The renowned consumer electronic company Panasonic recently showcased its prototype Countertop Induction Oven (CIO) at the International Home and Housewares Show- a small appliances trade show in Chicago. Claiming to be world’s first countertop induction oven, the prototype oven combines proprietary induction and double-infrared heating technologies, serving delicious delicacies and healthy cooking options.
Designed to grill, bake, broil, toast and re-heat the oven requires little or no preheating. Coming with pre-set menu option and adjustable temperature control, the CIO unlike standard ovens offers more flavorful results to users. Supporting enamel-coated interiors, the oven can easily cook chicken breasts and vegetables in 20 minutes or less.
The countertop Induction Oven featuring 12 by 14 inch non-stick plate can easily hold food and fits on the top of the induction surface. Hoping to change the landscape of consumer’s kitchen, the advance features of CIO will offer a convenient way to prepare meal, especially for people with tight and hectic schedule.
According to Lisa Knierim, Vice President of Panasonic Home Division, the CIO is an example of innovation and its compact and easy to use design will bring quick and healthy cooking experience to consumers. Expected to be launched in the U.S. and Canada this fall, the Countertop Induction Oven is expected to cost around $600.
Update: It is currently available for about $675 at Amazon.