Cooking Can Earn You Carbon Credits

Earning Carbon Credits is a big business game for the corporate segment, however in the domestic world we hardly bother about it. Turning our attention to this key element for sustenance and greener world, we have here the Eco Cook concept. This appliance is a unique combination of cooking and heating elements (as in microwave cooking) that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of your activity whilst cooking efficiently. The Carbon Credits earned while cooking are stored in a card and can be redeemed or passed on as favors. If such a system can be put in place, then I’m all for it!

Designers: Seung-man Lee & Tae-hyeon Kim

8 Comments

  • Theo says:

    Umm what? Surely the incentive is that it saves money, any heat not being wasted is heat that wont be on your energy bill, why would a company endorse giving you money for their product? Also a microwave requires containment to prevent the harmful microwaves escaping, a flat slab unit would not work, a box is necessary. A microwave does not react well to metal, so the depictions of frying/griddle pans is not good. Microwaves do not produce even fields that heat equally throughout, in order to compensate either the field is varied or the food is rotated on a turntable to even out cooking, how does this design achieve even cooking? Finally this product is unnecessary, convection cookers do this without the need for any complex sensor grid and microwaves are reasonably efficient already. The science and the business model are flawed. The cooker design is pretty though.

  • F1 nut says:

    I love you concept design but you have to check your “carbon point scheme” better. The only agent to trade this carbon credits is a company created by All Gore. All I want to say is that you should not make this co2 feature a must in your design. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover031307.htm

  • F1 nut says:

    I love you concept design but you have to check your “carbon point scheme” better. The only agent to trade this carbon credits is a company created by All Gore. All I want to say is that you should not make this co2 feature a must in your design. http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover031307.htm
    Nothing is greener than green dollars.

  • michael konieczny says:

    Global warming and the carbon credit scam has been totally discredited by honest science and common sense. (the kind that is increasingly less common.) Lets stop designing or developing products to help people like al gore pilfer the rest of us. That is design treason.

  • anoush says:

    functionality fail for numerous reasons, one which= microwaves need to be contained within a faraday cage of conductive material. the aesthetics are cool.

  • mivo says:

    this design is exist aleady to product

  • Hunter says:

    A) You’ll need to either place your product in some lead-lined box (to prevent microwave exposure) or start selling induction stoves instead. You don’t want an open-air microwave oven.

    B) How does it know the cost of power at the user’s home? You can show the wattage saved (that much is easy) but showing an amount of money saved could be more difficult.

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