Now that we have all become resident experts in baking banana bread under quarantine, it’s time to take our cooking game up to the next level. With food delivery from outside still a transmission risk, these appliances are here to help you cook everything – from the best slice of toast you’ll ever eat to a space-friendly two-piece countertop stove. This collection has everything you need to help you practice and be the next MasterChef of your kitchen!
Ordine by Adriano Design is an innovative cooking solution designed for the modern user. Optimized for small spaces, the design eliminates the need for a bulky traditional stove, clearing the way for more cabinet and counter space. The design features two hob units that are mounted on a central power hub on the wall. Elevated neatly out of the way, the user must simply grab one or both hobs off the wall and set the desired temperature to activate.
Those shiny coffee makers are so passe! Meet the Concrete Coffee Brewer by Tom Forster to add some old-fashioned charm to your kitchen. This brewer’s analog design uses a long funnel to drip coffee without any spills into your mug. A simple design elevated for the design connoisseur, this concrete coffee maker is the perfect addition to any kitchen – may be a brutalist style or modern minimal style.
Supporting you in your eating-clean-habit is the Mizzle, a smart aeroponic kitchen appliance that helps you grow microgreens. This smart cultivator comes with three compartments, one for the germination process, and two for the growth and harvesting process. You can track the progress via an app on the mobile and also get alerts with regards to water levels in the tank. Going the extra mile, the app also helps you with recipes that make you use the microgreens.
The science behind the rotating Equilibric colander is simple. It is designed to keep the inner bowl always upright. And because of this, when you drain off the water, the outer bowl discharged the water, while the inner bowl keeps everything upright and safe. Another big advantage of this design is that it is very helpful when you want to defrost food. The outer bowl collects the defrost water and saves your countertop from stains. Lastly, the colander can be used as a serving dish, thanks to the food-safe materials it has been crafted from. My style of cooking requires a lot of cleaning of veggies and fruits, so I completely resonate with the solution this colander provides.
Mitsubishi recently launched it’s ‘TO-ST1-T Electric Bread Toaster’ or ‘Bread Oven’ and it is in a league of its own with a promise to serve you ‘the perfect toast’. Mimicking a waffle maker, the toaster looks like it’s come straight out of the ’80s with its retro-esque veneer brown look. Built with a sealed thermal-insulated structure, it can toast your bread without releasing any moisture, ensuring the bread is soft, fluffy, and far from being dry. The metal box is equipped with two plates that can go up to temperatures as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit. These plates seal the slice of bread, transferring heat to it, and in turn, make magic. “We wanted to focus on the single slice, and treat it with respect,” said Akihiro Iwahara, who is in charge of technical development at Mitsubishi Electric’s home-appliances division.
Not technically a cooking appliance but a must-have for your kitchen, this suspended kitchen lamp by Kikang Kim is an air purifier that keeps the space ventilated and particles controlled without needing to open your window! We all have wanted to open the windows at some point when cooking not because of the smell but because of the particles that will be circulated everywhere otherwise. The ‘Keling’ is a conceptual air purifier combined with a kitchen lamp. The bottom is designed to absorb the fine dust generated while cooking while the top emits purified air. The height is adjustable and replacing the filter is more convenient than cleaning the bulky exhausts. You can also sync it with your smartphone to get control lighting, fine dust, cooking, filter, and wind direction through the mobile app.
Inspired by an actual drawer, Kim’s Taewoo Drawer mini-fridge snugly fits underneath desks! Looking more like a piece of furniture, than a home appliance, Drawer can be easily placed under a desk or any other convenient nooks and crannies in your home. Its furniture-like aesthetic allows it to easily merge with the interiors of your home. With sufficient space to store beverages, bottles, and some food items, Drawer is perfect for a single person household wherein refrigerable items are a few. Handle free, you only need to push the door of the mini-fridge to access it.
Does buttered toast sound like music to your ears? Because this toaster-turntable literally does that for you! ‘Another Toaster’ by Tony Lin is a bread-toasting machine that uses a turntable, and a rod-shaped heated coil that periodically, and uniformly, cooks a piece of rotating bread. A coil sits within what would be the turntable’s arm, while the bread rests on the rotating platform. The arm evenly distributes heat on one side of the bread and comes with a heat-adjustment knob to change toasty-ness.
THE SEAL by Ellie Tsang reduces the ice cream processing time down to a mere 10 minutes! It takes full advantage of the working principle of an ice-cream maker but reduces the volume significantly. This, paired with the metal molds that reduce the freezing time even further, allow for ice-lollies to be made in just a matter of minutes… so you can enjoy the refreshing treat on a whim! At first glance, you would be forgiven for not recognizing the device and an ice-lolly maker; its minimalistic aesthetic leads to an inconspicuously designed object that gives no hints at the craving-satisfying capabilities that it harnesses.
This embossed rolling pin by texturra.ru is a cool and fun way to add some cheer to your baking. The rolling design of the pin makes it easy to create the patterns on the dough with ease. Elevate everything from your cookies to your pie skills with one simple roll!
Designed by Savin Dimov and Altino Alex, Bubble is a food tracker that monitors our food consumption, in an attempt to encourage a healthier lifestyle and to reduce food wastage. With people hoarding everything from toilet paper to groceries, it is imperative that we don’t waste all the food stored, because what a shame that would be! Bubble identifies and tracks all the items within. It directly sends updates to your smartphone, so you’re always aware of what’s in your kitchen! You can track which food products you consume the most, and what you consume the least. Bubble ensures all the storage data is at the tip of your fingers, so you can shop and live mindfully, without creating any unnecessary wastage of food.
From a bachelor to a family, each of these appliances meets a particular demand you never knew could be so easily fulfilled! For more innovative kitchen appliances, check out the first and second parts of this series!