December 1, 2010

Electrolux Infinity Kitchen of the Future is Open Source


LG a competitor to Electrolux has been touting an internet fridge for awhile with Windows underpinnings and it's never really taken off. Electrolux seems to think the world is now ready to embrace the connected kitchen and has developed an Internet fridge of its own in the form of the Linux-based Infinity I-Kitchen.

Here are some key details:

  • The Infinity I-Fridge takes the embedded computer model pioneered by LG’s offering.
  • It includes a 480 x 800 pixel touchscreen and is powered by a Freescale i.MX25 ARM processor running at 400Mhz with 128MB of RAM.
  • The fridge’s memory comes packed with over 600 recipes, ranging from appetizers and main dishes to light snacks and cocktails.
  • It also comes with applications such as Orkut, Calendar and contacts.
  • The Infinity I-Kitchen refrigerator has a capacity of 542 liters is available in Brazil for the suggested retail price of 5,999 Brazilian Real (approx. US$3,470).

We're not sure if we'd really want an internet fridge, but if it told us the weather on the door at night while we refilled our water glass, we'd probably think it was nifty. It seems like a dockable tablet like an IPAD with a friendly display would be better.

At Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen takes fridges open source

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August 11, 2010

Jackson AJ-100 287 Rack/Hr Conveyor Dishwasher


Sure we don't feature many large appliances or restaurant grade stuff, but this dishwasher for a commercial kitchen has it all and really impresses. From top mounted controls to standard 20x20 inch racks it even has a deep-well scrap basket located on front of machine. Adjust-A-Peak feature allows user to adjust conveyor speed when various results are desired. Full automation activates sections only when rack is present and shuts down conveyor when no rack is present. Sounds safe to us!

At Jackson AJ-100 287 Rack/Hr Conveyor Dishwasher

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June 15, 2010

Refrigerators of the Future Store Food in Liquid Gel


Okay this is just a concept for now, but Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev's take on the future of the humble refrigerator is storing food in liquid gel. Dmitriev's concept is one of 25 semifinalists for this year's Electrolux Design Lab contest — and he describes it as a "biopolymer gel," or more specifically a "non-sticky, odorless gel." You simply plunge whatever you want to keep fresh into the mass of your Bio Robot fridge and it'll stay where you left it until you come back.

We're not sure we need bio gel in our Kitchen Contraption future, but we really like the idea for fruit and other items. Click on through to see more of the finalists as many of them are kitchen focused including a "community fridge".

Via DVICE at Electrolux

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March 23, 2010

See Through Refrigerator - Clear Door Reveals Goodies


Designers Yoonjung Kim and Jongrok Lee have designed a concept refrigerator that allows users to see what's stored inside without opening the door. With the touch of a finger, the glass door turns from frosty blue to see through. This concept would save lots of energy for those who love to browse. You know - you don't have to have some fancy frost changing glass either - how about just a door for the door - like a sliding door that reveals the food? It does however preclude now having stuff on the door like ketchup.


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January 26, 2010

Cornucopia - 3D Food Printer of the Future


There's always someone dreaming of the future, and this time they've done an amazing job with a 3D food printer. Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zorhan, the members of MIT’s Fluid Interfaces group have developed a futuristic cooking concept, Cornucopia. The Cornucopia countertop food fabricator with an intuitive interface doesn’t ask you to print a menu instead it prints the food. This inventive cooktop promises to print out the food right in front of you. It’s a concept for now but once it’s out for the production, it’s gonna be important part of our hi-tech modern houses.

Via Hometone and more at TUVIE

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January 14, 2010

Anvil America 8-Chicken Electric Rotisserie Oven - Feed a Family of 16 to 20


I got up this morning dreaming rotisserie chicken, and then thinking whether or not I could buy one that made more than 1 chicken for the kitchen. Well - it looks like the smallest you can get if you go above the 1-2 chicken size is 8 chickens. This roaster cooks eight three pound chickens in two hours at 350 degrees farhanheit. It has a removable full size base drip tray for easy cleaning, and glass in the front and rear for excellent point of sale - not a big selling point for our kitchen, but I get it. We're thinking this is overkill, but you never know - if you have a family of maybe 16-20 this might not be overkill.

At Anvil America CGA8008 8-Chicken Electric Rotisserie Oven

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December 2, 2009

Lobster Taser - Time to Taser the Lobsters


The lobster taser which looks like a giant lobster panini press or photocopier stuns lobsters with 110 volts that delivers a shock immediately and effectively disabling said lobster's nervous system. You can then proceed with the boiling, baking, and or grilling. We remain committed to taking out any food we eat humanely, so we look forward to more lobster tasers in the future - maybe even a home model.

Via Gizmodo and more at Make

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November 17, 2008

Fisher & Paykel Izona CookSurface - LED Cooking Done Right


Okay - so maybe you aren't cooking with LED, but you are dialing up the heat with a 12-position LED heat indicator embedded within the cook surface. Each burner (and yes there are only 3) has Aero technology so they heat perfectly with every little turn of the dial. What we really like is the look, and are putting this on our list of cooktops for when the kids finally leave the nest.

Via DVICE at CookSurface

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October 16, 2008

Dacor Epicure 30 inch Gas Range - Cooking Elegance


Large appliances. They're so large, and making the right choice can be a tough one. You want to pick something that fits your cooking needs, but also one that looks perfect in your kitchen. We just came up on this range from Dacor. It's both functionally excellent, and looks fashionable as well. We really like the Illumina burner - it glows in brilliant blue to indicate temperature.

The new Epicure Range fits perfectly into any shabby chic cottage, upscale urban condominium or ornate Victorian kitchen, offering consumers who demand impeccable design and premium performance all the benefits of a professional kitchen appliance without the investment required with a dual-fuel model.

Key Features include:

  • Dacor's signature Illumina Burner Controls glow in a brilliant blue to indicate when the burners are on for a safer cooking experience.
  • SimmerSear Burners provide complete control over the cooking process for the perfect simmer, sauté or sear.
  • 14” Continuous Platform Grates easily accommodate oversized cookware and the sealed spill basin makes clean-up a breeze.
  • Three-Part Convection System features a fan, which prevents flavor transfer so the bacon-wrapped scallops and macaroni & cheese can heat at the same time.
At Dacor
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September 23, 2008

The Totem Fridge - Stackable Food Storage


This stackable design for a fridge is by creator Stefan Buchberger, a design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The idea came out of living in a small dorm room, and the thought of being able to go vertical like a skyscraper in a crowded city appealed to Stefan.

"I decided to create Flatshare fridge because there is nothing more disgusting than a dirty fridge in a shared flat," he says. "At the time, I was living in such a flat!"

The fridge consists of a base station, and up to four stackable modules that allow each individual user to have his or her own refrigerator space. Each can be customized with various colorful skins as well as with add-ons like a bottle opener or a whiteboard. We think just having meat, vegetables, snacks, and beer all separated out in a college fridge sounds like pure genius.

Via The totem fridge and more at cribcandy

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