Professional chefs train for years to learn exactly how to perfectly roast a chicken or bake the perfect pie. But there may be a new way for us untrained wannabe chefs to achieve similar results at home.
A San Francisco startup has created June, an intelligent oven that is able to recognize the food you put in without any help and cook it perfectly every time.
The oven which can fit larger items like pizza and roasts is equipped with a five inch touch display, digital scale and Nvidia processors. The glass door has been specially treated so it won’t get hot and its internal heating elements are made of carbon fiber.
This oven is Wi-Fi enable, and what sets it apart from other appliances is the software and hardware that power its food recognizing abilities.
There is a wide angel HD camera inside the oven which, when combined with machine intelligence algorithms and the oven’s built-in scale, enables June to detect the type of food in the oven and how long it needs to cook.
The company says, it “recognizes a set of common foods,” like meats and bread, but the more accurate over time and updates will expand its database.
Matt Van Horn, June’s CEO and cofounder said, “Right now we are experts in steak, chicken, white fish, salmon, bacon, cookie dough, brownie mix, toast, bagels, and hamburger buns.”
The oven also comes with the app that keeps tabs on the progress of your dish and sends alerts when items are done, or close to being done. The app can be used to adjust the ovens temperature or turn it off entirely. The app also supports live streaming from the ovens cameras, so the user they can monitor the progress of their meal. The app is also having curated collection of recipes to help users plan meals.
June oven comes with a core temperature probe that tracks the internal temperature of what you’re cooking, which can come in handy for temperature dependent dished like baked goods and steaks.
The oven costs $1,495 during the pre-order period, the company says that the anticipated shipping of the fist orders will be in spring 2016 and the cost of the oven will be $2,995 after July 10.