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Android moves into the kitchen with Dacor's Discovery smart oven

Caitlin McGarry | Jan. 8, 2013
Lazy or inexperienced cooks across America long for a future where appliances instinctively know how to make a meal. Well, the future is almost here.

LAS VEGAS-- Lazy or inexperienced cooks across America long for a future where appliances instinctively know how to make a meal. Well, the future is almost here.

Luxury appliance maker Dacor expects to introduces its 30-inch, Android-powered Discovery wall oven this week at the International CES.

The company says the smart oven lets you surf the Internet, view recipes, and even enter a guided cooking mode for novice chefs. It was not available for a hands-on at the CES Unveiled event Sunday.

You might not know how long to cook that rack of lamb, but if you key its weight into the 7-inch LCD screen, called the Discovery IQ controller, at the top of the oven, the Discovery does the rest of the work by setting the temperature and a timer.

A corresponding app which the company did show the press lets you monitor the cooking process outside the kitchen on a smartphone or tablet.

As is the case with most Internet-connected appliances, the Discovery is a little on the pricy side. A single oven will set you back $4,499, and a double retails for $7,499. It is expected to hit the market this summer at 3,200 specialty retail stores nationwide.

The oven should make a public appearance at CES Tuesday.

 

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