GE's $3,699 Profile Built-In Electric Double Convection Wall Oven offers advanced features that make it stand out from other models in its price range. A strip of red LEDs above the upper oven lets you track how much time is left until your food is finished -- a useful supplement to the standard digital timer. Even better is the remote control and pre-heat capability that comes with's GE Brillion app. None of these extras mean much without strong basic features and impressive cooking performance, but fortunately this oven has those things, too. I strongly recommend this GE … Read more
Busy home cooks are always on the lookout for faster, easier ways of preparing great tasting meals. For $249.95, that's exactly what the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven is offering. With the moisture-sealing, flavor-infusing power of a pressure cooker packed into a versatile countertop oven design, this is an appliance that makes some pretty bold performance claims -- including promises of cooking a 14-pound turkey in less than an hour.
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can be used just like a standard oven, with easy, familiar controls -- just turn the knobs to set the time, temperature, and cooking … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Viking already offers an extensive collection of high-end kitchen appliances. But the brand recently added a few new models to its existing line of premium products -- a french-door oven, a TurboChef oven, and a redesigned range. They are currently on display at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2014 in Vegas.
Viking Professional french-door ovenYou might do a double take when you first catch a glimpse of this 30-inch double oven. Yep, it comes with french doors. That may seem counter-intuitive at first, but this design closely mimics what you might see in a professional … Read more
Citing a series of studies that show 67 percent of consumers think that their oven takes too long to preheat, while 40 percent don't think it cooks food evenly enough, Frigidaire is promising better performance from the Gallery Double Wall Oven. Its Quick Preheat feature claims to warm the oven … Read more
I sure could go for a slice of pizza right now, how about you? Might as well get a whole pie, right? I mean, it holds up nicely in the fridge and then there will be leftovers; leftover pizza is always good to have around. What's that you say? You would rather have something fresh and homemade? Well sure, but you know the oven doesn't get hot enough. Look out back...? Oh, what's that?
LAS VEGAS -- Today at CES, Samsung announced the Chef Collection suite of premium, "professional chef-level" kitchen appliances designed to meet the needs of even the most discerning home cook. Developed with the input of culinary experts through Samsung's Club des Chefs initiative, these appliances promise to help consumers manage and master the entire cooking process, all while boasting state-of-the-art tech and premium style.
First and foremost is the fridge. With its unique, modern appearance, the Chef Collection 4-Door Refrigerator certainly looks luxurious, and its 33.3-cubic-foot capacity is about as roomy as you'll find. Samsung … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Today at CES, LG shared its plans for the continued evolution of its home appliance lines, focusing on its new Home Chat smart platform, along with new key features in each major product category.
LG Home Chat allows users to manage their connected appliances and devices with an SMS interface -- you'll literally be able to send your refrigerator, washing machine, robot vacuum, or other smart appliance a command or question via text message, then get a response. The service plays into a developing theme here at CES: a more accessible smart home. We've already … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Dacor jumped headlong into the smart appliances waters last year by launching its Discovery IQ line, the debut model of which incorporated a full-fledged Android tablet into a high-end double wall oven. This year, the company has demonstrated its commitment to the concept by updating its Android app and adding the Discovery IQ Dual-Fuel Range to the lineup.
The Android component felt limited last year, despite its ostentation. It gave cooks the ability to download recipes and program the cook settings into the oven, and it also had a cooking tutorial feature, but you couldn't directly … Read more
The CNET Appliances team has tested a whole bunch of stuff for you this year, from the surprisingly capable SimpliSafe home security system to the extremely disappointing Infinuvo CleanMate QQ5 robot vacuum. Hopefully our reviews have come in handy. And while we're excited about CES 2014, we're also feeling a bit nostalgic about the products we reviewed in 2013. So, here's a brief look back at the year in home appliances -- what worked, what didn't, and everything in between.
"Smart" large appliancesSeveral manufacturers introduced new ways to incorporate "smart features" … Read more
With a reasonable $1,399 sticker price, the LG Smart ThinQ Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST incorporates new technology along with features you'd find in a traditional freestanding range and oven. In some cases, this LG takes those predictable elements and adds some flair and utility, such as a pair of dual-element burners for rapid boiling, and an infrared broiler. It's also one of the first large cooking appliances on the market with smartphone connectivity.
Unfortunately, glitches with the app and less-than-useful features mean the LG's smart functions aren't really enough to set this … Read more