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Microwave adds ambient lighting

The Whirlpool Limited Edition Max Microwave integrates mood lighting that corresponds with cooking functions. Depending on the mode, the light will glow red, green, white or blue.

Just add popcorn and you've got a party.
Just add popcorn and you got a party. Whirlpool

It is no secret that cooking and mood are closely related.

After a good meal it is hard not have a satisfied smile on the face. But how food makes us feel goes beyond the simple act of achieving the warm glow of sustenance. For some, pleasure is derived in cooking food; for others the reward can be found in the soil in helping fruits and vegetables to grow. And with all these good vibes associated with food, now an appliance wants to get in on the action.

The Whirlpool Limited Edition Max Microwave offers an experience in cooking unlike any other. Made for the U.K. market, the everyday appliance adds mood lightning into the mix. The ambient lighting is dependent upon which mode is selected: red for regular cooking, blue for defrost, green for the steaming function, and plain white signals that the microwave is in a ready-to-go state. Of course with fancy lighting to set the mood, the microwave exterior should be available in colors beyond basic black; indeed the three choices are "Moonlight," "Caffeine," and "Platinum Bronze".

The stylish microwave offers more than just good looks. Utilizing what Whirlpool calls its "sixth sense" technology, the appliance is capable of the aforementioned steam function as well as a crisp function. Both functions require accessories such as a steaming vessel or a crisping plate, but the idea is that with the microwave monitoring the cooking process, the results will come out looking as good as the microwave itself.

(Via Appliancist)