but leave the chicken to continue poaching for 10 minutes.

Check the chicken is cooked through, then drain or poach for a few mins more, if necessary. – Number one, that’s one step. Number two, she said “sex.” (Mike and Jamie laugh) – Number three, there was no list of equipment beforehand. – No. – So we’ve got now, gotta

go, boil water, pan, and I bet we’ll have to do that a few times. – Right, can I get a saucepan out? – Yeah, I’m guessing (pan clunks) it’s big enough ’cause it didn’t say how big. But, whoa. (water hisses and bubbles) – Have you had that on

the hob? – Yeah. – Right. – I can’t help myself. – Right, hey Bixby, show me ingredient list. (device beeps) – I can only help you with my shopping list. – Yes, that’s something. – Would you like to know what’s on your shopping list? – Yes. (device beeps)

– There are 14 items in your shopping list. – A hundred grammes. – The first five are- – And those are bean sprouts. – Bean sprouts, cherry tomatoes, coriander, coriander, and fish sauce. Do you want to hear more? – Yes. (device beeps) – Garlic cloves, green beans, brown

nut oil, honey roasted peanuts, and limes. Do you want to hear more? – No, ’cause I’ll forget. – Right. (packet rustles) – There you go. You’re gonna add the green beans? – Yep. – Second Kush is getting me some cold water. And Mike, can you give me the

chicken out the fridge? – Yes. – This is teamwork. It just said put ’em in whole, right? Okay, fine. (cheerful music) Hey Bixby, next step. (device beeps) – Peel the pineapple and cut through the core into quarters. Cut out and discard the core, then thinly slice. Heat a

griddle pan until very hot. Brush the pineapple slices with a little oil and cook for one to two mins. – J, do you wanna go get a griddle pan? – No, ’cause it’s been 30 seconds and I’m still on step one. – Kush? So peel a pineapple. (upbeat

music) What are you doing, J? What’s happened today? (Jamie laughs) – Three skinless chicken breasts. – That pan is quite small, but they didn’t specify size, go for it. (upbeat music) – Hey Bixby, set a timer for three minutes. – Starting the timer for three minutes. – Lovely.

– Hey Bixby, next step. – We figured it out. – Heat a griddle pan until very hot, brush the pineapple slices with a little oil and cook for one to two mins each side until charred and just starting to soften. Transfer to a plate. – Having fun lads?

– Like with every piece of technology, you have to learn how to use it. – Use it. – Your initial way of using it might not be the way that it’s programmed so you have to kind of get into a rhythm with it. – Yeah. – I reckon,

we might get there. (upbeat music continues) (needle scratches) (cheerful music) – Oh. – You’re so distracted, aren’t you? – That’s lovely. – I like that. ♪ Gonna take it off the heat ♪ ♪ And leave it for 10 more minutes ♪ – Ah, hey Bixby, turn off alarm

and set another timer for 10 minutes. – Kush, give it a chance. Tell her to set the timer for the chicken poaching because if it’s got multiple timers that you can set with different labels- – Yeah, you wanna know. – That’s quite helpful. – Hey Bixby, set a

timer for 10 minutes for the poaching chicken, for Jamie. (device beeps) (upbeat music) – Pokemon chicken Virginia timer for 10 minutes, starting now. (Mike laughs) – It’s your accent. – Should I what, go posher? – Try posher. – Hello Bixby. (Jamie laughs) (device beeps) – One would like

a timer set for Jamie, for 10 minutes for the poached chicken. (device beeps) – Cooked chicken timer for 10 minutes, starting now. – Meh, all right. – Great. – I cook and listen to music at the same time. – Yep. – Yes, so can we play music? –

