The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of exciting new experiences and I have been dying to share them with you! A few months ago I was asked to serve as an Expert Cooking Panelist for Samsung’s new line of smart appliances alongside Patricia Heaton, Liz Pryor and Julie Morgenstern. I was super excited to be asked to participate in the event, but wanted to make sure the product line was something I could get behind before signing on. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I don’t promote anything that I don’t truly believe in. And in true Christina form, I dug into some serious Samsung research before saying “yes!” to the project.
Most importantly and right off the bat, I want you to know that even though I am in a paid partnership with Samsung, I was not in any was asked to write about their products or this program on my blog or anywhere else. I was hired for my experience as a home cook and a mom. As a part of my work with Samsung I was asked to sit on a panel with three amazingly smart, funny and talented mamas to offer real parenting experiences at their Make Your House Work event. On top of that I got to get to know the people behind Samsung’s Home Appliances and work with them to create some really useful tips videos to share with you via their awesome facebook page. This information is something I am sharing with you because I really think their products rock and I want you to benefit from my first hand experiences with the product line and the company itself.
I must admit that before this project when I thought of home appliances, Samsung was not one of the first names that popped into my head, technology was. I knew from personal experience with their electronics that they were at the forefront with technology but wasn’t really sure how that translated to their home appliance division. I’m not a techie by any stretch of the imagination and so I am not easily impressed by digital enhancements. It takes a lot more than a digital display or fancy TV screen to get this mama going in the appliance department but boy or boy was I pleasantly surprised with my Samsung research.
Samsung really thought of everything with their new line of smart appliances. They are attractive, innovative and really offer the home cook some fantastic technological advancements that really will help you be more efficient, organized and therefore enable you to send more time with the people you love most. Samsung is really mindful about not just using technology for technology sake and as a consumer who really expects a lot out of her appliances (like I’m sure most of you do), I really appreciate that. Every advancement is there to make your house work for you! Anyone can slap an LCD screen on a fridge but it takes a smart and thoughtful company like Samsung to use that technology to enhance your life in a very real and useful way.
As the Expert Cooking Panelist, one of my jobs was to get to know the Samsung Flex Duo Oven. OMG!! You guys! There is no other oven like this around and it was so cool to get to work with this beauty. It’s gorgeous, yes! But that’s just the outside. It’s everything you want esthetically—sleek, sexy and professional looking without looking too hard or industrial. But it’s truly so much more than that. What grabbed me right from the get-go was the fact that it is the first freestanding electric range (they offer a gas and induction range as well) to incorporate two ovens in one. A 5.9 inch cu. ft oven that has the ability to split into two seperate ovens—2.7 cu. ft and 3.0 cu. ft with the aid of a Smart Divider. This amazing feature gives you the option of preparing two entirely different dishes with two different cooking temperatures at once!!! Think: fish and chocolate cake. No mixing of aromas!
Could you die?
I have to say that I have ALWAYS coveted those double wall ovens but like many people, my kitchen could never accommodate one so the fact that the Flex Duo oven can easily slip into most kitchen layouts is HUGE for me. Having the option of a double oven but still maintaining the flexibility to convert back to one large oven is truly genius!
One look at their facebook page and you can see just why I was so impressed with Samsung and their awesome new appliance line. Not only are these appliances great looking, what really made me want to work with them was their belief in helping families work “smarter, not harder” that really sold me.
Check out the Samsung Home Appliance page, it’s a great online resource where you can gather inspiration and ideas on how to Make Your House Work. Not only will you get recommendations and information on Samsung Home appliances, you will also have access to my exclusive Tips Videos, recipes and gain entry to an awesome Meal Planner Sweepstakes where you can win great prizes.