The Brava Oven Levels the Playing Field

Time-saving and sensible, this countertop oven eliminates the possibility of error

Cooking can be time consuming and exhausting—especially if whatever it is you’re preparing demands complete sensory attention. Some of the best chefs jokingly say you cook with your ears and nose, but there’s truth to the statement. As meats or vegetables sear, their tone changes. Sometimes recipes accommodate error; oftentimes they do not and every second counts. The Brava oven—which uses infrared and non-visible light …

Amazon’s Alexa Moves into the Kitchen

First there were lightbulbs, then door locks. But soon, Amazon’s Alexa will have power in the kitchen, too. Amazon has added cooking abilities within Alexa’s Smart Home Skill framework. This means users can operate microwaves (and soon conventional ovens) with their voice. The first partner brand, Whirlpool, has created an Alexa skill for microwaves. Engadget notes, “GE Appliances, Kenmore, LG and Samsung have also committed …

June’s Computer-Based Intelligent Oven

A space-saving countertop oven with a built-in camera for quicker, stress-free dinners

Ovens can be scary. Fire hazards aside, their large size, time investment and oftentimes unreliable results can be intimidating to amateur cooks, which is why many seek escape in the form of take-out. Tackling the inefficiency of a kitchen appliance that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades is June: a new intelligent countertop oven about the size of a microwave that promises to be the …