Samsung expands its range of ovens with steam and air frying
It is clear that our needs are changing when it comes to kitchen appliances. Whether it’s air frying or steam frying, we all use different cooking methods and we all want better results. To help this, Samsung’s latest range of ovens in the 4, 5, 6 and 7 series have introduced new cooking modes to boost healthy cooking and convenience.
We sat down with Jonathan Hartley, Director of Embedded Device Distribution at Samsung to talk about what’s been rolling out.
While the new ovens have different cooking features depending on the range, they all share one thing in common: they’re all connected to Wi-Fi and can communicate with the SmartThings app. For Samsung, it was obvious.
“Why shouldn’t you have this option when buying a £500 oven?” explains Hartley, “SmartThings gives customers access to SmartThings at an entry level.”
For Samsung, SmartThings is all about convenience and ease. As Hartley explains, when you have a family and you’re out in the garden, cooking has largely required the host to return to the kitchen to check on progress. With SmartThings, you get a message when cook time is up and you can even add extra cook time without going anywhere.
Table of Contents:
- New cooking modes
- vacuum air
- Dual Flex Cooking
- reduce complexity
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New cooking modes
While SmartThings may endorse the smarts of the new ovens, the new modes will most likely turn heads, with Air Fry and Steam cooking available.
“What customers need is new technology,” says Hartley. “Air Fry is very popular and focuses on using less oil.”
As our best air fryer list will argue, the technology is ripe and we know that once people start cooking this way, they won’t want to go back. By integrating it into an oven, Samsung provides the functionality people want, but also reduces the number of appliances used.
Samsung has also added steam cooking to the entire range, with up to three cooking modes: Steam Assist (fills the oven with steam for crispy foods), Natural Steam (crispy cooking) and Full Steam (surrounds foods such as vegetables). and fish, etc). with steam to cook them naturally without losing their nutritional value).
Sous vide is an incredibly popular cooking technique. Food is sealed in bags and dropped into water at a stable temperature, which perfectly cooks things like steak. This method requires specialized equipment, such as the Thermomix TM6.
Samsung’s new ovens have an Air Sous Vide mode, where the oven senses and adjusts the temperature to more precisely maintain it for a longer period of time for more tender food.
“Sous Vide is something associated with restaurant food. People love that experience and want it in their homes,” says Hartley.
Dual Flex Cooking
Samsung ovens continue to use Dual Cook Flex, where the oven can be split in two, running different modes and temperatures at the same time, or just using half the oven to reduce power consumption.
As Hartley explains, you can air fry in the top half of the oven and conventional cook in the bottom half.
Of course, the addition of many new features adds a degree of complexity to the mix. Samsung has introduced new features to help you.
“We have auto cook – preset modes that let you choose the mode, air fry and air sous vide,” says Hartley. “It gives you a step-by-step guide — that’s the weight, that’s the shelf — then it goes on, it walks you through the process until you hit the play button.
“This mode allows any non-tech-savvy user to press play and the oven cooks to perfection.”
We’ll bring you oven reviews and new cooking methods when samples are available.
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