Technology in the Kitchen<br />How Geeks and Gadgets are Changing our Relationship with Food<br />Marti McCaleb<br />Washi...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Induction Cooktops<br />electromagnetic current beneath the cooktop runs up through the pot, ...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Speedcook Ovens<br />Combines convention heat with microwaves and/or light waves to cook up t...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />VorwerkThermomix TM 31<br />All-in-one countertop replacement appliance<br />blends, steams, ...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Online Groceries<br />Fresh, local produce delivered to your door on 24-hour notice<br />In N...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Microplane Grater<br />This really did start out in someone’s garage<br />Now, Microplane’s k...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />EpicuriousiPhone app<br />Recipe book and shopping list all in one<br />Never again do you ha...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Molecular Gastronomy<br />Chefs (w/ PhDs in chemistry) started experimenting with the chemica...
Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Sous Vide Supreme<br />At home water oven<br />vacuum sealed food is immersed in a water bath...
Not So Top Innovations	<br />Heat-sensing utensils<br />Rubber sinks<br />Talking oven mitts<br />Self-boiling tea kettles...
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E Commerce Iws Mar 24 Technology In The Kitchen

  1. 1. Technology in the Kitchen<br />How Geeks and Gadgets are Changing our Relationship with Food<br />Marti McCaleb<br />Washington & Lee University <br />School of Law<br />E-Commerce Practicum<br />Ideas Worth Sharing<br />March 24, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Induction Cooktops<br />electromagnetic current beneath the cooktop runs up through the pot, creating resistance in the pot’s metal, heating up the pot itself <br />Induction cooktops transfer 90% of its energy to the cookware<br />Electric cooktops lose 50% of energy before they ever heat your food<br />Gas coils lose 60% of energy to the outside environment<br />
  3. 3. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />
  4. 4. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Speedcook Ovens<br />Combines convention heat with microwaves and/or light waves to cook up to 15x faster than conventional oven<br />$7,895.00 at www.turbochef.com<br />The Jetsons, anyone?<br />
  5. 5. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />VorwerkThermomix TM 31<br />All-in-one countertop replacement appliance<br />blends, steams, boils, grates, whisks, kneads, chops, and weighs<br />$1,400 at www.ThermomixCanada.ca<br />Will it do the dishes afterwards?<br />
  6. 6. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Online Groceries<br />Fresh, local produce delivered to your door on 24-hour notice<br />In NYC, Seattle and several other major cities <br />
  7. 7. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Microplane Grater<br />This really did start out in someone’s garage<br />Now, Microplane’s kitchen tools are chemically cut (not stamped) to provide the best slice available on the market<br />$13 <br />
  8. 8. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />EpicuriousiPhone app<br />Recipe book and shopping list all in one<br />Never again do you have to come home from the store to realize you forgot that one KEY ingredient<br />FREE<br />
  9. 9. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Molecular Gastronomy<br />Chefs (w/ PhDs in chemistry) started experimenting with the chemical processes that cause our taste buds to register flavor<br />Now, you can try it at home—spherification, thickening, foaming agents<br />$69.99 at www.thinkgeek.com <br />
  10. 10. Top Kitchen Innovations<br />Sous Vide Supreme<br />At home water oven<br />vacuum sealed food is immersed in a water bath and cooked at a very consistent low temperature over a long period of time<br />Taste and texture of sous vide cuisine is largely unexplored; new creative opportunities<br />$450; www.sousvidesupreme.com<br />
  11. 11. Not So Top Innovations <br />Heat-sensing utensils<br />Rubber sinks<br />Talking oven mitts<br />Self-boiling tea kettles<br />Grocery-monitoring refrigerators<br />DISHMAKER<br />
  12. 12. Really? <br />
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