Miele, a high-end domestic appliance manufacturer from Germany, presented an event titled The Invisible Kitchen at Milan’s major kitchen trade show Eurocucina recently.
The futuristic kitchen showcased smart appliances which are able to suggest recipes, prepare dishes from leftovers, and provide any further assistance throughout the entire cooking process. By monitoring the user’s actions, the kitchen appliances automatically sense things, such as when milk threatens to boil over, an empty pan overheats or when ingredients are incorrectly measured. So, essentially, the kitchen acts as a virtual assistant throughout the cooking process.
"The purpose of The Invisible Kitchen is to promote creativity and inspire users to experiment and tread new ground, even going as far as taking account of a budding chef's individual expertise and preferences," says Miele chief designer Andreas Enslin.
The Miele exhibition spanned over 760 sq-m with a large cafe that seated 80, allowing visitors to enjoy cooking displays at two kitchens. New appliances were the highlight of the booth, with the ArtLine series, an entirely handleless kitchen that combines aesthetic elements into cabinetry, being primarily on display. Other new products included ovens, freestanding coffee makers, compact wine conditioning units and built-in vacuum-sealing drawers.