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Samsung's pricey induction oven promises chef approved skillsAt almost $3,700 the Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range has a steep sticker price but impressive performance and lots of style.
[MUSIC] Hi guys. This is Brian Bennett for CNet appliances, and right now we're taking a first look at the Samsung slide-in induction chef collection range with flex-duo oven. So what sets this range apart is its induction cooktop. It uses induction technology which uses magnetic fields to get the pan got but the surface of the cooktop remains. Relatively cool. Induction offers high performance cooking so you can turn the dial for the burners. You will get pretty quick response in the performance of how hot the burner is, or how cold the burner is. Now outside of the stove making strange noises. There's not much going on that you can tell. Samsung tries to address this issue by bringing partially the edges of the burners here with LED lights that glow with a blue light that kind of replicates the look of a blue gas flame, and it also looks very handsome, I have to say. Samsung also includes what it calls. A flex-duo oven technology, essentially it's a divider that goes inside of the oven which is essentially one big cavity, but you can actually split the oven into two cooking zones. So you can have bacon up top and muffins down below, or fish on one part and maybe something that's more delicate on the bottom. So it offers a lot of flexibility and. Control over what you can make in your kitchen. Now there are drawbacks to the Samsung induction range. It's expensive. It can cost close to $3,700 and that's a lot of cash to drop on a small cooktop. It also only has four burners on the top for cook zones on it. Induction cook top up here. So the Samsung Slide-in Induction Chef Collection Range, certainly packs a lot of really nice features in a really compact package that's attractive and easy to use. It is very expensive though, so you have to bear that in mind. You can get other induction ranges of similar size from GE, say for... 500 dollars less but it doesn't have some of the other advanced features that Samsung offers like the ability to split the oven into two cavities that you can control separately. Be sure to check out the full review at cnet.com, I'm Brian Bennet for CNet appliances.