Experimental Cooking With Molecules

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

As an avid MasterChef fan, the appliances that the participants get to use, stump me. Imagine dabbling with molecular cooking and cooking meats in a water-bath. The Mo’Sphere hopes to recreate those magical moments in a regular kitchen. With bringing molecular cooking techniques to everyday homes, the possibility of experimenting with flavors and textures become limitless.

0 Designer: Yunuén Hernández

Kitchen Tweezers

Kitchen Tweezers

The Kitchen Tweezers (obvious inspiration) are a modern reinterpretation of kitchen tongs that solve the main problem with the former design’s lack of spring, making them much more efficient and easy to use (not to mention way better looking!). The minimal, seamless design can be cut from a variety of materials that have tensile strength. I’m digging the raw solid wood and carbon styles!

0 Designer: CARRASCOBARCELÓ design studio

The Tor of Pizza

The Tor of Pizza

It takes to be on the other side of the fence to understand the importance of piping hot food. I work from home so I never have to face the challenge of eating a rubbery pizza just because it went cold during lunch delivery. Maybe this is why the Tower Food Warmer focuses on meals like pizza along with healthy options like salad for keeping warm and fresh. The design takes into consideration a clever locking system so that the food compartments don’t open hastily and thus create a mess.

0 Designer: Haimo Bao

Flower Power

Flower Power

Bloom isn’t at all what you might expect a kitchen appliance to look like, but don’t be deceived by its soft, floral aesthetic. The multifunctional design chops, heats & even cleans up after itself! The “petals” are made of strong, heat resistant, non-stick material that spin to stir or chop food that’s being heated by the base. When the cooking’s finished, just activate the steam cleaning nozzle located in the center of the flower to remove stubborn stuck-on food particles!

0 Designer: Aakanksha Rajhans

Handsfree Cooking!

Handsfree Cooking!

The Easystir is an automatic stirrer that allows you to pursue other work while it diligently looks after your dish. Foods like soups, broths and curries require constant stirring and I know for a fact that with some Indian cooking you need to keep on stirring for hours; yes HOURS! The stirring speed is adjustable, it is dishwasher safe and it doesn’t require recharging, battery replacements or plugging at all. It simply uses magnets that react to your induction stove!

0 Designer: Lisa Frodadottir Låstad

Break The Cooking ICE

Break The Cooking ICE

ICE is the mix of a lamp, mood lighting and recipe database that can assist in making your cooking and dining experience even more delightful. The theme for this year’s Electrolux Design Lab was to create appliances that enhance your cooking experience by livening your senses. The ICE adheres to this in many ways.

0 Designer: Julen Pejenaute

Musical Dinner

Musical Dinner

Imagine a future where food is inspired by music. I am talking about the SmartPlate, a dish that understands food and transforms it into sound. As described by Julian, it completes the circle of senses by which we understand what we eat. The plate hookes up wirelessly to your mobile device, and then by measuring the different aspects of your ingredients, it identifies food. It then precisely attaches musical notes, harmonies and rhythm to each ingredient.

0 Designer: Julian Caraulani

Leftover Refrigerator

Leftover Refrigerator

The Impress Refrigerator has an intriguing way of storing food. It holds containers or bottles in such a way that you can never forget that you have placed them there. It consumes lesser power when fewer items are placed, thus conserving energy. The open interface makes it easy for you to access the food and also never forget about them!

0 Designer: Ben de la Roche

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy is the future of flavor creation that uses nano-technology to create edible foam. There are endless possibilities to the flavors that can be spun into foam and the combinations can ignite any gourmet chef’s fantasy! Inspired by Ferran Adrià, the inventor of flavored foam, which helped win him ‘Restaurant of the Year’, four years in a row, Spummy brings home the possibility of dishing out treats are exotic and worthy of praise!

0 Designer: Alexandre de Bastiani

Citrus Fresh Squeeze

Citrus Fresh Squeeze

You got to simply love the handy Citrus Spray designed by Alberto Arza and Joan Rojeski for Spanish houseware brand Lékué! It is so simple and a surefire way to get freshly squeezed lime juice (or any other citrus fruit) sprayed over your food! Can it get simpler than this – just stick in the spraying mechanism through the cut-off wedge and get spraying!

0 Designers: Alberto Arza and Joan Rojeski

Chopping Slide

Chopping Slide

Love this unique and sleek chopping knife by Andreas Kalt! Reminds me of how Nigella goes on a chopping spree with her herbs. Because of its bulk size and sharp blades, the knife disassembles and can be safely stowed in a drawer. I bet your kitchen can do with this baby, and so can mine!

0 Designer: Andreas Kalt

Very Smart Pan

Very Smart Pan

The Heating Smart Pan addresses the need of a portable cooking appliance that can double up as the cooking utensil as well. There is a lot that we expect from our cooking aids these days; some folks like traditional methods and others prefer to explore high-tech appliances that give freedom of space and minimal worries about cleaning up. Heating Smart Pan is meant for the latter, for people who like to cook without using up too much space or fuss, the pan itself is a heating device and uses battery or electrical power to fire up. Neat!

0 Designer: Soon Mo Lee

Super Clean Food

Super Clean Food

Tabii is a food sterilizing and washing unit that gives storage life with a drying option. The focus of the project is to come up with solution to combat future water shortages and the ‘Turkish habit’ of food drying. Hence the unit works as a sterilizing, washing, drying, and dehydrating appliance.

0 Designers: Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek and Halit Sancar