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How to Stay Connected with Faraway Family This Year: GE Kitchen Hub

by Waverly Wilde

Can we all agree that 2020 will go down as officially the strangest year of all time? From a global pandemic to massive wildfires throughout the nation, to even an aggressive species of incredibly venomous hornets having been discovered in the United States, it would seem that this year takes the cake on most bizarre situations to occur during one rotation around the sun.

And with the holidays coming up, there’s one question that we’ve all been wondering: Will COVID-19 keep us in quarantine and away from our family and friends? It’s frustrating that we may not be able to be in physical contact with loved ones, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to connect with them at all!

Now with the GE Kitchen Hub, an over-the-range ventilation system and smart touchscreen combo, you’ll be able to do everything from chatting with grandma face-to-face about a specific recipe to checking everyone’s schedule from one place in the kitchen. This hub was made to keep you connected, and it’s come at a perfect time in our history. Explore more ways to stay close with your favorite people by using the GE Kitchen Hub in your home.

 Video Chat with Loved Ones 

Chatting with someone virtually isn’t a new concept – in fact, these days we do it so often it’s pretty much the new normal. But have you ever had the chance to video chat with your Great Aunt Tessie from one of your kitchen appliances? No? Well, we highly recommend it! With the GE Kitchen Hub, you can video chat with your loved ones hands-free while also prepping dinner if you wanted. Finally, a way to safely cook socially no matter the distance. 

The Kitchen Hub nestles right above your range or cooktop where it provides a high-powered, 4-speed, adjustable ventilation system that gets rid of smoke and odors efficiently. Also, there are two cameras: a forward-facing one that is perfect for regular face-to-face chats and an overhead one that is ideal for those times you want to share what you’re cooking on the stove with everyone. You can also snap pictures of the food you’re cooking and share them on social media! 

So next time you’re cooking up one of mom’s specials, give her a video call on your GE Kitchen Hub and literally show her how it’s coming along. The camera angle is so good, she’ll be able to take a look and let you know what you’re missing.

Store Family Recipes 

It’s unfortunate that we aren’t able to be with everyone we want to during this odd day and age, but we can still stay connected by preparing food that reminds us of loved ones. The GE Kitchen Hub allows you to manually save old family recipes that you remember growing up with so that anytime you need a little reminder of grandma’s love, you can make a bowl of her special potato soup she used to cook up. One bite of that and all the nostalgic feelings will rush back. 

Not only that, but with the Flavorly recipe app powered by SideChef equipped to the Kitchen Hub, you’re given a guided cooking experience, thousands of recipes to scroll through, a step-by-step instructions guide, automated appliance functions, and even the option to control the Kitchen Hub with your voice. So, if a certain recipe jumps out at you, you can simply touch to favorite it so that it’s conveniently stored and organized. 

Manage the Family Calendar 

There’s a good chance that only your immediate family is coming to Thanksgiving this year, and that's alright! With the U+ Connect smart home app on your GE Kitchen Hub, you’ll be able to sync everyone’s calendar to one system so that nothing will get in the way of holiday events this year. You’ll know when your kid’s football practice is, when the next bake sale is happening, and when your dog’s vet appointment is taking place so that you always know what’s going on in your family’s life. Keep track of your loved ones while also managing other appliances, adjusting your lighting, brewing some coffee, and more. 

At Grand, we want your appliances to connect you to more than just food. With the help of the GE Kitchen Hub, you’ll have the opportunity to stay connected to your family and friends, your favorite shows, the family calendar, and of course recipes to make the perfect meals. 

If you’re interested in learning more about this appliance, check out our Kitchen Hub overview here. Of course, if you’d prefer to speak with an expert on the subject, feel free to give us a call or stop in for a visit. Our team is here to get your questions answered so that you can make the right decision for your lifestyle.