Owners of LG's latest domestic appliance for the kitchen will be able to get their tea on with the help of a smartphone.
The firm's new Lightwave Oven, which uses halogen light technology to cook food, can be turned on and off using just a mobile phone. After downloading an application, the user can alter cooking times for the oven and adjust the temperature to ensure their meal is perfectly cooked for when they arrive home. It is simply a case of remembering to load the appliance with a dish ready to be cooked before leaving the house.
According to a report by technology website Pocket Lint, the oven is already available to consumers in Korea, and LG is expected to roll it out to other markets.
The oven is the latest kitchen appliance designed to be compatible with smartphones. Aga announced in May that it had partnered with mobile communications provider Everything Everywhere to integrate Orange SIM cards into its new iTotal Control range cookers. The technology allows owners to control their Aga through the internet using an app, or via text message.