Hoover has introduced its new built-in Wi-Fi oven – H-KEEPHEAT – said to be the first and only oven designed to both cook and preserve food.
The 75L oven can be split into two cavities and it is able to keep cooked food in preservation mode for seven days.
Utilising its Exever technology, developed with the University of Parma, H-KEEPHEAT brings methods used in commercial kitchens into the home; a professional low temperature cooking technique that ensures food safety and locks-in flavour.
H-KEEPHEAT stores food at specific temperatures, safeguarding it against bacterial growth and keeping it at the optimum level for nutritional benefits.
Especially suitable for busy households or people who like to batch-prepare healthy meals, individual portions of food are vacuum-packed before being placed back in the oven for storage. Cooked food, once sealed, can also be kept in the refrigerator when cooled and reheated in the H-KEEPHEAT when required.
Hoover has undertaken market research to help understand people’s cooking habits and statistics reveal that:
– People spend 74 minutes cooking food each day; respondents aged 25-34 spend 85 minutes versus people aged 55+ who clock up just 63 minutes a day
– A third of people think that technology that improves and extends food preservation times would genuinely improve their lifestyle.
What’s more, the H-KEEPHEAT is a Wi-Fi appliance, so customers can access and follow recipes through the Hoover Wizard app to help them learn how to get the best out of the technology.
Nick Platt, Business Director, Built-in Appliances at Hoover Candy Group, said: “Reheating meals in the microwave never usually delivers the same taste, nutrients and quality as freshly-cooked food, yet this is increasingly becoming the way in which many people eat their meals. Especially those that don’t have time to wait for the oven to do the same job.
“The H-KEEPHEAT is Hoover’s answer to this problem and is a healthy way to cook.
“It is also a top-spec Hoover convection oven and can be used as a traditional oven.”