Take the dishwasher, for example. The Chef Collection version of this handy but typically boring device has a wall-to-wall, carwash-like bank of water jets on the bottom to give it full interior spray coverage; traditional dishwashers have that spinning circular array of jets that leave cleaning gaps. According to Samsung, it doesn’t use any more water than your average dishwasher, either. Other new-wave tweaks include a modular control system that lets you increase the water pressure on one side of the dishwasher (where dirty pots and pans might be) and a flexible mat that lets you lay all your silverware flat to save space.
The Chef Collection fridge has four doors, making it more of a food-cooling sedan than a traditional icebox. It also provides modular control, letting you flip one insulated section of the fridge to freezer-level temperatures and adjust humidity and temperature independently for three bigger-than-a-crisper sections of the fridge. There’s a blue LED display on its stainless steel door that gives you temperature readouts, and it practically disappears when it’s off. And of course, you have a choice of a flat or sparkling water dispenser.
On the stove/oven side of the equation, the Chef Collection range comes in induction, electric, and gas versions of its stovetop. But the most interesting thing about it is on the inside of the oven: A slide-in ceramic divider that separates the heat (and the smells) of the top and bottom halves of the oven. That means you can cook two different things at two different temperatures at the same time. Separate convection fans are built into the top and bottom halves, too.
Alas, these are not cheap appliances. The dishwasher goes for $1,700, the fridge will set you back $6,000 for the sparkling-water version and $5,700 for the flat-water version, and the oven costs $2,500. There’s also a Chef’s Collection microwave ($600), but as far as we can tell, the only difference between it and normal microwaves is that it shows a message that reads “HELLO NICE COOK” on its display.
source: wired.com By Tim Moynihan