kitchens

The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia

Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet people of American superiority. It was supposed to be a showcase for how Americans of the 1950s were living and prospering. But like nearly everything American during this time, it was really about selling the future.


GE Designed A Compact Kitchen Just For Super-Tiny Apartments

Apartments 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.


How We Imagined The Push-Button Kitchen Before Microwaves Existed

Through modern eyes, most American cuisine in the 1950s may not seem like the most appetising stuff. There was an abundance of strange meats, way too much jello, and hot dogs in just about everything (and vice versa). Sometimes the combination of the three made for a fascinatingly grotesque display. But while some of the food in 1950s cookbooks may look a little weird to those of us in the year 2013, as an inverse of the old joke goes, at least there were large portions.


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 scientists has found away to harness that power and use it to juice your other appliances.


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 $15,000 sink, but it’s nice to know such luxury exists for when you make it big.


Gift Guide: 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.


Skillet Simulator: Perfect Your Sear Without The Smoke Alarm

If preparing a bowl of two-minute noodles maxes out your culinary capabilities, you might want to consider a trip to the Tokyo Institute of Technology to enhance your skillset in the kitchen. Researchers there have developed a cooking simulator complete with virtual vegetables that can actually burn, and a force feedback frying pan that lets you feel the weight of a hefty steak.


Who Knew Kitchen Ventilation Was Worth Drooling Over?

Kitchen ventilation sounds like something totally boring, albeit necessary. Gaggenau creates some really awesome solutions for keeping your cook space aired out that look modern and refined.


7 Tools To Turn Your Kitchen Into A High-Tech Culinary Workshop

Just because we’ve been cooking delicious food for centuries doesn’t mean we should stop innovating. Technology and science are driving cooking’s latest wave, yielding delicious results in the process. Here are seven tools that will make you a master chef.


I Wouldn't Mind Being Marooned On This Kitchen Island

This island has everything you could possibly want in a kitchen – save for a dishwasher. Oh, and a microwave. And I don’t see a George Foreman grill there either.