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IKEA Wants You to Plan Your Next Kitchen in VR

It can be hard to imagine how your place will look when you’ve remodelled it. But IKEA has a solution, with a new VR system being made available on Steam that will help you plan your kitchen. Read More >>

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Panasonic Wants To Transform Home Cooking With Their Countertop Induction Oven

This is pretty cool: Panasonic has announced at the International Home & Hardwares Show that they will be producing a Countertop Induction Oven. Read More >>

science
How This Revolutionary Industrial Glass Made its Way Into Your Kitchen

You might not know it by name, but chances are you have a Pyrex dish in your kitchen right now. A fascinating history over at Collectors Weekly traces the ubiquitous supermaterial as part of an exhibition which opened this week at the Corning Museum of Glass. Read More >>

design
There’s a Miniature Ocean Trapped Inside This Kitchen Island

Forget about wasting all that valuable space underneath a kitchen island by filling it with pots, pans, and other bakeware. Designer Robert Kolenik has a much better idea: turn it into a gigantic saltwater aquarium that seemingly doubles as the perfect place to toss food scraps. Read More >>

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GE Designed a Compact Kitchen Just for Super-Tiny Dwellings

Property sizes are getting smaller and smaller across the board. And lest the world's city-dwellers go without appliances, GE is working on a solution: Meet the Micro Kitchen, an innocuous-looking drawer that contains every appliance you could need. Read More >>

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Other Kitchen Devices Can Harness Power from Your Microwave

When your microwave is sitting there glowing and spinning inside, do you ever wonder where all those stray rays of energy go? Turns out they usually just slip out the door, into thin air. But a Japanese scientist has found a way to harness that power and use it to juice your other appliances. Read More >>

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The Private Yacht of Kitchen Sinks Has Room For Weeks of Dirty Dishes

If you can't help but stare in awe whenever you get the chance to peek inside a professional kitchen at a restaurant, you'll be ecstatic to hear that KWC's Waterstation is actually designed for home use. Albeit a home with a very big kitchen and enough disposable income to afford a £10,000 sink, but it's nice to know such luxury exists for when you make it big. Read More >>

appliances
Is This a Gorgeous Range Hood Or a UFO Abduction Tube?

At some point over the past year appliance makers began a design war to see who could come up with the most innovative and original range hood designs. And with its new retractable Pareo hood, Italy's Faber has just made a strong push towards victory and bringing an end to that war of aesthetics. Read More >>

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Space-Saving Gifts for People with Tiny Homes

The basic essentials for living under a roof with four adjacent walls are a constant. But it you live in a shoebox apartment, a dorm room, or a tiny studio, you have to make every little item count. Here are a handful of compact gifts that make a solid contribution to a happy home—and don't take up a whole lot of room while they do it. Read More >>