Among the most interesting news that Whirlpool is showing at this year CES, the real protagonist is the Connected Hub Wall Oven concept, defined by the company as: “a vision for a central cooking hub that will offer a whole new automated cooking experience for families.” In fact, while traditional ovens focus on programming, running, and completing the cooking experience, the Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven will expand possibilities in the kitchen with augmented reality and the latest in touchscreen technology.
«We know that between homework, buzzing cell phones and over-scheduled calendars, getting meals on the table can seem like an impossible task some days – said Jennifer Tayebi, communications brand manager, Whirlpool brand. – Our new Connected Hub Wall Oven will act as a helping hand in the kitchen – teeing up recipe suggestions based on preferences, offering cooking tips, maintaining the busy family calendar and providing step-by-step cooking instructions – straight from the oven door. It will offer families a whole new, automated way to approach getting food on the table.»
Concretely, the new Whirlpool oven features a 27″ transparent LCD interface, in place of a traditional window glass oven door, offering access to learn and control the cooking process from a central hub. The Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven has been created by Whirlpool Corporation’s innovation incubator, WLabs. It is displayed from January 8-11 at CES booth #41925 in the Smart Home section, located at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas.