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Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they’re cooking at — a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that uses LEDs to project fake flickering flames onto the side of a pot.

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

The faux-flames aren’t just for show either. Samsung’s Virtual Flame Technology uses a ring of blue LEDs embedded below the glass cooktop to cast the flame-like glow, and the brightness indicates how hot the induction burner has been set. The brighter the flames get, the more heat is being applied to what you’re cooking. It’s a simple trick that’s surprisingly functional for when you’re hectically bustling around the kitchen.

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

There’s some fun technology inside the Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range’s 5.8 cubic foot oven too. Using a removable divider it can be split into two separate upper and lower sections, each with a different temperature for cooking multiple dishes at once. And the two sections remained sealed to prevent strong flavours from one dish infiltrating another. Understandably, you’ll be paying a premium for what sounds like the Rolls Royce of kitchen appliances, and the Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range is available now for $US3700. [Samsung]


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