At some point we’ve all burnt our food. Maybe we miscalculated the temperature, or it could be that time we left it for too long because we got swallowed up in a Netflix binge. Thankfully we no longer have to experience the heartbreak of a lost meal. Whirlpool’s Smart Countertop Oven sets the time and temperature for you by detecting what food you’re cooking with an in-built camera. By using algorithms for different food types, the oven has built-in preheat times so you can get your food cooking as fast as possible. It only works with select foods both fresh and frozen, but it has a smart food thermometer that will ensure your grub is evenly cooked to perfection. With Google Assistant and Alexa voice activation support, and a ‘live-look-in feature that lets you watch your food cook in real-time, the oven ($799) aims to take all of the hassle out of, erm, setting a timer and paying attention to your pie… and it’s due to be released later in 2019.
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