This sleek built-in oven features an interface panel that doubles up as a hidden handle

If you love cooking but can never find enough time for it, or you’re completely terrified of cooking but you need to start, and don’t know where to start – then you’ve reached the right place. The first step towards having a streamlined and efficient cooking experience is to have an arsenal of functional kitchen appliances by your side. With the right kitchen tools and appliances, cooking can be a fun and effortless process. The right products can reduce your prep time in half, make the little cooking tasks much easier, and help you with tedious and complicated techniques. And one such product we recently encountered is the HIDE oven.

Designer: Alperen Çağdaş

The HIDE is a sleek and clean-looking built-in oven with a sneaky movable interface panel, and concealed handles. Now, what does that mean exactly? Recently, automatic doors have become quite popular in ovens. These kinds of ovens are great, because they seamlessly merge with your kitchen space, providing a beautifully streamlined look. They usually have a touch button to open them, and the whole handleless experience can feel pretty cool. However, if you’re an old-school person who prefers a more hands-on experience while cooking – then you may have a soft spot for solid old ovens with a handle. Handles are also a better option in terms of safety. And, the HIDE oven perfectly integrates both!

HIDE provides both a handle, as well as an automatic option to open the oven door. The interesting part is that the touch panel of the appliance functions as its handle as well! The intuitive panel is almost invisible (hence the name HIDE) until you touch it and begin to operate it. When you’re done adjusting the settings of the oven, you can use the panel to open or shut the oven door. This jet black panel can move in two directions – so you can pick a position that suits you and open the oven with ease.

The hidden handle creates an element of mystery in the appliance. It’s almost fun to simply open or shut the oven door, and of course, if you’re in a bit of a hurry, you can always go for the automatic option, and operate the oven door without the handle! Currently, HIDE is still a concept, however, we look forward to such an innovative and futuristic appliance hopefully hitting the market soon…