An oven that can identify the type of food placed inside and suggest ways in which to cook it has been unveiled at CES.

Manufacturer Whirlpool gave attendees at the technology trade show a glimpse of the counter-top cooker, which also comes equipped with a camera so that lazy chefs can check on the status of their meal via a mobile app.

The $799 (£627) appliance can automatically recognise whether the food is fresh or frozen, and includes a thermometer capable of carrying out an "internal doneness test" to check whether it is cooked properly.

Eleven different modes are available, allowing the oven to bake, broil, roast, toast, reheat, proof, dehydrate, air-fry, slow cook, convection cook or just keep something warm.

Like many of the other gadgets announced at the event in Las Vegas so far this week, the smart cooker boasts built-in support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which allow users to control it with their voice.

The oven is available for pre-order on the Whirlpool website – but there are only 2,000 available.

Similarly futuristic products will be spread across the convention centre when CES officially opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday, with a number of the most highly anticipated gadgets already unveiled during a preview day on Monday.

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