Samsung put its Chef Collection series of high-end kitchen appliances, and they've stayed in the spotlight throughout the year. The newest addition to the lineup is an induction slide-in cooktop that projects virtual LED flames onto your pot in order to let you know when a burner is on and how hot it is.
The cooktop, and will now be available in the US alongside at a retail price of $3,700. The cooktop sits over a 5.8 cubic foot "Flex Duo" oven that can be split into two separate chambers capable of cooking independently from one another.
Along with the rest of the Chef Collection -- which includes, , and other feature-centric designs -- the induction cook top was built based off of feedback and insight from Samsung's "Club des Chefs," a culinary think tank featuring world-class chefs and restaurateurs.
It's unclear which of these chefs raised a hand and requested LED flame fakery, but Samsung tells us the feature was included to offer home cooks a better deal of visual control over their cooktop. That makes sense to me, as it isn't always immediately obvious when an induction burner is on.
The Chef Collection Induction Slide-In Range is available now at retailers nationwide. Expect a full review just as soon as we get our hands on one.