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What's the Next Magic Box?

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What's the Next Magic Box?

kaleokahu | Feb 8, 2011 06:34 PM

It's been kinda slow here lately, so let me pose a question having to do with the future of cooking appliances and cookware. I've lived through the commercialization of the microwave oven, convection ovens, induction cooktops, sous vide baths, hypocolloids, protein "glues", multi-layer clads, hard anodizing, the list goes on and on.

What do the CH futurists see on the horizon? Is it, as Politeness hints, insulated-sidewall pans? Is it all-metal induction? Is it some targeted beam energy source, or a completely new material based on nanotechnology switchable-property molecules, or heliostats? Fuel cell ranges with oxygen accumulators for hotter, cheaper flames? Is it home protein generators that will "grow" us a tenderloin or foie gras while we're looking for jobs or learning Cantonese? Will we be seeing a Jetsonian box anytime soon that can be programmed to prep and cook complex, multi-task dishes and/or clean up afterward? Will any of it be branded "Le Creuset"?

Knock yourselves out.

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