There are literally thousands of products to be seen as you stroll the halls of the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Many of them will never actually come to market, and some of them shouldn’t. One line of products that seems to be prominent this year is “smart appliances.”
In that category there are plenty of refrigerators, washers and dryers. Then there is the Dacor Discovery IQ Wall Oven. It runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in tablet mode, has 512 MB DDR2 RAM, a 7 inch display and 16 GB of storage (expandable to 32 GB). Why would you possibly need this? Here is what the company has in mind:
“With the built-in Discovery IQ Controller home chefs can access the Dacor Discovery IQ Cooking Application and Guide while simultaneously downloading other popular applications through the Google® Play Store, researching new recipes or viewing cooking video demonstrations wirelessly through a home Wi-Fi network.
The Discovery IQ Controller with interactive cooking application and guide can also be accessed remotely by the home chef throughout the home with their own Wi-Fi enabled tablet or smart phone. The IQ eliminates the guesswork associated with preparing popular dishes and family recipes by way of a pre-programmed guide. It enables users to prepare a wide range of dishes to perfection with the touch of a finger. Simply select the desired recipe from the display menu, insert the dish, initiate the program and relax as the oven takes care of the rest. Additionally, when the desired cook time has been reached, the oven will place the dish on warming mode, keeping food warm until ready to serve.”
The 30 inch wall oven is expected to come to market in the summer of 2013 and retail for a $7,499.