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Tovala is a smart oven that gives you restaurant-quality meals in minutes

We all know that home-cooked meals using natural ingredients is the way to eat healthier. But what if you don’t have the time or energy to cook for yourself? Then Tovala is your new best friend.

It’s a smart oven that promises to take the hassle out of cooking. It can bake, broil, steam and convection heat, just like combination ovens used by pro chefs. But the real feather in its cap is the meal plan that comes with it.

They’re basically ready meals, but they’re made using fresh, natural ingredients and are “curated by master chefs” according to the makers.

You don’t need to know your hob from your elbow in order to cook them. Just scan the meal’s barcode, put it in the smart oven and press start. The oven knows exactly how to cook it and takes care of everything.

In between 10 and 30 minutes, your meal is ready. Which gives you plenty of time to get on with something else.

It’s connected too, so you can operate it with your smartphone.

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Of course you don’t have to stick to the meal plan. You can cook whatever you like with it, and you can then share your own recipes with other people through the app.


It’s raised over $25,000 of a $100,000 goal and still has 29 days to go. It costs $199 (£140) on an early bird. If successful, it should ship in December.

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