GE's New $US10,000 App-Powered Pizza Oven Is My Dream

GE's New $US10,000 ($14,438) App-Powered Pizza Oven Is My American Dream

Imagine a world where pizza didn't come from the pizza store. Imagine if you could pop down into your spacious kitchen, toss some toppings on dough and throw it all into your very own internet-connected pizza oven. This future is finally possible -- but it's expensive. GE's new Monogram Pizza Oven promises "professional-style pizzas any time". It can cook a pizza in just two minutes and fits into a standard wall oven cavity, despite packing a uniquely sophisticated ventilation system. This is a big deal because most outdoor pizza ovens for consumers are huge, and the indoor options tend to suck. The new Monogram Pizza Oven even works with a smartphone app, somehow. Oh, and it also costs $US10,000 ($14,438).

I want it. I don't care that the kitchen in my tiny apartment is already too small for a regular oven. I'll build a special place for it in my bedroom, so that I can be closer to pizza at all times. I don't care that the 30-minute preheat sort of negates the whole pizza-on-demand selling point. I'll just use that smartphone app to turn the oven on while I sleep so that I can just toss in the pizza when my alarm goes off and be eating it before my morning coffee. I don't care if it costs more than a used mobile home in good condition. I need it.

This pizza oven is the future I was always promised, brimming with excess, feigned convenience and limitless calories. It's the white picket fence of my smartphone-toting existence, the Model T of my generation. It's a pizza oven for the everyman, the unaffordable luxury we must all lust after. It's old world flavour for our new world existence. This pizza oven is the reason credit cards were invented.

The Monogram Pizza Oven will go on sale in May of this year. It costs $US10,000 ($14,438). Pricing and availability in Australia has yet to be confirmed.


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    huh so it can go up to 400 degrees c. In an apartment Holy Moly!

    another device with an app that all that it does is slow you down

    My oven: Select fan force and Temp 180.
    This oven: Open app, logon, forget what the hell you password was then just use it manually.

    Sometimes Good enough is Good enough.

    It has the same issue that mobile payments do, too much work compared to the normal method
    Card Transaction; get card out, Tap and Pay.
    Phone Transaction; get phone out, unlock launch the app, unlock the app, wait, turn on the NFC then login again and then tap.... wait.... device read failure.... try again FINALLY worked.

      Exactly. Some millenials just can't handle the notion that more tech doesn't necessarily improve something. Like the way my mate always insists on ordering pizza through the web rather than on the phone, because the web is more techologyicalised and therefore must be faster and more convenient, even though it in fact takes at least WAY longer.

      "the future I was always promised, brimming with excess, feigned convenience and limitless calories"

      How is that not exactly the same as right now?

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