June, the intelligent oven, is a computer that cooks


The June oven is available for pre-order for over RM5,000. Photo: June Life Inc.

Connected objects may have already taken over the rest of the house, but now it's the kitchen's turn, specifically with the oven at the centre of innovation. Connected oven projects are multiplying and the first models are already hitting stores.

One of the most spectacular models presented so far is the June, by the American start-up of the same name. June is an intelligent oven, able to automatically calculate cooking time and temperature based on the ingredients inside. The oven has the ability to identify not just what food, and how much of it, is inside, but then to select the appropriate cooking mode.

The oven's intelligence comes in the form of a NVIDIA Tegra K1 with 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and 192 CUDA GPU cores. It also comes with a 5-inch touch screen with a gorgeous multi-touch user interface and a full HD camera to recognise food and stream live video to the dedicated app on your smartphone.

June is available for pre-order on its official website for US$1,495 (RM5,610)... for now. As of July 10, the price is set to double. Delivery of the oven is not scheduled until 2016.

Some models already out for sale

Some luxury connected ovens are already on sale, like the Samsung Vapour Cook Oven, which, for around US$1700 (RM6,400), offers the possibility of controlling your oven and keeping an eye on the cooking process remotely via an app.

For its part, the DOP1190 line by Dietrich bills itself as a veritable assistant capable of instantly modifying cooking modes based on the dish being prepared, without any human intervention. Its app can even compile a guest list, their preferred tastes and, eventually, their food allergies. Available as of the second half of 2015, you'll need to shell out almost US$1,800 (RM6,800) to have one in your home though. – AFP Relaxnews

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