Philips has announced an addition to its kitchen appliance range that aids the preparation of food and cooks it all in one. The Philips HomeCooker can chop, stir, steam and sauté, and has been co-designed for the manufacturer by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Appearing on stage during the Philips press conference at IFA in Berlin, Oliver helped demonstrate and explain what the device is capable of. One comes with a cutting tower, but both have autostir functionality, multiple cooking activities, PerfectTemp technology to ensure temperature settings (between 40C and 250C) are maintained, and there's a Quickset timer for up to 99 minutes.
The cutting tower comes with a five-disc system for shredding, and a 5-in-1 DirectCut system means chopped items go straight into the pan in five different shapes and sizes.
Both of the HomeCookers are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, and come with a 3-litre family sized stainless steel bowl. They also feature auto shut-off failsafes, so when the food is done, it won't continue to cook.
The Philips HomeCooker with Cutting Tower (HR1050) and Philips Home Cooker (HR1040) will be available in both black and white. Pricing and release dates are yet to be announced.