Samsung Brings a New Level of Engagement and Innovation to Kitchen Appliances at 2015 CESShare open/close
Samsung Brings a New Level of Engagement and Innovation to Kitchen Appliances at 2015 CES
New Products, Content and Services Reflect Home Cooks’ Growing Desire to Connect with Authentic Culinary Experiences
Samsung Electronics, a global home appliance innovator, today announced new home appliance products and experiences that inspire, educate and give consumers the tools they need to significantly up their cooking game. Innovations in the kitchen combine with new ways of connecting with some of the world’s most celebrated chefs to transform meal preparation into a true culinary experience. Samsung’s line of products – including a new dual door version of one of its most popular ovens, a kitchen range that finally makes induction heat a practical addition to any kitchen and a counter-depth refrigerator which makes breakthrough performance and design widely accessible – are on display at the 2015 International CES from Jan. 6-9, 2015.
“Consumers are more passionate about their homes than ever before. And that’s particularly true in the kitchen, where appliances are not just tools for meal preparation, but outlets to explore their culinary creativity and make a design statement,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics America. “With home cooks craving fresh ideas and inspiration, this year we are not only delivering incredible new product innovations, but forging ways to connect with chef-created content to make cooking more enjoyable and meaningful.”
New Ways of Connecting with Samsung Chef Collection
In 2013, Samsung launched Club des Chefs, a first-of-its-kind global culinary initiative that brought together world class chefs to collaborate with Samsung on the development of next-generation products. The result was the Samsung Chef Collection, a suite of beautifully designed professional chef-level appliances that has re-defined performance and design in the kitchen.
The connection between chef insights, products and consumers has proven so strong that Samsung is taking a holistic look at the cooking process and has introduced new content and services to make Club des Chefs and the Samsung Chef Collection truly immersive at-home culinary experiences. The Chef Collection App is an online tablet publication that includes original home cooking content from Samsung MSCA (Media Solutions Center America), recipes from partners like BigOven, Bon Appétit, Chefs Feed, Saveur, and the Culinary Institute of America, and tips from the chefs themselves. Updated bi-weekly, the app also features tutorial videos that showcase the Chef Collection suite of appliances to inspire consumers to explore its differentiated features. It’s like having your own personal culinary advisor at your fingertips, whether you’re cooking an everyday meal or preparing for a special holiday or occasion. The app will be available for download in Spring 2015.
For a limited time, consumers who purchase a Chef Collection appliance package are eligible to receive an exclusive Chef Collection tablet, with pre-installed app. The tablet also comes with a custom butcher block and engraved tablet stand.
In addition, Samsung recently launched the Samsung Culinary Class at FERRANDI, the leading professional culinary school in Paris, France. Consumers are now able to work side-by-side with some of the most accomplished professional chefs in the world and see first-hand how chef insights are applied to next-generation Samsung products. FERRANDI is serving as a pilot program for expansion to consumer engagements throughout the world.
Heating up the Cooking Category
Last year marked an exciting one for Samsung’s cooking category, from successfully transitioning the entire freestanding gas line-up to a more premium design to offering clever advancements like Clean View Door, which offers the largest viewing window space of any major brand in its class. In 2015, Samsung will transition its electric range line to match the new premium design reflected in the gas category.
Cooking flexibility remains an area of interest for consumers, and Samsung addresses this head-on. This year, Samsung will evolve its popular Flex DuoTM Oven Range with the introduction of Dual Door™. Just like the Samsung Flex Duo™ range, it gives consumers the ability to simultaneously cook two different dishes in two separate compartments at different temperatures with little transfer of aroma and taste, all behind the streamlined look of one solid oven door. Samsung takes convenience and flexibility to a whole another level with two doors that have been integrated into one to provide three cooking configurations to tackle any meal demand. An upper door gives access to a small top compartment (which, according to Samsung research, 92 percent of Flex Duo users prefer); a full door opens to both the top and bottom compartments when the removable Smart Divider is in use, and offers access to the entire oven when the divider is not in use. The capacity of a full size oven with the flexibility to customize based on meal prep needs – it’s the best of both worlds.
The Samsung Flex DuoTM Oven Range with Dual DoorTM will be available in Spring 2015.
Precision in Induction
Induction heating has become an increasingly popular option around the globe and while it has a superior ability to effectively transfer heat from the cooktop to cookware, it lacks the visual cues signaling the level of heat. The Samsung Chef Collection Slide-In Induction Range with Virtual Flame TechnologyTM not only delivers the full benefits of induction cooking, but takes it a step further.
A CES Innovation Awards honoree, the induction range features LED lighting embedded beneath a glass cooktop to cast a reassuring flame-like glow onto pots and pans when in use. The intensity of the virtual flame increases as you turn up the power, with nine levels of heat ranging from simmer to boil.
On top of the power and precision of a 4-burner induction cooktop, the Samsung Chef Collection Slide-In Induction Range includes award-winning features like Flex Duo™ Technology. Wrapped in a sleek stainless exterior with thoughtfully-designed controls, the range is ready to slide into any home kitchen décor to create a seamless and professional look. The Samsung Chef Collection Slide-In Induction Range is available now.
Breakthrough Refrigerator Performance and Design in a Counter Depth Model
Since its introduction last year, the T9000 Refrigerator has quickly joined a long line of innovative Samsung refrigerators which have transformed food storage in the kitchen. And, its perfectly calibrated balance of technology, performance and design has catapulted the T9000 to the top of the category.
The new counter depth version of the T9000 makes it accessible to a much larger segment of the consumer market. Its slim design easily fits into standard kitchen cabinets, so it delivers a more harmonized look and feel for today’s modern kitchens. The 23 cu. ft. refrigerator features Triple Cooling System technology, which creates three separate airflows in the refrigerator and freezer, enabling optimal humidity and individual temperature control per each compartment for outstanding freshness.
Triple Cooling also enables the T9000 to feature the Cool Select Plus, a fridge-in-freezer compartment located in the lower right part which can be converted from a refrigerator to a freezer and back again, and serves a multitude of needs. The Cool Select Plus features 4.43 cu. ft. of fresh-food storage and includes four customizable temperature settings: Fridge (41 F), Chilled (30 F), Soft Freeze (23 F), and Frozen (-9 to 1 F).
Additionally, the interior includes such features as slide in/flip up shelves and two crisper drawers. The counter depth T9000 will be available in Spring 2015.
New Options in Food Storage Innovation
With innovative and smart storage solutions, the Samsung Food Showcase refrigerator line-up – introduced last year – has quickly become a hit with busy families searching for ways to get a leg up on organization in the kitchen. The exterior door ShowCase compartments, divided into three family-friendly zones, and interior InnerCase compartments, perfect for storing larger, fresh food items, have proven to be the ideal combination of intuitive functionality, convenience and design. Now Samsung is adding new counter depth side by side and entry level models to the already robust line, insuring a wide breadth of options for all kitchen configurations and price points.
All Food Showcase refrigerator models feature a Metal Cooling guard on the inside of the front door to capture cold air and maintain the optimal temperature within the fridge, so food stays fresh, even if the refrigerator door is opened frequently. The refrigerators also feature elegant metal doors that add a premium feel to the modern lifestyle of families.
The new Samsung Food ShowCase refrigerator models are rolling out now, in addition to the already available side-by-side, four-door and three-door French Door models.
To see and experience Samsung’s appliances first-hand, visit the Samsung booth #11906 in the Central Hall. Samsung Electronics America’s press releases, product images and video content are available at www.samsung.com/newsroom and global.samsungtomorrow.com/CES2015.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.