The unit blends with other AEG-Electrolux stainless steel built-ins, giving you a beautiful six shelves of column storage for up to 36 bottles of wine. It's designed to keep your wine at an appropriate storage temperature, boasting a set of childproof temperature controls and an air circulation system … Read more
If there's one thing I dislike more than folding laundry, it's doing the dishes. But they've got to get done somehow, because I hate having a dirty kitchen more than either of those things.
Electrolux is always coming up with creative ways to keep your kitchen clean. Here at Appliances and Kitchen Gadgets, it's best-known for its sponsorship of the Electrolux Design Lab, which gives industrial design students an opportunity to strut their stuff each year in designing innovative home appliances. In keeping with its reputation, the company has come up with a unique concept for … Read more
The Libero line of appliances from Electrolux is a modular system designed to bring mobile cooking anywhere there is a wall socket. While most people consider the scent of cooking food to be an appetizing feature they want, sometimes it is an unwelcome guest. The Libero appliances fit within one central unit that has an antiodor system incorporated in it. No matter what you need to cook, no matter where, the Electrolux Libero Point caters not only to location, but also to taste.
Using a variety of means, the do-it-all appliance system is capable of producing everything from stir-fry to … Read more
Appliance giant Electrolux has been around for a long time yet is still keeping one eye on the future. Its Design Lab competition has given us snapshot glimpses of some appliances that we may be seeing in the future. Today, Electrolux unveiled two more designs based upon trends, of today and for tomorrow. While these are not actual products, Electrolux stresses that the technology is available today, and therefore these are closer to reality than they may appear at first glance.
The Rendez-vous table is designed with the idea in mind that the kitchen is a social gathering spot of … Read more
When I imagine life as a scientist doing research in Antarctica, I see images of frostbitten noses, two-man tents, and notes carefully handwritten in college-ruled notebooks. After reading about the Princess Elisabeth Station, a research facility opened in February of this year that will focus on studying ice samples for clues to solve climate change, my ideas about life as a scientist in the Antarctic tundra are forever changed.
I'm smart enough to know that the technology driving scientific research has developed at mind-numbing speeds, making notepads and journals a distant memory. I've been fortunate enough to witness … Read more
My mornings are based on routine. I'm not sure if it's the repetition of familiar movements or the cold coffee waiting for me in the kitchen that drives me through those first few waking moments. Either way, after I've had my coffee, I am awake enough to figure out how to make more coffee... and then it comes to breakfast.
Breakfast is my first true decision of the day. Everything else up to this point is robotic motion practiced into familiarity. Variety is the spice of life, so after my day has been kick started, I want … Read more
Sometimes the kitchen is just too far away. Go on, you can admit it, too. Deliciousness may be residing just a few feet away in the form of a precooked meal, but the effort of drag yourself into the kitchen to get it is simply too great. Besides, there's a ball game on the tube.
Submitted as an entry into the Electrolux 2008 Design Lab contest, the concept cooktop is a flexible extension of the dinner table, designed to be used in any room in the house. The theme of this year's annual competition was the Internet generation, … Read more
At some time or another, you have probably experienced refrigerator wars. If you haven't, then you have either been living under a rock, or have never shared a living space with another human. Since few are born into a singular existence, I am going to guess that at least once you have rooted through the fridge for those delicious leftovers, only to later find that your roommate, spouse, sibling, or parent got to them first.
Most of us experience this sad loss when we first find ourselves living with roommates. Little did you know that while you were working … Read more
It's not quite the washing-machine robot I've been waiting for, but it will have to do in the meantime. This finalist from the Electrolux Design Lab '08 contest is called the iBasket, a Wi-Fi-connected laundry hamper from the future. Guopeng Liang submitted the winning design.
The idea is to use this as a hamper, throwing your dirty clothes in as they accumulate. The iBasket then senses when the load is full and initiates the wash cycle. Since it is Wi-Fi-enabled, the concept washing machine can even alert you when the load is complete.
Made out of acrylic, recycled … Read more