Paragon Smart Cooking System


Paragon Smart Cooking System

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The Paragon system brings precision to any induction cookware using temperature control instead of traditional power control. Through bluetooth connectivity with the Paragon’s cooktop, mat, and probe you can sear, poach, simmer, sous vide, sauté, and stir-fry to perfection.

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Meet Paragon

Traditional cooktops have settings of low to high, but just like baking, precise and consistent temperature is a must to craft the best dishes. Temperature directly affects the flavor of ingredients and is the secret to cooking like a pro.
In order to bring precision to the cooktop, the engineers at FirstBuild have designed the ultimate cooking system. The Paragon gives you flexibility to precisely control pan temperature with the mat, or liquid temperature with the probe. Whether experimenting with sous vide or cooking the perfect pancake, Paragon gives you the tools to do it right the first time - and every time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Paragon

  • What is included when I buy Paragon?

    – Wireless temperature sensor
    – Cooktop
    – Paragon App (which will be downloadable on your smartphone for free)

  • Where do I get the app?

    To download the FirstBuild app, visit the App Store and Google Play.

  • What type of cookware do I need?

    Cookware must be ‘induction ready’. To test your pot or pan, verify a magnet clings when held against the bottom of the cookware. Many, if not most, pots and pans will work with the Paragon Induction Cooktops. Induction-ready pots are widely available, and start at very reasonable prices.

    If you don’t yet have induction pots or pans, we recommend Chantal Induction Cookware because their line of enamel-on-steel cookware provides a chemical-free, energy-efficient, naturally stick-resistant way to cook on any stove top, including magnetic-induction stoves. The nonporous surfaces of this cookware makes it the ideal choice for healthy cooking. Additionally, all Chantal cookware is specifically designed to go from freezer to stove to table and then directly into the dishwasher.

  • What cooking methods does Paragon support?

    The Paragon Induction Cooktop is capable of cooking using several methods that have not been available to home cooks in single device. Sous vide, deep frying, simmering, and holding at precise serving temperature are all assisted by the wireless temperature sensor. Paragon is powerful enough to sear meats, and also provides a standard (non-feedback controlled) cooking mode by setting burner power to levels 1-10.

Paragon FAQs

  • How do I know if my Paragon Temperature Sensor is charging?

    The display on the probe will be black (no LEDs turned on) when the probe is charging.  You can, however open the app and verify that the probe battery % is increasing (the probe and cooktop must both be turned on in order for this to work.

    The probe has a battery indicator that will flash once every 5 seconds when the battery has less than 15% of is full charge remaining.

  • How do I connect the probe to the Paragon cooktop?

    To sync the probe to the paragon, make sure that the paragon is plugged in and the probe is charged. Then hold the button in on the probe for 3 seconds until you see “sync” on the cooktop display. The bluetooth indicator on the probe should now flash every 5 seconds on the temperature probe.

  • Why is a light on my temperature probe flashing?

    Your battery is low. The probe has a battery indicator that will flash once every 5 seconds when the battery has less than 15% of is full charge remaining. There is also a battery power level indicator (shown as a %) that is shown in the app.  The probe and paragon cooktop must be turned on in order for the battery power level to show in the app.

  • Why is temperature control so important?

    Controlling temperature is one of the most critical components of cooking. Consider the following examples:

    Steak is notoriously difficult to cook just the way you want. Just a few degrees too high, and your medium rare steak turns to medium well. With Paragon, you can get edge-to-edge medium rare, medium well, or whatever you like. You get the same results every time.

    Cooking candies like caramel requires constant monitoring of a thermometer or testing the hardness. Paragon monitors the temp for you and ensures that the temp never exceeds your target temperature.

    Imagine the possibilities. With Paragon, we can constantly monitor the cooking temperature. FirstBuild community members are working on new applications that reduce the complexity of tasks like brewing beer and cooking rice. Ultimately, we envision a system that can replay any cooking temperature profile to ensure that whatever you are cooking is made perfect, the same every time.

Specs

Temperature stability (probe) +/-1°F
Temperature stability (mat) +/- 5°F under typical conditions
Cooktop maximum temperature 500°F (375°F for precision cooking)
Battery Life 30 hours
Battery Charge Port Micro USB
Burner Interface Capacitive-touch User Interface
Temperature Control Up/Down buttons allow temperature setting to 1°F / 1°C

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