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Laptop Cooking: Electrolux Mobile Kitchen Concept

Electrolux Mobile Kitchen Concept

The Electrolux Design Lab is an annual competition that encourages design students to come up with concepts that may (or in this case, may not) someday see the light of day. The Electrolux Mobile Kitchen Concept is a laptop and a portable induction cooker crammed into one. It doesn’t really make any sense considering the popularity of connected tablets and phones. Not to mention most people try to keep splattered food and hot grease away from their screens. It didn’t win.

(Via Yanko Design and Engadget)

October 5, 2011   No Comments

Life after induction for old pots and pans

Burton 8-Inch Induction Interface Disk with Heat-Proof Handle

If you’ve gone induction, chances are you had to swap out at least some of your favorite cookware. Cooking via induction is highly efficient, as the cooking vessel itself is part of the system that generates heat, but the method only works with ferrous pots and pans (not to mention an induction cooktop). But what of all that old cookware you have come to know and love? There is a solution.

The Burton 8-Inch Induction Interface Disk with Heat-Proof Handle lets you use any of your old cookware on an induction cooktop. The stainless steel disk heats up when it comes into contact with the induction cooker, and transfers that heat to any cooking vessel. Of course your induction cooker won’t act like an induction cooker while using this eight-inch diameter disk, but if you want to use the cookware that you just haven’t been able to part with yet, this little contraption can bring them back to life.

August 10, 2009   No Comments

Pack up the cool with the Circulon Induction Burner

Infinite Circulon Portable Induction BurnerIt looks cool, and it is cool. This 15-inch Infinite Circulon Portable Induction Burner stays cool to the touch when cooking. Instead of a traditional gas flame or electric burner, the portable cooker works via induction, which transfers heat directly into the cooking vessel. Why waste all that energy heating up the air around your cooking pot? Other cooking methods may only use 55% of the generated energy, but induction cookers are capable of 90% efficiency.

With nine preset power levels, and seven preset cooking temperatures, the cooker is not only efficient, but also precise. Capable of a temperature range of 150 to 430 degrees, the cooker also includes a timer that can be set for up to ten hours. From slow cooking to entertaining to just having an extra cooktop available, induction cooking with a portable cooker makes it easy to cook precisely what you want.

Since the cooker does not become hot, there will be no baked on foods; simply wipe to clean. As a nice feature, the control panel slides in and out for easy use and storage. All good things, because with ease of use and portability, you’ll be taking this cooker everywhere.

February 27, 2009   No Comments