Smartest. Cooker. Ever.

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Web videos, meal-de­liv­ery ser­vices, and smart ap­pli­ances are try­ing to lure re­luc­tant cooks (ahem, mil­len­ni­als) back into the kitchen with prom­ises of quick, easy meals. Among the lat­ter is the $1,495 June, an in­tel­li­gent con­vec­tion cooker that makes cru­cial de­ci­sions for you. Pop in a tray of food, and a cam­era built into its ceil­ing rec­og­nizes the grub. Based on what it sees, the oven heats to a pre­set tem­per­a­ture and sets an au­to­matic timer; for tricky pro­teins like chicken breast and sal­mon, a dig­i­tal ther­mome­ter dou­ble-checks done­ness. Six car­bon­fiber el­e­ments main­tain a uni­form tem­per­a­ture within the oven to avoid hot-spot sur­prises or soggy bot­toms. When it launched this past De­cem­ber, June had 50 dif­fer­ent foods in its recipe bank, in­clud­ing veg­eta­bles like broc­coli and frozen faves like french fries, but it’s learn­ing new skills all the time. It’s al­ready added 15 new food­stuffs, in­clud­ing ba­con and burg­ers.

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