A Transforming Oven Is the Coolest Thing in the Kitchen

The last time you opened your oven was probably pretty dull. You pulled the handle, you stuck something in, you waited for it to cook. Maybe you enjoyed it. But did it slide vertically out of your counter? Probably not.

This "hidden" oven by fancy schmancy Italian appliance firm Fulgor saves counter space because it's part of the counter, remaining retracted until you activate it with a touch button press. From there, three cooking racks pop up and slide back down at your command. The combination of electronic touch controls and transforming elevator action is pretty rad, but I do wonder—won't you miss out on eyeballing your food as it cooks? [Fulgor via Appliancist]