They?ve already captured our living rooms, bedrooms and home offices, but now Samsung is about to extend its reach into major cooking appliances. From June, Samsung will be adding electric ovens, ceramic and gas cooktops and a ?fast cook? oven to its cooking collection.

Samsung?s Twin Convection oven, BT62CDBST ($1,899 RRP) features what the company claims is the world?s first Twin Convection system. Using a removable divider to separate cooking zones it allows users to cook in two different environments simultaneously. The company claims there is no odour transfer, meaning that you can literally cook a pavlova at the same time as roasting a chicken. As well, both compartments have independent function and temperature control and it has a European AAA energy rating.

Fast cook oven

Also available from June is the FQ159UST fast cook oven ($1,499 RRP) with five separate cooking technologies including convection, grill and microwave oven (with stirrer fan). It has a 42 litre capacity, LED display, and pop out dials for ease of use.

Gas and electric cooktops

If you love cooking with gas Samsung offers a 60 cm four-burner gas cooktop (GN642BFX – $699 RRP) and a five-burner model (GN752CFX – $899 RRP). Samsung?s five burner cooktop provides a 70 cm surface while still only requiring a standard 60cm cut out area, making it a practical upgrade option. Both gas cooktops feature cast iron trivets and auto flame failure for improved safety.

Samsung?s ceramic cooktops ($799 and $899 RRP) pictured below, operate from fingertip controls that can adjust the multi-purpose and double purpose zones. The double purpose hotplate can be modified to heat larger pots and pans and the multi-purpose zone can adapt to longer shaped dishes. Also featured is a child lock and auto shut off. Look out for induction cooktops later in 2007 (around October).