The cookbook has evolved from handwritten or printed collections of recipes into software programs, online forums, blogs or recipe apps for smartphones. Yet only one luxury appliance maker, Jenn-Air, has integrated an image-driven gourmet guide within the oven itself — adding interactivity so cooks can create perfect dishes with guidance for up to 50 food options, from meats and vegetables to breads and desserts. On select Wall Ovens, the Jenn-Air Culinary Center is giving us a window into the new age of cooking.
It relies on dynamic touch-screen technology — the same as in the best smartphones — to operate an innovative, image-enabled cooking guide. The oven’s 7-inch, glass screen features a touch-anywhere, full-color LCD display. More importantly, it brings into your kitchen the same instincts as a classically trained chef — instincts so refined it knows intuitively how to cook every dish to perfection.