LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WLabs™, Whirlpool Corporation's innovation incubator, will be introducing its latest smart kitchen solution in 2019: the Smart Countertop Oven. Engineered to fit easily on your counter, the Smart Countertop Oven's leading food identification technology automatically recognizes various types of food placed inside, and sets the time and temperature needed for a personalized and optimal result.
"This new smart oven is about making cooking easier, intuitive and customized. It takes the guesswork out of cooking," said Doug Searles, general manager for WLabs. "The oven also demonstrates how at WLabs, we harness the 107-year heritage of Whirlpool Corporation in the home appliance industry, and apply that expertise to develop innovations that truly break the mold and unlock the next generation of products for the home."
The oven's food identification technology automatically recognizes the food type and temperature for select foods, and selects the appropriate cooking algorithm designed specifically for that food. The algorithm controls the time and temperature for perfectly cooked broccoli, chicken, pizza and more, regardless of whether it's frozen or fresh. The powerful convection heating system eliminates the need to preheat for certain food types and maintains a uniform temperature throughout the oven to evenly cook the food.
The Smart Countertop Oven is engineered to be small enough to fit on your counter, yet large enough to cook a whole chicken or a 12-inch pizza. It features a touch-screen interface, stainless steel interior, and comes with a wooden cutting board.
Other appliance features include:*
The Smart Countertop Oven will be available for pre-order in a limited quantity at wlabsinnovations.com/smartoven with an MSRP of $799. It will make its debut at CES® 2019 in Whirlpool Corporation's Booth #41925 in the Smart Home section, at the Sands Expo Center.
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* WiFi & App required for connected features. Features subject to change. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect. Appliance must be set to Remote Enable for remote control capabilities.
** Select frozen foods only.
† Voice control availability may vary by region.
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About Whirlpool Corporation:
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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