It’s 2013—where are the hover cars, the square meals in a round tablet, and helpful robot slaves? Well, we may not have the gimmicky stuff yet, but the future sure has come to the kitchen. Check out these gadgets we scoured off the web.
The Cutting Scale
A simply brilliant idea: a cutting board that has an integrated scale within a defined area on its surface. It allows a person to both cut and measure ingredients on the same surface.
It’s a fax machine, no it’s a paper shredder –actually it’s a desk top microwave. An interesting solution for people who can’t tear themselves away from their work. “The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave.”
Perfect for picnics! Say no to soggy bread with this nifty invention. It comes with a portable plate that recharges and stores the toasting knife.
An entry for the The Electrolux Design Lab competition, The Qumi ‘is a “flexible cooking unit”. The versatile induction cooker is egg-shaped and able to fry, steam, or heat ingredients in a manner similar to today’s multicookers. However, unlike anything on the market today, the concept appliance has absolutely no control or display panel, and instead would be operated entirely by a mobile device.’
The Kitchen Countertop with a Brain
This Sci-Fi invention is a kitchen countertop that can recognise ingredients and suggest recipes, tips as well as supply nutritional information. Say if you place asparagus on the counter, the ‘brain’ behind it will project information onto the surface about the vegetable. Just make sure you get a doormat that reads ‘ Welcome to The Jetsons’.