A crowd of over 600 people observed Goji’s technology in action during a demonstration which took place as part of a unique event in Tel Aviv, sponsored by Freescale – the first public appearance of Goji’s unique technology. “For us, innovation is about developing technology to solve everyday problems and needs, like cooking and heating,” said Shmuel Barkan, Freescale Israel General Manager. A technology that can prepare a healthy and nutritious meal in minutes with the press of a button indeed has the potential to revolutionize cooking worldwide.
“For us, innovation is about developing technology to solve everyday problems and needs, like cooking and heating.” - Shmuel Barkan, Freescale Israel General Manager
The demonstration began with preparing a plate of fish, potatoes, couscous and cherry tomatoes. The panel members confirmed that each item was perfectly cooked and that they wouldn’t have guessed that just minutes before the ingredients were all frozen solid. “We believe the kitchen of the future will mainly consist of frozen food storage and RF solid-state cooking appliances that can reheat, cook, steam and grill multiple components in minutes,” explained Eyal Torres, Head RF Chef at Goji Research, the R&D affiliate of Goji. “This technology is revolutionary since it marries nutritious high quality food with speed and convenience.”
RF cooking works using a high power solid-state energy source which emits highly accurate radio waves into a closed cavity, such as an oven. Goji’s technology periodically samples the cavity containing the food using sensitive sensors, and adjusts heating parameters to optimize the cooking process. With hundreds of patents and patent applications obtained with its technology, Goji is a pioneer in the solid-state heating space.
According to US Labor Department statistics, microwave ovens have reached over 90% of American households, yet the most common uses of the microwave oven are reheating coffee and making popcorn. RF cooking technology redefines the possibilities of what we can do using radio waves, thanks to the high degree of control and intelligence of this technology. Microwave ovens tend to over- and under-heat parts of the food, even when a turntable or beam stirrer is in use. RF cooking provides much more even heating, which enables faster, higher quality and simpler use of the technology. Ultimately, those differences are the reason microwave ovens are predominantly used for reheating liquids and leftovers, whereas RF cooking be put to actual use as a very capable cooking technology.
“This technology is revolutionary since it marries nutritious high quality food with speed and convenience.” -Eyal Torres, Head RF Chef at Goji Research, the R&D affiliate of Goji.
As the international audience applauded, multiple visitors asked when they could get their hands on such an oven. Since Goji does not sell ovens itself, but rather partners with appliance makers to integrate the game-changing technology in their own appliances, it will still take some time for Goji-powered ovens to reach the market. Nevertheless, through this strategy, Goji hopes to reach many millions of homes, making this world a healthier and tastier place.
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RF cooking utilizes a high power solid-state amplifier which, as part of a complete RF module, transmits radio wave energy into an object to heat it. Unlike the magnetron in a microwave oven, the digital RF module can accurately control the frequency, amplitude and phase of the radio-waves. When combined with Goji’s proprietary closed-feedback sensing algorithm, the RF module enables more uniform and consistent cooking results, while shortening and simplifying the cooking process.
Goji develops and markets RF cooking technologies for household, commercial and industrial applications in the food industry. The novel Goji™ technology facilitates controlled and responsive heating, delivering unprecedented cooking performance. The company holds a broad IP portfolio, with over 200 issued and pending patents on its technology. Goji provides a full range of licensing, design and manufacturing services to commercial and white goods appliance manufacturers. For more information, visit www.gojifoodsolutions.com.