LG’s Latest Kitchen Appliances Integrate With ThinQ System

For some home cooks, preparing meals would be much easier with just a little help. LG today announced that two of its new kitchen appliances now come with cooking tips, recipe automation, and even built-in shopping support.

The LG InstaView Dual Oven Slide-In Gas Range and Over-the-Range Microwave Oven connect to the LG ThinQ Recipe app which will allow homeowners to find recipes and cook thousands of step-by-step recipes with the advice from their devices.

A smartphone displaying the LG ThinQ recipe function built into the app.

Taking it a step further, LG devices will also have built-in shopping functions that will order groceries from Walmart or Amazon Fresh so you can run those recipes perfectly with all the right ingredients. In addition, a function called Scan-to-Cook allows users to scan the UPC barcode of certain ready-made meals to automatically adjust the temperature and cooking time directly on the appliance.

As for the stovetop, there is also convection cooking, an air fry setting and what LG calls Air Sous Vide which allows for greater temperature accuracy. The range also has two separate cooking ovens that allow you to prepare two different dishes at two different temperatures. At the top, there’s LG’s UltraHeat Power Burner technology which LG says boosts the power of the stove, resulting in faster cooking.

To prevent the heat from escaping when you want to take a peek and see how things are going, you can knock twice on the door and the interior will light up, a novelty called LG InstaView. It will be interesting to see if customers find this feature appealing, as pushing a button to turn on the light never seemed like a real ordeal in need of repair.

The LG across the Slide-out microwave range.
LG Over the Range Microwave Oven with ExtendaVent

On the microwave side, the LG Over-the-Range Microwave Oven will atomize your food, sure, but it also adds steaming capabilities, which makes it a bit more versatile. Steam ovens are nothing new, but having steam and microwave technology in one unit is sure to save space.

Anyone who has ever had an “OTR” microwave knows that they are often not the best at effectively removing cooking odors, smoke or steam, as they often do not extend far enough on the beach. medium to fire front burners. LG says it has solved this pesky problem with its ExtendaVent Slide-out, which deploys on the front of the range to purify the air more efficiently. (As someone who just bought a pretty inefficient but brand new OTR, I’d like to see this in action and know if it would really make a difference.)

There is no price or release date for these new devices just yet, as they are officially launched as part of CES 2022.

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