With technology evolving at such an accelerated pace, inventions like this one don’t surprise us that much, but they sure delight wannabe chefs.
Years and years of professional training is what is sometimes necessary for a chef to learn how much time it takes for a chicken to roast just enough or for that apple pie to bake. Thanks to a San Francisco startup, you will be able to have similar results in your very home.
This June, the company has announced the creation of an intelligent oven with the- impressive ability of identifying food that you put in it, and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Big enough for you to cook even larger food items, such as roasts or pizzas, the countertop oved is more than your ordinary kitchen appliance; it comes with a five-inch touch screen display, Nvidia processors and a digital scale. It is also equipped with a glass door – specially treated so it never gets too hot for touch – and it boasts carbon-fiber heating elements inside it.
But beside these qualities, the technological advancements are what really set this Wi-Fi-connected oven apart: it is designed with software and hardware that give it the ability of recognizing food.
A wide-angle HD camera fit inside the oven works hand in hand with intelligence algorithms to provide the machine with information about the type of food that you put in it, establishing the amount of time it needs cooking.
Because it is only a beta product so far, the oven will only recognize a handful of common foods, such as bread or different meats, but the designers are confident it will become more and more accurate based on user experience that will expand its database.
The oven dubbed as “June” is able to identify cookie dough, steak, chicken, toast, bacon, hamburger buns and a few more food items, according to CEO and cofounder, Matt Van Horn.
As expected, the oven has a companion app that monitors the progress of your meal. You can set it to send notifications and alerts if the food is done, or close to being done. The app also acts as a remote control, allowing the user to adjust the oven’s temperature or even turn it off before the meal is done.
If you’re not at home while the food is in the oven, the app will live stream from the HD camera, enabling you to keep tabs on the progress of the cooking. And if you have no idea what you want to cook, the app will provide you with a collection of recipes.
The only thing standing between you and this oven is its price tag – $1,495 if you pre-order it and $2,995 after July 10. First orders are expected to be shipped in spring 2016.
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