This is the winner of the Whirlpool kitchen range concept contest, and it's quite the looker. It's both a cooktop, and also a wok top, plus it fits in tight places. We're not sure about the rather odd looking wood panels, but do those same panels in matte black or fiery red, and you may have a total winner.
Electrolux is launching a revolutionary new oven called Inspiro, the first oven that automatically selects the right heating mode based on the contents of the oven. Rather than just measuring the air temperature with a thermometer and regulating it with a thermostat, the way a conventional oven operates, Inspiro uses sensors to calculate the precise combination of energy consumption and time needed to bring the food to the correct temperature. This is similar to the way cameras now automatically set aperture, exposure time and focus, depending on the light and what's in the frame.
How does it work? To cook a lamb joint, for example, select the category "roasting" via the touch control, then choose whether the joint should be rare, medium or well done. The oven indicates which level to put the tray on - in a cold oven. From that cold start, Inspiro calculates the energy consumption and time needed to raise the temperature of the meat to the desired level. That information is then combined with its database of professional cooking techniques to calculate what combination of heating modes is required (top, bottom, side, hot air, or grill) to ensure the desired result.
Need to use the moisture in the air for a little water? This water cooler will suck the air dry pulling 36 liters of water from the surrounding air within 38 hours. However it's not that eco or wallet friendly. There is a $1200 price tag and it costs nearly $15 per day to operate. Oh well - maybe we can stick with our filtered water from the fridge for now.
Thermador's line of all-induction cooktops can detect changes in surface temperature and will automatically shut off for spills or prolonged use. The cooktop is available in either black or a silver mirrored finish with sizes ranging from 15-inch to 36-inch. The 30-inch black model is available now starting at $2029.
If you're heading back to school and want a larger option for that "mini-fridge", this counter-high refrigerator from Sanyo is a good bet. It has stainless steel doors and the door storage can hold a 2 liter bottle of soda - perfect for dorm party filled nights. It even has a full width freezer plus a crisper to make the interior package pretty feature filled.
If you want a distinctive look to your kitchen, this Art home refrigerator from LG might do the trick. The art home appliances come covered in floral patterns created by Korean painter Seung-rim Ha and embedded with sparkling Swarovski crystal.
I thought Alec Baldwin was joking when he said he invented the Trivection oven on the premiere of the new sitcom, 30 Rock. Turns out it was just a big product placement. The Trivection oven combines thermal, convection, and microwave energies, which according to GE cooks things five times faster than a traditional oven. It also has auto recipe conversion and controls to help guide you through the cooking experience. It comes in a wall mounted model and a slide in model.
Thermador has added a motorized shelf to their refrigerators. The shelf can be lowered or raised at the touch of a button even when there is stuff on it. Sounds easier than the crank we have in our fridge to raise and lower the shelves.
Now you won't have to miss a minute of show, even if you have to open the refrigerator door. This Electrolux Cyber Fridge comes with a touch screen and a computer. Unlike other models, the screen is located above the door, so you can open the door without missing anything.