Samsung warms up smartphone operated oven
Tap and swipe for steamin' snacks
And it's over to Samsung for the latest in kitchen kit for lazy-arse cooks: a smartphone-controlled, app-operated oven.
The Zipel MC368GAAW5A combi oven sports bactericidal ceramic plates that cook your grub with good old-fashioned heat rather than than vitamin-zapping microwaves - though if you like your food cooked nuclear hot and flavour free, it'll do that too.
The good news for techheads: the oven comes with an app - Android, natch - pre-loaded with cooking parameters for 160 popular dishes.
Simply tap your finger on the dish's picture and your phone will tell your Wi-Fi enabled Zipel what temperature to reach and how long to stay there.
If only the Zipel could put the ingredients together for you...
But wait, what's this? Yes, Delia ex machina, the Zipel will read out recipes as step by step instructions that will, claims Samsung, help "the novice cook like a housewife".
21st Century tech, meet 1970s attitudes… though that ripply metal "shiny river" covering does have a certain retro look. ®
Re: Ovens for as long as I've been alive
Have you tried baking fish e.g salmon? I guarantee it won't be tasting that great after sitting 8+ hours at room temperature.
Poultry can also be a great environment... There's good reason any food hygiene book will tell you not to leave food unrefrigerated for over 2 hours. Four hours is pushing it, 8 and you're seriously into food poisoning territory.
But good luck with your arrangement. I however will wait for my oven/fridge. Take care serving any not so hardy guests though.
I consider myself a lover of tech stuff
But this is at the point where it becomes *less* convenient to use the stuff.
If I'm preparing a meal, I'm already going to be *in the kitchen* - surely it's easier to walk the 1-2 metres over to the oven and press a couple of buttons? Rather than try to find where I left the phone (probably not in the kitchen, but given that there are recipes on the app I'll give them the benefit of the doubt there), then I'll have to wash all the crap off my hands that they're inevitably covered in by this point, navigate through menus to the correct function, and hope that everything works properly (can you tell I'm a Fandroid?). It just seems like a massive kerfuffle.
I'd rather just mash my fingers against the front of the oven, twist some knobs, cover the whole thing in flour and not really give a shit.
what's that awful smell?
Sorry wrong number!
Your oven rang. Dinner is on the ceiling
What the hell's wrong with my food? It's a DDoD
Anonymous has initiated a distributed denial of dinner against your cooker's IP address.
What the hell's wrong with my food?
Ah, shouldda put the date I wanted it cooked in DDMMYY format.
Ah, shoudda put in 120 minutes at 369C, not 360 minutes at 120C
Just add a script to send a voice mail to the indian for a chicken dansak and pilau rice delivered.
I'm waiting for a smartphone that overheats enough to cook food...
Re: Smartphone Oven
I'm waiting for any "smart" kitchen equipment that's smart enough to order the food from the shop, sign for delivery, put everything away in the cupboards, freezer and fridge, unpack the stuff it needs for a meal, prepare the raw ingredients, place it all in suitable cooking containers, put the containers into the oven, cook everything perfectly, put it onto plates, serve it at the table, tell me it's ready, wait for me to finish eating, clear the table, clean up afterwards and switch off the lights.
Oh wait, I already have one of those: it's called the "takeaway".
Really, the bit where you just shove it in the reactor core, push a button and nuke it for three minutes, is the least taxing, so going to the expense of buying an oven that does little more than let you push its buttons remotely with a smartphone, is frankly a bit silly.