There's no time for grocery shopping, the pantry contains some random tins and dinner inspiration is a long way away. There's now software to fix that.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken hold of the kitchen, thanks to start-ups such as Silicon Valley-based Innit, which has created a cloud-based "kitchen platform" that connects to smart kitchen appliances in order to tell the user what to cook. Really.
Products in the refrigerator are recognized by cameras with image recognition software, which can send the information to either a smart oven so the oven can regulate the temperature and timing to cook the food, or to third-party recipe programs that generate recipes based on the available ingredients. The process can be controlled by the user through an app.
Innit CEO Kevin Brown told CNBC's "The Rundown" that bringing smart devices into the kitchen was a natural progression for the IoT.
"Consumers are using their smart phones and tablets and smart appliances in every walk of life - their cars now have screens in them, everything is now starting to get more connected - so it's a pretty natural transition to then start doing that in the kitchen," he said.