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Old 06-18-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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Dream Fridge and Stovetop

Hello all!

As you guys may know from the other post, I am a design student cook currently trying to improve appliances.

So now I am wondering. What would your dream refrigerator and stove top be like. I know my dream fridge would be like a vending machine where it keeps inventory of my foods, and I can either choose myself or "order" with a click of a button. Stovetop? hmm maybe a steamer that goes side by side with the oven?

Have some fun, go wild and get creative!

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Old 06-18-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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I'm pretty basic when it comes to stoves and refrigerators.

The only feature I would like to see in a stove is a small oven unit to heat up a one quart casserole and bake a couple of potatoes or bake an 8 by 8 pan of brownies etc...

I'm not talking about a toy, I'm talking about a real honest to goodness oven that could be used efficiently by single people and couples.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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I'd like to have pull out shelves on my fridge to make it easier to get to the food that gets shoved to the back.

Aunt Bea has a good idea to have a smaller oven in addition to the regular size for those times you don't need the big space.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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I'm pretty basic when it comes to stoves and refrigerators.

The only feature I would like to see in a stove is a small oven unit to heat up a one quart casserole and bake a couple of potatoes or bake an 8 by 8 pan of brownies etc...

I'm not talking about a toy, I'm talking about a real honest to goodness oven that could be used efficiently by single people and couples.
I've seen ranges like this there is a smaller oven just below the cooktop, then the larger oven below that. You give up the bottom drawer.

Here is one from Lowe's
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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I'd like a gas cook top.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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I don't want toys, I want a stove and fridge that are efficient. I would like a gas stove top and an electric oven.

I don't need a tv or even an icemaker on my fridge...I like knobs on my appliances, hate touch pads.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:55 PM   #7
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I love my smooth-top electric range, because it's so easy to clean! I would like a new refrigerator with that middle drawer in it that pulls out.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
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I love my smooth-top electric range, because it's so easy to clean! I would like a new refrigerator with that middle drawer in it that pulls out.
I'd want a gas stove top.

I often think about pull-out shelves in fridges but worry that some things might topple over during the pulling-out. That wouldn't be a problem with a package of cheese but if it were something liquidish and STICKY with a not-too-great seal on it......... !! I don't imagine that those imagined shelves would be operated by a tiny motor that gently and slowly does the work! Plus it would be cost-prohibitive. (When I win the lottery I'll have one custom made.)

I'd like two fridges, side by side, that are each only about a foot deep to avoid having things get lost in the back of a normal shelf----- a real problem for me because bending over searching for stuff in the back is a real pain---- literally. Plus they shouldn't be too high or too low. But now I'm just being silly.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #9
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Hello all!

As you guys may know from the other post, I am a design student cook currently trying to improve appliances.

So now I am wondering. What would your dream refrigerator and stove top be like. I know my dream fridge would be like a vending machine where it keeps inventory of my foods, and I can either choose myself or "order" with a click of a button. Stovetop? hmm maybe a steamer that goes side by side with the oven?

Have some fun, go wild and get creative!
To continue being silly about fridges---- how about a rotisserie type of small shelves that acts sorta like a Ferris Wheel---- I don't know how to explain it.

You press a button and it rotates so that all the contents on one shelf will appear.

Yeah, probably not gonna happen.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:06 PM   #10
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Since we are indulging in wishful thinking anyways, I'd like to have two different houses with different style kitchens. My city house would be very modern and sleek with shiny Sub Zero / Wolf appliances. My country house would be very rustic looking with kitchen appliances to match, but rustic in aesthetics only. I want them to look Purdy but work efficiently. I think I'd like a log home in the mountains somewhere for my country home. And my home on Mars would have a replicator, a la Enterprise starship.......
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