Yeah, we’ll probably have to blank it out, but- – Can we watch something on it then? – Yeah, sure. – YouTube, hey Bixby. (device beeps) Show me “Sorted Food” videos on YouTube. – Salted? (upbeat music) (device beeps) – Yay, oh, who’s that? – Oh no. – Salt Bae,

you asked for- – Salt Bae? – Although we do pop up on, right the top, that’s good. (upbeat music continues) – Oh, we can use this music. (food sizzles) – Boys, lift the cloche- – Ooh, this is “Inception.” – So there you go, you can watch TV, watch

online content. – We are gonna get a copyright strike on this video. – I know, I know. – For our own video? (Jamie and crew laugh) – Shall we pop back to the recipe, quickly? – Let’s pop back to the recipe- – At the moment we’ve got a

lot of pineapple and some wet chicken. (Mike and Jamie laugh) – For the dressing, put the chilies in a small bowl, cover with kettle-hot water and set aside for five minutes. Put the sugar, garlic, and coriander in a mortar and pound to a paste with a pestle. Drain

the chilli, add to the mortar, then pound again. Stir in the remaining dressing ingredients and taste to make sure you have a good balance of hot, sweet, sour, and salty. Adjust with more chilli, sugar, lime or SH sauce if you like. – What, ah, fish shauce. – Fish

shauce? – Fish shauce? – Shauce, shauce. Are we gonna have to go through the whole rigmarole of finding out how many chilies again, by going back and forth, or shall I just make a lovely nam jim? – You are the chef, just do it. – Lovely. (upbeat music)

– Pineapple’s done. – I’m making a quick nam jim because we’re running out of time before that chicken’s ready and we want eat it hot. – Yeah, ooh I dunno how long is left. Hey Bixby. (device beeps) How long left on my timer? – These are your three

ongoing timers. – Pokemon chicken Virginia, (Jamie and Kush laugh) has a minute, 46 left on it. Cooked chicken has two minutes, 15 on it. – Okay fine. – And timer two has one minute, 10 seconds on it. – Lovely, what other features does it have that we haven’t

talked about yet? – What I’m quite interested on is, so this is the family hub bit, that they’re calling it. It has sticky notes and a whiteboard. So can you operate that via voice? – Hey Bixby, (device beeps) write a memo saying, we need beer. (device beeps) –

I’ve created your memo for you. – Lovely. (ragtime piano music) – Ooh, the Pokemon chicken Virginia’s ready, check if it’s cooked. – That’s gonna be overdone now. – Oh no. – No. – So let’s play around with the whiteboard. Pumpy was here. (Jamie laughs) – Where is she,

anyway? (blender buzzes) (upbeat music continues) I’ve made a kind of a nam jim. – That is a beautifully cooked tuna steak though, isn’t it? (Jamie and Kush laugh) – I think that this is a badly put together recipe that lives on another website. – Exactly. – It’s nothing

to do with the fridge itself, we’re just using- – The fridge to access the recipe. – Exactly. – Shred the chicken and- (ragtime piano music) – Hey, Bixby, stop timer. (device beeps) (ragtime music continues) – No timers are running right now. – It’s ’cause it’s finished, Kush. –

Hey Bixby, cancel timer. – Your timer, zero one, has been dismissed. – There we go, we’ve figured it out. – Dismiss timer, that would be a better way- – We just need to speak her language. – Shred the chicken and pile onto a platter with the remaining salad

ingredients. Drizzle with the dressing and toss together just before serving. – Do you think it’s done? – No. So if we pre-slice it a bit and then put it back in, it’ll cook it instantly. – Okay. – Chef’s hack. – So there’s a a vacation mode where the

refrigerator will set the temperature to under 17 degrees C to minimise power consumption. Use this if you’re going on a long vacation or business trip or do not need to use the refrigerator. – But it won’t turn itself off fully? – No, so it will keep everything at

under 17 degrees. – So vacation mode is to keep your jams and your pickles- – So you’re not leaving chicken in it. – No, you’re not leaving anything other than like, jars of pickles and mayonnaise. – So it’s just gotta keep them at a stable temperature. But it

doesn’t need to cool them down to five degrees, one degrees, yeah. – Yeah. I think, it’s a bit of a misnomer, but saying that, it’ll keep the freezer on, it probably can’t turn off the compressor ’cause then the freezer will stop working. So it’ll minimise the amount of

cold air going into the fridge space. Smart. – Mm. – Should we plate up, Jamie? – Yes. (upbeat music) – It’s a lot of pineapple. All the dressing. (upbeat music continues) Let’s test one thing, is the freezer cold, Mike? Oh, very cold. – It looks very cold. –

