Electrolux unveils 'intelligent' cooking surfaceWave goodbye to pots, pans and recipe books

17 February 2010

Electrolux's Heart of the Home intelligent cooking surface

Electrolux's Heart of the Home intelligent cooking surface

Electrolux has unveiled its vision of the futuristic kitchen - and it's based around an intelligent kitchen appliance that functions as a kitchen table, cooking surface and bar.

The latest design concept from Electrolux is dubbed the ‘Heart of the Home’ and promises users they’ll never have to use pots and pans again, never have to worry about whether their ingredients are fresh and never have to look up a recipe in a cook book.

The Heart of the Home is still just a design concept at the moment, but our section has reviews of the latest available now, including the best freestanding cookers, range cookers, microwaves and coffee machines.

The future of cooking

Electrolux says the Heart of the Home will adapt to users needs. You'll simply place your ingredients on the surface and the appliance will analyse the ingredients and present you with a list of suitable recipes.

Next, you’ll mark an area on the surface with your hand to create a cooking surface. You’ll be able to control the depth of the appliance by pressing down on its malleable surface, and control the temperature with a touch of a finger.

Read our guides to choosing a cooker and buying the best hob to find out the pros and cons of different types of cookers and hobs currently available.

Future-proof your kitchen

Which? kitchen appliance expert Lisa Galliers says: ‘Electrolux's new kitchen concept, the Heart of the Home, could help consumers with the age old question: "what's for dinner?"

‘However, at the moment it's just a concept so we won't see it in the shops any time soon. If you're looking for ways to future-proof your kitchen now, look for products with energy and water saving features. Use our compare products tool to help find the most efficient washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and freezers.'

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