Today, GE announced the newest member of the high-end Monogram line of kitchen appliances, and its a wall oven that combines a unique French door design with modern smart home connectivity.
The GE Monogram ZET1FHSS French door wall oven will officially debut at Dwell on Design tomorrow, but GE's released some information ahead of time.
French door wall ovens are common in restaurant kitchens, where they allow chefs easy access to heavy items. However, they're relatively rare in private homes. The ZET1FHSS is the first GE Monogram French door wall oven.
Aside from its restaurant kitchen-inspired design, the appliance is notable for being the first smart French door wall oven. With a 5-cubic-foot capacity, it's also the largest available. While details are scarce, the oven's functions will be controllable via smartphone, no doubt through GE's Brillion app.
The ZET1FHSS also features GE's Direct Air true convection cooking system. Whereas most convection ovens blow air from the rear of the cavity, the ZET1FHSS convection fan pushes air from above, and at variable speeds. This allows for the heated air to make direct contact with the food, regardless of the cookware.
Luxury doesn't come cheap, and the ZET1FHSS will be priced accordingly when it becomes available in February 2015. The wall oven will retail for $4,699, which is a bit more than American Range's least expensive French door but less expensive than Viking's French door double oven.
Bosch also offers side-hinge wall ovens, but has no French door option.
Stay tuned for more coverage from Dwell in Los Angeles, including a hands-on with the new GE Monogram smart French door wall oven.