Intriguing possibilities ensue off of this... it would certainly make home automation a lot simpler, although I'm not sure how many people want third party remote access to the ovens. Some interesting ideas I could think of spin out of these Maytag ovens:
“Maybe the ringing cellphone turned it on,” Mr. Melnikov suggested to the two men.
He laid the phone next to the stove. They dialed it. Suddenly, the electronic control on the stovetop beeped. The digital display changed from a clock to the word “high.” As the phone was ringing, the broiler was heating up.Three other apartments in the building are fitted with the same make and model oven: Maytag Model CGR1425ADW. “My phone turned on all of them,” Mr. Melnikov reported. “One apartment had a General Electric. It didn’t work on that one.”"
- Leave your phone (or buy a special low cost phone for this purpose) next to the stove to turn the pot-roast on when you're away at church so it will be ready before coming home.
- Leave your phone at an adversary's home (ex-girlfriend, bad-guy, etc.) and call it when they aren't there. Or even when they are, if you are the murdering type.
- Copy the magic Maytag design into other household appliances, or better still your car.