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GE launches Bluetooth-enabled kitchen appliances

Chef Connect will sync range and microwave appliances

Louisville, Ky. – General Electric is adding new technology to some of its products to further automate kitchen appliances.

Chef Connect touch control

This fall, GE will launch a range line up and over-the-range microwave in its Profile brand that can sync up with one another via Bluetooth technology. The new feature, called Chef Connect, creates a more unified experience in the kitchen by allowing the range to connect with the microwave.

“We believe adding this technology will be a feature consumers in kitchens throughout America can appreciate,” said Heather Koyama, GE Appliances product manager.

This connected pair will work together to provide the consumer with three options:

  1. Automatic lighting for cooking on the stovetop. When the range’s burner is turned on, the lights from the microwave will automatically turn on. Home chefs won’t need to flip a switch to see their food beautifully illuminated. GE also added a third light to create even better light distribution.
  2. Syncing the clocks. If the time is set on the microwave, the range will automatically sync to that time and vice versa. “That nagging one-minute difference between the microwave and the range will be a thing of the past,” says Koyama.
  3. Turn on the vent fan. Consumers also have the option of setting their vent fan to turn on automatically when the range is turned on. “This connectivity is really about convenience,” says Koyama.