Recipes On Time

Recipes On Time

Julia Childs called me up in my dreams and told me the Kitchen Timer is totally approved. It’s a timing device that works with specially designed recipe cards. Like any card you have instructions only the Kitchen Timer goes one step further and provides visual and audio feedback on progress. If a set of instructions says to cook the chicken for 30 minutes, the arm will slide down the card in that exact amount of time. This is precision cooking. Flaws? Imagine if you had a really long recipe. Multiple cards or is that too cumbersome?

0 Designer: Emma Caselton

Cooker Gets Smarter

Cooker Gets Smarter

The family structure is undergoing a massive reconstruction, and the Smart Sun Solar Cooker addresses this need by being suitable for 1-2 persons. It features solar energy and induction heating, with the top cover of the cooker being laced highly-efficient solar cells that can harness solar energy even on a cloudy day. For induction heating, the stored solar energy is utilized and the food cooks in specialized pot (3 sizes) using steam as a medium.

0 Designers: Anil Dincer and Murat Ozveri for DesignQuadro

Squeezing Delight!

Squeezing Delight!

I am so in LOVE with this squeezer! Exquisite in style, it’s one of those classy looking tools that don’t just sit pretty on your kitchen counter top; it’s actually functional! The hand-held reamer is dishwasher safe and has a cup fashioned at the base to catch the pips and bits. In a time that we see dime-a-dozen non-functional jazzed up tools, this utility “Catcher” comes as a refresher.

0 Designer: Graeme Davies for Joseph Joseph

No More Double Trouble

No More Double Trouble

Scenario 1: Dishwasher load is done, now you take out the dishes and place them in their respective shelves, cabinets etc. Been doing this all your life! Scenario 2: Wall mounted Electrolux Bifoliate Double Dishwasher uses one compartment to clean the dishes via ultrasonic wave technology; you then transfer the clean load into the next shelf. Space saving, less time consuming, done in a jiffy. Which Scene do you like?

0 Designer: Toma Brundzaite

Incredibly Lazy In The Future To Cook

Incredibly Lazy In The Future To Cook

Dumbledore’s Pensieve would come in handy here, but the thing is, I need you to look into the future and not in the past! The scene is this, you’re as lazy and rusted in the kitchen as Irona coz you now have a full-fledged butler-robot to do your cooking; Butl-R-Bot. It’s compact, intuitive, cooks, cleans and flies like Tinker Bell; only the fairy dust is missing! This futuristic kitchen-o-bot relies on “Responsive Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies.”

0 Designer: Tim Leeding

I’m Moving…

I’m Moving…

My kitchen, that is. Like, I want it here in the middle of my dining room; instead of a table….but Chris Burns says it will look funky by the deck. Long Tran wants me to place it aesthetically next to the bar in the living room (he’s a designer you know). Takashi couldn’t care a less about where I place it, as long as I cook him a decent meal! Well, a “Moving Kitchen” is possible, and quite a functional one at that. Small in size, it’s got an induction cooking space, folded tables that double up as work-area plus plenty of room to store some kitchen essentials. Excellent for singles.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Electrolux Kitchen 2099

Electrolux Kitchen 2099

Any of you ever read those really weird “2099″ comics that Marvel Comics put out in the 1990s? Well here’s something even weirder. A kitchen based around the “Claytronic Atom” – teeny tiny (nanometer) silicium spheres (tiny little robots) that can reconfigure instantly to create basically whatever forms you want. See this silly video to learn more, then continue below for basically the greatest kitchen ever.

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

Really Really Smart

Really Really Smart

What a simple solution to getting the measure right; The SmartMeasure Cup it is! It’s got an angled display at the handle so that you don’t need to haunch over or crane your neck to see the unit-markings of the cup. A backlit LCD display conveys the precise measurements, eliminating guesswork and eyestrain. Intuitive controls offer easy navigation and you can even work your way thru the pre-set ingredient measures for common recipes. It’s so smart that it can even do unit conversions for you.

0 Designers: Ryan Eder & Chris Daniels of Priority Designs

Fresh Orange Juice Anyone?

Fresh Orange Juice Anyone?

You will agree with me, when I say that a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice tastes better than the packaged one. Altho I do understand that we get lazy to do manual stuff! However, take a look at the Zest; a practical solution for an everyday squeeze. It’s not an electrical one, but the use of a wooden lid (which also doubles up as cutting board) for covering the juicer when not in use, is clever.

0 Designer: Pierre Schwenke

What the Pho?

What the Pho?

What is Pho? Pho is food. Pho is: “Phở (fuh) n.Traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.” Find out more from, where else, Pho Fever! Now that you know what’s up, you’ve also got to know that our head editor Long Tran is master of Pho. Pho master Long has allowed his approval of this particular Pho design befo’ it’s even in his hands! That means it’s Photastic.

0 Designer: Omid Sadri

Lights, Camera…Projector, But In A Kitchen

Lights, Camera…Projector, But In A Kitchen

I wonder what else we will be seeing in futuristic kitchens, but for the moment let’s stick to what Nelly has for us. Since my French is no-good I’m going to do my best to explain what she is trying to convey. Oniris is the kitchen for the future that integrates technology to its advantage. The central working unit doubles up as a dining, washing, cooking and storage area. There is a chandelier on top of the unit that houses LED lights, a motion-sensor camera and a projector as well. You guessed it, the projector displays recipes/images on the countertop.

0 Designer: Nelly De Macedo

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

One of my fav hangouts cooks the kebabs straight on the table. It’s got a live charcoal grill embedded into the center of the table and skewers of semi-cooked veggies and meats slowly grill over the embers. An enjoyable experience, it can be replicated at home with the Danté Table Top Cooking Platter. Altho Idan doesn’t specifically mention it, I assume he intends to heat/cook the bite-sized portions over a charcoal grill (or similar), enclosed within the ceramic base.

0 Designer: Idan Arbel

What Breaks in Two Then Becomes Two

What Breaks in Two Then Becomes Two

What happens to your plate when you drop it on the ground? It breaks! -what about plastic? -QUIET YOU! — Alexander Hulme has got the solution to this dilemma! A design concept which he dubs so un-recklessly “Breakable.” It’s one plate with two more built in. Drop the single plate and two more come out!

Watch for chips.

0 Designer: Alexander Hulme