Electrolux Inspiro – auto-focus for chefs

What you are looking at is not a camera, but a revolutionary new oven called Inspiro by Electrolux. Inspiro is the first oven that employs a breakthrough heat management technique to automatically select the right heating mode based on the contents of the oven. Rather than just measuring the air temperature with a thermometer and regulating it with a thermostat, the way a conventional oven operates, Inspiro uses sensors to calculate the precise combination of energy consumption and time needed to bring the food to the correct temperature. This is similar to the way cameras now automatically set aperture, exposure time and focus, depending on the light and what’s in the frame. Sounds to good to be true? As Hans Straberg, the CEO of Electrolux puts it “When auto-exposure and auto-focus were new features on cameras, there was a lot of skepticism. But, with time, auto-focus has been accepted and today it is a standard feature. For the oven and for the camera, it is all about pushing one button to ensure a professional result.” To understand how Electrolux Inspiro works, consider for example, how it would cook a lamb joint. Select the category “roasting” via the touch control, then choose whether the joint should be rare, medium or well done. The oven indicates which level to put the tray on – in a cold oven. From that cold start, Inspiro calculates the energy consumption and time needed to raise the temperature of the meat to the desired level. That information is then combined with its database of professional cooking techniques to calculate what combination of heating modes is required, e.g. top, bottom, side, hot air, or grill to ensure the desired result. And if this seems too hi tech, buy the Electrolux Inspiro for the looks alone, put it into the manual mode, and Inspiro will operate like a conventional oven. Electrolux.