À la carte

Portable kitchen won't leave you in the stone age of BBQ

A la carte

I could have used this handy device about three summers ago when I had no kitchen. Instead, we had to make due with a garden hose and a BBQ rigged out of bricks, rocks, the grill from an old Land Rover and charcoal.

I guess German ingenuity is a little different than the American kind.

The À la carte from Stadtnomade is a portable modular kitchen that works as an electric stovetop and sink. Just plug it into to electricity and water sources and you are set. At full set up the kitchen is about 7 feet long, 3 feet tall and 2 feet deep. DesignSpotter points out that the kitchen, when collapsed for transport, is only about 2 feet square and 1 foot deep for each unit.

About the author

In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.


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