Tick. – Okay. – Right, so it does do one of its things. – You can also track the energy usage. Since the beginning of the month, and we’re currently on day four of that month, we’ve spent one pound 51, and it reckons it’ll cost 10 pounds 92 across

the month. I don’t know how it calculates that. – I don’t know how much a normal fridge would cost, but I do know that we’ve been using this on the lowest freezer setting, on the lowest fridge setting and using it as a speaker and playing around with it.

– Lowest as in the most intense? – Exactly, like the lowest temperature setting. – Yeah. – So we’ve been maxing it out, to be honest. – Yeah, it sits in a very hot studio. – Yeah. – And we have a lot of very expensive Grana Padano to keep

cold. (Jamie laughs) – Pfft, that we do. Let’s dig into the food and we’ll have a summary chat of our findings. (upbeat music) Cheers. – This is our polite chicken salad. (upbeat music continues) – So obviously, this is a first-usage experience, okay? It’s not an in-depth review. we’re

not familiar with it. But taking that into consideration, immediate thoughts? – Like I mentioned before, I’ve got a non-smart Samsung, American fridge freezer, similar to this ice machine, in the kitchen at home. I’ve also got a really, really dumb American fridge freezer in the utility room ’cause I

cater a lot. I can’t see that merging everything into one unit that’s gonna benefit me in any way. But then again, I don’t have a large family. I’ve got a little baby. (Jamie laughs) – This is the Family Hub. – You’re a family man? – Yep. – All

the little family bits, can you see those being useful? – They’re fun and I think, they would be useful once you get to learn how use them and get the most out of them. And if you’ve got a big kitchen and you are looking for a top of

the range fridge, I imagine that you’d look at that and go, you know what? Yeah. – Well, before you commit to that sentence, let me tell you the price. So a premium Samsung equivalent, without the smart features and the screen, they retail for about 1,000 pounds. This is

2,600 pounds. (bell rings) – We’ve already bought it and we can’t take it back? – No we can’t, not because we want to return it, but because I refuse to go back downstairs with it. (Jamie laughs) – So 1,600 pounds to build in, so a tablet, a big

speaker, and a little camera inside that doesn’t do much? I’m out. – Kush is out. – If I was looking to spend a lot of money on a fridge freezer, I would wait for the second or third iteration of that to come out. I think it has the

potential to be incredibly useful, eh, but it’s not there yet. And it’s a shed load of money. – I think, I’d agree, I think the individual functions are really useful. What I do really like is the food list feature and the logging of expiry dates. – Yeah. –

You’ve got to meet it halfway by actually programming in everything. But the fact that that’s integrated, ties in all of the conversations and the food waste issues that we talk about, and I love that about it. – You will waste less food if you use that function. –

Yeah. – And once the phone app is up to speed with scanning, like it started already, easy. – Yeah. – Yeah. – As soon as other competitors enter the market, I think LG will do a similar version. – Yeah, they do. – As long as other brands get

in there, everything will come down in price and then you’ve got choice, it won’t be a monopoly. – A really cool thing to get to try out. – Yeah. – Because who gets to do this for a job? (laughs) – Well, we’ve bought it, so the fridge is

staying in a studio with us. We’ll update you on our thoughts if anything changes. Well, what do you reckon? Comment down below, let us know, would you buy a smart fridge? Have you already got a smart fridge? Tell us what you think. (music ends)

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