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A programmable cooking system comprising a plurality of programmable cooking devices and at least one data key. Each data key is provided with a data memory for storing program data corresponding to sequences of cooking operations, and the data memory is divided into a plurality of parts each corresponding to a respective one of said cooking devices. Each programmable cooking device includes a programmable control for controlling the cooking device to carry out sequences of cooking operations each of which may use a different cooking power and cooking time duration. Each programmable cooking device further includes a key aperture adapted to receive one of the data keys and a data reader arranged to read from the data key program data from that part of the data memory corresponding to the cooking device, and pass the program data to the programmable control of the cooking device thus making the appropriate sequences of cooking operations available to the cooking device.