Samsung’s Smart Oven…is perhaps a little too smart
By Dan Moren
I love me some microwave technology. I’m still anxiously awaiting the official release of the
voice-activated microwave, but in the meantime, I suppose I’ll have to content myself with Samsung’s new
What’s so smart about it? With most microwaves, you—the user—have to know how long to cook certain things. But the Smart Oven? It can figure it out all by itself.
. Scan a SmartCode on the side of your microwave popcorn and
how long to cook it. Am I a little wary of ascribing intelligence to an appliance that could probably
melt my face off
? You betcha. Do I want one anyway? Heck yeah.
And that’s not all: though the SmartOven has microwaving features, it can also act as a convection oven
a grill. So no more need to resort to George Foreman—the Smart Oven beats him down in just three rounds.