At Living Kitchen 2011, Gorenje has showcased its unique iChef+ oven module with a large colour display that allows selecting the functions simply by sliding your finger across the screen. A global innovation, iChef+ features the patent-protected most powerful computer control system ever used in an oven, helping consumers to achieve excellent cooking results. First Gorenje+ ovens equipped with the unique iChef+ module will come to the European markets this spring.
Initially, the display will indicate time and date. Upon your touch, the main menu will appear to allow you to set the time and date, as well as language – offering you a choice of 30 options. Main menu is also your gateway to the cooking program menu: from SIMPLEbake, AUTObake, MYbake, EXTRA and PRObake to STEPbake, a unique and patented feature, allowing you to set up to 3 cooking stages with different, fully customized settings. This is a true revolution in simple presetting.
When the SIMPLEbake option is selected, 9 photos appear on the interactive colour display, representing 9 categories of dishes that are most commonly cooked in the oven. Select the category of the dish you wish to prepare. The preset program already includes the settings for the choice of heaters, the level at which to insert the baking tray or wire support, and duration of the program assuming a standard quantity. The program will adjust automatically to your input of estimated weight, choice of doneness, and perhaps the timing of the completion of the dish.
iChef+ already includes preset optimum settings for 65 dishes in 10 categories. The settings are adjusted to the amount, desired level of doneness, and perhaps the timing of the completion. Choose the category of dishes, e.g. meat, vegetables, pastry, etc., select the dish from the category and press START. The program will ask about approximate amount, desired level of doneness, and the time you wish your food ready. All other adjustments are made automatically and the program delivers reliable and tasty results at the time you specified.
PRObake choices leave the chefs with all the creative freedom they may wish for, while elevating the reliability and accuracy of cooking procedures to a new level. Do you wish to use only some heaters, accurately set the temperature, etc.? No problem! You may use the oven in the conventional way you are used to. But the innovative display allows even more. Cook in several steps: the revolutionary new sub-program STEPbake, a unique and patented feature, allows you to set up to 3 stages with different, fully customized settings! This is a true revolution in simple presetting.
The settings used in combination with your own PRObake choices do not have to be changed during the cooking procedure; rather, you may define them in advance! For example, you can start with low temperature, then step up to high, and finish with medium; you may want all heaters to work at the beginning, but only the upper one from there on; you may want the settings to change in particular time intervals – it is up to you. Innovative, patent protected system allows setting up to 3 subsequent combinations of heating system, temperature, and duration – in a straightforward way. The settings currently effective in the oven are always displayed
MYbake program allows selecting preset recipes and storing your own combinations to keep a cooking library of settings for up to 150 dishes. The memory program offers 10 categories of food, such as meat, fish and clam, vegetables, bread, etc. and 15 dishes and combinations used to cook them within each category. Your favourite dishes may be saved from the AUTObake program, or you may store any desired dish for which you have created your own favourite procedure using the PRObake and STEPbake functions. Hence, reliable automatic repetition of the procedure is always available just a touch away!
EXTRA choices allow automatic adjustment of temperature for the task of your choice, such as rapid preheating with the Preheat+ feature, keeping the cooked food warm with Warming+, heating the plates before serving with Serving+, etc. There are also convenient temperature presets for defrosting frozen food with the Defrost+ feature. The EXTRA choices also include settings for the meat probe Probe+ and simple cleaning with nothing but water Cleaning+.