Is dinner ready? Jenn-Air’s first wireless, dual convection wall oven lets home cooks find out the answer by eyeballing their iOS and Android devices.
No need to leave the couch to preheat your cooker. Through a coordinating app, users can access Culinary Center, the brand’s color-image-driven cooking system, which provides advice on over 30 choices categorized by food type, desired doneness, and type of cook- or bakeware. Unsure if your turkey’s edible yet? Visuals indicate how and where to probe your game to test that it’s fully roasted. The oven’s seven-inch, LCD display also gives you pictures from the Culinary Center right on the appliance and an “under glass” slider lets users set the temperature with a slider bar, instead of keying in numbers.
Slated for September availability, the new oven uses a dual-fan convection system, and a “No Preheat” function on one rack that lets you start baking cookies STAT.
Though this is Jenn-Air’s first connected oven, it’s not the first connected oven on the market. It’s not even the first one we’ve seen this month; Electrolux has a camera-equipped oven coming out that will let you watch what you’re cooking. The Jenn-Air’s LCD screen with included recipes reminds us of the Dacor voice-activated range that was at CES 2015, but the idea of the Culinary Center is interesting. If the oven can regulate itself based on “doneness,” we’d never have to deal with too-tough snickerdoodles again.
The suggested retail price will be $5,099; convenience doesn’t come cheap.