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Monday, December 30, 2013
A New Oven That Texts You When Dinner's Ready
by Fran J. Donegan
Dacor's new Discovery iQ 30" Wall Oven allows home chefs to monitor and control their ovens using Android or iOS (Apple) smartphones and tablets. This means you can put a roast in the oven, select a preloaded recipe or find a new one online, and then sit back and relax while you wait for the text message alert letting you know dinner is ready.
"The Discovery iQ wall oven and controller is an innovative and intelligent breakthrough," says Steve Joseph, Dacor president. "Mobile technology continues to advance rapidly, and we are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge technology into the kitchen in a meaningful way."
Download recipes or watch cooking demos using the Discovery iQ Cooking app, accessible through the oven's 7-inch LCD control panel.
Why we love it: The Discovery iQ includes an integrated 7-inch LCD touch panel that runs on the Android operating system. The oven connects to your home wireless network, allowing it to automatically download system updates and perform self-diagnostics. You can download apps from the Google Play Store, as well as access online recipes and cooking demos. When your dish is ready, the oven sends you a text message alert. But if you can't get to it right away, don't worry: Once the text is sent, the oven automatically switches to warming mode.
A 4.8 cubic foot interior is spacious enough to roast two 20-pound turkeys simultaneously.
What's included: Beyond the high-tech gadgetry, you can expect Dacor's signature features in this 4.8 cubic foot oven, such as the Four-Part Pure Convection System, which distributes heat evenly and reduces cook times, and GreenClean Steam Technology, which eliminates light build-up in 30 minutes without high heat or harsh chemicals. Choose from two stainless-steel door handle options: chrome trim or contemporary flush.
The Discovery iQ Wall Oven is the first Dacor oven to connect to your home wireless network.
Bottom line: This oven adds a tablet computer to your kitchen's built-in appliance lineup. Although we don't expect cooks to stand in front of their ovens playing Candy Crush, we see great potential for using the Discovery iQ control pad to check ingredients or watch instructional videos, such as those showing how to truss a chicken or debone a fish.