CES 2019: Whirlpool smart oven identifies food and cooks it automatically

CES 2019, Gadgets

At CES 2019, Whirlpool has revealed a smart oven that is able to identify the type of food placed inside and cook it at the best temperature and time.

Food identification technology is used to automatically recognise the type of food and its starting temperature, whether it is fresh or frozen.

The $799 appliance (around £627) comes with a number of advanced features, including a live look-in option, using a camera to allow owners to take a glimpse of their meal from a mobile device. The app provides alerts on the cooking status while if you are looking for culinary inspiration you can check out these air fryer lunch recipes.

A smart food thermometer is able to carry out an “internal doneness test” which checks whether food is cooked all the way through.

Eleven cooking modes are available – bake, broil, roast, toast, reheat, proof, dehydrate, air-fry, slow cook, convection cook or keep warm. 

WLabs, Whirlpool’s innovation division, has been showing the Smart Countertop Oven at CES this year, tech’s biggest annual conference held in Las Vegas, ahead of its release later this year.

Like many technologies on display in 2019, the smart oven has built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities, meaning users can use their voice to control it. 

Chris Price
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