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Cooking + Science: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Posted by Sunday on May 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm in Techie

I’m a bit of a kitchen whore, which means that while I love technology as much as the next geeky lady, I get a little wetter over the cooking stuff. Not gadgets like onion choppers (uh, have you tried a knife?) but more like cooktops. Oh, lovely cooktops.

Take for example this sexy beast:


That’s right, it recesses when not in use. It’s the Izona Luna cooktop, which combines the technology of ceramic/glass cooktops with gas. This may seem just gimmicky at first glance, but it in fact combines the two best qualities of both cooktop methods. You see, nothing cooks like gas. Nothing. There are a lot of scientists that can go about explaining why this is, but I’m not one of them. But a gas range (electric too, for that matter) is notoriously hard to clean due to the open but inaccessible chambers directly below the cooking element. A ceramic/glass cooktop is a smooth surface, but the heating element in these is often no better than a cheap electric stove.

Blah blah blah, all of this doesn’t matter – look at that thing! It makes me want to fry up a big batch of vat-grown meat and some heavily gene-modified vegetables.

Via Appliancist

Link to the flash-heavy Izona website for lots of images of gorgeous women lounging on cooking technology.

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May 1st, 2008 | Techie

7 Responses to “Cooking + Science: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together”

  1. shane Says:

    jesus, you could have warned me about the scary picture of shelley duvall with a milk moustache.

  2. subspace Says:

    I thought I did.

  3. xadrian Says:

    I had an ’87 Subaru wagon that’s “passing” like was a retractable -50 watt bulb hidden behind the Subaru bezel on the grill. It was the coolest part of the car and was really only good and showing other people because for a passing light it was glacially slow.

    I’m of a conviction that anything retractable is about as futuristic as we’ll ever get. If flying cars are the dream, a cooking surface that retracts when cool is the reality.

  4. quagmire Says:

    Okay me droogies and Gmu Spacebuddies 3000, I’ve been getting about 3 hours sleep every night for a week … so here’s my first observation:
    Tilt yer lil’ pointy heads to view the stove top sideways. Is that the coolest Ion-drive, intergalactic starship (engine fired and shutdown views) you’ve ever fuckin’ seen?
    kthanx, bai

  5. aargh Says:

    Never knock the flying car. i give you my namesake:

    The Ford Leva

  6. Zombie Jesus Says:

    I was always kind of afraid of gas stoves (‘splodey!) until we moved to the house we live in now, and now I can do nothing but marvel at how I don’t have to physically remove something from a burner in order to discontinue the cooking process, and I can just sort of eyeball a vast range of flame levels to prefect-ify my frying/simmering/searing/what-have-you efforts. We hates electric burners.

  7. subspace Says:

    The Ford Leva just made me dribble orange juice down my face.

    Zombie Jesus! We were wondering where you’d gotten off to.

    My current gas-range apartment is the first time I’ve rented and not had to wrestle with the horror that is electric. But still, it’s true: one of my biggest kitchen irritations is lifting out all the iron trivets and cleaning around the inset areas. Also: not being rich. That’s a big kitchen irritation.

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