LG Electronics has launched an all-in-one oven that integrates both microwave and grill functions.

The claim is that the SolarCUBE oven can cook nutritious meals up to four times faster than a conventional oven, which also means it uses half the energy in half the time.

LG says the SolarCUBE is unique as it uses a combination of four heat sources including a halogen light.

This apparently ensures that the outside is crispy whilst keeping the inside moist and tender, sealing in all the flavours and nutrients.

Said to be simple to operate, it offers "intelligent" controls and "guides" consumers through the many cooking options.

LG's new SolarCUBE is available in black and stainless steel from Comet stores and other electrical retailers nationwide.