Perfection is achieved by degrees
The astronomer - Anders Celsius squeezed a lot into his 42 years on Earth. An astronomer like his father, he was secretary of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala University by the time he was 24. A few years later, he was on the expedition that confirmed the exact shape of the planet – proving that it's not a perfect sphere, but has slightly flattened poles that are impossible to observe from our perspective alone. He helped to determine the subtle effect that aurora borealis – the Northern Lights – have on compass needles. And he developed his own light-based system of measurement for celestial bodies, helping to determine their brightness.
This was a guy who really cared about the details.
In 1742, Celsius presented his description of a thermometer to the Swedish Academy of Sciences. He based his accompanying scale of measurement, from 0 to 100, on the boiling point of water and the melting point of snow. The Celsius scale, as it came to be known, was at the time determined to be a more precise way of measuring exact temperature than any of the other alternatives that were then being used. In the centuries since then, an amended (and inverted) version of Celsius's original scale has become a global standard for temperature measurement. Chances are that you use it, or at least see it, every day.
Like much of Celsius's other work, his temperature scale is all about precision. It's defined by details. It gave us an understanding of the small, incremental steps that lie between the extremes. Anders Celsius gave us the degrees which make the difference – and with which, in Celsius°Cooking™ by ASKO, you can achieve perfection.
Perfect temperatures, perfect timing, perfect results.
Celsius°Cooking™ puts total control in your hands.
The Celsius°Cooking™ system from ASKO is a really hands-on way to experience smart, connected technology in the kitchen. It's built with Hestan Cue connected cookery technology and consists of a high quality induction hob – an appliance that manages to be both highly advanced, and really userfriendly – with electronically-linked pots and pans and a temperature probe. Via the pans and probe, you can measure cooking temperatures and the core temperature of the food, precisely. You can also control these and the exact timings. The pans and probe communicate with the hob to allow you to read and control what's happening with real precision, ensuring that the right level of heat is delivered at the right time. You can either set the temperatures and timings precisely yourself, use any of the hob's pre-set cooking modes, or use the temperatures and timings in the companion app.
The hob, pans and probe can be linked with a central app, from Hestan Cue, that contains a large collection of recipes in which chefs teach you how to make the most of the equipment. Celsius°Cooking™ gives you the confidence to try new ingredients and techniques, safe in the knowledge that they'll turn out beautifully. It saves time and effort in the kitchen: keeping a virtual eye on the food and cooking it to perfection, and leaving you free to focus on enjoying yourself as you create – and serve – a truly delicious meal.
The first couple of times you use Celsius°Cooking™ might feel a bit unusual. But where you would normally check all the time to see if the level you're cooking at is too high or too low,you can now rely on the system to control the temperature exactly.
Design manager cooking appliances
Broaden your repertoire
Useful programs, tailored to specific kitchen techniques, let the hob take care of certain tasks with a single touch of the controls. Whether you want to heat up a pan for frying or searing, or just keep your sauce warm, you can access these programs quickly and very simply via the system’s smart and intuitive interface.
The companion app also contains loads of step-by-step recipes and techniques that provide inspiration, as well as great results. You can let it show you exactly how to cook restaurant-quality meals to perfection as it links with, reads, and helps to control the equipment, and – as a result – the cooking.
Precise temperature control
ASKO Celsius°Cooking™ measures temperatures at the bottom of the connected pots and pans – both when frying, and when simmering delicate sauces that can easily catch or burn – and through a probe that can be put directly into the food. Recipes in the app monitor temperatures in the pan and the food then communicate with the hob. What this means is that not only can you read the temperature of your food with accuracy, you can also control temperatures and timings to make sure it's all perfect. And if that sounds impressive, just wait until you taste the dishes it helps you cook!
For everyone, for every occasion
Celsius°Cooking™ enables the home chef to create perfect results and try new methods without stress, feeling in control all the time.And it improves the enjoyment of cooking, too: both when putting together practical, healthy dishes during the week and gourmet dinners at the weekend.
Celsius°Cooking™ puts a new world of possibilities in the hands of cooking enthusiasts, as well as supporting very skilled home chefs with new levels of precision.
Cook for health and wellbeing
Overcooking can really affect the nutritional value of the food you're cooking – and one of the benefits of ASKO Celsius°Cooking™ is helping you to avoid this. Overboiling vegetables robs them of their vitamins, while both undercooked and overcooked meat can present health risks. When cooking, there's often also a risk of burnt, potentially harmful food particles getting into the air. But with Celsius°Cooking™, the connected equipment acts as a companion, handling finely-tuned temperatures and timings for a number of different cooking techniques. This means that you are much less likely to over-boil, undercook or do anything else that might harm the healthy benefits of your dish.
Try new ingredients
Celsius°Cooking™ also lets good-quality ingredients really shine and take their place in delicious meals. It gives you the confidence to try new ingredients and feel safe in the knowledge that you and your dinner guests will be enjoying them at their absolute best. Challenging new techniques are also made possible with the fine-tuned, precise temperatures and timing that the system provides.
A world of inspiration
Not only is the Hestan Cue app the home of a collection of really delicious recipes, they're also all tailored and connected to the technology. You are shown – step by step, with video guidance from the chefs themselves and app-controlled temperatures and timings – how to work magic in the kitchen.
Hood to hob function
Not only will your ASKO cooker hood switch on when you start cooking, it will have the capability to "read" what's happening on the hob and change its own performance to suit. The cooker hood is, in effect, another part of the system – but one which is focused on cleanliness, and comfort, in the heart of your home.
Easy Dial 2.0
The Circular Slider control on the hob's touch displays shows you what level you have the heat at, both graphically and numerically. You can either get a visual feel for how much heat you're cooking with, or go by the number – either power level, or temperature.
The latest induction technology in the hob means consistent high power, an effective cooling system, and solid electrical components for durability. It's built to last, and to perform beautifully.
Celsius°Cooking™ cookware in use with the Hestan Cue menu
The hob comes along with integrated Hestan Cue programs, optimized for Celsius°Cooking™ cookware. With this menu three different cooking methods can be chosen, with different temperature ranges.
Heating up and frying
This program is to reach high temperatures rapidly. High pan bottom temperatures can be reached.
Boiling or cooking with water
This program is to reach higher water temperatures quickly. Medium pan bottom temperatures can be reached.
Slow cooking or sous vide
This program is to control low to medium temperatures, preventing high bottom temperatures.
Plus menu cooking
The PLUS menu allows cooking with semi-automatic programs, enabling temperature cooking with all kind of cookware that are compatible with induction hobs.
Exclusively for bridged cooking zones, that are combined to a larger cooking zone. Grilling is optimized for ASKO induction accessories: grill plate and teppanyaki.
With this function you can easily cook vegetable, fish, bacon, meat, fried potatoes or eggs by using butter or oil.
Keeping warm and Heating up
With this function you can, for example, melt chocolate (45°C), keep food warm (70°C), simmer (94°C) or bring to boil (100°C).
Celsius°Cooking™ cookware in use with the Hestan Cue App
The Hestan Cue menu also enables the possibility to receive temperature sets from the Hestan Cue App. Receiving a next heating step can be activated by a button press.
The core of Celsius°Cooking™: sensors and connectivity
Bluetooth transmitter for connection with the hob and the Hestan Cue app.
Temperature sensor in the middle of the pan and pot base.
Celsius°Cooking™ Fry pan
Perfect proteins, pan sauces, shallow frying, and more.
Celsius°Cooking™ Chef’s pot
Large batch cooking, slow cooking, braising, frying, and more.
Cooking, boiling, slow cooking, braising and more.