By Andrew Liszewski
If I had $4,400 to blow on a new oven, you better believe the Liftmatic from Siemens would be at the top of my wish list. For those who haven’t seen it before (this is the latest model which recently received a slick facelift) the oven itself gets mounted to the wall of your kitchen, and instead of having to lift your food to get it inside, the floor of the oven drops down to counter level making it quite easy to load and unload. And as an added bonus, since heat rises, the hot air inside the oven doesn’t escape as quickly as it does when you open a conventional oven. The new Liftmatic’s also got a series of lovely MP3-player inspired push button controls, and features eleven different heating methods including defrost, top and bottom heating, convection grill and warming.