Age of the Notebook Kitchen?

Age of the Notebook Kitchen?

The Electrolux Mobile Kitchen Concept combines three basics of modern-day kitchens: a 4-tier induction cooking element, an efficient cutting board and a touchscreen computer for your recipes, downloads and nutrition facts. The placement of the three as a tribute to the laptop makes it a truly portable design. My only concern is the functional relationship between the three. Although the renders make the placement of pots, chopping board and the tablet look synchronistic, but in reality will they hold good? Oil squirts, fumes! Nevertheless, as a camper or travel companion, it fits the bill!

0 Designer: Dragan Trenchevski

Ceramic Crisping

Ceramic Crisping

The Toast is a conceptual toaster design that uses ceramic cooking plates as the browning elements. This not only makes the bread crispy, but also heats it evenly. What I like about the design is the movable ceramic divider. You can remove it to toast bigger foods like a bagel or croissants. The elliptical shape makes it easy to collect the crumbs and the retractable FOLED glass interface acts as a great hood for covering the toaster when not in use. Overall I think I’d like to have this in my kitchen!

0 Designer: Adam Wendel

Instant Coffee Makeup!

Instant Coffee Makeup!

I am instant coffee person so please excuse my lack of knowledge of recycling ground coffee beans. Apparently there are plenty of ways you can reuse the crushed beans and some of them include in facepacks, fertilizer for mushrooms and closet deodorizer! The key however is to get the grounds completely dry before you use them; wet grounds get moldy fast. ReBirth is an appliance that does just this; it dries up the wet grounds so that you can put them to their life’s purpose post their caffeine stage.

0 Designer: Seul-gi Kim

Minimalist Juicer

Minimalist Juicer

Nae is an interesting take on what designer Thibaut Rouganne calls a minimalist juicer. Personally I can envisage a far more stripped looking tool for something as simple as juicing but I do like how the lines of the design emphasize its function. The entire thing could be made from one sheet of plastic and it’s far more compact than the traditional juicer.

0 Designer: Thibaut Rouganne

No More Kitchen Cooking!

No More Kitchen Cooking!

I envy Nigella Lawson when she shows off her cooking skills outdoors and calls it soul cooking! Getting the ingredients and dishes out to my backyard isn’t so much of a problem as is getting the burner. An easy remedy is the Free Cooker. It’s a pair of detachable burners on a cooking counter-top that can be taken around to any place for creative cooking! It doubles up as a food warmer and can keep food warm for up to two hours. Something I’d totally invest in!

0 Designer: Ahhaproject

No More A Cookbox

No More A Cookbox

Microwaves have always been boxy in design. Just changing their outward appearance isn’t innovation enough! The challenge is to come up with a practical design that is radical in features, plus space saving enough to abide by the modern-day kitchen diktats. Innowave is one such approach to out-of-the-box thinking. The microwave has been redesigned to fit in a kitchen like a regular drawer, thus freeing up the work surface.

0 Designer: Anoush Mortazavi

Coffee Delights

Coffee Delights

This delightful Nespresso concept machine is as clean and crisp in design as a smooth cuppa cappuccino! It is a basic machine with minimal functions and can be operated with one simple action. The handle reclines back allowing you to insert the ground coffee beans or coffee capsules; a choice between a short or long espresso on the dial switch makes you the heavenly cuppa joy.

0 Designer: Eyal Carmi

Industrious Coffee Machine

Industrious Coffee Machine

Love me this industrious looking espresso machine. Aptly called the Kansas, it’s the labor of love of young Shenkar student Yotam Cohen. Details like a rim-bar to hold extra cups and the pressure gauge to regulate the steam, add to the retro appeal. Easy to use, and like Yotam claims, “a coffee machine that puts a smile on your face when you wake up in the morning.” Something different, something with character!

0 Designer: Yotam Cohen

For the Minimalist on the Run

For the Minimalist on the Run

The Nespresso coffee maker just made me realize how ugly and nonsensical most other coffee makers on the market truly are. It seems like even single serving makers are just getting bigger and more complicated to use, right?! This design provides a simple, clean, and precise experience for the user through minimum action to operate and a straightforward aesthetic. Perfect when there’s no time for French press.

0 Designer: Tali Shilo

Timely Steeping

Timely Steeping

I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip!

0 Designer: Pengtao Yu

Detached Water Purifier

Detached Water Purifier

P2 is a water purifier system that dispenses clean water the normal way – through a spout plus has a detachable water-purifying jug that you can carry out with you. So basically you’re not restricted to taking water from the main body unit, which by the way dispenses both hot and cold water. Its ideal for an office environment or maybe hospitals and cafeterias; anything that makes water – queues short!

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

The Revolvy 2in1 has a very curious shape for a blender and mixer. When not in use, the appliance just folds up to one discreet hanging gadget, freeing up precious kitchen-counter space. I am in awe with the way it turns from blender to mixer…simply fantastic! It’s either the blender-attachment to the top of body or the mixer-attachment to the bottom of it. Super cool and functional!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Another Perfect Measure

Another Perfect Measure

One of the secrets to great cooking is to measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible. While dry ingredients are not so much of a pain, it’s the liquids that make me quiver. Handy Meter is a digital measure that goes around the faucet mouth or spouts of bottles and jugs, to pour out the right amount of liquid. It does away with the need for a measuring jar, hence increasing the accuracy. I suppose it has an inbuilt mechanism that terminates the flow of liquid, once the desired amount has been poured. This will be an ideal feature.

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo