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Samsung's stylish induction oven has futuristic cooking chops (pictures)

Say hello to the new Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range from Samsung. For a cool $3,699 it uses a state-of-the-art induction cooktop and thanks to Samsung's Flex Duo design boasts an oven with two separate cooking zones.

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Fancy induction cooking by Samsung

The Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range measures a mere 30 inches wide yet packs an induction cooktop and an oven which performs almost like two appliances in one.

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Shiny stainless steel all over

This well-appointed range sports a skin of shiny stainless steel.

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Big burner knobs for easy control

The Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range features four front-mounted burner knobs that are large, sturdy and easy to manipulate.

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Cook with blue virtual flames

Induction ranges use invisible magnetic fields to cause ferrous pots to heat up quickly. For extra safety and unique style, Samsung added blue LED lights to each burner so you know when it's active.

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Beware of hot pots and pans

While induction stoves create heat mainly in your cookware, not the cooktop itself, you still have to watch out for hot range surfaces. A tiny display shows power level settings as well as warns for residual heat.

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This stove seared steak well

The Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range had the oomph to sear sous vide steak with very tasty results.

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Compact yet big inside

Inside the Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range's main oven cavity is 5.8 cubic feet of space.

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Guided by light

One stand-out feature on the Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range is its large touchscreen control panel. Called the "Guiding Light" control by Samsung, it is designed to only show menu options based on what setting you select.

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Turn one oven into almost two

Slide the Flex Duo partition to split the oven into two effective cooking zones.

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Dual rack baking with typical results

Turning off convection helped the top rack of biscuits brown better but less than the bottom rack.

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Convection was even but under baked

Dual rack convection baking yielded even but underdone results.

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A masterful oven multitasker

Flex Duo lets you do things like oven fry bacon and bake muffins at the same time.

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Be a better brunch maker

Frying eggs on this range was a delight while crisping up bacon and baking muffins at the same time was no sweat.

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