This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Samsung Home Appliances. All opinions are my own.
With a family of 8, it seems like someone is always in our kitchen eating and the most of the appliances appliances never turn off. Its definitely the busiest room in the house. Hunger definitely makes people do strange things and I’m pretty sure we’ve even had fights break out over who is next in line for the microwave. The kitchen in my house has to not only be functional but has to be great at solving problems.
That is why I was so excited to be invited to check out Samsung’s new Chef Collection of built-in appliances. Not only do they look great with a fingerprint resistant stainless or black stainless finishes but Samsung wants to make families lives easier with compartments that can change on a moment’s notice and even smart Wi-Fi connectivity.
I love technology but only when it makes life simpler. I have to admit this means I was skeptical that adding Wi-Fi to kitchen appliances would actually be useful until Alyson Buck, Senior Manager for Home Public Relations at Samsung, pulled out her phone and showed me the view of the inside of her fridge at home using Samsung View Inside. She then explained to me that it looks like she doesn’t need to stop at the store to get milk, a real time saver. I could also see what my kids are eating when I am away. I’m thinking this could be quite useful after all.
In my household, grocery trips involve buying a lot of food. The problem is that when I am buying it, I rarely think about how much space I have in the fridge or the freezer (although maybe I would if I have cameras inside the fridge).
When I get home, it always becomes a real challenge to find places to put it all away. The 42” Samsung Chef Collection Built-in 4-Door Flex Refrigerator has a FlexZone™ compartment. My kids would no longer whine that they can’t put the groceries away because we need more fridge or freezer space. I could just change the use of the bottom compartment at the touch of a button.
When it comes to the Chef Collection induction cook tops, I am in love with Virtual Flame Technology™. It gives the real feel and visual glow of a flame showing my kids that it is on an hot but while still giving it an easy to clean flat surface.
Chris Thornton, Product Training Manager at Samsung, explained that “Samsung’s induction technology utilizes 70% of the available energy and works with any pot that a magnet will connect to. You don’t have to buy fancy, expensive pots.” The knobs on the induction cooktop are also magnetic which makes them easily removable for cleaning or you can even control it without the knob if one of my kids runs off with it.
I can’t count how many times I have come into the kitchen filled with smoke and told my kids to turn on the range hood. Samsung has a cool way to solve that problem as they Bluetooth-enabled their 30” and 36” Chef Collection Range Hoods. This means it automatically turns on with the Pro Range or Cooktop, and it changes fan speed with the Heat Sensing feature, automatically adjusting based on the heat being generated from below. Definitely a cool use of tech!
As you can imagine, we cook a lot of food at our house. I think that Samsung had our family in mind with the new 30” Chef Collection Wall Ovens. They are available in single, double, and the industry’s largest capacity microwave combi configurations (is any one surprised at how small microwaves seem to be getting?).
The double oven has their Flex Duo™ design with a removable Smart Divider that splits the bottom oven cavity into two to create three independent ovens. We could now cook two frozen pizzas at different temperatures (thin and pan crust) and garlic bread to go with it!
My dishwasher gets more use that probably any other appliance in the kitchen. On an average day, it probably runs 3-4 times. Absolutely nobody in my household wants to prewash the dishes before they load it or dry the dishes after it finishes. Who has the time for that?
The Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher has Samsung’s exclusive WaterWall™ technology which delivers a powerful, streaming wall of water for corner to corner cleaning, and a Chef Mode that increases the water pressure on half of the bottom rack provides concentrated cleaning power on heavily-soiled pots and pans. The AutoRelease™ Door opens automatically at the end of the cycle to circulate air and improve overall drying by as much as 35%. It even sends me a notification in the app that the dishes are done we can promptly start another load!
If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited about this new line from Samsung. I can truly say that I feel like Candice Kumai, leading wellness expert, chef and author said it best when she voiced “I feel like Samsung created Chef Collection with people, like me, in mind.”
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Samsung. The opinions and text are all mine.
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