The magic of multitouch

Concept kitchen by Miele uses multitouch technology and other cool features to create a truly high-tech cooking experience

Jennifer Lowell
Jenn Lowell spent her time at the University of Colorado building robots and other toys before earning her graduate degree in mechatronics and mechanical engineering. She is a self-proclaimed lover of anything that runs off of electricity and has moving parts or motors. Currently pulling double-duty as a high school science teacher and freelance blogger, she has free time seldom enough to deeply appreciate the modern technological conveniences that give her more of it. She is a long-time recreational blogger currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer Lowell
The Miele concept multitouch kitchen makes a perfect sous chef. Yanko Design

On the kitchen appliance and gadget blog network, we talk about devices that keep track of grocery lists, high-tech food scales, and steamers, but rarely do we find a kitchen that includes all of these in one package. Meet the concept kitchen from Miele designed by Fiona McAndrew & Conor Fallon, which uses a technology called multitouch to stay ahead of the culinary game and make kitchen prep a whole lot easier.

The multitouch cooktop displays recipes and nutritional information and can transmit a grocery list via Bluetooth to a mobile phone. It includes an integrated scale, so you can measure your food right on the cooking surface. How cool is that? It also has a blender integrated into the cooking surface, eliminating the need for much of the counter space outside of the cooktop.

A fun feature outside of the cooking surface is the integrated steamer: A perforated metal tray can be fitted with individual portion-size cups. The tray slides into the steamer when it's in use and, apparently, it's also great for sanitizing baby bottles.

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With Bluetooth connectivity, touch-controlled cooktops, and multifunctional cooking surfaces, the elbow grease-fueled chef is continuously moving farther and farther into the past. Now all I need is something that will shop for my groceries and do the dishes.