These Engineers Want to Replace Your Oven With a Countertop Gadget

The Soylent experiment may not have revolutionized the way we eat forever, but Silicon Valley isn’t content to let the kitchen go undisrupted. Meet June, a countertop device powered by carbon fiber wands that wants to make interacting with your oven more like interacting with your phone.
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Siemens Oven Moves Your Roast Like a Death Star Hangar Lift

The Siemens HB 78P570 oven looks like any other oven until you notice that it has no » 9/01/08 12:30pm 9/01/08 12:30pm door, which is precisely when it starts to open automatically from its bottom: The glossy black food platform slides down mechanically until it is at the same level as your kitchen top. Sounds a bit crazy, but it's extremely…

Range Kitchen Concept, for Mobile Cooking at Home

Ok, tackling the standard kitchen design for improved eco-friendliness or chicness makes sense, but for portability, like this Whirlpool Range concept? Nope... don't see it. I mean designer Weston Boege has made it look all very nice, with those curvaceous lines and wooden accents. And his design squeezes in a small… » 4/02/08 7:56am 4/02/08 7:56am

This Eco-Friendly Oven Stinks (Because It Runs On Garbage)

In the Kenyan slum of Kibera, outside of Nairobi, an oven fueled by garbage is now in testing. At its heart is a superheated steel plate that vaporizes drops of water. The oxygen released burns discarded sump oil from vehicles, reaching even higher temperatures up to 930° Fahrenheit. Garbage is then used to maintain… » 11/02/07 1:58pm 11/02/07 1:58pm

TurboChef Speedcook Oven Ruins Dinner 15 Times Faster

Besides looking rather bad-ass, this TurboChef Speedcook oven can allegedly cook your culinary masterpieces 15 times faster than an ordinary oven. It works with similar principles to convection ovens, except instead of simply moving air around the inside, the Airspeed Technology apparently blasts your roast from the… » 3/12/07 12:29pm 3/12/07 12:29pm

Turbochef Speedcook Oven: Air and Waves Do a 12-Pound Turkey in 45 Minutes

The international builder's show just went down, and among the home automation madness, it was impossible to miss this oven's claim that it can cook a 12-pound bird in 45 minutes. That's 3 hours faster than a standard oven. They say it uses Airspeed technology, but from the diagram and flash animations, I'd say it… » 2/16/07 4:20pm 2/16/07 4:20pm

TMIO Intelligent Oven: Cook via Internet or Cellphone/PDA

Dinner can be ready the second you walk in the door without the need for one of those pesky spouses with the TMIO Intelligent Oven. This "smart" oven has both cooking and refrigeration elements and can be controlled remotely via the internet, cell phone or PDA. Of course, this still requires that you prepare your meal… » 1/22/07 1:52pm 1/22/07 1:52pm