$12,000 to burn? Check out this Android-powered smart stove
It's almost a year to the day since we first laid eyes on Dacor's Android-powered oven — and like any good Android device, it's time for the yearly upgrade. The cookware company's latest smart oven — the Discover IQ Dual Fuel — still runs Android 4.0.3 (with Google Play, no less), but it's grown a few new features over the past twelve months. For starters, you can now control the oven remotely through the Dacor app on Google Play or the iOS app store, even when you're out of your home. For added security, Dacor says there are safeguards in place to prevent the oven going over a certain temperature, so you needn't worry about hackers gaining access to your kitchen.
Essentially we're still looking at an entry-level tablet strapped to the front of an oven — Dacor's latest is Google Play certified and can run many standard Android apps, though clearly no-one's expecting you to start playing Angry Birds or writing emails from the front of your stove.
You'll need to burn a fair amount of cash to get onboard the smart oven bandwagon, though. Dacor's high-end Discover IQ Dual Fuel will set you back $11,999, while the cheaper single and dual oven models sell for $4,299 and $7,933 respetively. Check out our mitts-on video and gallery after the break.