LG Electronics will reveal the next phase in the development of the smart kitchen at CES 2019. Partnerships will play a key role in creating a better culinary experience, according to LG, demonstrated by the company’s partnership with Drop, the developer behind the Drop KitchenOS platform. Better integration of kitchen appliances, such as ovens, into the connected home will be a key factor in making the smart kitchen more attractive to consumers. The agreement with Drop adds to the company’s growing list of smart kitchen partners, which also include Innit and SideChef. LG’s connected smart kitchen collection of ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers are working together to help simplify the task of food preparation as well as the cleanup. To provide more flexible ways to connect to the wealth of smart recipes available to the smart kitchen, LG is adding its XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 Smart Display to the family. This powerful stereo speaker with AI built-in includes the convenience of Google Assistant for a pleasant, hands-free option to cooking. The 8-inch touch screen displays thousands of smart personalized recipes from Innit. “Through partnerships that tap into today’s more intelligent kitchen appliances, we’re able to deliver the smart kitchen experience that customers have been asking for – said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company -. Technology is making the kitchen more and more complicated and our vision is to create an environment that is welcoming and stress-free so that families can enjoy the optimal culinary experience without having to eat out or order in”.