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Kitchen gadgets any culinary dad will love

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The new, intelligent Inspiration combi-steam oven is easily operated with a touch panel display that is both stylish and functional.The latest induction cooking hobs are ultra-minimalist, with controls and graphics that only appear when the hob is in use.The new Inspiration Fridge from Electrolux features a highly intuitive touch panel display that allows you to control and customise the fridge’s temperatures, and allow food to be kept fresher for up to a week.

Cooking is not just for mothers. Fathers can be culinary gods in the kitchen, too. The number of male celebrity chefs around the world is proof enough of that.

In fact, the Electrolux Asia Pacific Food Survey 2012 recently found that nearly 40% of men prepare the meals at home. Little wonder gadgets and appliances with digital functionality and connectivity are the future for appliance makers.

With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, we look at several current and upcoming kitchen appliances that might make the kitchen a cooler place to be in for men. If dad enjoys a touch of technology mixed in with his cooking skills, these may well make for handy gift ideas too.

The intelligent ovens

Like a digital camera, the Inspiro intelligent oven uses built-in sensors and probes that help “auto-focus” on the right way to cook the food and achieve professional results.

Inspiration Oven

The new, intelligent Inspiration combi-steam oven is easily operated with a touch panel display that is both stylish and functional.

Similar to digital cameras which can automatically set exposure time, focus and aperture sizes, these sensors help the oven’s software calculate the precise combination of energy consumption and time needed to cook the amount of food at just the correct temperature.

These calculations come from the Inspiro’s built-in database of  cooking techniques from professional chefs.  When cooking with the Inspiro, there’s very little to worry about – the oven will even tell you where to put the tray should you want your roast rare, medium rare or well done. And it’ll adjust the temperatures over time as needed.

And after dad’s done, he won’t even have to clean it up – the oven’s pyrolytic cleaning feature uses high heat to reduce leftover waste to easy to clear ashes.

What’s coming

A slew of gadgets unveiled at the recent EuroCucina kitchen design fair at Milan promises to continue this trend of intelligence and connectivity in future appliances.

The Integrated Oven can be fully hidden behind a kitchen cabinet panel and  be revealed and operated via a wireless link to a tablet.  An internal camera in the oven then sends images of the food being cooked to the tablet so users never need to worry about it burning.

Other ovens contain displays that disappear until they are needed, and project settings onto the glass door, turning it into a big screen for oven controls. Similarly, cooktops of the future come with sexy ultra-minimalist black glass with graphics and controls that only appear when in use.

Minimalist Induction hob

The latest induction cooking hobs are ultra-minimalist, with controls and graphics that only appear when the hob is in use.

You may be able to see some of these new features in Electrolux’s new Inspiration range. Its Combi-Bottom fridges and Combi-Steam ovens utilise intuitive touchscreen panels to allow customisation of temperatures that keeps food fresher for longer, and cooks them better too. Keep an eye out for them, and you may just eye dad in the kitchen next Father’s Day!

Inspiration fridge

The new Inspiration Fridge from Electrolux features a highly intuitive touch panel display that allows you to control and customise the fridge’s temperatures, and allow food to be kept fresher for up to a week.

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