French doors and Silicon Valley brains
How many times have you driven to work or, worse, left on a trip and wondered, ‘Did I leave the oven on?’ GE Appliances has solved that quandary with its new Brillion technology. Also called remote-enabled, this smart-phone and tablet application will let you answer that unnerving question from your bedroom, business hotel or vacation bungalow.
This feature was showcased on the premium GE Monogram brand’s new French Door wall oven at the Dwell on Design conference in June, though it debuted on GE Profile models a year ago. The Monogram version will be available in early 2015, with an MSRP of $4,700. GE plans to launch additional ovens with this technology, which is not at all surprising, since connectivity is such a strong industry trend with ever more global brands tapping into our digital obsessions. The app allows double-booked cooks to set the oven timer, preheat, adjust temperature, change cooking modes, configure meat probe settings, set Sabbath mode, lock out children, and get an alert when dinner is done.
What makes the Monogram offering notable in this category is the oven format. The French Door oven has double doors that open out, like the fresh food section on French Door refrigerators, giving you better accessibility and a more uniquely-styled appliance. Most wall oven doors open down, which can be very awkward, especially for those with walkers or wheelchairs.
GE Monogram's new French Door oven adds accessibility to your kitchen.
GE Monogram's new French Door oven offers traditional style with modern connectivity.
Free app and remote-enable feature means starting dinner from anywhere you can connect to your network.