Induction cooking is clearly superior to either electric or gas cooking. The electromagnetic technology offers quicker, more consistent heating with lower operating costs, but for some cooks it just feels weird to cook without the visual cues provided by a physical flame. Samsung is addressing this concern in a novel way: by projecting virtual flames onto your pots and pans.
LED technology is built into Samsung’s Chef Collection Induction Slide-In Range. When you turn on a burner, a ring of blue LED “flames” appears around the base of your pot or pan. The size of the flames indicates the level of the heat; as the temperature rises, the flames get brighter.
The oven has similarly futuristic functions; it’s able to “split” into two ovens that cook at two different temperatures without transferring flavor or aroma between the two. Samsung’s induction line is slick, gorgeous, and packed with state of the art technology. But all of that will cost you: the range has a retail price of $3699. But that’s a small price to pay for anyone who would feel completely lost without the sight of blue flames while cooking.