Android moves into the kitchen with Dacor’s Discovery smart oven
By Caitlin McGarry
PCWorldJan 6, 2013 8:34 pm PST
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.