We have seen the future of kitchens, and it’s high-tech. Soon you’ll have gadgets that will automatically mix drinks and let your browse the internet using a table lamp? Which one is your favorite?
GE’s All-in-One Kitchen Appliance
Gorenje Smart Fridge
The “Gorenje Smart Fridge” has a mini-refrigerator that rises up from its core at the push of a button. [Source]
Here’s a first: an innovative toaster concept that lets you slide bread right through instead of having it pop up. [Source]
Scroll Pan – The Roll-Up Frying Pan
Designed by Sam Hextall, the Scroll Pan puts a new twist on the traditional frying pan by allowing users to roll-up the utensil when not in use.
And even though the Scroll Pan is clearly just a concept at this time the designer does suggest that products like diphenyl silicone which is plasma treated and teflon coated could be used to make an actual working model
Yummy: The Touchscreen Kitchen Computer
“Yummy” Kitchen Connect is basically a next-generation PC “that keeps track of food you have in the house using a barcode scanner on the bottom that’s connected to a community database.”
You tell the device your diet and your favorite recipes, and it hooks up to the blogosphere to help recommend what might like for dinner according to your likes and dislikes. Since it keeps track of what food you have your pantry, it can also recommend a shopping list
Smart Oven Cooks for You
Samsung has teamed up with Birds Eye frozen foods to develop a smart oven that knows how to cook a meal by just reading “Smart Codes” found on specially marked packaging. Buyers seeking the ultimate in convenience will appreciate this oven, just scan and cook. It’s priced at $525, no word yet on availability.
Research commissioned by the companies has reportedly showed that 17 percent of those surveyed say that a barcode-controlled oven is the kitchen innovation they want the most
LiteOn’s Smart Label
Get the most for your grocery shopping buck with LiteOn’s new Smart Label. When foods such as milk near its expiry date, the Smart Label automatically changes colors from green to red indicating freshness and discounts the item accordingly.
Without the additional labour needed of the seller to re-label the goods with current prices, the Smart Label brings paper wastage to a minimum
Designed by Lewis Green, this invention boils water and toasts your bread simultaneously, which gives you a few extra minutes in the morning to actually enjoy breakfast. [Source]
The “Z. Island by DuPont™ Corian®” is a sensory-receptive kitchen appliance that consists of two free-standing island units, a wall modular cabinet system, wall cladding system (advanced sound and light diffusion capabilities), and a host of multimedia equipment. At the touch of a button, users will be able to turn on music, browse the internet, or create ambience (lighting) via a control panel. [Source]
Computer Table Lamp
Here’s a nifty table lamp for your kitchen that also doubles as a functional computer. It looks to feature a top-loading disc drive, touchscreen display, and well integrated ports.
DVD, photos, music, internet, TV, computer: Media Centers are fueling the migration of PCs in our living room. This created a design to rethink the design boundaries of these objects
Honorable Mention – Salter Nutrition Scale
How about a scale that analyzes your food by portion size/weight — calculating total calories, protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fat, fiber, sodium, cholestrol, net carbohydrates, GI value — and then displays the information on a crisp LCD screen? Salter’s nutritional scale does just that and more with a database of over 1440 foods and liquids. Plus, it also keeps track of “how much you’ve eaten throughout the day”. It’s available now through Metro Kitchen for $99. [Source]
Honorable Mention – Programmable Drink Mixer
Put simply, the Lazy Drinker is this summer’s must-have gadget, perfect for your kitchen. It can store up to 16 bottles and lots of ice. Just connect it to your computer and the software will whip up your favorite drink in no time. Two drawbacks, you’ll need your own CO2 supply and it costs $750.
You can either choose from a list of pre-existing drinks or you can risk the well being of friends and family by concocting a drink of your own design