February 17, 2006
Wow. Talking stoves. We are one step closer to the appliances taking over. Sanyo Electric is releasing a new stove that talks. It includes a voice navigation feature and instructions for novice cooks.
The 200V Built-In IH Cooking Heater emits various musical tones when, for example, cooking is completed or water is boiled. The music can be downloaded from the internet via mobile phone and transmitted to the cooking unit via infrared communications.
So you can have "Disco Inferno" play when you burn your food.
February 3, 2006
This definitely looks like it is from the future.
We really like the new Kuppersbush Induction Wok Cooktop ... Not only because it uses electromagnetic induction to prepare food faster while saving more energy, employs Sensor-Touch controls (no knobs) and innovative Glass Ceramic surfacing, features Child-Safety Lock and Pan Detection, is so easy to clean and comes with the Wok ... But also because it has such an appealing high-tech look that would fit perfectly in a luxury kitchen of a contemporary house or an urban style loft...
Via Trendir at Kuppersbusch
February 1, 2006
This may not fit in your kitchen, but as the wife of a major Star Wars fan, I had to link to it. Think how cool would it be to be able to pop your own movie popcorn at home. Then think how cool it would be to be able to pop your movie popcorn at home in a Darth Vader popcorn popper. And it is on sale!
Via Uncrate at Pop This
January 24, 2006
Everything old is new again. First came vintage refrigerators, now comes vintage stoves. If you like the look of the 1950s, but want modern conveniences, this is the stove for you. It has a full sized oven, center griddle, interior light, and side storage.
Via Trendir at Vintage Stoves.
January 19, 2006
I have always wanted a double oven. Alas, it hasn't been practical in either of the two kitchen renovations we have done. Maybe someday I will have room for one; in the meantime, I can drool over this one. It has a hidden bake element, European convection system, cool touch door, halogen lighting, electronic oven control, and smooth glide oven racks. And is soooo pretty . . .
Via Uncrate at Electrolux
January 16, 2006
Wine cellars are so 20th century. Next time you redo your kitchen, you may want to put in a wine vault. You can store more than one thousand bottles; the racks are arranged for single-, double- and triple-bottle storage, while also accommodating magnum bottles and crates; and the digital thermostat system offers precise control over temperature, allowing adjustment between 50ºF and 70ºF, while maintaining ideal humidity conditions.
Via Gizmag at the GE Monogram Collection
January 12, 2006
You've really got to love a british flag wrapped fridge. The new Fab32 is a refrigerator with 50's inspiration and today's view of customization. The Smeg Fab 32 is 60cm wide and holds 330 litres of your favorite foods. The bottom compartment houses 2 fruit and vegetable containers. The dual motors,rapid freezing, and reversible hinges are another few perks of the Fab32. You can order yours in lime green, rosso, or azzuro.
Via Trendir at Smeg
January 11, 2006
We've been craving an insulated smoker to make some high powered beef jerky lately. We'd also love to have the option of a smoker that would cook up some serious ribs and sausages even in cold weather. Our current smoker just cools down too fast because of the lack of insulation and also it doesn't close very tight.
The mustang insulated smoker has the following features you'll need when you want to smoke something right:
- a 20-lb. capacity, with 4 wire racks for jerky and more.
- 3 stainless steel rods for sausages, etc.
- 6" 1,000W heating element uses standard 120V AC;
- Small dial thermometer fits in door... read the temp. without opening;
- Stainless steel pan for wood chips, sawdust, to add flavor;
Yum. We can taste the jerky right now.
At Mustang Insulated Smoker
It seems even GE is getting into the custom refrigerator these days. I can't imagine having to match our cabinets with the fridge but I guess this might work. The main issue might be getting a fridge that isn't counter depth - I hate small fridges. We do like the range of features and options though and this looks like the thing to do for a custom kitchen this year.
Get the style you want and features you need, without the cost and inconvenience of a kitchen redo. If you want a built-in look, without the built-in expense, a GE Profile or GE CustomStyle refrigerator makes the most of your kitchen space by blending in almost seamlessly with surrounding cabinetry.
At GE Refrigerators and Freezers
December 14, 2005
We're not sure how much FREEDOM these fridge models will give you when they cost $2700-$6700 bucks. We do like how they match the existing or new kitchen you're building.
This was never called a French Refrigerator. Thermadore used Freedom to name its just-announced fridge because the fresh food and freezer parts of it can be separated and placed in different parts of your kitchen. Thermadore also introduced the built-in wall oven in the 50s, in case you were curious, so this is just another first for the appliance company. I do kind of like the idea of it, though I don’t know if I’ll ever have a kitchen big enough to ponder where to put my freezer versus my fresh food refrigeration units. Each part of the fridge has its own compressor and evaporator that eliminates any odor transfer between the refrigerator and freezer and perfectly regulates the interior temperature with a variance of only 1.5 degrees.
Via Freedom Fridge : Gizmodo