Imagine being able to leave a meal in the fridge for the day but then send a command over the internet to cook it so that it is ready when you get home.

A US company called Tonight’s Menu Intelligent Ovens (TMIO) has come up with a refrigerated microwave that can be controlled over the net or by mobile phone.

The product is part of a trend towards the smart kitchen hooked up to the internet, so that you can browse the contents of the fridge or tell the oven to immediately refrigerate your chicken once it is cooked.

The company has developed a prototype microwave oven to demonstrate the technology, using what is called a Peltier cooling device.
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