CNET First Look
The June Intelligent Oven looks like a microwave, thinks like a computerThe $1,500 countertop appliance is equipped with a built-in camera that recognizes your food and live-streams the process onto your device.
[MUSIC] When people find out I review smart kitchen gadgets the question they always ask is when they'll see an appliance that cooks the food for you. Well we're a little bit closer with the June Intelligent Oven. This counter-top convection oven is equipped with a camera that will recognize your food, and then cook it according to what it sees. So, let me show you exactly how the June oven works. First, you take one of the dozen or so foods that the June can recognize and put it on a tray, like this bacon. Then you put it inside the oven, and a built-in camera in the roof of the oven Will detect what you put inside. Now one of the downsides of the June is it doesn't necessarily narrow in on just one item it thinks that you put it. Rather it gives you two options. It thinks it either bacon or asparagus. You pick the right option and press start roasting. And it'll start roasting the bacon. As you can see, it gives you the temperature that it's roasting the bacon and a countdown clock of when it will be ready. Now the whole time, the camera that's in the roof of the oven is capturing the bacon as it cooks, and you can watch this on an app. So on the June Oven's app, you can see live video stream of your bacon cooking. And you can access that stream later in a time lapse video. You can also check out the dashboard which will show you which oven components are in use while your food is cooking. And there's progress timer so you can see just how long you have left before your food is ready. Right now June can recognize more than a dozen foods. And the company behind the June said that this number will keep growing as it develops software. But right now it's still not perfect. For example the June relies a lot on a temperature probe to gauge the internal temperature of food so it knows when to stop cooking. Well just because an internal temperature is good doesn't mean it necessarily have the char that I really like on food. And you can't play around with settings like that, at least not yet. Now there are a lot of features of the June Intelligent Oven that I didn't even get to talk about in this video. So for more details Including more info about the built in scale, and it's roasting capabilities check out my full review. Right now I would hold off on buying the June, unless you have a spare 1500 bucks and a desire not to really do Much in terms of cooking. I think the software will probably keep evolving in the coming months, but I would just wait a second until we can see what the June is really capable of. [SOUND]