AB Electrolux has an interesting looking new concept for a cooking appliance called "Heart Of The Home." The cooker doesn't use pots and pans -- the surface is soft, and the user just presses down to create a hole, drops in the ingredients and sets the temperature. Henrik Otto, the company's senior vice president of design, introduced the concept Feb. 12 at the Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm. Here's what the company has to say about the surface of the appliance, which it claims will function as a kitchen table, cooking surface and bar all in one.
'Heart of the Home' is an intelligent, amorphous, interchangeable cooking surface that adapts to user needs. When using the Heart of the Home one simply places one's ingredients on the surface. The appliance then analyses the ingredients and presents a list of suitable recipes. After deciding on a recipe, the user marks an area with his hand to determine how large the cooking area should be. Then the desired depth of the surface is created by simply pressing the hand against the malleable material. After achieving the required width and depth it's just a matter of setting temperature and time with a simple touch of a finger.Electrolux told the Daily Mail that the company has "no immediate plans to create the device," adding that "the technology should be in use within 40 years."