I always thought it was the cook who was responsible for making food taste good, but recent news from Korea suggests that I have been wrong all this time. Samsung Electronics claims its new Zipel oven can make food to suit Korean taste buds. The device includes three ‘complex’ heat sources – an oven, grill and microwave. It is smart enough to take your order through voice recording, and knows how to reduce salinity and fat by steaming your dinner at high temperatures. The oven will also display the calorie count of your food throughout the cooking process. The Zipel has 105 automatic cooking menus, 55 manual menus and a total of 160 cooking methods – I didn’t know there were that many cooking methods in existence!
The prestige model Zipel retails at around 590 USD. A Zipel oven without steam function is available for the lesser 250 USD. But will it suit US taste buds?