In today’s hectic world, people’s needs and expectations of kitchen appliances have changed significantly. Families are perpetually short on time and need to make every moment count by being as efficient, smart, and connected as possible. Consumers who were once focused on how well a kitchen appliance cooked or grilled or broiled now care just as much about their oven or refrigerator being connected to the Internet or showcasing their personal style.
With these things in mind and redefining the way families cook and live, Samsung Electronics recently unveiled its new Samsung Chef Collection of premium built-in’s at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego. Wellness expert, chef, and author Candice Kumai helped introduce the new innovation along with Samsung senior vice president John Herrington at a separate special launch ceremony. Famed Napa Valley and Michelin three star chef, Christopher Kostow, a member of ‘Club des Chefs’ which gives inspiration and ideas for Samsung’s premium kitchen appliances, also provided a special cooking demonstration using the new Chef Collection.
“Samsung Chef Collection reflects the aspirations of a new generation of homeowners who not only prefer a beautiful look in their kitchen, but also appreciate having the latest technology in their homes,” said John Herrington. “For some time now, Samsung has been championing the growth, expansion, and disruption of the premium built-in sector, and our new Chef Collection presents both a huge advancement and opportunity for this market.”
The new Samsung Chef Collection, merges beautiful design and industry leading technology, to bring some of the most innovative and popular home appliance features to the traditional built-in appliance category:
Samsung SVP John Herrington presents the vision for the Chef Collection at the launch ceremony
Gourmet Kitchen Capabilities
To equip the gourmet kitchen, Samsung Chef Collection includes the first fully integrated 42” built-in 4-Door Flex™ refrigerator with a FlexZone™ compartment that easily transitions from fridge to freezer at the touch of a button. Additionally, the 36” built-in french door refrigerator includes a Metal Cooling stainless steel interior and TwinCooling™ to keep food fresher, longer. Each refrigerator model also includes a Chef Pantry compartment that can be set to three different temperature options to handle various food preservation needs.
While functionality still matters, people today want to find their inner gourmet. Incorporating the philosophies of world renowned chefs, the line includes 30” Samsung Chef Collection Wall Ovens with Flex Duo™ – a feature that splits the bottom oven into two with a removable Smart Divider to create three separate ovens. The 30” and 36” Samsung Chef Collection Cooktops also have a powerful 22K British Thermal Unit (BTU) dual power brass burner for quick cooking.
As for the Chef Collection Dishwasher, it features Samsung’s exclusive WaterWall™ technology that delivers a powerful, streaming wall of water for corner to corner cleaning as well as a Chef Mode that provides concentrated cleaning power on heavily-soiled pots and pans. The dishwasher also features the AutoRelease™ Door that opens automatically to circulate air and improve overall drying by as much as 35%.
Chef Christopher Kostow demonstrates advanced methods of cooking with the new Chef Collection
The Connected Kitchen
Everyone has gone to the grocery store at some point and forgotten to bring a shopping list. Now people never have to worry about forgetting or buying something they already have. The collection’s two new built-in refrigerators feature Samsung’s View Inside cameras so consumers can see inside their refrigerator from anywhere – including the grocery store.
With the Chef Collection, Samsung has integrated advanced connected technologies to the built-in category. Now, with the simple touch of a smartphone screen, users can remotely preheat, check, and control the temperature of their oven, giving busy families a head start on dinner plans as they rush home from work or school. The WiFi-enabled appliances give consumers peace of mind that their refrigerator door hasn’t been left open or the stove isn’t still simmering while they are out of the house or that the dishwasher cycle has been started after a big night of entertaining.
A Kitchen Personalized in Design
The entire Samsung Chef Collection line comes in a beautiful and striking matte black stainless steel – a design and color palate that seamlessly merges with the clean and sleek décor that is popular in modern kitchens, making it easier for appliances to blend seamlessly with surrounding cabinetry. The design also makes it easy to adapt and update as user kitchens evolve because the panels can be replaced.
Even the appliances’ lighting, intuitive touch displays, and digital-analog controls enhance the overall look and functionality of the kitchen with Frame LED lighting illuminating the refrigerator interior and hidden electronic controls giving a truly seamless look to the exterior. The Pro Range also features blue LED-illuminated knobs – an elegant touch that only Samsung appliances provide.
From new smart technology, to beautiful design, to unmatched performance, Samsung Chef Collection is redefining the modern kitchen creating innovative products for the premium built-in category through deep insight into the desires of consumers.
Samsung guide introduces Chef Collection Wall Ovens to PCBC visitors