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Brief Published: 26 Jun 2015

Intuitive Oven

The June Oven

A San Francisco-based start-up has created a new counter-top smart oven that is able to recognise items of food placed inside it before cooking them to perfection.

The wi-fi-enabled appliance features a touchscreen display, digital scales, an internal temperature probe and a high definition camera. It uses algorithms to detect types of food and calculate ideal cooking times.

Currently, the machine can recognise foods such as chicken, steak, white fish, cookie dough, brownie mix and bagels, although more items will be added to its database in the coming months.

Users can download a smartphone app that displays the food inside the oven while it is cooking and sends alerts when meals are almost ready. The app also works as a remote control that allows users to adjust the oven’s temperature or turn it off remotely.

Technology is rapidly transforming the traditional kitchen to make the cooking process a more efficient, streamlined and connected experience, as discussed in Kitchen of the Future. As a result, a slew of robotic and connected cooking devices have been developed to help fast-moving premium consumers create quick, but high-quality meals at home.

For more on cooking devices that speed up the process without scrimping on quality, see Virtual Reality Cooking Lessons, Robotic Chef and M&S Apple Watch Cooking App