A "Monogram" kitchen featuring GE's new pizza oven | Photo courtesy of GE

A “Monogram” kitchen featuring GE’s new pizza oven | Photo courtesy of GE

GE Appliances‘ luxury line will launch an indoor pizza oven that can cook the pies in two minutes — at the touch of a button on your smartphone.

The GE Monogram Pizza Oven will be available for a whopping $10,000 starting in May.

GE said in a press release that it created the product for “home chefs, entertainers, families and pizza enthusiasts.”

Using a data collection device called a “Digital Pizza”, engineers from FirstBuild went on the "Great American Pizza Tour," from coast to coast to collect the thermal signatures of famous pizza ovens. | Photo courtesy of GE

Using a data collection device called a “Digital Pizza”, engineers from FirstBuild went on the “Great American Pizza Tour,” from coast to coast to collect the thermal signatures of famous pizza ovens. | Photo courtesy of GE

The company also said the pizza oven, which was developed with FirstBuild, a microfactory at the University of Louisville campus, addresses shortcomings of other products that so far had made restaurant-style pizzas for the home impractical.

The Monogram product fits into a standard wall oven space, cooks pizzas evenly because of its “zone controlled heating” and has a compact ventilation system that requires no special installation or construction, a “one-of-a-kind feature,” the company said.

The oven can cook the pizzas in two minutes — after a 30-minute preheat. It also comes with “app-linking for pizza at the touch of a button from your smartphone,” GE said.

“We saw a considerable market gap when it came to the available at-home options” said Wayne Davis, commercial leader at FirstBuild. “Outdoor pizza ovens lacked convenience, and indoor options often require substantial ventilation.”

Local stores that carry Monogram brand appliances include Bargain Supply Co., at 844 E. Jefferson St.; Bonnycastle Appliances and TV, 2460 Bardstown Road; Ferguson, 4700 Poplar Level Road; and Chenoweth Appliances, 10312 Taylorsville Road.