Set it and forget it with Samsung’s new Android-powered oven


Samsung’s new Zipel ceramic oven takes the guesswork out of cooking thanks to a little help from your Android smartphone. While the front of the oven still features traditional controls, built-in WiFi and an Android app allows users to set the oven remotely. The app also includes 160 presets for various meals to set the oven to the perfect temperature and time. Talk about taking the guesswork out of cooking.

As you might expect from an oven with WiFi, smartphone controls aren’t the only thing that make the Zipel oven advanced. It can also speak to you and let you know the weight and calorie content of your food. We might not have flying cars but this is starting to sound like The Jetsons. The oven is also designed for greater efficiency and easier cleaning.

Unfortunately for most, the Zipel is only available in Korea, as is the case with most of the Android-conencted home appliances we have seen. Hopefully some of these gadgets will make it to other parts of the world so we can all have Android-powered ovens that suggest the perfect meal based on the food found in our Android-powered fridges.

[via UnwiredView]

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  1. first thought….i’m gonna drive through a neighborhood scanning for these and turn them on remotely.

    some things should be left un-connected

    1. That sounds like a cool new variant on WarDriving WarCooking, count me in LOL

  2. I wonder what battery life is like when in “cleaning” mode :P

    Can I root my oven?

    1. Root it and play Angry birds. That way, you can roast some pigs, whil you roast some pig.

  3. I am the cook at my house and I’ve never found myself wishing there was an app for that.  

    Now I do want a connected clothes dryer so that I can be notified when my clothes are actually dry(moisture levels), or restart it cuz I was too lazy to take the clothes out and now they are wrinkled. 

  4. This looks pretty awesome, I would gladly purchase smart appliances from Samsung. Sign me up for a Smart washer, dryer, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, hell make me a smart toothbrush why you’re at it Samsung.

  5. This is GREAT!!! Now if your wife is pissin you off you can light a few candles in the kitchen, leave the oven door open and then BLOW THE FREAKIN HOUSE UP from you Android phone down the block. Great way to kill someone!

    1. Best post ever

    2. Your post reminded me of Ramssteins Du Hast music video.

    3. That is so wrong, and yet I still laughed.

  6. Don’t forget to install Lookout Mobile Security so you never lose your oven.

    I’m gonna be pissed of this oven doesn’t have a Super AMOLED+ HD display.

    They better not lock the bootloader on this oven!

    Does it even have a front facing camera so I can skype from my oven?

    I can go on forever…

  7. With the CastleOS home automation system and a smart oven, you’ll be able to speak out loud “house, set the oven to 450 degrees” just like Disney predicted. www.CastleOS.com

  8. This is a real opportunity for cooks and cookbooks.  You could link the recipe you’re using to the oven’s temperature and cooking time, then survey the user about how the dish turned out.  

    Burnt on the outside, but cool in the middle?  Your oven could remember that and adjust the cooking temperature down, and the time up, the next time you try the same recipe.  

    Pick the meal, and the system can send an alert to your phone to tell you when to start prep, and when to throw stuff into the oven, to be ready for the scheduled dinner.

    Possibilities are numerous.

  9. I don’t know if I should be impressed or terrified.  I love my androids, but stable most are not.  To have it crash and require a battery pull or reboot is not that big a deal other than the inconvenience.  To let it control a device that uses high heat and could potentially be dangerous, I don’t think I am ready for that.

  10. I still can’t wait til we get a smart fridge that talks to you and dispenses drinks

  11. Is it just WiFi, or over the net too? If the latter it would be great if you are out somewhere and get held up, just tell the oven to start cooking a bit later.

  12. I’m gonna have to install Gotcha! on this oven, to capture the face of whoever opens it while cooking.

    On a serious note, call me paranoid, but I’ll never get anything remotely controllable that can burn/flood/deadbolt my home.

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