For the past few years, people have been more self-conscious about their health and try to make it a point to stay fit. In turn, companies have answered in spades, and not just through apps or smartwatches. From smart gloves for training, self-purifying water bottles, and even a lunch box that can heat your food when you’re on the go, technology continues to find multiple, innovative ways to help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.
What better place to showcase innovations than at the annual CES, right? True enough, there have been a lot of companies that presented their new products during last month’s event, one of which is Panasonic. The company debuted its newest home appliance, the HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven, a device that can help you cook healthy food with the new and improved convection and steam functions.
Cooking healthy meals just got easier
Steam heating is one of the healthiest ways to cook food since it retains more nutrients than boiling or frying. To preserve any food’s nutrition, moisture, and flavor, the HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven has an 800ml water tank and a powerful boiler to utilize steam heating for cooking food.
According to Panasonic, users can choose between two Steam Modes to cook with the HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven. The first is Steam-High which can be used to cook meat, root vegetables, and seafood for 30 minutes. The second is Steam-Med(ium) which can cook shrimp and chicken breast in an hour’s time.
Aside from that, the HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven has 2-Level Convection Cooking. This means that you can cook or bake on two levels of the oven at the same time; you get to prepare twice the amount of food in half the time you would normally do it. This is possible with the oven’s fan that has increased to 140mm in size and its construction has been improved to distribute hot air more evenly, effectively, and powerfully over the two floors of the appliance. Users can also select from a larger range of temperatures from 215°F-445°F to offer a uniform cooking experience, even while cooking on two floors.
Customized approach to cooking
Steaming and convection baking are only two of the HomeChef 7-in-1’s many cooking options. The oven adds in fermentation and stew as its two new cooking modes that are exclusive to this product.
Panasonic Continues Legacy as the Number One Microwave Brand in the U.S. with Announcement of HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven at CES 2022 https://t.co/aayuuDPB1g
— Cerebral Overload (@CbrOvld) January 7, 2022
For the Fermentation mode, it has 85°F and 100°F as its two temperature options. Using the new 85°F setting makes it easy to make hard crust bread with difficult-to-control dough while using the new 100°F setting makes it easy to make pizza dough. Soups that require a long simmer, like medicinal soups, can benefit from the steaming and convection functions combined in a stew.
With the Steam Convection cooking mode, food is sprayed with steam during the baking process, resulting in fluffier cakes and more luscious meats. The Air Fry mode may be used to cook crispy and delectable meals like fries and chicken tenders using less oil, making them healthier.
Users may select from 18 pre-set menu options to produce delicacies such as steamed fish, Teriyaki chicken wings, and cheesecake in a matter of minutes. Lastly, there are six preset cleaning options to pick from when it comes to sanitizing dinnerware and baby bottles when it is time to clean up.
The HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven’s enhanced internal capacity of 0.7 cubic feet / 20L* makes it possible to cook more and larger foods even when space is limited. Using the four buttons on the right side of the panel, you can navigate between the numerous applications displayed on the large, easy-to-read Control Panel. Metal trays and wire racks are also included.
Panasonic’s HomeCHEF 7-in-1 Compact Oven aims to make cooking easier and healthier without all the hassle of using other appliances. The oven is priced at $499.99 and will be available for purchase in April 2022.
YouTube: Panasonic CES 2022 7 in 1 Oven
Photo credit: The feature image is symbolic and has been taken by Louis Hansel. The image in the body of the article is owned by Panasonic and has been provided for press usage.